Professional Basement Waterproofing
Keeping your basement dry, safe, and healthy is always your number one priority, it is of the utmost importance to address any issue that may arise quickly and efficiently. By confronting these issues head on you can help ensure that your home’s structural integrity isn’t compromised in turn preventing additional issues in 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 many other places. Sometimes a wet basement may be a sign that you have an existing plumbing issues, our team is able to install a basement waterproofing system to help stop any water seepage from damaging your basement.
Unfortunately, wet basements happen, if you don’t act swiftly this can cause a lot of expensive damage to your home, 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 doesn’t only endanger the structural integrity of your home but it is also an inviting environment to pests such as termites and roaches. Tackling these moisture issues head on can be 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 home to help keep it moisture free.
How Does Water Seep Into Your Basement?
When you see water on your basement floor or walls it isn't always easy to tell where the water is coming from. Though your first thought might be that the water is coming through the floor, the actual source of the leak may be coming from multiple different unseen sources. Water tends to take the path of least resistance, meaning that the water in your basement isn’t coming directly through the floor.
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 is coming into the home originated 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 basement waterproofing systems and exterior basement waterproofing systems. 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
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.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Systems
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.