If you are having wet basement problems, you fully understand the trouble it can cause. Once the water has been removed from your basement, the next people to contact should be the basement waterproofing experts at ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing. We have been in business since 1958, and we have spent decades perfecting our methods of basement and crawlspace waterproofing.
To begin our services, we have one of our experts conduct a free inspection of your basement and other areas around your house. This is to determine the source of water intrusion and see how your basement got wet in the first place. Then, we will provide a detailed estimate that is designed to address the problems that may have been detected.
The Six Common Ways That Water Can Invade Your Basement
There are many ways that water can enter the lowest level of a home and cause a wet basement. The six most common ways include:
- Bleeding and sweating basement walls
- Leaks under the foundation footing
- Leaks over the foundation footing
- Basement wall crack leaks
- Basement floor crack leaks
- Humidity and moisture vapor
Whenever it rains, water can soak into the soil that’s next to your foundation. As more rainwater seeps down and collects against your foundation, more hydrostatic pressure is created. As that pressure builds, moisture can start seeping into the concrete. Meanwhile groundwater can leak through cold joints and existing foundation cracks. That hydrostatic pressure can also lead to bowing basement walls and even more cracks in your foundation walls and basement floors. Unaddressed, these cracks can allow groundwater to leak into your basement.
A flooded basement would mean costly repairs and a lot of cleanup. But a basement flooding scenario can be prevented!
Waterproofing your basement can help relieve your foundation of that hydrostatic pressure. Without that pressure to push water and moisture into your lower level, you can enjoy a drier and more comfortable home.
Choosing the Right Waterproofing System
It’s important to have more than just any waterproofing system. You will want to make sure that the waterproofing solution you’re getting will address all six ways that water can infiltrate your basement. A wet basement will do more than just increase the humidity of your basement. That excess water and moisture can lead to problems like wood rot on your floor joists, mold growth, and moisture-loving pests like dust mites.
Get a Customized Waterproofing Solution With ’58
As every home is different, our basement waterproofing solutions may vary depending on your needs. Your basement waterproofing system may include components such as our Channel ’58 drainage channels, vapor barriers, our Workhorse sump pump, and rigid sealers. Your unique situation will determine what ultimately is used as part of the solution. For example, if your home is in Greensboro, NC or maybe Spartanburg, SC, our ’58 experts might recommend a dehumidifier along with our waterproofing system to help account for those humid summers.
With our quality products and honest methods, we will always install a basement waterproofing system that is designed to keep basements dry for years on end.
Call ’58 Today To Fix Your Wet Basement Problems
If you would like more information on how we can help keep wet basement problems from happening, contact the basement waterproofing experts at ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing. We would love the opportunity to serve you and help determine the best solution for your wet basement problem. Furthermore, when you turn to ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing, your basement waterproofing system will be backed by an industry-leading warranty. We offer free in-home basement waterproofing estimates and some availability on the weekends. When you call, be sure to ask about the financing options we have available to qualified homeowners*.
*Check with your nearest ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing location for more information on financing options.