Clearing the water from your wet basement can be a tough job. The first step is to seal any gaps and cracks and take care of any foundation issues that may be causing water to enter your basement, such as a settling or cracked foundation.
Once this is done, you can address the water in your basement. Some useful tools for removing water from your basement are interior drainage systems and sump pump systems. These will collect water that leaks into your basement and re-route it out of the house and away from your foundation.
Sometimes, concrete waterproof coatings on your basement walls are successful in sealing out water.
Wall encapsulation using a vapor barrier may also help prevent water from causing damage. Vapor barriers are normally installed in the crawlspace to keep out moisture but can be installed along the length of basement walls, to create a continuous vapor barrier.
An expert like the ones at Matthews Wall Anchor can help you determine the best method of waterproofing your basement or crawl space, protecting your home or business.