Basement Waterproofing | Sterling Heights, MI

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The #1 Choice in Basement Waterproofing

Basements are very common in Michigan homes, including those in Sterling Heights. Homeowners enjoy basements because they offer plenty of extra space for just about anything: storage, leisure, and more.

That said, basements are not perfect. Since basements are below the ground, they are more likely to flood and face other challenges with water. Once the water does get into the basement, it can cause issues very quickly, and these issues tend to become serious if not treated urgently.

The easiest and most efficient way to prevent water from entering the basement is with basement waterproofing. Our dedicated team here at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is here to help you with basement waterproofing. This is what we think you should know:

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How Basement Waterproofing Helps

Mold and mildew are common problems in basements with additional moisture. Waterproofing keeps the water and moisture out, helping to prevent these issues. However, it has many other benefits including:

  • Reduced Insurance Costs – If you experience water damage, there’s a high chance you’ll have to make an insurance claim to fix it. Water damage often accumulates over time, so by the time you realize it, you are looking at an expensive claim. Basement waterproofing prevents water damage, helping you avoid insurance claims and keep your insurance costs down.
  • Better Air Quality – Mold and mildew are not just unsightly, they are dangerous. Mold and mildew are especially detrimental for people with asthma or allergies. Keeping your basement dry helps prevent mold, which keeps your air healthier.
  • Prepare for Remodeling – If you are looking to revamp your basement, you should invest in a thorough waterproofing job first. Waterproofing is much easier to handle when there is no furniture to work around. What’s more, waterproofing will ensure that your newly minted space is not waterlogged when a storm rolls in.
  • Increase Property Value – Water damage is a big, scary warning sign for future buyers. Waterproofing helps preserve the value of your home so that you can sell it for what it’s worth when the time comes.

Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Taking Care of Sterling Heights Basement Waterproofing

It’s important to do everything you can to keep water out of your basement. Excess moisture and water can cause trouble, and basements are an easy place for water to enter.

Professional waterproofing is the best way to keep water out of your basement. Waterproofing is not a DIY job, as experts have the tools and techniques to effectively seal off your basement.

For all of your waterproofing needs, look no further than Bluebird! Our dedicated team has over 20 years of experience, and we have never faltered in our reliability or quality of service. We take pride in every stage of the job.

We always start by taking a look at your basement before throwing out any exact cost. We want to be thorough and fair. Then our team does what we do best: waterproofs your basement. You won’t have to worry about water damage and can enjoy peace of mind. Give Bluebird a try today! Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Sterling Heights.

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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