Basement Waterproofing | Jackson, MI

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Basements are the perfect storage spaces for many Jackson homeowners. That is why it is so upsetting when basements flood, damaging perfectly good furniture, carpet, and other cherished items.

Fortunately, you can act before water damage takes hold. Our innovative waterproofing experts have the expertise to make your basement dry and warm for years to come.

With over 20 years of professional experience Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing offers high quality basement waterproofing in Jackson, MI! No job is too big or too small for us. Here is what you should know first:

Pros of Basement Waterproofing

Whether you want to repair a leaky basement or just take precautions before any leaks occur, basement waterproofing is the answer. There are plenty of benefits to waterproofing, including:

  • Overall Property Value Increase – Waterproofing your basement can increase the value of your home. Jackson homebuyers are searching for homes that don’t have the telltale signs of water damage, such as musty odors and unpleasant drafts. These issues are expensive to resolve out-of-pocket, which is what most people seeking a new house want to avoid. If your basement has already been waterproofed, you will likely thrive in this competitive housing market.
  • Higher Air Quality – Two common but unfortunate results of water damage are mold and mildew. It’s important to tackle these issues as soon as they occur. Both mold and mildew cause low air quality, which is especially dangerous for those with allergies and asthma. Basement waterproofing will not only prevent mold and mildew from growing, it will also improve the overall air quality in your home. This will allow your family to breathe better AND feel great!
  • Lower Insurance Costs – Since water damage is frequent in Jackson homes, many homeowners have to claim the problem on their home insurance policies, which is a costly and grueling process. Basement waterproofing will leave your home with one less thing to worry about when it comes to hefty insurance rates.
  • Remodeling Precautions – Considering a remodel of your basement? In that case, waterproofing your basement is an especially smart move, as it will save you time and money in the long run by preventing water damage. After all, a long-lasting renovation is always valuable.

Basement Waterproofing process

What To Do During Water Damage

When water infiltrates your basement, you may feel understandably frustrated. Private documents, family scrapbooks, holiday decorations, and other special treasures may be stored in this space. Plus, basements are integral to so many Midwestern homes.

Water damage in the basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. It can cause significant structural damage, mold growth, and ruin valuable possessions. Immediate action is necessary to prevent further damage and restore the affected area. Whether through professional restoration services or DIY methods, timely intervention is crucial to minimize the long-term effects of water damage in the basement.

Luckily, Bluebird understands how to handle these everyday stressors by ensuring the ultimate, cost-effective protection for your own basement:

  • We rapidly diagnose the cause of the water.
  • Then, we provide the proper waterproofing strategies custom-made to your home. If the diagnosed issue is more extensive than anticipated, we will help come up with a cost-effective plan for water damage.

Contact Us!

Contact Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to get your free quote or schedule an appointment. Call us for your free inspection and estimate today at (888) 411-2264! We assure we provide the best water damage and basement waterproofing in Jackson, MI.

As your trusted source for any waterproofing needs, we look forward to working with you. Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repairbasement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing, egress window installation and seawall repair throughout Jackson.

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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