One of the main things we do here at Bluebird CFW waterproofing repairs in basements is one of the main ones. It isn’t surprising considering the weather we experience in our service areas, like Cheboygan, MI. After all, with our weather comes the potential for flooding, soil erosion, and shifting landscapes. Add any of them together, and they can combine into water problems for any basement, old or new.
When such issues occur, it’s good to know who to turn to that can not only help with the leaks but also do the proper repairs that’ll keep your basement nice and dry for years. Waterproofing a basement, though, isn’t a permanent solution. It’ll require periodic upkeep, inspections, and some repair work occasionally.
So, if you’ve got a basement needing waterproofing repairs, we have expert professionals who can do the work quickly and efficiently with first-time quality. More importantly, they can get the work done cost-effectively before you have to deal with potential flooding or mold inundation.
External Drainage Issues
Believe it or not, one of the biggest contributors to a leaking basement is some of the easiest to correct. Both of them involve exterior drainage around your home or business.
The first one we’ll inspect is the grading of your property. If you have land that slopes toward your property without providing an adequate channel for water to follow, you’ll collect water right next to your structure rather than flowing away from it. It can be detrimental to a building over time as the water can slowly penetrate your basement walls from the outside.
In addition, water will eventually erode and shift the soil around your property. It can lead to structural problems, including a sinking foundation, cracking walls, and warped flooring, to name a few.
The easiest way to fix this issue is to ensure your land gets graded and water is encouraged to drain away naturally from your building’s structure. In times of heavy rainfall, you should also provide the exterior walls of your basement are sealed or coated with a waterproof coating.
Another major issue we often discover externally to a property that can lead to necessary repairs to your basement’s waterproofing is a poor gutter and downspout system. If your gutters and downspouts aren’t functioning as they’re supposed to, water can overflow the gutter or overwhelm the downspout to the point where its basic function is rendered useless. Instead of directing water from the roof and away from the property, they collect water and essentially dump it around the foundation. Over time, this will lead to leaks in your basement.
In cases like this, either cleaning the gutters, repairing old and damaged ones, or installing a new gutter system is usually enough to handle any problems they may have been causing in the past.
Damaged Basement Walls
Inside the basement, our pros will inspect the structural condition of the basement’s walls. Things we’ll look for include:
- Any cracks and evidence of leaks
- Bowing walls
- The state of the wall sealant
If cracks or evidence of leaks are present, we can easily repair those. Of course, we’ll also dig deeper into what may be causing the cracks or leaks.
Your Free Inspection For Waterproofing Repairs
Before we can affect any repairs, our team needs to look at the one you’re dealing with and get a good idea of the type of repairs your basement waterproofing may need. The good news is our inspections are free, and in some cases, we can get you an estimate on the same day. This way, you won’t have to wait to decide, nor are you spending any money to discover the problem.
Experience You Can Trust
Bluebird CFW and our experts have been helping repair and waterproof basements for over 20 years. Get in touch if you’re worried about your basement’s waterproofing. You can count on it getting right the first time we fix it. You can also contact us for foundation repair, crawl space waterproofing and seawall repair in Cheboygan, MI.