Many contractors will propose the installation of expensive interior drainage systems — even if you don’t need one — when most moisture problems can be solved through less expensive means. You’re more likely to get good results and save a lot of money by exploring other solutions and hiring a basement waterproofing contractor only if absolutely needed. If your home was built within the past few years, check the builder’s warranty for clauses on seepage.
"Wet Basement? Try These Cost-Effective Solutions Before Calling a Contractor." is from the January 18, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kevin Brasler and narrated by Sam Scholl.