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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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Waterproof Your Basement for Good with an Expert’s Help

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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Our retaining wall that holds the driveway and brick wall on one side of house cracked. There're also major cracks on concrete floor on our …

Our retaining wall that holds the driveway and brick wall on one side of house cracked. There're also major cracks on concrete floor on our front porch. We contacted AquaGuard Foundation Solutions to see if they could help with those issues. They came to give estimate in a timely manner. Zach came to inspect our house and suggested to have 7 steel piers installed under one side of the house that showed cracks and poly-foam fill under the concrete floor on the front porch. About a week later, Tim and Davon came to do the pier installation. Upon the installation, I asked them if the crack on the retaining wall was normal and how steer piers would help with the situation. They answered my questions professionally and suggested that in this situation they would rather do helical piers in the retaining wall area instead of putting steel piers which would sit under the cinder block base and could damage the integrity of the retaining wall and driveway. We agreed with the idea of putting helical piers in the retaining wall area. Tim made all the necessary phone calls and had our contract/estimate adjusted. Tim and Davon were super friendly and easy to talk to. They finished the job in a timely manner. However AquaGuard couldn't do anything with the cracked concrete on the front porch as a gap between the soil base and concrete floor was too large. The foundation repair also comes with a 1-year inspection. Thanks AquaGuard.

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A great team (Oscar P., Daniel S., and Antonio A.) that was fast, professional, and did a great job. This isbmy second time using DryPro…

A great team (Oscar P., Daniel S., and Antonio A.) that was fast, professional, and did a great job. This isbmy second time using DryPro and I would certainly use them again.

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The consultation and the work performed was amazing.Cory Hawkins, Oscar Mota, and Brandon Waters explained the entire process and kept me…

The consultation and the work performed was amazing.Cory Hawkins, Oscar Mota, and Brandon Waters explained the entire process and kept me updated throughout the 3 day job. The only reason for a 4 star is due to the scheduling process, as it was horrific to say the least. Permitting not completed and job scheduled and then job rescheduled more few times. Outside of that, the team was very professional and did a great job cleaning up.

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Jarvis & Brandon did an excellent job on my crawlspace.

Jarvis & Brandon did an excellent job on my crawlspace.

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We are so pleased with Baker's. We recently had to do a major foundation repair, and while this is never fun project, Bakers made it much…

We are so pleased with Baker's. We recently had to do a major foundation repair, and while this is never fun project, Bakers made it much less stressful. From the beginning when we met with Angus, he assessed the job and set expectations appropriately. He was honest and straightforward and answered all of our questions.When it was time for the work to be done, Eli, Bill, and Matt were professional, attentive, and extremely hard working. Throughout the day they checked in with us and it was clear they were experienced and took pride in their work. When a question came up during the job it was evaluated strategically and saved us money and time. I feel that Baker's is a trustworthy and reputable company and I am very glad we chose to use them for this project. Thanks!

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Josh Eaton, Dishawn Kendrix, and Lueck Wright did a fantastic job. Very professional and fast service. I had a foundation issues under a…

Josh Eaton, Dishawn Kendrix, and Lueck Wright did a fantastic job. Very professional and fast service. I had a foundation issues under a couple of my docks. They took the time to walk through the process and show me what they had done. Highly recommend using!

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Brandon C. , Roel L. and Zack B. Did a great job installing our new sump pumps with backup battery. They also insulated our crawl space…

Brandon C. , Roel L. and Zack B. Did a great job installing our new sump pumps with backup battery. They also insulated our crawl space which will keep our kitchen and dining room floors warmer this winter. They were very easy to work with and answered all of my questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for future projects.

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Looks great! Blake & Gandy did a great job!

Looks great! Blake & Gandy did a great job!

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From Jason is sales to DeShon and his crew this is a top notch company. Best in the business. Thank You all!

From Jason is sales to DeShon and his crew this is a top notch company. Best in the business. Thank You all!

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Ben Hammock was great. Shot it to my straight & on time!

Ben Hammock was great. Shot it to my straight & on time!

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FSM

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Just had our project completed by Lukas, Jason and Dalton. They were really thorough and professional. They took their time on our job and…

Just had our project completed by Lukas, Jason and Dalton. They were really thorough and professional. They took their time on our job and made sure everything was working perfectly. They coordinated with my parents in our absence and they were just great guys to work with! I will always recommend them.

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Devon Dayan and Terrance worked super hard and were very nice!

Devon Dayan and Terrance worked super hard and were very nice!

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I have had one problem after another. I am still waiting for them to fix the work they did wrong and pay for damages they made on stuff…

I have had one problem after another. I am still waiting for them to fix the work they did wrong and pay for damages they made on stuff they should not have touched….Update the job is finished and FSM has agreed to correct the issues and came out yesterday and corrected the issues. They replaced the down spout and have placed the pipe behind the drywall as I requested. They agreed to help pay for part of the wall repair. I was always responsible for replacing the drywall and removing it. I am glad FSM has stood up and took responsibility.

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I would highly recommend Bakers Waterproofing and especially Chris Snyder for any structural work needed in your home. We have an older…

I would highly recommend Bakers Waterproofing and especially Chris Snyder for any structural work needed in your home. We have an older home that is now as level and sound as the day it was built. Very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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The crew did a remarkable job based on the extraneous conditions in the crawlspace. Very professional hard working guys. I do have to…

The crew did a remarkable job based on the extraneous conditions in the crawlspace. Very professional hard working guys. I do have to mention the trios names Jeff S, Zach L, & Nolan H

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From the start to the end of this project they have managed our expectations! What a pleasure

From the start to the end of this project they have managed our expectations! What a pleasure

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Alpha Foundations did an amazing job at the property that I manage in Jupiter. Dalin, George, Nick, Dylan and Zach were incredible, and…

Alpha Foundations did an amazing job at the property that I manage in Jupiter. Dalin, George, Nick, Dylan and Zach were incredible, and they did what I asked to my satisfaction. I highly recommend this company.

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Job was completed as promised and timely as promised. Dylan and Sam were both knowledgeable and efficient with Completing the job timely…

Job was completed as promised and timely as promised. Dylan and Sam were both knowledgeable and efficient with Completing the job timely and effectively. Five stars for this company and personnel including Chris the estimator and salesperson.

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Mason was outstanding! His team mates, Steven and Chris, were just as great… I will go nowhere else for my business from here on out.

Mason was outstanding! His team mates, Steven and Chris, were just as great… I will go nowhere else for my business from here on out.

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Kevin did an amazing job. I felt comfortable with him coming to our home and he gave a very fair quote for the work needed. Would…

Kevin did an amazing job. I felt comfortable with him coming to our home and he gave a very fair quote for the work needed. Would definitely recommend him.

Sean and Emily Gilstrap

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