Proper basement waterproofing systems stop water from seeping or leaking into the basement and damaging the foundation and wood. Basement waterproofing systems are needed whenever a basement, cellar, or other room is built at ground level or below. They are very important in areas where it is likely that ground water will raise the water table.
Without a good basement waterproofing system, the basement can become cracked, and water pressure can result in serious damage to walls, as well as the growth mold and wood rot. Building the right kind of waterproofing system depends very much upon the environment in which the house is built.