Basement Waterproofing | Kalamazoo, MI

Our Experience

  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
The #1 Choice in Basement Waterproofing

Between the humid summers and cold winters, Kalamazoo receives a great deal of moisture. As a homeowner in Kalamazoo, you must worry about groundwater seepage from snow runoff wreaking havoc on your basement.

This can be especially frustrating if you just spent a lot of money on finishing your basement. Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Proactive owners invest in waterproofing their basements to protect the structure from groundwater seepage, which often arises when the weather sours.

If your basement has already started to leak, it can be tempting to try and ignore the problem. Praying the issue will go away can add up to far more damage. This leads to the growth of harmful mold and the destruction of your structure.

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with remediation solutions in addition to waterproofing.

Bluebird CFW Basement Waterproofing

What Does Basement Waterproofing Entail?

When our Bluebird waterproofing experts do basement waterproofing, we will dig out a foot-wide ditch along the wall or section where the leak is. We will also add stone, then a filter fabric weed barrier, and finally place a system that’s been specifically engineered for basement waterproofing.

More stones will be added, along with a sump pump. The Bluebird crew then cements over all of that to give you a level surface in your basement.

By then, your basement will be completely waterproofed. The phalanges along the wall from the waterproofing system will still be visible after the team has completed the waterproofing process. If you’d like, you can then purchase a dehumidifier and place it in your basement to have even more peace of mind that your basement will remain dry for years to come.

What Else Can I Expect?

Waterproofing your basement protects it from more expensive trouble in the future, including:

  • Damaged Carpet and Drywall
  • Waterlogged Furniture
  • Water-warped Ceilings and Tile Floors
  • Foundation Damage

With our experts’ guidance, you’ll finally be free to use your basement as you please without needing to worry about leaks and water damage ruining your fun. Here at Bluebird, we’ll not only resolve your issues so they don’t come back, we’ll do it in the most cost-effective way possible. That way, you do not have to break the bank.

Bluebird’s Lifetime Basement Waterproofing Warranty

Here at Bluebird, we are so confident that you’ll never have a water issue again that we offer a lifetime warranty for everywhere the system is installed. This means that, if we waterproof a single wall, you’ll never again have issues of water coming from that wall. If we do your entire basement floor, your entire floor will have a warranty for the lifetime of the waterproofing system.

We are Better Business Bureau approved with an A+ rating, and have 4.9 stars on Angie’s List. If you’re looking for an experienced waterproofing company that serves the Kalamazoo area, please contact us today for a free inspection! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repaircrawlspace waterproofing, egress window installation and seawall repair throughout Kalamazoo.

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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