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Basement Waterproofing in Baltimore, MD

Problems like leaks and mold commonly plague area basements. They should be inspected and remedied before serious damage results. Learn about JES’s trusted basement waterproofing solutions and more here.

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Baltimore Local Office

JES Foundation Repair

1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220
(410) 873-7979

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Basement Waterproofing in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is among the top locations in Maryland with houses with basements. These areas of the home can be used for a variety of purposes including laundry, storage, bedrooms, office space, entertainment area or fan cave, and more. However, this mostly below-grade space can fall victim to different damage like humidity, leaking water, mold, and other nuisances. But these are more than just minor annoyances. These are significant problems that negatively affect the health and well-being of your home and family. 

The best way to combat these problems is with trusted basement waterproofing solutions. JES Foundation Repair is proud to offer a variety of these permanent solutions that will keep water out of your basement and give you a safe and healthy home. 

THE JES PROCESS

Schedule Free Inspection


One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with our certified inspector


Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of customized solutions


Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

Basement Problem Signs in Baltimore

Basement damage can show itself in a variety of forms and often co-occur or be confused with other problems like foundation issues. There are several common basement problem signs you should keep your eyes peeled for such as visible leaks and flooding, wet carpet, wet drywall, condensation, high humidity, musty basement smells, mold, and efflorescence. At the first sign of any of these troubles, it’s important to contact our basement waterproofing professionals at JES as soon as possible. 

Condensation

Basement condensation can be a huge problem in many basements. In fact, even if you think you don’t have problems with basement condensation, you may actually have a slightly elevated level of humidity in your basement that’s high enough to cause serious concerns like mold and mildew.

This basement's efflorescence and leak stains is due to a basement moisture problem.

Efflorescence

If you’ve ever seen a chalky, white powder on your basement walls, you may not have known what you were looking at. Professionals refer to this residue as “efflorescence,” and it’s more of a warning sign than you might have thought.

Wet drywall in your basement means there's a water leak

Wet Drywall

Wet drywall can be a problem that’s difficult to find and even more difficult to fix. The solution of ripping out the drywall and replacing it doesn’t typically work because your new drywall will probably become wet quickly too.

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Causes of Basement Damage in Baltimore

Basements in Baltimore can sustain water intrusion and damage for a variety of reasons. Because the basement typically houses plumbing and appliances, things like a leaking pipe, leaky water heater, or sump pump issues are internal sources that can lead to damage. The most common causes of damage, however, have to do with how the area’s soil and weather interact. Even though Baltimore’s soil is generally deep and well-drained, it could easily become inundated with regular, heavy precipitation. The saturated soil can create an artificial water table, contribute to the clay bowl effect, and lead to hydrostatic pressure that can result in basement wall cracks and leaks.

Flood Damage To Foundation

Poor Foundation Drainage

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.

bad sump pump installation

Sump Pump Issues

Basement sump pump issues can lead to water problems which are a mess to clean up and can damage your home.

Leaking window well - window well drainage - basement water problems

Leaky Basement Windows

A leaking window well can make a giant mess in your basement which can make it much less comfortable.

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Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Baltimore

The best way to ensure your home is properly repaired and protected is with professional basement waterproofing solutions. JES offers several solutions that can be custom fit to your basement and its specific waterproofing and repair needs. These include interior drainage, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, wall vapor barriers, and more. Each can benefit your basement in its own way, but they were designed to work together to keep your home free of water and moisture for good. 

Basement Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier

A basement dehumidifier will help combat humidity issues in order to keep your basement dry and conserve energy.

Basement sump pump installed in home with Battery Backup

Sump Pump

If you’ve got constant water leaking into or flooding your basement, a sump pump is the answer to getting that water out of your home.

Installed basement gutter french drain

French Drain

BasementGutter™ Interior Drain Systems are the best basement waterproofing solutions. Keep your home safe and dry with the JES experts.

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Why Choose JES Foundation Repair

For almost 30 years, Baltimore homeowners have trusted JES Foundation Repair with their most valuable asset, their home. We have earned thousands of positive reviews and testimonials from homeowners just like you who now have dry basements and healthy homes. We are proud to be accredited with the Better Business Bureau and to have received various accolades including the Angi Super Service Award. 

Our locally based team is also very familiar with Baltimore’s often problematic soil and wet weather, and how they impact homes and basements. You don’t have to live with a leaking, moldy basement any longer. Trust our team to properly diagnose your basement problems and efficiently install the best permanent solutions. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate! 

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Service Areas

BALTIMORE

1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831

HAMPTON ROADS & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

NORTHERN VA & DC

8122 Bethlehem Rd
Manassas, VA 20109

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA/ROANOKE

2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

WESTERN VIRGINIA

456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522