Interior Basement Waterproofing
Interior basement systems installed under the basement floor relieve the “hydrostatic pressure” or water pressure in the ground that builds up around your foundation when the water has no where to go. There are mixed feelings from homeowners on whether waterproofing a basement from the inside actually fixes the problem. After all, water comes from outside, right? Well not all basement water seepage can be fixed from the outside. If your basement has water under the floor, interior basement waterproofing may be the only fix. Water under the floor gets stuck there with out interior drains because the inside and outside are separated by your foundation.
Typical signs that indicate an interior basement waterproofing system would be a good solution are if you have basement floor leaks, cracks in your basement floor that are heaved up, and or water seeps in through the seam where the wall meets the floor. Another common sign is the bottom row of blocks are damp and show a white powder on them. These signs are an indication of ground water building up under your foundation.
If your have wet walls at ground through mid level that fade towards the bottom of your walls, an interior system may not be your best alternative. Typically this type of problem is an exterior surface issue or bad roof drainage issue and will need exterior basement waterproofing or other work to divert surface water away.
Our interior basement waterproofing systems offer a lifetime guarantee against future water problems in your basement. Our “no nonsense” warranty is free of charge and automatically transfers to future ownership.
There are many companies that offer this type of solution for wet basements but they can vary greatly in design and performance. Look out for systems that have drains that are installed level. The problem is that level water trough systems that are installed on top of the footer or next to the footer hold water. Only when water fills the trough can it build up movement as it seeks a level and make its way to the drain point. These systems require less labor and less trenching so they theoretically should cost much less;however, companies that sell and install these systems often have a special name or patent for them (which by the way any contractor can buy this material, get it made a different color and make up their own fancy name) so they market it as unique for higher profit margins.
Look for a system that is a true interior footer drain. A true interior footer drain is installed in a trench down next to the footer and it slopes down hill towards the drainage point, usually a sump pump system. There should be about 1/2″ fall for every 10 feet of drain pipe to promote a good flowing drain and many municipalities actually require this method.
Call today to get a free no obligation inspection of your specific foundation needs and to learn more about what solution would best fit your needs.
Protecting Your Home
Pioneer Basement Solutions will treat your home with great care by protecting your belongings & floors as we make repairs to your foundation. Pet friendly and conscientious employees will be sure to follow and specific instruction and care to ensure your peace of mind during your interior basement waterproofing system installation.
Highest Rated Basement Waterproofing Contractor and Foundation Repair Specialists in the following areas of Northeast Ohio:
Akron and all of Summit County, Ohio, including:
Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Hudson, Barberton, Norton, Green, Springfield, Lakemore, Tallmadge, Mogadore, Munroe Falls, Richfield, Peninsula, Fairlawn, Bath, Copley, Coventry, Silver Lake, Sagamore Hills, Boston Heights, and Macedonia.
Canton and all of Stark County, Ohio, including:
Medina and all of Medina County, Ohio, including:
Kent and all Portage County, Ohio, including:
Wooster and all of Wayne County, Ohio, including:
All of Carroll County, Ohio, including:
Carrollton, Malvern, Delroy, and Sherrodsville.
All of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, including:
All of Geauga County, Ohio, including:
Bainbridge, Russell, Chardon, and surrounding areas.
All of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, including:
Cleveland, Brecksville, Independence, Solon, Broadview Heights, Brookpark, North Royalton, Strongsville, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, North Olmsted, Berea, Parma, Parma Heights, Seven Hills, Valley View, Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Oakwood, Walton Hills, and surrounding areas.
All of Mahoning County, Ohio, including:
Youngstown, Canfield, Sebring, New Middletown, and surrounding areas.
All of Columbiana County, Ohio, including:
Lisbon, Salem, Leetonia, East Liverpool, Columbiana, East Palestine, North Georgetown, Hanoverton, New Waterford, and surrounding areas.
All of Trumbull County, Ohio, including:
Newton Falls, Warren, and surrounding areas.
Parts of Lorain County, Ohio.
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