Basement Waterproofing

basement waterproofing

Don’t settle for a wet, damp, and leaky basement. You should not have to experience each rain storm with dread, bracing repeatedly for basement flooding. Our basement waterproofing solutions can solve water-entry issues for the long-term.

There are many reasons and ways water may be entering your basement. Whether you are facing flooding or seepage, we can suggest the optimal solution.

The key to finding the right solution to your basement water and moisture issues is to fully understand the source of the problem. You may simply need a window well cover for water entering a window, or a new, high-quality sump pump. Or, water may be bubbling up from the floor and seeping in the walls, requiring a more elaborate waterproofing and water management system.

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Signs of Basement Moisture Issues

Let us know if you’re noticing any of these signs in your basement: mold/mildew, damp spots on walls, cracked walls, peeling paint, dry rot, or warped paneling. They could indicate problems that should be addressed before they become even costlier repairs.

Common Causes of Wet Basements
  1. An existing exterior drain tile that is clogged and can no longer function
  2. Failure of builder to damp-proof walls
  3. Structural settlement that causes cracks in the foundation
  4. Hydrostatic water pressure
  5. Poor grading in the yard causing drainage problems
  6. Gutters with downspout extensions that are not long enough to allow water to move away from foundation
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Exterior Waterproofing Membrane and Drainage System

An exterior waterproofing membrane combined with an exterior drain system is often the most effective solution to water entry problems, as it stops water intrusion right at the source. An exterior waterproofing membrane is a waterproof barrier applied below ground and to the outside of the basement wall. It also reduces hydro-static pressure that compromises the structural integrity of your basement foundation over time.

Interior Drainage Systems

Designed to keep your basement dry, an interior basement drainage system is installed on the inside of the home next to the foundation’s footing and beneath the basement floor. This system addresses seepage by collecting and removing water that comes up from beneath the basement floor and through foundation walls.

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Basement Sump Pumps

A high-quality and reliably-functioning sump pump is a critical component of preventing flooding and keeping your basement dry. This helps prevent expensive damage to your home or any personal belongings stored inside the basement.

Basement Dehumidifiers

Even if your basement has been waterproofed, we may recommend adding a basement dehumidifier to reduce excess moisture in your basement. The dehumidifier helps achieve a more comfortable environment by pulling excess moisture out of the air.