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Basement Waterproofing in West Chester Pa. Serving Philadelphia area for over 25 yrs.
Basement Waterproofing in West Chester Pa. Serving Philadelphia area for over 25 yrs.

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Flooring Options For Frequently Wet Basements

If you are one of the unfortunate homeowners whose basement has flooded in the past, and you must consider some new flooring for your basement. Wooden floors and (heaven forbid) paneled walls, have no chance of surviving the wet conditions for long.

There is nothing worse than looking at warped, rotted floor boards. We here at Morgan Basement Waterproofing want to help you with your flooring replacement options.

Contrary to what most people think about carpet tiles, they can be a help with keeping the moisture from the flooring at bay. Any synthetic is a great choice when it comes to replacing that rotten wooden flooring. They can also help with the ever present humidity that is found in most basements.

Another viable option is vinyl flooring.
Vinyl is inexpensive when compared to carpet and other flooring options. When these are installed according to manufacturers recommendations, they can last for years and will definitely help in keeping your floor dry. 

If you have a concrete floor in your basement. Then you will have to install some type of insulation between either one of the Flooring option from above. Using a material like Polystyrene and Plywood as the insulation, you can fasten it down with concrete fasteners and then apply the floor covering of your choice on top of it. 

Now of course you still have the option of getting a dry basement with the Professionals at Morgan Basement Waterproofing. These guys have been waterproofing basement for over 35 years and get finally give you the dry basement that you have always wanted. Call them today at (877) 401-4777 or contact them by email at morgan247@morganbasementwaterproofing.com
 
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Top Five Reasons to Waterproof Your Basement
1. A wet basement will allow the growth of black toxic mold  and mildew and those can harm you and your family.
2. Ruins any wallpaper, drywall, and carpet and more in your finished basement. 
3. It destroys any personal properties that you have stored down in your basement.
4. Major electrical hazards can develop if your basement becomes overly damp or flooded. This will expose your wiring and electrical outlets to dampness, and that can lead to a fire.
5. And if you have a consistently wet basement or crawl space, your homes wooden floor boards may rot due to all of the dampness. 

Let our professional inspectors at Morgan Basement Waterproofing help you find out if you need to waterproof your basement or crawl spaces. Call us today at (877) 401-4777 to schedule a Free Inspection or Estimate. 
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How Dampness and Flooding Materialize.

Just how does the water you find in your basement make its way there? This goes for your home as well as most U.S. homes, water has a way of finding it's way through your concrete foundation.

This happens mainly because concrete is a porous material and although it is sturdy and strong. It's biggest drawback when it comes to moisture is that it becomes even more porous when it comes in contact with water. 

Soil also doesn't help the cause because the water in the soil seeps into the concrete and adds to the moisture content, which increases the porosity of the concrete over time. Concrete expands and therefore becomes even more porous during long rainy periods.

Although the concrete itself does not "store" much water itself, the surrounding soil does. And since the water is usually contained beneath the surface it usually will not be noticed by the homeowner.

And over time this build-up of water usually leads to that damp musty smell that you get in your  basement when it rains alot. Most of the time this is because your foundation was not sealed against water intrusions. 

New homes will not have that musky smell yet, but water has a memory and will find its way to those same areas over and over. This is what leads to water intrusions in the first place, the water finally wins the corrosion battle and leaks begin. 

The chemicals that are found in the water that is "sitting" around your homes concrete foundation will also contribute to the breakdown of the materials that surround your home. Whether it's metal, concrete, or cement, those chemicals can breakdown the materials and that will help lead to a water intrusion.

When you see the cracks in your homes foundation and wonder how they got there. You will soon find out from the Waterproofing Expert that inspects your home will tell you it's from the water itself that caused them, not the sheer force or pressure from the water that did the damage. So this is why it is best to have a waterproofing membrane or some type of waterproofing sealant placed around your foundation when the house is being built. 

If your home has already been built, then your next best option is to have it sealed by a qualified Waterproofing Contractor. Although more expensive to do it from the outside, it is a much better way of not letting the water in you home in the first place. When you do an interior basement waterproofing method. You are either trying to prevent the water from coming in, or you are diverting it once it has made it way into your home. 

If you would like to add value to your home by finally getting a clean and dry basement. Think about how much more you home could be worth with a finished basement! Call the Experts at Morgan Basement Waterproofing and get a FREE Estimate or Inspection. (610) 696-0100 or Toll Free (877) 401-4777
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