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Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing your basement is key to having a healthy environment in your home, as well as preventing problems in the future. Learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your basement.

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Understanding Basement Waterproofing

Water damage and moisture problems in your basement can cause significant damage to your home, which is why basement waterproofing is essential. Basement waterproofing involves applying several techniques, such as sealing cracks, installing drainage systems, and applying waterproof coatings to walls and floors, to make your basement water-resistant. By waterproofing your basement, you can protect your home from water damage, prevent the growth of mold and mildew, improve air quality, and increase the overall value of your property.

At Groundworks, our team of experts provides reliable and professional basement waterproofing services to keep your home dry and protected.

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Signs You Have Water in Your Basement

The following signs will tell you if you need basement waterproofing. If you don’t see them already, be sure to look around for them. The sooner you catch basement problems like these, the better!

Wet musty basement

Musty Basement Smell

A musty smell in your basement is a sure sign that dampness, mold, and mildew are building up.

Wet carpet in basement

Wet Basement Carpet

If your basement carpet is wet, seemingly without reason, it is important that you investigate immediately.

Peeling and wet drywall in home

Wet Drywall

Flooding and dampness can make the drywall in your basement wet, leading to numerous problems.

Condensation on basement windows

Basement Condensation

Condensation in your basement is a problem you need to tackle as early as possible. What do you need to know about basement condensation?

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Main Causes of Water in Your Basement

Clogged Footing Drains

Clogged footing drains can cause basement waterproofing problems. These drains typically channel water out of your basement, but if they become clogged, water can accumulate inside. If you notice water buildup in your basement, it may be due to clogged footing drains.

Heavy Rain

During periods of heavy rain and severe weather events, your home’s drainage system may struggle to drain excess water. To prevent basement flooding during such events, you may need to invest in better basement waterproofing.

Soil Settling

Basement waterproofing problems can also arise due to soil settling. If the soil beneath your basement shifts, your home’s foundation may become uneven, leading to issues with waterproofing. In such cases, you may need to consider a new basement waterproofing process.

Hydrostatic Pressure

If you are experiencing pressure on your basement walls and floor, it may be due to excess water in the soil. This leads to hydrostatic pressure, which can cause basement walls to bow inward and result in water leakage. To avoid such problems, it is important to address the issue of hydrostatic pressure in your basement.


Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Basement Sump Pump

A sump pump is an essential tool for removing standing water from a basement. It can address persistent issues with basement water buildup or as a preventative measure to prepare for future basement problems. If you’re considering basement waterproofing, a basement sump pump should be a crucial part of the process.

Basement Dehumidifier

Even after using a sump pump to remove standing water, you may still have lingering moisture, condensation, or patches of water that can’t be pumped out. A basement dehumidifier can help eliminate this moisture and prevent crawl space humidity. Pairing a dehumidifier with other waterproofing measures is an effective way to keep your basement dry.

Interior Drain

If water accumulates around the edges of your basement, an interior drain may be necessary. This type of drain creates an opening around the perimeter of the basement, allowing water to flow out easily. Incorporating a specialized interior drain into your waterproofing process will help ensure that no water enters your basement.


Egress Window

An egress window is a requirement in most basements to provide a fire escape. However, it’s important to ensure that the egress window is also part of the waterproofing process. By incorporating the egress window into your waterproofing plan, you can maintain a dry basement while also meeting code requirements.

 

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It’s not enough to waterproof your basement in a short-term or low-quality manner. You need a real waterproofing process that will be beneficial for your basement in the longest term possible. However, if you’re going to have this type of long-term waterproofing available, you need quality solutions from a Groundworks  basement waterproofing expert.

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Overall good experience with Alpha Foundations. Communication was good, beginning with the original quote from Taylor. They stuck with us,…

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The service performed was encapsulation to my home crawl space. This crew Nick Perfetti,Jabril McDougald and Grace Holderby are a great…

The service performed was encapsulation to my home crawl space. This crew Nick Perfetti,Jabril McDougald and Grace Holderby are a great team and their work is incredible and professionally done and complete.All points of installation was performed as previously discussed.I am 100% satisfied with this project.

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Sal and his crew did a quality job. They kept everything very clean and got done in a timely manner. Super pleased with their work.

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AFS put in a water retention system in my basement. The crew of Jesse, Jackson, and David were punctual, competent, and performed the work…

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Jacob was a 10+ he was so professional, courteous and exceptionally knowledgeable.Sam (Ditto 10+)…worked with Jacob and job was completed…

Jacob was a 10+ he was so professional, courteous and exceptionally knowledgeable.Sam (Ditto 10+)…worked with Jacob and job was completed in 2 days… I highly recommend Alpha Foundations…. My experience from beginning to end has been nothing but trust with this company

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Corey handled business today and made me rest assured this is the company I will go with for my foundation repairs appreciate his honesty…

Corey handled business today and made me rest assured this is the company I will go with for my foundation repairs appreciate his honesty and confidence knew exactly what needed to be done. Thank you so much!!

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Jonathan was so kind & thorough. He talked me through what I needed & was very courteous. Turns out I did not need a repair, but I know who …

Jonathan was so kind & thorough. He talked me through what I needed & was very courteous. Turns out I did not need a repair, but I know who to call when I do! Thank you!

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Michael came out and did a full crawl space inspection. He was professional and on time. Afterwards he explained everything that he saw in the crawl space and what issues needed attention. He reviewed all options and pricing up front. I was very satisfied with him and the way he conducted himself while he was doing the inspection.

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We recently had Aaron, Ramon, and Hunter waterproof our basement. They were on time, worked hard, and completed the job in a timely fashion….

We recently had Aaron, Ramon, and Hunter waterproof our basement. They were on time, worked hard, and completed the job in a timely fashion. They also stayed and addressed all of our questions and concerns without complaint. They did an all around great job on the project. Hopefully this system will take care of our seepage issues.

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Austin and Darrien were very helpful and knowledgeable. They did a great job.

Austin and Darrien were very helpful and knowledgeable. They did a great job.

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I had forman Charles and installers Hunter, Ricco, and Rock come out and encapsulate my crawl space today. The guys were prompt, …

I had forman Charles and installers Hunter, Ricco, and Rock come out and encapsulate my crawl space today. The guys were prompt, professional, and very polite! I highly recommend their work (they need a drone to help with photos in tight crawlspaces like mine lol). This is a huge expensive project, but a heck of an investment. Dont hire your cousin to do this job (the previous owner of my house did this, my floors sag and i had mold on my joists), hire professionals, I highly recommend the JES crew. I will tell all my friends to go with JES if they have foundation issues. 10 out of 10! Thanks again guys!!!

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We had a very good experience with Aquaguard foundation solutions! Will was very responsive and was able to get us scheduled right away,…

We had a very good experience with Aquaguard foundation solutions! Will was very responsive and was able to get us scheduled right away, also answered any questions that we had about the job and what to expect. We have a terrace level crawlspace, which had some moisture in it and discovered black mold between the wall in the floor. Will was able to immediately identify the solution. Joseph. Dyllen and Corey arrived on time the day of the job, worked very diligently to install the foundation drain system and sump pump. It was pretty much an all day job with a crew of three and in the end explained the whole system to us when they were finished. I would highly recommend them for any water intrusion projects!

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Lukos Selleck, Steven Selleck, & Dalton Bardole did a great job on the crawl spaces. Very professional and made sure that any questions…

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Jan Kottke was helpful in explaining what was necessary to fix our garage’s flooring; this has been an problem for years. He laid out what…

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Excellent job! Great team! Kyle explained in detail what needed to be done without trying to sell me more than what I needed. The crew…

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