BASEMENT WATERPROOFING

Superior Seamless is more that just Seamless Gutters, we're more about water management, and around half of our business is in Basement Waterproofing.

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What is basement waterproofing?

Basement Waterproofing refers to techniques used to prevent water from entering the basement of a house or other building. Effective below ground waterproofing will include both drainage and sealers. Waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table. This higher water table causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and against basement walls. Hydrostatic pressure forces water in through cracks in foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing-foundation wall joint and up through floor cracks. Hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and is likely to contribute to mold, decay and other moisture related problems.

The reasons for fixing a wet basement are:

Mold Prevention & Unhealthy Living Conditions

When a basement is wet, it can present a wide variety of molds and bacteria which need a damp environment to grow. Mold can irritate the health of individuals living in the home, and in some cases can be fatal. It is a good idea to remediate any moisture entering the home as soon as possible to prevent the start of mold growth.

Structural Issues

Moisture entering the home can cause structural issues with the foundation, or rot any portions of the home made of wood or organic material. The cost of repairing these may often cost many times what preventative waterproofing work does.

Affects Sale of Home

When a home is placed up for sale, many home buyers will shy away from a basement afflicted with water or mold. Even if the mold has been eliminated, many are wary to invest in it for fear of the mold returning.

Usable Storage Space or Finished Living Area

Many want to use their basement as a storage area or make it into a finished living space. It is best to install waterproofing before using the basement for these things, rather than afterwards, when the leaks have done their damage.

What to look for…

If you have any of these things in your basement, call us today for a free no-obligation consultation. We will give you an honest analysis, effective advice, and if required, a Free Estimate to fix it for you. All of our basement work carries a written warranty that is transferable to new owners.

Our Solutions

For most situations, we employ interior drainage systems. A small trench is developed along the perimeter wall or floor crack that is leaking. Perforated pipe is inlaid, and backfilled with gravel. The pipe will catch the water pressure beneath the slab, and drain it away via a sump pump or a gravity drain (if possible). Then the concrete is restored flush. This system is the best solution, and oftentimes far cheaper than other methods used.

For smaller leaks, or pipe penetrations, we offer a range of sealant solutions, interior and exterior. The reason most sealants fail is due to improper application. Although all sealants are temporary solutions, sometimes it might be just what you need to get you through.

If you are planning on using your basement as storage or a living space, we offer unique wall linings and panels to prepare your basement for whatever your goals are. Our systems are perfect for preventative work if you want to protect your investment, and keep your WHOLE basement dry for good!