Nobody wants to get home only to find the basement is full of water and if there is a way you can prevent this then you should take it. Do not expect a few bars at the basement door or putting some garments under it will solve the problem but getting a professional who knows what to do will save you. Basements which have not been made to resist water leakage are susceptible to mold growth and the people living in the house will be at risk a far as their health is concerned and this is not a situation you want to put your family through. To find the right contractor, make sure he or she has references you can check to see that he or she is able to do a great job. Throwing your money at someone who has not done anything to prove that he or she is able to deliver the standard of work you want is not wise. Get information on why the contractor thinks he is the best person for the job. Ensure you are getting someone who knows what he or she is bringing to the table and how that will be beneficial to you.
You should expect great things from a person who is experienced in basement waterproofing compared to someone who has just handled a few projects. The experience level is an indication of the knowledge and skills of the person which makes sure you choose the responsibilities you assign the contractor well.Do not just think in terms of years when you are inquiring about the experience level. You should inquire about the projects the contractor has taken on and how the basements have held on ever since. A person might have been in the field for long but have just a few projects on his back.
Ensure the person is licensed before you award the contract. The law is very clear about licensure of the basement contractors and if you find someone who is willing to work without going through the proper system to get a license, you should think twice before allowing them to your house. When you are paying for these services, you want your basement to be in order for a long time and you cannot be sure that this will be the case unless you ask for a warranty document of a guarantee from the person in question. There should be a full disclosure of the techniques that will be used during the project before it even commences so that you can know what you should expect.