Concrete waterproofing is a must to ensure the stability of any structure and you must start this with your house. You must also use dehumidifier in the basements and other portions of your house to keep the moisture away.
There is a general perception among us that concrete is very strong material but it is not entirely true. Yes, there is no denial of the fact the structures made of concrete are stable and durable too but it has one serious flaw. Concrete is also known to be porous that means moisture and water can easily seep through it thus damaging the stability of any concrete structure. To guard against such seepage we must ensure concrete waterproofing. This will ensure that water or moisture does not adversely affect the mold of our houses.
The ideal time for concrete waterproofing is when the home is in the initial phase of construction because at that time the application of waterproofing is easy. The walls need to be protected outside as well as inside. This can be ensured by applying a layer of waterproof membrane outside the wall that can be a membrane, tar etc. However, the same can not be applied inside the wall because it will smell odd and it might release fumes that can be hazardous for your health.
There are many varieties of waterproof or plastic paints available in the market that can be applied in the interiors of the wall. But this does not mean the moisture will not be coming to the walls. It is thus recommended that you run a dehumidifier in the basement to keep the moisture out of the way. If you are renovating your house or try to repair the damages on any portion then also you must ensure that waterproofing is done during the brick repair. You will need the services of experts in this field who are good at concrete waterproofing, concrete spalling etc. Try to seek a primary consultation with the experts on what exactly needs to be done to ensure maximized level of waterproofing. You should also ask for the estimates for the waterproofing of the entire house. Leaving any portion to save some bucks might backfire and you will have to do the waterproofing again and again.
There are many experts available in the market so you need to do a bit of research to ensure that you can avail the best services at competitive price. Remember, you must never look at the concrete structure and say it is stable unless you have ensured robust waterproofing because water is a dangerous enemy to the stability of any house.