Need to Know:
- Basement leaks are caused by groundwater and hydrostatic pressure during heavy rain and snow melts.
- Basement waterproofing problems are common in homes in the mid-Atlantic region.
- Basement waterproofing is recommended for below-ground basements because home foundations are not constructed to be waterproof.
- There is no one-size-fits-all solution for basement waterproofing; fixes are unique to each home.
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More information below:
Due to prevalent soil conditions in the Mid-Atlantic region, the vast majority of homes throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware are prone to basement waterproofing issues.
After a rainfall, hydrostatic pressure can cause water to enter your basement through foundation seams, cracked cement walls and floors, window wells, stairwell areaways, and even porous concrete. It is important to make sure you get basement waterproofing done so that your basement is less vulnerable to mold, mildew, water damage, and structural problems.
Why does this water intrusion happen? The recently excavated and backfilled soil around your basement absorbs a considerable amount of water during prolonged precipitation. During extended periods of rain, groundwater takes the path of least resistance from the unexcavated clay further away from your home to the loose soil immediately adjacent to your foundation. This creates hydrostatic water pressure which leads to the basement waterproofing problems outlined above.
So, during heavy rains, groundwater builds up adjacent to the home and exerts hydrostatic pressure on the foundation until the water in the surrounding soil can dry up and dissipate this built-up water away from the foundation. This hydrostatic pressure is usually not forceful enough to knock walls down (although sometimes it can cause structural issues), but because foundations are not watertight themselves, this water will find its way through the foundation and into the basement over time. It is important to have a basement sealing to ensure that the basement is waterproof.
As an experienced basement waterproofing company, Value Dry inspectors and technicians have the expertise to diagnose the basement seepage problems your home is experiencing and to make sure they are resolved quickly, effectively, and the right way the first time. Whether you have a newly constructed home in the suburbs or a historic property around Baltimore, Arlington, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., or surrounding areas, we offer basement waterproofing systems that best fits your specific situation utilizing the latest technology and best practices in transforming wet basements to dry basements.
After the job is done, Value Dry stands behind our basement waterproofing systems by providing lifetime warranties and a quick response to existing customers regarding any service issues. We have been waterproofing basements for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation as a basement waterproofing company due to our outstanding customer service and because we stand behind our warranties. For the very best in waterproofing companies, choose the experts at Value Dry Waterproofing.
If you’d like to schedule a free inspection or have any questions about what Value Dry can offer (such as waterproofing a basement wall), give us a call at (888) 768-2583 or feel free to use the online form on this page to schedule a free inspection.