Waterproofing

The Problem

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You know you need your basement waterproofed when you see these signs:

  • Water infiltrates or floods your basement during periods of rain or snow melt
  • Cracks have developed in your foundation walls or stairs
  • The basement walls are showing signs of bulges in toward the basement
  • The basement floor is lifting or dropping.

The Causes

The biggest reasons for the problems above are:

  • Hydrostatic Pressure, that is, the force exerted on the foundation of your house by water that soaks into the ground surrounding it as a result of storm water runoffs and snow melt.
  • Foundation walls that have been damaged by the force of tree roots or soil movement underground.
  • Non-existent or inadequate drainage, downspouting or exterior landscape grading.

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The Benefits

The biggest benefits to waterproofing your basement are as follows:

  • An increase to the value of your home
  • Increased living space for your family to enjoy
  • Elimination of some of the respiratory problems caused by mold, mildew, and fungus that often result from a wet basement.
  • The peace of mind of knowing that the foundation of your home is structurally safe and sound.

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