Professional Basement Waterproofing
When it comes to your basement, it is important to make sure that your basement is kept dry, safe, and healthy. Doing this can help to ensure that your home's structural integrity stays intact, and it can also help to prevent additional problems in and around your home. If you have a wet basement, our team can help you determine where the water is coming into your home. Normally water can enter your basement in a variety of ways, including over the top of the foundation, through the cove joint, through wall or floor cracks, and many more places. In other instances, a wet basement may mean you have an existing plumbing issue. Our experts can install a basement waterproofing system in your home to help stop any water seepage that is occurring in your basement.
Having a wet basement can cause a lot of expensive damage to your home, including wood rot and mold growth near the floor joists of your home. Having moisture issues and rotting wood doesn't only endanger the structural integrity of your home, but it can also provide a breeding ground for pests like termites and roaches. Solving these moisture issues in your basement can be important to both the safety of your home and your 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. Although it may appear to be entering through your floor, the actual source of the leak may come from several different sources. Water will take the path that of least resistance, which means that the water in your basement won't come 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 all of these cases, the water that is entering the home has come from run-off that has seeped into the ground and found its way into the basement. Because of this water that has leaked into your basement once will likely enter again from the same spot. Our experts are trained to identify these problem points and provide you with adequate basement waterproofing systems to solve these issues.
Our Basement Waterproofing Systems
When considering what basement waterproofing system is best, our experts take into account the severity of your basement issues and will work within your budget to provide you with the best solution. 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.
Almost 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.