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Poor Foundation Drainage

Basement Waterproofing

Foundation Drainage Solutions

Overflowing gutters, clogged gutters, poor drainage grading and ineffective yard grading contribute to a wet basement. Then the water will drain next to your basement foundation, instead of away from it – then basement leaking begins.

Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Virginia, Maryland, DC

Identifying & Repairing Basement Issues Related To Poor Foundation Drainage and Grading

Foundation Drainage Problem Signs

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Why Does Foundation Drainage Matter?


If your foundation drainage isn’t draining the water away from your foundation – it is not working. As the water flows next to your basement foundation it can create a structural problem or a wet basement.

And as the water builds up against your basement foundation, hydrostatic pressure will find a way to push it into your basement. And a wet basement creates the perfect environment for mold growth, high electric bills, wet drywall, wet carpet, concrete spalling and high indoor humidity.

Before the ineffective foundation drainage becomes a wet basement problem, give us a call at 757-301-4820 to request your free inspection. We’ll work with you to create the best solution for your home’s foundation drainage.

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How Can I Fix Poor Foundation Drainage?

How Can I Fix Poor Foundation Drainage

You can help minimize the amount of water going next to your basement foundation by redoing your yard grading surrounding your foundation and cleaning out your gutters and downspouts.

But if you want to make sure that you won’t have a wet basement foundation, take the first step to a dry basement by emailing us to set up a time to meet with a basement waterproofing expert.

We’ll inspect your foundation drainage and basement foundation, looking for problem areas, and recommending the best solution for your home. If you can fix your foundation drainage problem, we’ll let you know.

What Do I Do Now?

What Do I Do Now?

When in doubt, call the experts. The inspection won’t cost a thing, and you won’t have to worry about a wet basement, or foundation drainage problems, since you’ll know the answer.

One of our professional basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts will perform a thorough basement inspection, including your yard drainage, looking for problem areas. Once the inspection is completed they’ll review their findings with you and make recommendations to keep your basement dry.

Poor Foundation Drainage Solutions

Poor Foundation Drainage Solutions

If we find that you have a wet basement because of ineffective foundation drainage, poor yard grading or clogged gutters then we may recommend one of these solutions: LawnScape or DownSpout Extensions.

These products aren’t always the solution to your wet basement and ineffective foundation drainage, so it is important to talk to an expert to find the best solution for your wet basement.

Our certified professional basement waterproofing consultants will work with you, every step of the way, to design the best basement waterproofing solution for your home.

Free Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing

Tired of your basement leaking every time it rains? Or wondering if those cracks are a sign that you have a bigger problem?

Our Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing is your resource for learning about why you have a wet basement, what causes soil settling and what to look for to see if you have a problem. Request your free basement inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.

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