Years of Experience
- Over 20 years of Basement waterproofing experience
- Over 10 years of crawl space encapsulation experience
- Very affordable. We offer extremely competitive rates.
- Knowledgeable inspectors and technicians. With over 20 years of experience, our professionals will take care of any waterproofing needs you may have.
- High standards of workmanship. Our industry experts understand the importance of high quality work.
- Reliable customer service. We aim to please our customers.
- Most installations completed in one day. We understand that you have a busy schedule.
Peace of Mind
- Lifetime transferable warranties
- Patented products second to none in the marketplace
- Financing options available
- Fully licensed and insured
- Excellent marketplace reputation
What Our Clients Are Saying
Based on 54 reviews
15:28 04 Mar 20
I purchased a house, and 8 months later noticed significant water on the basement floor after heavy rains. I found Value Dry Waterproofing and called for an in home estimate. I am happy to report that this is a first class business. From the sales representative Bill Strong,to the project leader Danny Farnsworth, to the operations manager Shad... Lyle -they have all been professional and responsive to my needs as a customer. I am very happy with the final product and their dedication to customer service. Thank you Value Dry. Deborah Silver Spring,MD Deb 2020read more
12:36 04 Mar 20
When contacting Value Dry for an estimate James responded immediately. Very professional and explained every step of the process. We absolutely got what we paid for. The job looks great the team of workers were fast and efficient. Raoul explained what the team would do. Again the professionalism can’t be beat. The job was completed... ahead of schedule. All of the workmen were courteous and took special care to keep the mess to a minimum. HIGHLY recommend this Companyread more
04:39 23 Feb 20
James did a very through inspection and was very informative. He discovered we actually have a plumbing problem, and didn’t need waterproofing at this time. Although when we can afford it in the future we will be sure to get it done. Value Dry is the only company I would recommend for waterproofing, because they have honest employees. Thank you... James, and Value Dry.read more
15:16 19 Feb 20
Whole process was pretty easy. James was very amenable as I had to change the contract multiple times as I kept discovering more issues. Foreman David did an immense amount of work in a single day and was very respectful to wait for my toddler to leave the house for the day before running the jackhammers. Overall great experience.
00:51 13 Feb 20
We've lived in our home for 10 years and the previous owners had waterproofing done by another company. However, we recently noticed a horizontal crack in the mortar of the cinder block. We called Value Dry and Carlos Hernando came out to inspect the situation. He was very honest with his evaluation and recommendation. He encouraged us to first... pursue the original company who did the work so we don't break our warranty. Compared to another company that came out and saw an opportunity to try to sell us on installing a new system for a hefty price. Carlos was very honest and I would recommend him.read more
00:38 07 Feb 20
Had a great experience with Value Dry. Kyle Force did an excellent job!! Very profressional Answered all of our questions and very patient. We felt he went out of his way to assist us. He came for a routine cleaning of our system but we had some other areas we needed to address and he came up with solutions. Very happy with the service. Would... recommend this company.read more
20:17 06 Feb 20
Our house was built in 1920 with a dirt root cellar under it. We had ValueDry come in and excavate the space and waterproof it. Several very rainy years later our basement is dry and comfortable. Today we had our annual maintenance and the tech, Kyle, did a great job. We are very happy with the job they did a few years ago and the continuing... maintenance they have done since then.read more
21:56 29 Jan 20
On Saturday January 25 Mr. Kyle Force came out to service our sump pump. The problem was that the battery backup had blown up destroying the old BBU. Mr. Force replaced it with a new Pitboss BBU system. He was very careful and went about the task in a professional manner. He was also friendly and explained what he was doing. In all you can... consider me a very satisfied customer. This was proof to me that Value Dry stands behind their waterproofing products.read more
23:01 28 Jan 20
Estimator Brittany finally came after rescheduling twice, took a quick look, proceeded to give me the same lecture that I have heard from everyone else on encapsulation and how its better long term...um I know thats why I am specifically asking for it?...and then leaves VERY rushed and rudely when I said I need time to hire because their company... does not offer mold remediation, which I need, and no mold company is going to guarantee the mold remediation because they aren't doing the encapsulation after, and since their company isn;'t doing the remediation, appereance of mold would not be their accountability of possibly flawed work. I still asked her to email the estimate, and she did not two weeks since. Update: 01/28 - after my review I got that estimate email, coincidence? And got a call from a manager, so that was helpful Update: 01/29 got a call from the James Ketterer and had a great conversation with all my questions answered, and very negotiable with the final price, extremely satisfied with having that conversation Update: 02/02 ended up hiring a company who can also do the mold remediation so I can have that warranty Overall, was frustrating, but it did work out and in the end I felt appreciated and had a good experience. Advice, have your estimator come, and then ask for a phone call with James to get all your questions and needs taken care of.read more
