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Why the University of Minnesota suggests a Sub-slab Basement Waterproofing System

With the high humidity levels and rainfall you get in Minnesota, basements are particularly vulnerable to flooding and water damage. That’s why the University of Minnesota suggests a sub-slab basement waterproofing system as your best bet against these risks. 

Sub-slab waterproofing involves installing a drainage system below the concrete floor of your basement. The system diverts groundwater from the bottom of the floor slab and channels it to a sump pump in a lower area, which then ejects water outside of your home. Exterior drainage systems can be effective, but they can also be expensive and time-consuming to install.

Basement waterproofing can also help keep your energy bills down. The increased humidity and dampness in your home can cause fluctuations in temperature which force your HVAC unit to work harder to maintain a constant temperature.

A damp basement can lead to a buildup of mold, mildew, and other toxins that can negatively impact the air quality in your home. Additionally, a moist environment encourages pests like insects and rodents to take up residence. 

Sub-slab basement waterproofing is a long-term investment that can help protect your home for decades to come. This durable solution will give you peace of mind knowing that you’re taking proactive steps to protect your home’s foundation.

Contact Standard Water for more information.