Keeping your basement dry, safe, and healthy should always be a number one priority, and any water or moisture issues should be handled quickly and efficiently. By confronting these issues head on, you can help ensure structural integrity of your home. If you notice water in your basement or damp floors, our team will help you determine not only where the water is coming from but what solution is best for a long-term fix. Water can enter the basement in a variety of ways, including over the top of the foundation, through the cove joint, through cracks in the wall or floor, and from many other places. Our team will install a basement waterproofing system in your Annapolis property that can stop water seepage from any source and protect your basement from damage.
Unfortunately, wet basements happen. Without immediate action, your basement and home is subject to expensive damage, including but not limited to wood rot and mold growth near the floor joists of your home. Issues such as persistent moisture and rotting wood don’t only endanger the structural integrity of your home, but also invite pests such as termites and roaches. Tackling these moisture issues directly is vital to your home’s safety and your family’s health.
Mold and mildew growth can cause a variety of serious health problems. These issues can all be avoided by having an effective basement waterproofing system installed in your Annapolis or Chesapeake Bay home to help keep it moisture free.
The five most common sources of basement leaks are the cove joint, windows, wall cracks, floor cracks, and over the top of the foundation. In each of these instances, the water that seeps in originates from run-off seeping into the ground and eventually finding its way into your basement. This means that once water has gotten into your home this way it will likely enter your home again from the same exact spot. Our team of trained experts are able to pinpoint these problems and provide you with the best solution to waterproof your basement.
Our Basement Waterproofing Systems
While our experts understand the importance of basement waterproofing, we also understand the need to work within your budget to provide the best solution possible. We offer solutions for wet basements in both interior and exterior basement waterproofing systems in Annapolis. These two systems differ in that one is installed on the inside of your home and is usually less intrusive to your property, whereas most exterior systems require excavation of the ground around the exterior of your home to be installed. The majority of all basement leaks can be solved with interior basement waterproofing systems and our experts will always recommend that an interior system be installed on the home when possible.
Interior Basement Waterproofing Systems in Annapolis
The moment you notice water leaking into your basement, you need to contact a professional water cleanup company who can dry the affected areas. Most basement water issues begin with a crack in your basement wall or come from water leaking through the cove joint which is where the wall meets the floor. Problems such as these are easy to solve by installing an interior basement waterproofing system. Our team of trained experts at American Eagle Professional Services have years of firsthand experience assisting Annapolis homeowners by waterproofing basement walls from the inside of a crawlspace. More often than not, when you see leakage in your basement it is a red flag that there are underlying foundation problems that are causing the cracks where water is seeping in.
Our American Eagle team will help you identify the source of the water and then install a waterproofing system that will control it. Whether we are filling wall or floor cracks, or installing a sump pump system, our team knows exactly which method will work best to stop the leak.
Our interior basement waterproofing systems are designed to capture any water entering your home before it becomes a problem and direct it away from your home. These systems often include the installation of drain tile, the sealing of wall or floor cracks, and the installation of a sump pump system to completely protect your basement from leaks.
What Causes Interior Basement Waterproofing Issues?
Many basement waterproofing issues are caused by wall and floor cracks or even faulty plumbing. Our team is highly trained and specializes in identifying the root of the issue in order to prepare a long-term solution.
Excess water in the soil surrounding your home can make a basement that already has water issues leak even more. Improperly sealed walls and floors are entryways for water in the soil to push inside. These cracks will be repaired by our amazing team of waterproofing professionals while the basement system of your Annapolis home has waterproofing features installed to direct water away from your home.
Be Aware of the Signs of Water Intrusion
There are some easy-to-spot signs of water intrusion in your basement. Large puddles of water and damp basement walls are clear signs that water is entering your basement from the outside. Once you have found these spots, check for cracks in your basement walls and floors, it is important to note that even the smallest crack may be letting water into your basement. Another thing you can look for are large gaps in the area where your basement walls meet the floor. Our experts are trained to identify these issues and during any normal inspection can point them out to you.
