Common Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Colorado Springs
Basement leaks and mold growth do not need to be the norm. Learn how to protect your basement and restore your home’s structural integrity.
Moisture issues and mold are among the leading causes of allergies and asthma
Home integrity can rapidly decline, causing other foundation problems and leaving you unable to sustain a significant weather event
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Colorado Springs Basement Waterproofing
Do you anxiously check the weather, worried about basement flooding every time it rains? A wet, damp basement may be common, but it isn’t healthy. Standing water and excess humidity lead to mold and wood rot, resulting in poor air quality and risking your home’s structural integrity.
Groundworks offers cutting-edge basement waterproofing solutions proven to withstand even the volatile bentonite clay soil that is so common in the Colorado Springs area. All of our solutions are customized for your home, meaning you won’t pay for anything you don’t need, and you can be sure your investment is protected with our long-term warranties.
If you’re experiencing water leaks where the wall and floor meet, basement condensation, or white powdery efflorescence, we can help. Our team has tackled it all before in our nearly two decades in business. We’re ready to help. Contact us to schedule your free basement waterproofing inspection.
Our Simple Process
1. Schedule Free Inspection
One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.
2. Consult with our certified inspector
Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.
3. Installation of customized solutions
Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.
What Causes Basement Waterproofing Problems?
A consistently wet basement can snowball into a more significant problem than a homeowner may think. In Colorado Springs, where they receive less than 20 inches of rain per year, it can be easy to push basement water damage off for many other home projects.
The issue with Colorado Springs is the expansive bentonite soil. Although the area receives less than average rainfall, bentonite soil is problematic, changing its volume drastically during wet and dry seasons. This big change in volume means basement leaks pop up quickly and can create a mess in your basement, ruining belongings and creating health problems resulting from mold growth. Mold needs three things to thrive, food, water, and oxygen, all of which your basement has. So keep an eye out for mold in dark corners or on your personal belongings after a significant rain event.
Unfortunately, mold spores don’t stay in the basement. Instead, they travel through the home, kicking asthma and allergy symptoms into high gear and leaving homeowners wondering why.
Stop dealing with the problems and start addressing your water damage as soon as possible. Groundworks has a team of certified inspectors that specialize in basement waterproofing in your area. Since they live and work in your here, they understand the unique conditions Colorado Springs homeowners face and know how to find and solve the root of the problem.
From drains to sump pumps to dehumidifiers, your inspector will provide you with a thorough look at your water problem and recommend only the solutions you need—no high-pressure sales pitch. Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection.
Common Causes of Basement Water Problems
Clay Bowl Effect
The clay bowl effect contributes to flooded basements and crawl spaces. Here, we cover what causes this effect and how you can prevent it.
Basement waterproofing solutions need to accommodate for combating hydrostatic pressure. This phenomenon can cause damage to your basement walls.
Basement waterproofing is nothing if not a complicated process. What do you need to know about interior leaks causing basement water problems?
Poor Foundation Drainage
Worried about poor foundation drainage? Knowing the cause can help with finding the right solution and our experts can help.
Our Patented Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Determining if basement waterproofing is the right solution for your Colorado Springs home can be a complicated journey. Thanks to the internet and countless DIY videos, contradictory information is prevalent. The best way to understand the whole picture is to have an inspector perform a hands-on inspection at your home. Below are some of the solutions they may suggest.
Keeping your basement free of water is the first step to a healthy, dry, usable basement. An interior drain system from Groundworks keeps your basement healthy and your home safe for years to come.
The BasementGutterTM Interior Drain System is installed at the perimeter of the basement, collecting water from both the walls and the floor. Water is then moved to the sump pump, where it is pumped out and away from the home. Since BasementGutterTM sits on the home’s footing rather than in the mud, clogs are a thing of the past.
One of the key components of a waterproof basement is a reliable, high-quality sump pump. While there are many sump pumps on the market, choosing a sump pump you know will protect your basement during a rain event is vital. Groundworks offers a unique three-pump unit designed to keep your basement dry regardless of the situation. If the main pump fails, pump two kicks on to do the heavy lifting; if a storm causes a power outage, a third battery-powered pump automatically starts removing water efficiently. In both scenarios, our system will alert you while continuing to function—ensuring ultimate peace of mind.
Wall Vapor Barrier
If you have significant leaking wall cracks, high humidity, or stained basement walls, your home may be a good candidate for a wall vapor barrier product.
AquaStop WallSealTM is installed on your basement walls to keep your basement dry and moisture-free while creating a white, fresh, clean look. Unlike hardware store brands, WallSealTM is thick and won’t rip or tear with everyday use. It also resists mold and mildew growth because of its antimicrobial material. Backed by a lifetime warranty, AquaStop WallSealTM is the best choice to ensure a dry basement.
Basement Sump Pump
Water leaking into your basement can be a real pain to deal with. What is the most effective solution for keeping your basement clean and dry?
Flooded basements are a hassle no homeowner wants to deal with. How can BasementGutter™ keep your basement dry?
Preserve indoor air quality and prevent mold and wood rot with our basement air systems.
Egress Windows & Window Wells
When you’re thinking about your basement, you may want to consider egress windows and window wells. What do these solutions need to function properly?
Basement waterproofing includes many moving parts. How can the AquaStop FreezeGuard™ discharge line attachment make basement waterproofing easier?
Grated Drainage Pipe
A grated drainage pipe system can be helpful in controlling the impact of basement leaking.
AquaStop WallSeal™ Vapor Barrier
WallSeal™ is one of your best defenses against water leaking into your basement. Waterproofing solutions are Groundworks’s specialty.
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Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Colorado Springs
Colorado homeowners know the area’s weather conditions and turbulent soil mean a permanent solution for your basement and crawl space waterproofing problems is the only way to go. The experts at Groundworks will do a full inspection of your home and access the root cause of the problem. Having worked in the Colorado Springs area for nearly two decades, we understand the nuances of the soil and weather and only suggest solutions proven to work in your area. Schedule your free inspection with our trained inspectors at a time that works best for you and your family.