Basement Waterproofing | Adrian, MI

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The #1 Choice in Basement Waterproofing

Many homes in Adrian, Michigan have basements. Basements are excellent places for creating additional storage, expanding your living space, and seeking safety from storms.

Although basements offer many benefits, they also have some downfalls. Since basements are below ground level, they are prone to leaking and flooding. Basements tend to be humid, which means they can also face the wrath of pipe leaks or water entering the foundation. No matter the cause, water in your basement can cause serious damage that is difficult and expensive to repair.

Unless you have an upcoming basement remodel, it can be easy to forget about your basement. But water in the basement can be incredibly damaging, so it’s important to give your basement the proper care it needs.

Basement waterproofing is an effective way to prevent water damage and preserve the condition of your basement. For high-quality and cost-effective Adrian basement waterproofing, Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has you covered.

Water leakage at basement

Advantages of Basement Waterproofing

Mold and mildew are common basement issues. Basement waterproofing prevents mold, mildew, and other water issues from happening. Here is a full list of other positives that come from waterproofing your basement:

  • Improve Air Quality – Mold and mildew stifle the air and are especially dangerous to people with asthma or allergies. To protect your family’s health, prevent mold and mildew from growing at all. Basement waterproofing will help you improve the air quality of your home and keep the air safe for all to breathe.
  • Increase the Value of Your Home – Adrian basement waterproofing will also increase your property value. Homebuyers will appreciate the peace of mind of your waterproofed basement, as they won’t have to shell out money to get it done on their own.
  • Keep Insurance Costs Down – If your basement has water damage, you may need to make a claim with insurance and therefore increase your premium. That’s because slow leaks are costly to repair. Basement waterproofing prevents water damage, which in turn reduces insurance rates.
  • Prepare for Remodels – Before remodeling or finishing your basement, you should most certainly waterproof it. Imagine finally adding the perfect carpet and painting your new drywall just to have water damage ruin it all. Basement waterproofing will set you up for a durable, successful basement remodel.

Bluebird Adrian Basement Waterproofing

Keeping moisture and water out of your basement is imperative. When moisture gets into your basement, it can cause wood rot, mildew/mold, and poor air quality. To protect your basement, and your entire home, basement waterproofing is the way to go.

Proper waterproofing will keep your basement clean and dry. However, it’s not a DIY job. To get the job done right, you need the help of professionals with the best tools and techniques.

Our knowledgeable team at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has decades’ worth of experience. We will get the job done right, no matter how big or small it is. Our experts will examine your basement and determine the best waterproofing strategy. With basement waterproofing, we’ll help you keep your basement mold and mildew-free for years to come. Get your free quote today by contacting us! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Adrian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interior basement waterproofing is the process of adding or replacing an interior drain tile along the footer of the home/building which will direct any water to the sump pump to be removed from the home.

The cost starts from $5000 and goes up from there. The price is based on the total square feet we need to waterproof across the area.

We will jackhammer the floor approximately 1 foot away from the wall depending on the width of the footer, trench out the debris, and pitch the trench towards the sump basin. Then we install a weed barrier followed by the waterproofing system. 6a round stone is then placed around the waterproofing system. The vapor barrier is placed over the stone and the waterproofing system and covered with concrete. Any water in the waterproofing system is directed to the sump pump and evacuated from the home/building

We use a Hepa-Vac during any jackhammering to decrease any dust. We place plastic over all items in the work area for protection. In addition, we also remove plastic from the work area if we need to isolate any dust to a certain area. We also place a floor/carpet protector over any flooring we will walk over while performing our work.

Signs you need basement waterproofing include a white line along the basement wall or on the floor (efflorescence), moisture noted in the basement, wet wall, and puddles of water on the floor that are not coming from any plumbing/etc above. A plumber will need to evaluate water from above a pipe. Water coming over the top of the wall is most likely due to poor grading outside of the home or grading that comes above the foundation wall (this can be evaluated and fixed by a landscaping company).

If you are a handy person you can certainly try to waterproof your basement, but we do not recommend it. We use an engineered product that is specifically designed for basement waterproofing. Small mistakes can make the product ineffective such as poor positioning, and not accounting for a proper pitch to the sump pump (the water will stay stagnant in the pipe/channel). Undermining the footer can cause foundation damage. Also, improper cutting of the concrete may allow water to come up through the seam of the concrete.

Causes of basement leaks include cracks in the wall, gutter discharge not directed away from the home, improper grading, no gutters on the home, living in a high water table (around lakes/rivers), and neighbor’s drainage directed towards the home (ie, you live at the base of a hill and all the drainage from above is directed toward your home/building).

A flood/natural disaster is not covered under our warranty. The only steps you can take to help remove any water quickly is to have a functioning interior/exterior drain tile and sump pump. This may not be enough in all cases such as an actual flood/natural disaster.

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