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Basement Waterproofing the Way it Should be Done

Are you getting a moldy smell when you’re going down to your basement? Is it too humid? Are there any visible moisture spots? 

If you’re seeing any of the aforementioned signs, then your basement needs waterproofing. If you think, “Hey, it’s not flooding!” Well, not yet. But gradually, it will get to that. 

This is mainly caused in rainy seasons, as most of the rain gathers below your home in a pool. In certain situations, the water pool tries to come upwards. In this pressure, some water seeps in through the concrete and causes the aforementioned signs. 

If this continues for years, the concrete will eventually crack, and a lot of water will come rushing into your basement, flooding it. 

You don’t want the condition of your home to reach this state. If it does, it’ll be too late, and you’ll lose the resources you stored in your basement. 

Here is a diagram of a typical basement water intrusion:

Is There any Basement Waterproofing System?

Fortunately, there’s a way for basement waterproofing, and it’s not super durable concrete. Some impermeable membranes can be used to make your basement waterproof, and there are two ways you can do this.

Master Waterproofing offer both of the basement waterproofing services, and you are free to choose the one you think is suitable for your property. The systems are:

Interior Waterproofing

The membrane is installed on the interior of your foundation – on the inside of the basement. The water runs-off into a foundation floor drain. There are also additional measures that can be taken to foolproof the basement, such as adding a sump pump.

Exterior Waterproofing

An exterior waterproofing membrane is a membrane that is applied to the exterior of the foundation. It is intended to stop water before it has a chance to pass over or through the foundation wall. This eliminates the damage the water can cause to the foundation wall itself as well as other components of the building or personal belongings if your basement or crawlspace is finished or used for storage.

Installing a Backwater Valve

On rainy days, sometimes the main sewers get flooded, and thus the water flows backward and into your home. This is a major reason for flooding in many houses even today. However, this problem can be fixed by simply installing a backwater valve.

A backwater valve will make sure that water doesn’t flow into your basement by pushing it backward.

A backwater valve is extremely important and should be installed on every property. Sewage water is not only dirty, but it carries an awful stench as well. If you don’t want that dirty water to flood your basement, getting a backwater valve is the only way.

Installing a Sump Pump

When it rains, the excess water flows through the drainage system surrounding your home. However, this drainage system might not work every time, and sometimes the water seeps through the drainage and accumulates right below the property. This water often rises and floods the basement, and in rare cases, the ground floor as well. 

If you install a sump pump in your home, it will get rid of the water accumulated under your home. Installing sump pump is an effective way of avoiding basement flooding.

As a professional plumber service, we provide all of the aforementioned fixes to anyone who needs them. The process takes some time, but we make sure that our plumbers reach your doorstep as soon as possible to detect the problem. 

We have a complimentary over phone consultation that can help you choose the best course of action, and it’ll provide you the information you need. Then, once our experienced plumbers inspect your property and it’s a water system, they’ll determine the most appropriate method for your home. Then, it will be your call to choose the one you think is okay for you.

Our plumbers are most experienced, licensed, and well trained. We also offer the best waterproofing materials, and we can guarantee you that you won’t find any better service in the current market. 

Our employees have years of experience, and we have thousands of people who had their basement waterproofing done by our certified plumbers. We make sure that our customers aren’t only able to get rid of the problem, but they are happy with what they get!

Not everyone has the same problem in their home. We offer a variety of solutions depending on the requirements and conditions of the client. With us, you will get a personalized experience, and this is what sets us apart from other services. 

And last but not the least, you’ll be getting a warranty of 25 years with our services. You won’t get any other service that offers a warranty this long!

Conclusion

People normally ignore the signs of a flooded basement until one day they find out that their basement is knee-deep in water. We highly recommend you avoid this mistake!

If your basement shows any of the signs we talked about before, contact us, and our plumbers will be at your doorstep to detect what’s wrong, and they’ll be ready to start the basement waterproofing process! 

CHOOSE A LEAK REPAIR PACKAGE FOR YOUR BUDGET

Because waterproofing repairs can cost thousands of dollars we also provide customized monthly financing plans so you can enjoy a dry basement without emptying your bank account!

Spot Repair

Wall Repair

Full House

Financing available from $55/mo. All pricing subject to property size. Schedule your free consultation to get all the details today!

Recent Reviews

My rental income property was getting flooded. I didn’t want to dig holes because of the guests. I called Master Waterproofing, and they agreed to fix it without digging holes outside. They also provided the license papers. I was very impressed; my property doesn’t flood anymore. Thank you, Master Waterproofing. 

- Brianna
5/5

My basement suddenly flooded during the night. We didn’t know what caused it. We called Master Waterproofing – they are very well known here. They said it was due to foundation leak and sewer backup. They fixed everything and cleaned the area. It was a great service.

- Dennis J.
5/5

I had to fix my existing waterproofing because it was not done correctly. I contacted the Master Waterproofing, and they did an amazing job. They tell you everything step by step – the cost of everything and how long it takes before they start working. They are very professional. I wouldn’t trust anyone other than Master Waterproofing.

- Josue
5/5

Master Waterproofing waterproofed my basement. They installed a sump pump. It’s now nice and dry. They did a great job. The crew was great and jolly; they did their work and also cleaned the work area. I am very glad that I got Master Waterproofing to do the job. They are professionals.

- Max
5/5

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