Basement Waterproofing | Bay City, MI

Our Experience

  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
The #1 Choice in Basement Waterproofing

Basements are commonly found in midwestern homes, including many in Michigan. Homeowners appreciate basements for the extra storage space, safe storm zone, and opportunity for additional living space.

However, as they are beneath ground level, basements are also prone to leaks and flooding. Water can seep through foundation cracks, come from humidity, or leak from pipes, and when it does it can wreak havoc on your basement. Over time, water can cause mold and irreparable damage that’s very expensive to fix.

If you don’t plan to finish your basement, it can be easy to forget about. Since basement leaks can be disastrous, it’s not a place in your home to neglect.

Basement waterproofing is essential for preventing water damage and preserving the structure of your home. Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing provides high-quality, affordable waterproofing to Bay City residents.

fixed basement

Reasons for Basement Waterproofing

Basements are a prime place for mold problems. Waterproofing your basement prevents mold and other water damage issues from occurring. However, basement waterproofing also offers several additional benefits such as:

  • Remodeling Preparation – Waterproofing is crucial to do prior to remodeling or finishing your basement. The last thing you want is to have to rip out drywall and carpet to deal with water issues. Waterproofing sets up your basement for long-lasting remodels.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs – Water damage will spike the cost of home insurance. Slow leaks are expensive to fix and will also run up your bill. By waterproofing your basement, you can avoid such insurance claims and keep your cost of insurance down.
  • Better Air Quality – Mold and mildew are not just pesky, they can be dangerous. Moist, leaky basements are prime grounds for mold and mildew to grow. Both will harm your air quality, threatening your family’s health. Basement waterproofing can help you keep your home’s air quality safe for your family.
  • Increase Property Value – Bay City basement waterproofing will boost the market value of your home. Homebuyers will enjoy the peace of mind that a waterproofed basement gives, and it can offer you a competitive advantage when the time comes to sell.

Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Taking Care of Bay City Basement Waterproofing

Moisture-filled basements are problematic, causing expensive damage and hurting your air quality. It’s crucial for homeowners to waterproof their basements to prevent flooding and water damage, but waterproofing is not a DIY job.

To ensure proper waterproofing, you’ll want the help of an experienced professional. One of the best things you can do for your basement and for your home is to contact the team at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing.

With over 60 years of combined experience, you can count on us to get the job done right. No matter how big or small, our team is dedicated to helping you with your waterproofing needs. Our team of waterproofing experts is reliable, detail-oriented, and efficient. We offer fair prices for excellent services.

We’ll assess your basement and determine the best approach for your waterproofing service. You’ll never have to fear basement mold or mildew in the future, and your basement will be ready for your next remodeling project. Contact us today for a free quote! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Bay City.

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.

2022 Bluebird CFW Foundation Repair & Waterproofing | All Rights Reserved | Site Map