Our Interior Waterproofing Systems
There are a variety of systems that contractors use to repair basement leaks. The team at American Eagle Professional Services pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality of work, employing the best methods and waterproofing systems in the industry. We use patented products from SafeBasements Inc. to waterproof basements. From drain tiles to sump pump systems, the quality products from SafeBasements Inc. will keep your Annapolis home dry by waterproofing your basement walls from the inside.
SafeEdge Basement Waterproofing
The SafeEdge water control systems are specifically designed to solve basement wall water problems. As with all SafeBasements Waterproofing water control products, they have our rubber seal which allows water to pass into the system but minimizes dangerous soil gasses (Radon) from entering the living area of the home.
SafeDrain Basement Waterproofing
The SafeDrain system has a low profile, wider design. This design allows for adequate floor thickness to be poured back over the SafeDrain once the installation is complete. The system’s wider design allows for adequate water flow while reducing hydrostatic pressure caused by poor soil conditions from when your home was originally constructed.
Basement Sump Pump Installation & Replacement in Annapolis
One of the most important parts of any basement waterproofing system is a sump pump. A sump pump’s sole task is to remove excess water from your basement. Our experts at American Eagle Professional Services can provide you with professional sump pump installation or replacement services in Annapolis and the surrounding areas to help you waterproof your basement. Homeowners are often unaware of the water leaks that happen beneath the home. Our team is trained to find these leaks and combat any potential water seepage. As a homeowner, you want to know that your basement and the foundation of your property is safe and dry. Failing to take care of water damage in the basement can cause a lot of issues for your home, your pocketbook, but most importantly your family’s well-being.
Sump pumps are an important part of any basement waterproofing system. These pumps are designed to collect the water that would normally leak into your basement and expel it outside of the home thus waterproofing the basement walls from the inside. In Annapolis, we install these basement systems to help homeowners who live in areas with heavy run-off from snow or rain to help keep their basement safe and dry.
An important part of any waterproofing system is a dehumidifier. This product will help ensure the humidity levels are under control and will prevent the growth of mold or mildew. We have many different types, sizes, and capacities for every situation your home could have.
Multi-Flow Drain Tile
The SafeBasements Multi-Flow Drain Tile is engineered to maintain a slow, steady flow of drain water across tile systems. This is critical in maintaining soil stability alongside your foundation’s footer, which is the base that supports your home or business.
The typical 4″ perforated drain tile used in a tile system, when filled halfway, can cause a flow rate that draws soil fines into the system and washes them out and away from the foundation of your property. This is especially prone to happen during a heavy rainstorm or snow event.
The displacement of soil not only threatens the foundation of your home, but it also shortens the life of your sump pump as it overworks itself to remove soil laden water through the evacuation pipes. The situation worsens when a drain tile system is installed at a sloping angle. Due to the natural forces of gravity, this accelerates the flow of drain water, causing more soil fines to be washed away from the footer of your foundation.
Problem Solved with the SafeBasements Multi-Flow Drain Tile
The SafeBasements Multi-Flow Drain Tile is installed level around the perimeter of the footer, creating several positive engineering effects. First of all, it allows the Multi-flow Drain Tile to take on water in 5 slow and steady stages. This “staging” method allows for a slow, evenly-paced rate that keeps the water table in the foundation well below the slab. Doing this and maintaining the footer soils promotes a strong footer, lessening potential for damage slabs created by hydrostatic pressure. More stages can be added in severe water table situations.
Multi-Flow Tile Benefits
- 5 tier system lets water move steadily to sump basket
- No grading required, installs level
- Larger surface area collection than 4” drain tile
- Inspection and radon vapor ports easily tie in
- Narrow vertical profile means less materials taken out and less gravel to backfill
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Systems in Annapolis
Exterior basement waterproofing systems are usually installed either during the construction of the home or after the ground around the home has been excavated. These systems include the installation of a waterproof membrane around the foundation of the home that stops the water before it enters any cracks in your foundation.
Contact Our Basement Waterproofing Experts
If you’ve noticed any water in your basement or any of the problems above, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call our American Eagle experts at (410) 263-9682 to schedule a meeting.