Many homeowners don't think about their bulkhead until they experience flooding in their basements. A bulkhead is a door that provides access to your home from the outdoors and is usually located in the basement. While most bulkheads are made of metal or wood, some are made of plastic. Regardless of the material, all bulkheads are susceptible to water damage.
When water enters your basement through the bulkhead, it can cause extensive damage to your home. Waterproofing your bulkhead is an important part of protecting your home from flooding. There are several ways to waterproof your bulkhead, and the best method depends on the type of bulkhead you have.
Installing a Bulkhead
There are a few things that you need to do in order to install a bulkhead in your basement. The first thing that you need to do is determine where you want the bulkhead to be located. Once you have decided on the location, you need to measure the area that you have available.
After you have measured the area, you need to determine the type of bulkhead that you want to use. The most common type of bulkhead is a concrete block bulkhead. However, there are other options that you may want to consider as well. Once you have decided on the type of bulkhead that you want to use, you need to purchase the materials that you will need in order to install it.
You can find all of the materials that you need for your basement waterproofing project at your local hardware store. Once you have all of the materials, you will need to follow the instructions that come with them in order to properly install the bulkhead. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, you may want to hire a professional to do it for you.
Once the bulkhead is installed, you need to test it out to make sure that it is working properly. You can do this by placing a cup of water on one side of the bulkhead and then checking to see if the water stays on the other side. If the water does not stay on the other side, you will need to adjust the settings on the bulkhead until it does.
You should also check to see if there are any leaks in the bulkhead. You can do this by putting a small amount of water on one side of the bulkhead and then checking to see if it leaks on the other side. If it does, you will need to adjust the settings until the leak is stopped.
You should also check to see if the bulkhead is level. You can do this by placing a level on one side of the bulkhead and then checking to see if it is level on the other side. If it is not, you will need to adjust the settings until it is level.
Once you have installed the bulkhead, you need to make sure that it is working properly by testing it out with water. If everything seems to be working properly, you are ready to waterproof your basement.
Consulting a Professional for Bulkhead Installation or Repair
If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, you may want to hire a professional to do it for you. They will be able to install the bulkhead and test it out to ensure that it is working properly. They can also help you select the right type of bulkhead for your basement.
You should always consult with a professional before attempting to waterproof your basement on your own. They can help you choose the right type of bulkhead and test it out to ensure that it is working properly. They can also help you determine if you need to add any additional features to the bulkhead in order to make it more effective. Already have a bulkhead but need assistance waterproofing? New England Foundation Crack Repair is here to help! We take pride in the bulkheads we have installed and serviced. Contact us today at 833-632-7225 and someone from our friendly team will be available to assist you!