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Are you a homeowner? Is your basement in need of waterproofing? Basement waterproofing is a major undertaking that many homeowners would rather avoid. However, it is necessary for the health and safety of your home and household. If you’re hesitant about hiring a contractor for waterproofing your basement, it may help to have your concerns addressed.

Below we try to address some of the most common concerns that homeowners have when it comes to basement waterproofing.

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  1. How do I know that the contractor isn’t charging too much?
    One of the biggest concerns homeowners have is that the waterproofing contractor they hire will take advantage and charge them a high fee for the job. This is a real possibility and you’re right to be concerned. The best way to avoid being overcharged is to ask for quotations from different contractors. Interview at least 3 contractors near you and ask them for a quotation. Comparing quotations will give you a better idea of how much the job ought to cost.
  1. Is this solution right for my basement?
    There are various basement waterproofing solutions available in the market. Not all solutions will work for your basement. Some solutions work best when they are used in combination with other solutions. It is always best to do some research on your own when presented with a solution. You should also interview at least three different contractors to see the different options available and determine the best solution for your basement.

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  1. How do I know I have hired a reliable contractor?
    Depending on the condition of your basement, basement waterproofing can be expensive. It is therefore important to ensure that the contractor you hire will do a good job and that your hard earned money won’t go to waste. The best way to ensure you’re hiring a reliable contractor is to check their references as well as reviews on their work. A good contractor will provide you with references that you can contact to ask or view their work. You will also find reviews online on the contractor. If you know anyone that has had their basement waterproofed recently, you can ask for a referral to the contractor they used.

We hope that our answers to these questions have addressed some of the concerns you may have of basement waterproofing and hiring a professional contractor. Use our tips to help you find the best contractor for the job.