Basement Waterproofing | Flint, MI

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Many people don’t realize that one of the most common causes of home interior damage is water. Whether it’s rain, seepage, humidity, or plumbing leaks, water damage can severely harm your walls and floors.

Nowhere is this more evident than in your basement. Water can easily seep through the cracks in your foundation. Poor heating and cooling can cause a buildup of moisture or condensation.

Many people tend to ignore their basements, thinking that if they don’t plan on renovating it, it can stay as is. That line of thinking, however, is rather flawed when you take into account the health and structural concerns associated with basement leakage.

This is why basement waterproofing is so valuable to your home. If you’re looking for Flint basement waterproofing services, Bluebird CFW Foundation Repair and Waterproofing has you covered.

basement filled with water

Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Mold and structural damage are common problems in basements across Flint. By waterproofing your basement, you can prevent these damages from ever occurring.

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

  • Reduces Insurance Claims – Water damage accounts for a big percentage of many insurance claims. Slow water leaks can cause significant structural damage if ignored. With a waterproofed basement, you can avoid these insurance spots altogether.
  • Get Remodeling Projects Started – If you’ve been dying to start your basement remodeling project going, waterproofing your basement is a crucial first step. It lets you build whatever you want without the worry of water damage.
  • Improved Health – Waterproofed basements reduce the growth of mold and other harmful bacteria in your home. Flint basement waterproofing improves your overall health and quality of life.
  • Increases Property Value – If you think you might be selling your home down the line, basement waterproofing can greatly improve its value, since the next buyer won’t have to worry about floods and basement leaks.

Bluebird’s Basement Waterproofing Services

We recognize that leaky basements can cause a real problem, but we also know the true value of a waterproof basement. DIY waterproofing projects can be tiresome and needlessly expensive.

This is why a lot of Flint residents tend to leave their basements alone, but this 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 waterproof them for good.

That’s why we have our team of experts – to handle your waterproofing project for you. Not only will we identify areas of concern, but we’ll fix any leaky areas to securely and effectively waterproof your basement.

Protect your friends and family, and your home, from any harm and damage that comes from a leaky basement today. That way, you can finally get started on your basement remodeling project and improve your home’s interior.

Contact Bluebird CFW Foundation Repair and Waterproofing Today

Looking for reliable Flint 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 Flint.

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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