Your home is your biggest investment. Would you let something that can be fixed lower your property value and comfort? Most of us would say "no way!" But if you have a leaky basement then you're doing just that. A wet basement creates a variety of problems in your home including high electric bills, condensation, wet drywall, and an unlivable space. And if you have a wet basement then it can also decrease your home's value by 10-20%.
So why would you live with a wet basement when it causes all of these problems and costs you money? You can learn how to fix it by requesting an inspection from a certified basement waterproofing expert and also get your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing.
What Do I Need to Do First?
In order to fix your wet basement you need to find the source of the problem. Most of the time a musty basement, wet drywall, efflorescence and leaky basement walls are signs that you have a basement water problem. Find your basement waterproofing problem here and learn more about the cause.
Or you can skip roaming around your musty basement looking for problems by having one of our basement waterproofing experts take a look at your wet basement. We'll do the dirty work and find the source of your basement problems.
Basement Waterproofing Problem Signs
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What Causes Basement Water Problems?
Your basement foundation is built in a large hole. Before your basement foundation was poured, the virgin soil where your home is built was dug out to create the space to build the foundation. After the concrete for your basement foundation was poured and dried, a drain is installed near the basement footings and the area is backfilled. Read more.
Clogged Footing Drains
A footing drain is installed just outside of your home's basement foundation. This drain is meant to keep water away from your foundation but it can easily clog. The footing drain is thick pipe that has holes drilled into it to allow water to drip into the pipe. Read more.
A clogged footing drain will not collect any more water. So the water puddles up into the backfill and starts pushing against your home. The weight of the water creates pressure which pushes against your foundation - this is also called hydrostatic pressure. Read more.
The backfilled soil around your basement foundation will settle. As the soil settles it will sink towards your foundation, creating a slope which allows water to run next to your basement foundation, eventually causing hydrostatic pressure. Read more.
Basement Wall Cracks
Concrete cracks happen. A basement wall crack or crack in your basement floor can let water in. The wall cracks are a sign that your basement foundation is experiencing other structural problems.
We're Here To Help You Find The Best Solutions For Your Basement...
We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your home's basement waterproofing solution – from inspection and planning to installation and project completion.
Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing immediately!
Why Should I Fix My Wet Basement?
Your basement is your home's foundation, and a dry basement's important to your home's health. If you have a wet basement it's uncomfortable, can increase your energy bills and even cause health problems.
Improve Your Home's Air Quality
You breathe the air in your basement. The basement air is circulated through the rest of your home. And if you have basement moisture, that damp air is pulled through the rest of your home.
Protect Your Family's Health
Since the air in your basement doesn't stay there, it's important to keep your basement dry and healthy. Basement moisture can promote mold growth and invite dust mites into your home. If you have mold in your basement, there's a good chance that you're also breathing in mold.
Increase Your Home's Value
If you plan on selling your home then a wet basement will lower the value of your home. The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Act requires the seller to tell potential home buyers about foundation and structural problems – which includes a wet basement – and discount the home 10-20%.
Lower Your Energy Costs
You may have noticed that on a humid day you need to run your air conditioning more, which means it's more expensive to cool humid air. Humid air is less dense than dry air, which means it rises. And now that you know the air in your basement is pulled through the rest of your home, you also know that the humid basement air will increase your indoor humidity.
An unhealthy, wet basement equals an unhealthy house. Improve your home's health today by giving us a call at 866-370-4816 to have one of our basement waterproofing experts take a look at your wet basement to see if you have a problem.
The crew was very professional and did an excellent job with digging the inside perimeter of my home for the drainage and install. JES was the most reputable and offered a great lifetime warranty. I am very pleased with the outcome and now have a very dry basement.
~ Karen F.
Basement Waterproofing Solutions
We believe that you deserve only the best. All of our basement waterproofing solutions are custom designed for your home. And all of our basement repair specialists are extensively trained by our team of professional engineers before they can conduct a basement inspection and recommend solutions.
Get Your Free Homeowner's Guide!
Make an appointment with one of our basement waterproofing experts today and receive your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing, written by Professional Engineers, a $19.95 value! You'll learn about wet basement problem signs and what they could mean for your home's health and safety.