Basement waterproofing is a common need in Virginia and Maryland because they are located along the East Coast and are susceptible to tropical storms. These storms produce heavy rain and cause water to settle around and beneath your home’s foundation, creating the following conditions:
Unless the basement is finished with drywall, flooring, and furnishings, many homeowners tend to tolerate a little bit of water in their basements after heavy rain. Ignoring a wet basement, however, can lead to unexpected consequences over time, including the following:
Basement Masters Waterproofing offers a number of solutions to repair current problems and prevent future problems caused by a wet basement. Depending on the nature of the problem, the following are some of the services we offer. For further information on each of these services, simply click the link.
At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we fill wall cracks with epoxy injections that not only prevent water seepage but make the wall stronger. In some case, we do carbon fiber repair which corrects problems with bowing or leaning walls.
Interior drainage systems involve digging a small trench on the inside perimeter of the basement walls and installing a drainage pipe to route the water to a sump pump well at the lowest end of the basement. As the well fills, the sump pump removes the water a safe distance away from the house. In case of power outages, we also install battery-operated, backup sump pumps.
Exterior drainage systems keep water from entering your basement in the first place. Exterior drainage components include everything from gutters and downspouts to safely remove water from your roof to catch basins, drainage ditches, and channel drains to route water away from your yard and home’s foundation.
We do crawl space encapsulation with “System Seal” products that keep water out of your crawl space. Because it is estimated that 40-50% of all indoor air originates in the basement and crawl space of your home, this, along with installing dehumidifiers, improves overall air quality and reduces energy costs.
In addition to repairing foundation cracks with epoxy injections, we install wall anchors to support leaning and bowing walls and carbon fiber strips to seal cracks and provide additional wall strength. Basement Masters Waterproofing also offers footing excavation repair with push piers to provide extra foundation support for the weight of the structure.
Basement Masters Waterproofing has years of experience in doing basement waterproofing and foundation repair services in Virginia and Maryland. We will work within your budget and want you to know that we understand your foundation and waterproofing issues are as individual as your home is. We can give you an estimate on your repairs, and you can be assured we will get the job done right. It is no accident that Basement Masters Waterproofing has won Angie’s List Super Service Award five years in a row! Contact us today!