April Showers Bring Damp and Wet Basements – What to Know to Hire a Pro

Hire-A-Pro2-aIt’s that time of year again, when the snow is melted melting and the ground is sopping wet; finally winter is loosening its grip on New Hampshire and Massachusetts!  With all the snow melt and rains that April is sure to bring, lawns may benefit but basements won’t.  April and May are two months of the year that basements become wet and damp and sometimes, even flood.

At this time of year, many “basement waterproofing” companies spring up  and many general contractors will turn to waterproofing basements as well.

Keys to Hiring an Experienced Basement Professional

Homeowners who need to hire someone to waterproof and dry their basements may find themselves screening a dozen companies.  Hiring an experienced professional basement waterproofing company is a must if you want to ensure that your basement remains dry and healthy over the long term.

Here are a few items to look into before you hire someone to come into your home and waterproof your basement.

  • Corporate Information – is the company incorporated and for how long?
    Contractor Licenses or Certifications – MA requires licensing but NH does not
  • Liability Insurance – ask for a copy of the coverage – coverage should include all employees so the homeowner is not liable for any accidents or injuries.
  • Better Business Bureau – complaints?
  • Basement Specialists – does this company specialize in basement waterproofing or basement finishing?
  • Angie’s List – read real reviews of the companies you are vetting
  • Word of Mouth – ask friends, family and even co-workers if they have heard of or dealt with a specific company.
  • Search, Facebook and other Social Media outlets – homeowners share a lot of their experiences on the internet and social media; use searches and hashtags on the company name and see what you can find.
  • Yelp, Google+ and other review websites – these free review website can be invaluable when researching companies to hire.

Once you have researched these factors, you should make appointments for the companies you have vetted to come out and give you an estimate.

Estimates for work should be free of charge or at the very least, credited to your cost should you move forward with the job.  At Rescon Basement Solutions, our evaluations are always free!

Let’s Get Your Basement Dry and Liveable!