Basement Waterproofing | Stevensville, MI

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No one can blame you if you’ve been neglecting your basement. It’s tucked away under the house, dark and cold, and rarely visited––out of sight, out of mind. However, taking care of your basement is, literally, foundational to maintaining your home.

No matter your situation, professional basement waterproofing is a worthwhile investment for any homeowner. Whether you’re undertaking a full-scale renovation, in need of preventive maintenance, or already have an emergency on your hands, you can count on our trusted experts at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to get your basement back in shape.

With over 20 years of experience, we offer high quality residential and commercial basement waterproofing in Stevensville, MI. You can rest assured that when we’re finished you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits a dry basement has to offer.

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Why Basement Waterproofing is Essential For Your Property?

Basement waterproofing is essential to prevent water from seeping into the foundation of a building, which can lead to costly damage and compromise the structural integrity of the entire building. Here four reasons why basement waterproofing is important:

1. Prevent Mold and Save Your Health

A damp, leaky basement is a perfect breeding ground for harmful mold and mildew. Even if it’s rarely used, a mold-infested basement can still affect the air quality in your entire home. If you want to keep the air you breathe clean and healthy, it’s important to keep your basement dry and mold-free.

2. Don’t Let Damp and Rot Into Your Home

Mold isn’t just bad for you; it’s bad for your possessions as well! If your basement is damp and moldy, anything you store down there will eventually be ruined. If you plan to actively use your basement, it’s even more important to keep it dry to protect furniture, appliances, etc. Even if your basement is sitting empty, water in the basement can turn to wood rot, compromising the structural integrity of your home.

3. Take Advantage of the Extra Space

A finished basement can be a valuable addition to your home, but before any renovation can be done the first step is to waterproof the foundation. Once the basement has been finished, flooding becomes much more expensive and time consuming to repair. If you’re planning to take advantage of that extra space, do it right and have your basement waterproofed first. Then, you can put more time and money into planning the leisure space you and your family have always dreamed of!

4. Avoid an Expensive Headache

A flooded basement is costly to repair, not to mention a lot of unexpected work. Let our experts at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing take care of it for you. Get your basement waterproofed before you find yourself in an expensive situation. Even if you have insurance, a basement flood will raise your rates, so ensuring your basement is water-tight now will save you money down the road.

Call Bluebird For Basement Waterproofing in Stevensville, MI

If your basement is leaky or flooded, call us at Bluebird for basement waterproofing in Stevensville, MI. If your basement isn’t wet yet, but it hasn’t been waterproofed, why wait for an emergency? Take control of the situation now and call Bluebird. Let us give you peace of mind and a basement you can take pride in. Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair, crawlspace waterproofing and seawall repair throughout Stevensville.

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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