Basement Waterproofing | Benton Harbor, MI

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The #1 Choice in Basement Waterproofing

Basements are a common part of most Benton Harbor homes. Midwestern homeowners enjoy basements for storing old holiday decorations and hand-me-downs and even just for spending time together as a family.

Although basements are easy to appreciate for their spaciousness, they are far from invincible. Basements are below the ground, which makes them more likely to suffer from flooding or leaking. Humidity is also a common issue in basements, and a leaking foundation or pipe system is likely to affect a basement. It’s crucial to avoid water getting into basements because water damage is a costly and time-consuming problem to address.

As it’s not a space you use daily, you may not think much about your basement until it is too late. However, it’s important to protect your basement from water at all times.

Basement waterproofing is an excellent way to prevent water from destroying your basement. Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing offers excellent and affordable Benton Harbor basement waterproofing to help you protect your basement.

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How Basement Waterproofing Helps

Mildew and mold result when water gets into your basement. Basement waterproofing keeps water out, thus protecting your basement from these nuisances. It also offers other great benefits, including:

  • Increase the Value of Your Home – One great way to raise the value of your home is by waterproofing your basement. Homebuyers are looking for homes that are free of water damage issues, and basement waterproofing reduces the risk of such damage from occurring. Basement waterproofing will also give your home an edge compared to similar homes that have not had much work done.
  • Cleaner Indoor Air – Mold and mildew create poor-quality air. While they can impact everyone, mold and mildew can be especially harmful to people with allergies or asthma. Basement waterproofing keeps water out, which prevents mold and mildew from ever-growing. Basement waterproofing is a great way to improve the air quality of your home for your family.
  • Remodel Preparation – Anyone considering a basement remodel should first waterproof their basement. The last thing you want is to rip out your brand new flooring and drywall because of preventable water damage. Basement waterproofing will prepare you for a long-lasting, successful basement renovation.
  • Cost of Insurance – Basement water damage is a common reason for insurance claims in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Slow leaks often cause a ton of damage before they are noticed, and the damage is costly to repair. Basement waterproofing will help you keep the cost of homeowner’s insurance down by preventing water damage.

Bluebird Benton Harbor Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing is essential for protecting your basement and your entire home. To ensure durable, effective waterproofing work with the waterproofing experts at Bluebird. We have many years of combined experience helping Benton Harbor residents waterproof their basements. Our knowledgeable team uses the best tools and techniques in the industry to waterproof basements in Benton Harbor and beyond.

You can count on us to get the job done right, no matter how big or how small. Our team will assess your basement and determine the best waterproofing strategy for you. Learn more about our basement waterproofing service and get your free quote by contacting us today! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repaircrawlspace waterproofing and seawall repair throughout Benton Harbor.

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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