19:30 29 Nov 19
First of all, the foreman and crew were progressional and seem to have done a great job. We’ll know for sure when there’s another heavy rain, but I am happy with their work. Our issue with this company is expectations vs results. The person who came to our house, Markus, told us the job would definitely take one day, but when the crew... arrived they told us this was not at all realistic. We had to start the work on a Tuesday and have it finished today, this Friday, so now this brings us to another three days without being able to use the basement. The other issue is the clean space finish in the basement. This additional finish was $500 and looked great in the pictures. Turns out, since we have stone walls they had to use a different material than advertised—for the same price, of course. It looks terrible! It honestly looks like a bunch of white hefty bags have were taped to our walls. I get that different materials might need to be used for stone walls, but this should have been discussed during the estimate. I’ll be happy if the basement is waterproofed but based on the overall experience and final aesthetic result, we’re unlikely to recommend this company to others.read more
00:59 22 Nov 19
I'm writing this review a long time overdue, but also just the right time as well. I purchased a home and within 6 months of moving it we had a BIG issue on our hands. I was given the name of this company through a family friend and when I called I knew things were starting to look up. We had a representative come to give us an estimate and... scheduled work to be done. When it was time for the project the workers were prompt polite and clean. They kept us informed on how the job was coming along and even showed us what was happening to cause the issue being fixed. They said their work is guaranteed and luckily so far I've had NO issues since. I had ValueDry do a second job at my home to fix a separate issue and so far my home has been dry ever since. They are knowledgeable in their line of work and will find the best solution for you. Everyone I spoke to from the office to the workers were very nice. My family member also had work done through ValueDry and her issue has been solved. Her issue was a long standing issue and she has spent many dollars to no prevail until ValueDry. If you were to ask me for any water issues in your home the only people I would tell you to call are these guys. Thank you ValueDry for saving my investment. And thank you for being genuinely nice.read more
17:42 21 Nov 19
Beware: the salesman took a quick look around and determined I needed the most expensive, invasive solution. He said EVERYONE needs french drains, that he never advises people otherwise. Whaat? I was a consumer reporter for years, here's what I learned from my reporting: first, have a building engineer with nothing to sell you measure the grading... around your house, ensure the downspouts and rainwater are leading water away from your house, extend the window wells. Try those things first. And know if you are pressured into signing a contract on the spot, federal law allows you three days to tear it up. Also if you're seeing water in your basement, get your home tested for mold.read more
18:53 28 Oct 19
I called this company on a Sunday ; my call was returned first thing the following Monday . A representative was at my home that same Monday . I had met with value dry and two other companies ( which I won’t name). Value dry was able to start work on my leaky basement that Wednesday and was completed that Thursday. My basement would always leak... after any amount of rain . I am happy to say since value dry waterproofed my basement I have not had any issues with water . They are expensive but money spent was well worth it .read more
14:53 25 Aug 19
Highly recommend! Markus came out and addressed the problems while coming up with the solutions. He went above and beyond. I had several contractors come out, but none of them were as well spoken about how to fix my leaky basement like Markus. From start to finish these guys proved themselves to be the best in the business. I recommend them... emphatically!read more
14:54 09 Aug 19
We had an excellent experience with Value Dry Waterproofing. The owner and CEO is truly knowledgeable and hands on, which has trickled down to the entire team. We would highly recommend Value Dry to all of our neighbors and friends who have waterproofing needs.
16:00 23 Jul 19
Said I couldn’t get a free estimate unless my husband was present because they want all home owners present. I’m specifically taking two weeks off before I go back to work to address house issues and not one of the several other groups I’ve worked with has requested my husbands presence. He’s doing a residency at Hopkins, working 80 hours... per week with an unpredictable schedule so this was not a realistic option for us. Extremely irritating.read more
23:43 08 Jul 19
This is the most reliable company ever! After today's huge storm my Arlington sump pump was acting up. I called Value Dry and within 2 hours my sump pump was fixed. Dave was courteous and an expert! Jim Ketterer runs a top notch company. I wouldn't use anyone else. Thanks Jim and Dave!
