Have you experienced standing water, flooding and water damage in your basement? Does your basement have leaks, seepage, humidity, musty smells, or any other problems associated with too much moisture?
Whether you’re buying or selling your home, or just want to upgrade your below-grade space and keep the water out, Pro Restoration can solve your wet basement problem.
We offer comprehensive basement waterproofing services that deliver a long lasting, dry basement at the lowest cost in the Winston-Salem area.
No job is too big or small—and there’s no problem we can’t solve!
Call 336-252-2205 now to request your basement waterproofing inspection and no-obligation service estimate!
What Causes a Wet Basement?
Basement flooding and water damage is very common. There are many ways water can enter your basement, which impact both the condition of the basement and the living area above.
The principal issue causing water buildup in your basement is loose soil around your home’s foundation. The soil is much less packed than soil further away from your home since it was removed during construction.
Water gathers in this less compacted soil and puts hydrostatic pressure on the walls of your foundation leading to cracks. Pressure builds up against the foundation and eventually the water makes it’s way through the cracks.
Here are the most common ways water enters your basement..
- Leaking wall cracks
- Sump pump failures
- Cove joint seepage (where the wall and floor meet)
- Wet floor cracks
- Window leaks
- Water accumulation in the window well
- Efflorescence (water accumulation)
- Water leaks from above the foundation
- Plumbing problems
Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement
There are four main reasons why you should solve your basement water buildup problem if you have one.
- If you use your basement for storage you don’t want your belongings wet or damaged.
- If your basement is finished and used as an entertainment room, exercise room, or any other use, you’ll want to avoid high humidity, moisture, or mold and mildew from forming and possibly affecting your health.
- Basement water damage is a sign of hydrostatic pressure (lateral load) against the walls of your basement walls and foundation. If the walls are damaged, this affects the integrity of your home’s foundation.
- Lastly, a dry basement (especially a finished basement) will increase the value of your home or property. In fact, studies have shown that a basement water problem can reduce your home value up to 25%.
If you intend to sell your home now or sometime in the near future, a dry basement will go a long way toward achieving your desired sales price.
Signs of water damage, mold, mildew or cracks in the basement will negatively affect your selling price. Waterproofing will put you a step ahead of the competition in the housing sales market. But even if you aren’t selling—improving your home value is a great thing!
Most home owners think that basement moisture can’t be avoided long term, we can help can help you achieve a permanently dry basement and make the most of it through our unrivaled waterproofing solutions.
You don’t have to accept a damp, musty, moldy basement. Here are the most basement waterproofing solutions.
The most effective way to relieve hydrostatic pressure is by installing a pressure relief full perimeter interior drainage system. Along with a sump pump system, the drainage system removes all groundwater seepage before reaching the basement floor.
Pro Restoration will design and install a custom drainage system for the unique needs of each home. Our drainage system is specifically engineered to keep water out of your basement or crawl space.
The sump pump is one of the most important components for keeping your basement dry. If the sump pump fails, your basement may get wet, which is why we recommend the highest quality pump and to keep up with regular maintenance.
Your sump pump system works directly with the drainage system to prevent water and moisture from entering the basement. Water is channeled through the perimeter drainage system to the pump, which quickly pumps the water out.
We also recommend adding battery backup with a standby battery for power outages during storms.
Floor and Wall Crack Repair
Cracks in your concrete basement floor or walls are the most common basement water seepage problem and usually result in leaks. While concrete is superior to masonry blocks in terms of strength and repair, however, when water in concrete evaporates during the curing process, cracks can often result. However, these initial cracks that are formed shortly after construction are usually the only cracks your basement walls or floor will develop—unless there’s a structural problem, such as, improper backfilling around the walls, poor reinforcement, etc.
If not treated, cracks can lead to water damage and/or flooding. The best way to fix wall and floor cracks is with the use of textured urethane sealant that will flex with the foundation, while keeping water out.
Energy Efficient Dehumidifiers
Moisture problems in basements and crawl spaces can make the air in your home damp with a foul, musty smell, making allergies and asthma worse. The use of a dehumidifier can reduce allergy and sinus problems, while improving air quality and making your home more comfortable.
There are several features to look for when considering dehumidifiers, such as these listed below:
- ENERGY STAR certified for maximum energy efficiency
- Includes self-draining system for continual use with no need for emptying water
- Two stage air filtration to capture pollutants like mold, mildew and dust mites
- Designed for highly humid areas like crawl spaces and basements
- Humidity sensors that regulate usage and save energy
We can help you evaluate your basement or crawl space and recommend the best dehumidifier for your home. Some of the brands we use include Mega Dry, Aprilaire, or SantaFe line of dehumidifiers.
Request Your Basement Inspection
No matter what basement moisture problems you have, Pro Restoration can help diagnose and implement the best long lasting solution.
Our waterproofing crew is experienced, well-trained and works with homeowners who need basement and crawl space help every day. We’ve seen it all, and know exactly how to ensure your basement stays dry all the time!
Contact us to perform your free basement inspection, consultation, and provide a no-obligation written project estimate.