Interior or Exterior Basement Waterproofing?

There are many older homes in Northeast Ohio that are in desperate need of a basement waterproofing job. During the spring season, water sitting on the floor of many basement homes is a common occurrence. Many homeowners of older homes are familiar with water seepage, foundation cracks or bowing walls, foundation instability, humidity, or exterior and interior drainage problems that if left unattended can cause havoc to their home.

Many signs of water damage can go unnoticed by many homeowners.  Unless you do an inspection of the perimeter of the home, water sitting around the foundation can go unnoticed for many days. Or unless you inspect your basement regularly, water sitting on the basement floor can go unnoticed for weeks if not months.  Humidity issues are not taken seriously by many homeowners, even though they can become a serious problem in the home.  Air quality can affect the health of your family and can become serious if unchecked. For many homeowners, a checklist is a great way to become aware of issues in their basement, and take action. So for every homeowner in the Northeast Ohio area, here are basic, important tips and advice to follow.

5 Signs You Need a  Basement Waterproofing Job

  1. Water sitting on the basement floor
  2. cracked or bowed walls
  3. Water leaking where the wall meets the floor
  4. Excessive humidity
  5. Mold or mildew on furniture, walls, light fixtures, ceiling, etc.

Interior or Exterior Basement Waterproofing, What’s the Best Option For You?

Many companies are going to tell you whatever they need to say to convince you to hire them to do the basement waterproofing of your home. Basement waterproofing is a simple project that requires experience and is a lot of work to accomplish. It takes time, knowledge, experience, and a professional team to do the job right.  You have two options for basement waterproofing, and two options only.  You either need an interior basement waterproofing system or an exterior one. It depends only on whether the water is coming from the inside or outside of your home. Depending on where the water is coming from, Pioneer Basement Solutions will give you a free, no-obligation quote, and explain to you whether you need an interior or exterior basement solution and why.

Best Waterproofing Tips for a Dry Basement

After the winter snow melts and the spring rains come, there is an abundance of water sitting around the foundation of your home every year especially if your exterior drainage system is not working properly. The water accumulation around the foundation of the home after a heavy rain shower can be attributed to the lack of drainage flow. What are some of the causes?

  1. Clogged or broken gutters-It is very common for gutters to be clogged or broken for a while before the homeowner is aware of the problem. This allows the water to concentrate in one spot and find a way to the basement of the home.  It doesn’t take much rainwater to cause havoc to the basement, especially if the sealant is old or almost gone.
  2. Lack of or missing spouting directing the water away from the foundation-If the spouting is not in place properly or missing entirely, water accumulation in unwanted places is almost a given.  The water needs to drain at least ten feet away from the foundation of the home to prevent water damage to the foundation.
  3. Lack of a slope for the rains to flow away from the foundation of the home
  4. Flower beds slopped toward the walls of the foundation allowing the water to seep to the basement.
  5. Shrubbery allowing water accumulation around the foundation

Basement waterproofing and foundation repair have been our main job for more than 40 years.  We are a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating and ZERO complaints. We are a Twelve Time “Super Service Award” Winner from Angie’s List, and a Home Advisor Screened and Approved Elite Service company. Our main goal has been to provide the best service for our clients, and to build the best reputation in the industry on the belief that, “We treat our customers the way we want to be treated.” Contact us today.

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