13:53 27 Mar 19
UPDATE: We are now about 1 year out from the first half of our basement install that we had Value Dry Waterproofing do for us. We haven't had ANY water penetration to the side of the house where they installed the system (and yes, we have been regularly checking). Win! We have now also installed a system on the second half of our basement and once... again, we have had a wonderful experience with the Value Dry Team. From our initial call to schedule a consultation to having the project consultant Russ come and assess the scope of work and as of this evening having the installation be completed, we are more than satisfied by the level of service we have received. Our Senior foreman, David Shannon was knowledgable, punctual (showed up at 7:30am on the dot both mornings), caring and wanted to ensure we were satisfied in every way. He explained things in detail and I never felt pressured. His entire crew was also immensely helpful and courteous even going so far as to sweep the dust out of the UNFINISHED basement when they left. Great company and great employees all around. Thank you again to Russ, David and the entire crew who helped make our basement a clean and dry space for our family to enjoy! We have had a wonderful experience with Value Dry Waterproofing. They are punctual, honest, and transparent. They responded quickly to our calls and have been very responsive to our needs. We even called the estimator on a Sunday morning and he showed up at our house Sunday afternoon to help us diagnose our problem. This speaks to the integrity of those in the company. They truly care about helping out their customers. We are confident in our waterproofing job and highly recommend Jim and the whole Value Dry team to anyone looking to get any sort of home waterproofing done. Don't be fooled by other pop-up companies who will likely not be in existence in a few years. These guys are the real deal and offer warranties unlike any other company. We interviewed numerous companies and settled on Value Dry based on their reviews and high ratings and we are thoroughly impressed. Highly recommend!read more
01:31 13 Mar 19
We decided to go with Value Dry for multiple water and humidity issues we were having in our basement. Brittany, our inspector, was knowledgeable and very understanding of our issues. We have since recommended her to several of our neighbors who were experiencing the same issues and they couldn’t be happier! Please don’t hesitate to ask for... her as her and the team at Value Dry are all top notch.read more
15:24 05 Mar 19
Phenomenal! Value Dry was a referral from another small local company whom I implicitly trust. Markus, their VP, came out to give us a proposal and quote. We then got proposals from two other local companies. Though Value Dry was not the lowest quote, we felt by far the most comfortable using them. And we are very glad we did. Our entire... basement, which is entirely below grade, has (had!) water seepage due to hydrostatic pressure (water is forced into the house from underground), especially this last year with all of the rain we've had. And we have a huge basement. Markus proposed a new french drain around the entire interior perimeter of our basement, all of the exterior walls: 210 linear feet in total (we have a big basement). He explained in-depth what they proposed to do and why and how. They also added a second sump pump for us. And a battery back-up pump. They sent a crew of just three guys. Roger was the foreman, and you just have to love that guy. Great personality and he calmly and politely answered every question I had (I'm a detail freak). They were fantastic. They kept everything as clean as possible (not completely, but you can only do so much for concrete dust from jackhammers). Their work was very detail-oriented. It was cool seeing the destruction followed by the construction, laying down the new PVC underground drainage pipes, the new concrete on top of it, etc. Roger and I had discussions throughout the week about how best to do several things, like where and how to place the clean-outs (we have two) for the pipes. Bottom line: Look no further. They are honest. Not too expensive. And they deliver exactly what they say they will. Also, just a few weeks after completing our basement they did a smaller job for my in-laws, also local. They were just as happy with their work and with both Markus and Roger and his crew as we were. So this is really two 5 star reviews in one!read more
21:13 27 Feb 19
Recently had an opportunity to work with Markus from Value Dry Waterproofing. He was very knowledgeable of my problem and outlined an acceptable solution. Very professional company, good communication. Would recommend Markus and his team to anyone.
20:17 11 Feb 19
You would be hard pressed to find a better waterproofing company in Maryland, Washington DC or Virginia. I have been impressed with every person I have worked with at Value Dry Waterproofing and would gladly recommend them to anyone who is dealing with water in their basement. Prior to having our water issues resolved in our basement, we would... worry every time we would have a rain storm. Having an interior drainage system and sump pumps installed relives that stress, and I no longer have to worry about being close to home every time we have heavy rain. I like dealing with companies that care about their customers and go above and beyond with customer service. Value Dry Waterproofing in Maryland is one of those companies. Call them and get an estimate. The peace of mind knowing you won’t be coming home to a flooded basement is priceless.read more
17:37 27 Dec 18
I would give this company 5 stars if they improve their call center/answering service. When you speak with someone not in the office, you never know if your message will get relayed. But when we have dealt with a staff person -- receptionist, scheduler, workers -- they have been fantastic. They respond quickly, are honest, and stand by their... warranty. Highly recommend them!read more
13:11 03 Nov 18
They’re “Value is Dry!”. Assessor was boasting that their sump pump system will last 7days on battery during power outage,.yet they didn’t install a battery in our pump-saying it’s in the contract that says “recommended”. I know we haggled for price but not to the extent that they gonna cut us down on quality and items without... telling us upront.And speaking of which,after a yr of waterproofing our basement,there’s still some water coming in so we called in and had to wait for “2 Months” before being serviced,.We have to move away our stuff again and slept on the floor upstairs.Workers came to tear the entire wall this time and extend the barrier because they only put moisture barrier 3 feet high.which didn’t work,thing is,our bedroom already has new painted drywalls and floor carpets.They didn’t work on it same day saying they “don’t do it!” We have to move back in our stuff again for us to sleep in the room coz it took us another 3 wks again before they come back,so we have to move out our stuff again.They ripped off the new painted drywall..put it back..and left it just like that!rough with mud and WITHOUT PAINT! again with their famous line..”we don’t do that”! or maybe..that’s just how they treat the minorities like us. Lifetime warranty huh,,lifetime inconvenience. And by the way,during their process of tearing apart the drywalls the first time,someone hit and cut off the electrical wire for power outlet with a recip saw and didn’t even say a word! We only found out when we were setting up the place after their work.Dishonest. Doesn’t care. Unreliable.read more
19:54 08 Sep 18
Value Dry definitely earned these 5 stars from us; they were recommended to us by a friend; Value dry didn"t disappoint us; we were in good hands from the beginning of the consultation process to the end results. Thank you Markus and Team; thanks to you we have our basement back.
00:50 17 Aug 18
I highly recommend ValueDry!!!!! My experience with ValueDry was excellent!!! Markus (the salesman) and Raul (foreman) were very professional. I like everything about this company and have nothing but nice things to say about them!!!