Does water leak through the cold joints where your concrete floor slab meets your basement walls? Does your sump pump fail during a heavy storm? Is water seeping from cracks in your foundation floor or wall? If you’re nodding yes to any of these wet basement problems, your basement waterproofing drainage system might not be working anymore.
The problem with most wet basement solutions is that they manage to work for only a short period of time. Though many methods start out being perfectly effective, they have inherent flaws that lead them to become less effective over time until they finally fail. For evidence, roughly 70 percent of the work that ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing does consists of replacing basement waterproofing systems that have been installed but failed after a period of time. Perhaps because the basement waterproofing industry isn’t as strictly regulated as other trades such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, a significant number of wet basement solutions advertised as being permanent are, in fact, only temporary.
A Lasting Solution Against Wet Basement Problems
‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing is one of a small handful of companies in America to have developed a basement waterproofing solution that is designed to last. We proudly offer a system capable of addressing some of the most common ways that water can enter a basement. The ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing Basement Waterproofing System is installed only by trained ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing employees and uses high-quality materials that meet the latest ICC specifications. Our basement waterproofing system is highly effective at keeping basements protected against the following types of groundwater intrusion:
- Wall crack leaks
- Floor crack leaks
- Over the foundation’s footing
- Under the foundation’s footing
- Bleeding and sweating on the foundation’s walls
- Humidity and moisture vapor
There are other ways that you can increase the effectiveness of your basement waterproofing. Lessening the burden on your drainage channels (also known as French drains) and sump pump can help keep your basement from getting wet or flooded, especially in the event of a heavy storm. Furthermore, ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing uses only quality products including our own specially-engineered Channel ’58 drainage channels and our high-powered Workhorse sump pump with battery backup options. When it comes to basement waterproofing, we know how to move more water and faster!
How Can I Make My Basement Waterproofing More Effective?
There are external factors that can affect how much water reaches your foundation. By accounting for these factors, you can help reduce the overall amount of water by making it harder for that water to reach your foundation. Consider these measures…
- Regularly clean and maintain your gutters and downspouts
- Extend your downspout so that rainwater is deposited further away from your home
- Make sure the grading of your surrounding land is sloping away from your foundation
- Move any trees or shrubs that are too close to your foundation
Following each of these suggestions can make it harder for surface water to reach your foundation. Then, when the water table rises, our ’58 basement waterproofing system will be ready to move that water out and away from your basement. The result? A safe, dry, and healthy home for you and your loved ones!
Whether you want to use your basement for storage space or to make real your finished basement project, enjoy it the way you want with the protection of ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing.
For the Best Outcomes, Lean on ’58!
’58 Foundations & Waterproofing has local offices throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Whether you live in Brookside, DE, Lexington, NC, or Knoxville, TN, there’s a ’58 team that’s ready to help! Contact your nearest ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing location if you’re having wet basement problems. Our long-lasting solutions have been keeping basements dry for more than half a century! Since 1958, ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing has been a nationwide leader in the development of wet basement solutions. Our other specialties include crawlspace waterproofing, crawlspace encapsulation, vapor barriers, and approved installation of foundation repair services.