Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Exterior basement waterproofing is true waterproofing in that it stops water from entering your foundation from the outside.  If you have wet basement walls up high or at ground level, and/or signs of water running down basement walls, exterior basement waterproofing may be the best solution.  The original seal on the exterior of your foundation deteriorates over time resulting in chronic paint bubbling, wet basement walls or chronically damp basement walls.  If you see these symptoms you should consider exterior basement waterproofing.

Our DETLA MS exterior basement waterproofing system utilizes the latest in technology taken from commercial applications.

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Basement waterproofing membrane applied for exterior basement waterproofing system

Our multi-step process starts with excavating the basement walls to the bottom of the footer to expose the entire foundation.  Next we clean the surfaces for a thorough inspection to look for weak points and cracks. We then repair the basement foundation cracks and weak points before applying a full seal coating to your basement walls.   The “icing on the cake” is the unique dimpled air gap basement waterproofing membrane that is bonded to your foundation walls.  The result is a guaranteed dry foundation wall.  We then install new PVC footer drains with gravel.  Afterward, the soil is put back with a nice positive grade away from the foundation walls.

new construction basement waterproofing

Our system is ideal for new construction basement waterproofing

When to Consider Other Options

In some cases an exterior basement waterproofing system may not solve the problem.  Ground water can rise up from underneath the basement floor in some cases causing seepage into the basement. In these cases, installing new drainage outside may not stop the leak.  Signs of this type of problem are floor cracks or seams that leak.  Floor cracks that are heaved or covered in white powder can also be an indication of ground water rising from under the floor.  If your basement walls are mostly dry or show signs of dampness in lower areas only, exterior waterproofing may not be the best option.

Look For Contractors That Install All Methods

At Pioneer Basement Solutions, we thoroughly evaluate your specific basement issues and review all options with you. In conclusion, you are able to make an informed decision.  Beware of contractors who only sell specific basement systems.  Some only install exterior basement waterproofing and will take the position that interior systems are a band aid.  Other contractors only install interior solutions and tell customers excavating the basement on the outside can cause serious damage.  Contractors that take a “one size fits all” approach can lead you to not solving your problem.  As a result you may end up spending more money than necessary.

Call today to get a free* no-obligation inspection of your specific foundation issues and learn more about what solution would best fit your needs.

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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Services Offered in the following areas of Northeast Ohio:

Installing exterior basement waterproofing in Cuyahoga County, Ohio:

Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Garfield Heights, Highland Heights, Maple Heights, Middleburg Heights, Mayfield Heights, Shaker Heights, Warrensville Heights, University Heights, Parma Heights, Broadview Heights, Richmond Heights, Westlake, Strongsville, South Euclid, Solon, Seven Hills, Rocky River, Pepper Pike, Parma, Olmsted Falls, North Royalton, North Olmsted, Lyndhurst, Lakewood, Independence, Fairview Park, Euclid, Brooklyn, Brook Park, Brecksville, Berea, Bedford, Beachwood, Bay Village.

Exterior basement waterproofing contractor serving Stark County, Ohio:

Canton, East Canton, North Canton, Uniontown, Green, Hartville, Massillon, Louisville, Alliance, Waynesburg, Brewster, Canal Fulton, Navarre, East Sparta, Minerva, Beach City, Wilmot.

Offering outside basement waterproofing systems in Summit County, Ohio:

Tallmadge, Stow, Springfield, Silver Lake, Sagamore Hills, Richfield, Peninsula, Norton, Munrow Falls, Mogadore, Macedonia, Lakemore, Hudson, Green, Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls, Coventry, Copley, Boston Heights, Bath, Barberton, Akron, New Franklin, Clinton, Twinsburg.

Carroll County, Ohio:

Carrollton, Malvern, Sherrodsville, Dellroy, Leesville.

Columbiana County, Ohio:

Salem, North Georgetown, New Waterford, Lisbon, Leetonia, Hanoverton, East Palestine, East Liverpool, Columbiana.

Geauga County, Ohio:

Bainbridge, Chardon, Russell, and surrounding areas.

Mahoning County, Ohio:

Youngstown, Sebring, New Middletown, Canfield, and surrounding areas.

Medina County, Ohio:

Brunswick, Wadsworth, Medina, Granger, Hinckley, Lafayette, Litchfield, Guilford, Sharon, Westfield.

Portage County, Ohio:

Kent, Rootstown, Ravenna, Randolph, Streetsboro, Atwater, Windham, Aurora, Suffield, Brimfield, Shalersville, Deerfield, Palmyra, Edinburg, Mantua, Freedom, Garrettsville, Hiram.

Trumbull County, Ohio:

Warren, Newton Falls, and surrounding areas.

Tuscarawas County, Ohio:

Dover, Bolivar, New Philadelphia, Dennison, Sugar Creek, Zoar, Newcomerstown, Uhrichsville.

Wayne County, Ohio:

Wooster, West Salem, Sterling, Smithville, Shreve, Rittman, Orrville, Marshallville, Lebanon, Kidron, Fredericksburg, Doylestown, Dalton, Creston, Congress, Canaan, Apple Creek.

We have been serving Northeast Ohio homeowners for nearly 40 years with a solid reputation to back it up.