Preventing leaks and moisture problems is essential for any basement. Not only does basement flooding cost homeowners thousands of dollars in water damage repairs each year, the damp environment in basements with moisture problems can lead to mold growth, pest infestations, high utility bills, and structural damage.
At AquaGuard, we offer homeowners in the greater Atlanta area a solution to basement wall leaks. The WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier system is a durable, mold-resistant, poly-reinforced, and 100% waterproof moisture barrier.
If a vapor barrier sounds like the perfect solution for your wet basement, call the experts at AquaGuard Foundation Solutions today for your free inspection and cost estimate! We proudly serve Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Athens, Gainesville, Roswell, and throughout the surrounding areas.
What is a Vapor Barrier?
A vapor barrier is used to prevent moisture from penetrating your basement from your foundation walls. When preparing to finish your , it protects your insulation and drywall from water damage. In an unfinished basement, it can help control humidity and temperature. Vapor barriers are made of inorganic material, typically polyurethane, meaning they’re mold and mildew-resistant.
The WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier System
WallSeal™ is the vapor barrier system that AquaGuard installs for homeowners across the greater Atlanta area. It’s a 100% waterproof plastic vapor barrier that’s perfect for unfinished basement walls. With its bright white appearance, it’s a great fix for unsightly walls in unfinished basements. And because it creates a vapor barrier on the walls, your waterproof basement will be ready for finishing should you decide to upgrade in the future!
Additionally, the WallSeal™ vapor barrier is pliable enough to cover uneven surfaces and irregular walls, making it a great option for basements with large rocks or similar obstacles.
With a 25-year warranty for wear and tear and antimicrobial protection built right in, it’s durable, washable, and is guaranteed to last for years to come.
WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier Specs:
- 100% waterproof plastic vapor barrier
- 12-mil thick
- 7-layer polyethylene material reinforced with polyester cord
- 25-year warranty against wear and tear
- Mold-resistant additive UltraFresh offers anti-microbial protection
- Pliable enough to cover uneven surfaces
- Typically installs in less than 1 day
Vapor Barrier Installation Process
WallSeal installs quickly, with most installations taking a day or less. Once the installation is complete, your basement will be ready to use immediately. After the system is installed, any water coming through the wall will be directed down into your drainage system. If you don’t yet have a perimeter drainage system installed in your basement, our basement waterproofing experts would be happy to discuss your drainage options with you!
Advantages to Installing WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier
Unlike paint and materials that adhere to the walls, WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier system is mechanically attached to your basement walls with plastic drilled-in fasteners, so it will never fall off the wall.
Additionally, WallSeal™ will never chip, peel, or flake away from the concrete like paints and sealants will.
WallSeal™ is more than just a wall system — it’s also a great way to cover large boulders or dirt sections of basement walls and floors. If you don’t like your basement the way it is now, but you don’t know what you can do to upgrade it, this is the waterproofing product for you!