Basement Waterproofing | Chelsea, MI

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Water can do just about everything, from helping flowers bloom in your front yard to keeping the trees alive in your street. It also quenches your thirst and refreshes your body.

Unfortunately, it can also cause irreparable damage to your home’s walls, floors and basement if you aren’t careful. Seepage, rain, humidity, and leaky pipes are all common effects of water damage. When water seeps through the cracks in your foundation while poor heating and cooling build up moisture, you’ll find yourself in a moldy home with too much condensation.

There are, plenty of hazards that come with basement leaks and water damage. Failing to take them into account causes a whole host of issues down the line.

This is why basement waterproofing is so valuable. If you’re looking for basement waterproofing in Chelsea, MI, Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is here to help.


Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Basements in Chelsea and around the country often contribute to basement mold issues. By waterproofing your basement, you can help prevent these issues from reoccurring.

The benefits of basement waterproofing go beyond just preventing mold and structural damage. They include:

  • Improves Remodeling Projects – For homeowners that want to remodel or finish their basements, waterproofing is usually the first step. By getting rid of all water damage, you’ll be better set up to tackle other projects.
  • Cheaper Insurance – Water damage can exacerbate your insurance costs. Slow water leaks cause serious structural damage if you aren’t careful. With a waterproof basement, you don’t have to think about these insurance claims at all.
    Improves Health – Mold and harmful bacteria threaten you and your family and often derive from moisture generated by leaky basements. Chelsea residents can improve their overall health and quality of life through basement waterproofing.
  • Better Property Value – If you waterproof your basement, it’ll greatly improve your home’s value. It’s one thing that your next buyer won’t have to worry about, which gives you leverage to negotiate better prices down the line.

Bluebird’s Basement Waterproofing in Chelsea, Mi

We recognize that leaky basements are a real problem, and we also know the benefits of a waterproof basement. DIY basement waterproofing projects, however, aren’t recommended.

This is why a lot of Chelsea residents ignore their leaking basements, which is doing more harm than good. The best thing you can do is call up a team of professionals to patch up leaky areas and keep them waterproofed for good.

This is what our team of experts is for – to handle your waterproofing project on your behalf. Bluebird offers superior services compared to other contractors that use sub crews to handle waterproofing projects.

These crews can be unreliable and hinder the quality of your waterproof job. Bluebird’s crews are made up of our own staff, all of whom have gone through rigorous training for waterproofing and concrete lifting projects. One of the reason’s we believe that we are one of the best basement waterproofing companies.

Our team assesses the damage and offers reliable basement waterproofing services to make sure no one has to deal with mold in the future. That way, you can finally start on your basement remodeling project and improve your home’s interior.

Contact Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Today

Looking for reliable Chelsea basement waterproofing services? Call up Bluebird today and get a free quote! We can get you started on a basement waterproofing solution. Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Chelsea.

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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