- December 16, 2021
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Winter weather and a pandemic that just won’t go away will have all of us spending more time indoors. How much more enjoyable would life be if you had full use of your basement? Even if you have a finished basement, if it smells musty or feels damp, people aren’t going to want to spend time there.
If you’ve experienced puddles after it rains or a flooded basement, we can help you take back control. The sooner you get a basement waterproofing system to manage foundation seepage and hydrostatic pressures that allow water to infiltrate your home’s foundation, the better. Because sadly, if you’ve had water in the basement once, it’s going to happen again, and it will certainly worsen over time.
Resolve to Turn a Wet or Damp Basement into a Dry Basement
Consider basement waterproofing as part of a New Year’s resolution to Reclaim Your Territory and enjoy your home to the fullest. It’s the first step in turning your basement into a home theater, in-law suite, exercise room, home office, playroom, dry storage space, or all of the above. It doesn’t make any sense to take on a basement finishing or remodeling project until your basement has been protected with a warrantied waterproofing system.
How Basement Waterproofing Works
We specialize in interior basement waterproofing, so that is what we will discuss here. This is a simplified description of what we do. We can give you more detail if you ask us to perform your basement inspection.
Although every basement is different and all solutions require customization, we install an interior water pressure relief or French drain system for the majority of our customers. The system accepts that your foundation wall becomes a dam during periods of heavy and prolonged precipitation. Engineers that design dams understand that the dam will leak so they install a system to manage the leaks when they happen. Effectively that is what we are doing inside of your basement. Our systems direct the water from the leaking foundation walls and floor to a sump pump well that discharges the water away from your home during times of need.
There may be several other steps we take depending on the specifics of your basement and the water intrusion scenario. These can include:
- Installing a floor or stairwell drain
- Installing weep holes in cement blocks
- Fixing and or filling cracks in the walls and floor
- Installing a backup sump pump
- Installing a vapor barrier on the walls
- Stabilizing bowing or cracking foundation walls
- Replacing (or adding) framing and drywall
Basement waterproofing offers a permanent solution to water intrusion problems and allows you to Reclaim Your Territory. With a dry basement, you are ready to transform what was a dark and damp area into a bright and comfortable living space.
Basement Waterproofing Cost
Did you know we offer financing? Financing options available include zero payments and zero interest for 12 months. Of course, you can also pay with cash, check, or credit card.
Your total cost will depend on your specific basement waterproofing needs. Factors to consider include:
- The size of your home
- Future use of the space (remodeling)
- The extent of damage to foundation walls
- Our recommended solution to fix the problem
But in general, for installing a French drain system and one or more sump pumps, the national average is $5,000 to $15,000. The larger the footprint of your home, the higher the cost.
Schedule Your FREE Basement Inspection
The first step in reclaiming your basement is determining the extent of a water seepage problem. Call (888) 768-2583 or fill out the contact form to schedule your FREE basement inspection.
Our trained inspectors will examine the walls and floor of your basement and check for obvious signs of water intrusion such as water stains, mold, mildew, efflorescence, cracks, and more. They will then discuss with you what they found, and recommend a course of action.
We provide basement waterproofing solutions to homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington DC, northern Virginia, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties in West Virginia, and parts of Delaware.