Basement Waterproofing | Birch Run, MI

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Basements can be incredibly beneficial, as they offer extra storage space, a safe haven from dangerous weather, and so much more.

Of course, basements aren’t perfect, especially when it comes to water damage. This is because they are beneath the ground. Humidity also frequently plagues basements. Leaking pipes or foundations are common, causing severe damage that can be expensive to repair.

Unlike your kitchen or living room, you might not go downstairs to your basement every day. That is why it is important to set aside time every once in a while to inspect for water damage.

Basement waterproofing is the best solution for protecting your basement from water damage. The experienced team at Bluebird has quality, affordable Birch Ranch basement waterproofing services to help you.

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Reasons for Basement Waterproofing

Most people think of basement waterproofing as a way to prevent mildew and mold from growing. This is one benefit (which we will detail more below), but there are many others as well, including:

  • Prevent Basement Flooding – Basement flooding is a severe problem that you don’t want to encounter. It can damage carpet, drywall, and furniture. It will also create that infamous mold and mildew that is so difficult to get rid of. Waterproofing seals foundation cracks. Doing this, in combination with installing a sump pump and drainage system, is the absolute best way to prevent basement flooding.
  • Healthier Home Environment – Excess moisture or water in your basement creates the prime environment for mold and mildew. Mold is damaging to your property, but it also has health consequences. Mold is harmful to those with asthma and allergies, and it also can cause breathing issues and respiratory infections. By reducing moisture levels and preventing flooding, basement waterproofing helps prevent mold and keep your indoor air healthier.
  • More Efficient Cooling and Heating – Extra moisture in the air forces your HVAC system to work harder when heating or cooling your home. This alone can bump up your energy bills by up to 15% per year! Basement waterproofing helps control the humidity in your home, thus keeping your heating and cooling bills down.
  • Prepare for Renovations – Before starting any basement remodels, you should cover all your bases. The best way to do this is to get your basement waterproofed. Completing a renovation before waterproofing puts the entire project at risk. Imagine finally creating a usable living space in your basement just to have to rip it out and repair it due to water damage. Basement waterproofing will help seal your basement and prime it for any renovations.

Bluebird Birch Ranch Waterproofing

Professional waterproofing will keep moisture and water out of your basement to prevent water damage and keep it structurally sound. Bluebird has the tools and experience you need to protect your basement with waterproofing. With over 60 years of combined experience, we have the expertise to get the job done right and efficiently.

Our team will assess your basement and determine the best waterproofing strategy to keep it dry for years to come! Contact us today to learn more and get your free quote! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Birch Run.

Frequently Asked Questions

Basement waterproofing is an interior and exterior sealant technique that helps to prevent leaks, seepage, and water damage in the basement. At Bluebird CFW, we waterproof your basement by washing the walls, drying them, and then coating them with sealants twice. Finally, we leave it to dry for 24 hrs.

Typically, waterproofing a basement in Birch Run, MI, costs around $1,584 to $1,653 per project. In Bluebird CFW, for installing a drainage system, we charge around $1,700; for sealant, we charge around $4 to $8 per square foot; and for epoxy paint, we charge around $1,600 per project including labor and material. We charge the most for polyurethane liquid membranes. However, epoxy paint or concrete seals are mostly affordable.

Basement waterproofing works by sealing the basement surface to prevent water leaks, heat, and other substances from coming into contact. The basement waterproof has 3 purposes– withstand break and tear, release water into the atmosphere through vapor, and keep the structure intact.

Following the installation of the interior drainage system, we, Bluebird CFW, clean and sanitize the area using HEPA-vacuum and industrial-grade cleaning agents to remove dirt, dust, and debris. Then, we work on eliminating any unpleasant odors in the basement to give you a hygienic environment.

The signs that scream that your basement needs waterproofing are– dampness, musty odor, mold/mildew, cracks in the walls or floor, and watermarks. To figure these signs out, place your hand on the walls/floors; if you feel any moisture, your basement needs waterproofing.

No. We have a lot of clients that come to us after they’ve done serious damage to the foundation of their basement while trying to waterproof it. So, we never suggest anybody try to do it by themselves. Basement waterproofing is a serious task that needs skill, expertise, and engineered products. By hiring professionals like us, we can complete the job in a short time.

The most common cause of basement leaks in homes in Benton Harbor is – foundation cracks, poor drain tile and sump pump, basement condensation, and interior water leaks. But, if your basement is leaking even though you had waterproofed it, then this means the grading was poor/ineffective.

To prepare your basement from flooding, install a sump pump, seal it, and properly grade it around the foundation. Also, install a backwater valve that helps to pass the collected water from your foundation to the municipal sewer system. By taking all these steps, you can successfully divert the water away from your home so that it won’t cause structural damage, wood decay, and mold/mildew growth.

Here’s how Bluebird CFW waterproofs your basement walls from the outside–

  • First, we clear the ground around the foundation.
  • Then, we seal all the visible cracks with a waterproof sealant to reduce water pressure on the basement wall.
  • Finally, we backfill the trench so that the water properly gets drained away from the foundation.

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