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How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost?

Waterproofing problems are uniquely different. As a result, the solution should be customized for your home.

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How much does basement waterproofing cost? The cost to waterproof your basement depends on the level of waterproofing you need. If you have dampness without puddles, then a reliable basement dehumidifier may be all you need.

Otherwise, a serious water issue and a foundation problem could cost more. In any case, it’s always good to call in a basement waterproofing expert.

Furthermore, be careful of contractors who tell you the cost of basement waterproofing before they see the problem. Notably, every home has unique soil and environmental factors. Waterproofing problems are uniquely different. As a result, the solution should be customized for your home.

Basement Waterproofing: Know Your Options

There are two main options available when you waterproof your basement: exterior or interior waterproofing.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing involves digging down to the basement foundation footing. Once the digging is complete, waterproof barriers would be installed over the foundation walls. Finally, an external drainage system would be implemented. While this is a permanent solution, it damages your foundation and is very expensive. Moreover, external drains can cause problems down the road. Since they clog easily, it’s important to keep up with maintenance. To clean the drains, you’ll need to excavate down to the drains in order to remove the clog. Consequently, this puts your basement foundation at risk for damage caused by the digging.

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing is the most cost-effective way to take care of your basement’s water problem. This can involve installing a french drain or above-floor drainage system. You may also need a basement dehumidifier and a sump pump. As a result, this removes the water collected in the drainage system and dehumidifier.

When properly done, waterproofing can preserve the value of your home, while also maintaining its safety. See what Angie has to say about Basement Waterproofing costs.

Are You Looking For Basement Waterproofing Experts in Virginia, DC, Maryland, or Northeastern North Carolina?

At JES Foundation Repair, our team of in-house basement waterproofing experts have warranted solutions for basements and foundations of all types. How much does basement waterproofing cost? They’ll be able to review specific options with you.

If you would like a free quote, we’re ready to help you. Call or e-mail us today to schedule an on-site consultation and written quote.

We’re proud to serve all of Hampton Roads, from Virginia Beach throughout Williamsburg and surrounding areas; Northern Virginia, DC, and Southern Maryland. View a complete list of our service areas.


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8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236


311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136


309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

Western Virginia

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


45 W Boscawen St,
Winchester, VA 22601