WallSeal™ Basement Wall Vapor Barrier
Basement wall vapor barriers, coupled with other basement waterproofing solutions, keep moisture where it belongs—out of your basement. As a leader in moisture management, Ohio Basement Authority installs the AquaStop WallSeal™ Basement Wall Vapor Barrier as an effective way to protect your home from water damage.
By reading this page, you’ll gain valuable insights into solving your basement moisture issues for good.
What is the AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier?
The AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier is a 12-mil thick, high-quality barrier designed to prevent moisture intrusion in your basement walls.
It is permanently fastened to the wall, directing any wall leakage down into our AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system. This method offers immediate relief from wet walls. It is a finish-ready vapor barrier, making it part of a more extensive whole-home solution for optimal living conditions.
Combining our vapor barrier with other basement waterproofing solutions—including a sump pump and dehumidifier—creates a comprehensive system that protects your property and enhances your home’s value.
Signs You Need a Basement Wall Vapor Barrier
Your home could benefit from a vapor barrier, especially if you notice these common basement problems:
- Musty smells
- Visible mold growth
- Efflorescence on basement walls or floors
- Wet basement walls
- Basement wall cracks
- Increased humidity levels
- Water in your basement
- Leaking basement windows
Ignoring these warning signs or delaying their repair could lead to structural damage and health risks, making timely intervention crucial. Contact a local basement waterproofing professional like Ohio Basement Authority when you notice any of these problems in your basement.
Is a Basement Wall Vapor Barrier Necessary?
Yes, a basement wall vapor barrier is essential to a comprehensive basement waterproofing solution.
Even if basement walls don’t have visible cracks or leaks, moisture can still seep through them over time due to water vapor transmission through the porous concrete. This “invisible” moisture leads to the signs of dampness listed above.
Ignoring the problem allows more water damage to occur and makes repairs more complicated and costly down the road.
Get ahead of the issue now by installing a vapor barrier. The AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier is a cornerstone in our whole-home solution, ensuring that every part of your home remains dry and healthy.
What Are the Benefits of the AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier?
Our durable vapor barrier offers several advantages, including:
- Long-lasting Protection: Our barrier is made from high-quality materials that stand the test of time, offering reliable, long-lasting protection.
- Healthier Living Space: By reducing humidity and preventing mold growth, you create a healthier environment for you and your family.
- Eliminate Musty Basement Odors: The AquaStop WallSeal™ vapor barrier blocks moisture and water vapor, preventing the source of that damp, humid odor. Our barrier, coupled with a dehumidifier, helps refresh basement air quality.
- Protect Your Possessions: Flooding isn’t the only basement moisture damage. Dampness also corrodes storage items, ruins valuables, and warps wood over time. WallSeal™ maintains a dry environment to keep your belongings safe.
- Enhance Property Value: A dry, well-maintained basement can significantly enhance your property’s resale value.
To get the most out of the AquaStop WallSeal™ vapor barrier, it must be installed correctly. Our certified technicians use the proprietary products and techniques perfected by Ohio Basement Authority to give you the driest, healthiest basement possible.
How the AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier Works
After an Ohio Basement Authority expert inspects your basement and deems the AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier necessary, it is installed along with our other basement waterproofing solutions.
The process includes these steps:
- Clean and prepare walls.
- Securely fasten sheets of AquaStop WallSeal™ to the walls.
- Install interior drainage and the remaining components.
- Install a sump pump in the basement’s lowest point.
- Connect interior drainage to the sump pump.
- Install a basement dehumidifier.
Here is how the complete system works:
- If water leaks in through basement walls, it automatically runs behind WallSeal™.
- WallSeal™ directs leaking water to the interior drainage system.
- Water in the drains flows into the sump pump.
- The sump pump removes water collected in its basin.
- The dehumidifier removes any remaining basement moisture.
When Ohio Basement Authority installs these essential water management components, you receive a professional installation you can trust.
Why Our Basement Wall Vapor Barrier is the Best Choice for Your Home
The AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier is unique from other vapor barriers due to:
- High-quality, 12-mil thick material for maximum moisture protection
- Waterproof and mold-resistant material
- Permanent adhesion to walls to prevent leaks
- Seamless integration with our full waterproofing system
- Comprehensive warranty protection
- Annual maintenance plans available
Big-box store vapor barriers are thin and problematic and do not address the source of basement moisture. AquaStop WallSeal™ is an exclusive Ohio Basement Authority product guaranteed to aid in keeping your basement dry.
Contact Ohio Basement Authority for Basement Wall Vapor Barrier Solutions Today!
You don’t have to tolerate a damp, humid basement. Transform your home with a vapor barrier and a complete basement waterproofing system with help from Ohio Basement Authority. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.
We have been helping homeowners throughout Central and Southern Ohio repair and protect their basements for 15 years. Our customer care and proprietary products are second to none. Trust us to restore your home’s health and your peace of mind.
Absolutely. Our vapor barrier is designed to create a healthier living environment by reducing moisture and preventing mold growth. It also pairs well with our other basement waterproofing solutions. Contact Ohio Basement Authority today to learn more and schedule a free inspection and estimate.
Installation times vary based on the size of your basement, the extent of any damage, and other necessary repairs. Typically, our crews install a complete basement vapor barrier system in a day or two. Contact Ohio Basement Authority for a free inspection, estimate, and accurate project timeline.
When integrated with other basement waterproofing systems, our vapor barrier is designed to be part of a permanent repair solution. We recommend enrolling in our annual service plan to ensure optimal performance. Our technicians will inspect and repair the vapor barrier as needed to prevent moisture problems. Contact us today to learn more.
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