Basement Waterproofing | Warren, MI

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A damaged foundation can spell disaster for your home, but how many of us actually give that dark, musty basement the attention it deserves? If yours is sitting unused and neglected, no one can blame you for not giving it much thought. Whether your basement is in need of emergency repairs or you just want to take the first step to make it a usable space, let our experts at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing worry about it for you.

There are numerous benefits to a water-tight basement that makes professional waterproofing a worthwhile investment for every homeowner. Luckily, our basement waterproofing specialists have over 20 years of experience in the field helping people just like you find the peace of mind that comes with a dry, solid foundation.

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Before you embark on your basement waterproofing adventure, here is what you should know:

Take Your Basement Back

An empty basement can be turned into any number of usable spaces: a playroom for the kids, a bar for the grownups, even a movie room for the whole family. But before you can think about turning that unused space into a finished room, it’s important to ensure the structural integrity of the foundation.

Once the basement has been renovated, the cost of repairing water damage goes up. You can leave the hard work of waterproofing your basement to us so that you can enjoy your finished space with no unexpected headaches.

Keep Rot Out

Even if you don’t have any big plans for your basement, it can serve as valuable extra storage space. Keep your possessions dry and free from water damage by keeping leaks out of your foundation. A damp basement also runs the risk of wood rot, which can damage the structural integrity of your home.

Save Time and Money

Any kind of damage from a leaky basement, whether to your home or your possessions, is expensive and time consuming to repair and can raise your insurance rates. Our technicians at Bluebird can save you time and money in the long run by getting your basement in shape now before disaster strikes or repairing damage before the problem becomes worse.

Prioritize Your Air Quality

A leaky basement isn’t just bad for your home; it is bad for you, too! Damp foundation walls easily grow mold and lower the air quality in your home. Breathing mold spores can cause long-term lung problems and is especially dangerous for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Don’t take any chances with the air you breathe and let one of Bluebird’s trusted experts make sure your basement is waterproof and mold-free.

Call Bluebird For Warren Basement Waterproofing

Don’t let a leaky basement depreciate your home. Take control of the situation now and call Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing. We’ll give you back your basement, and you can rest easy knowing that your foundation is taken care of. If your basement is worse for wear already, no problem. We’ll take care of it and you can enjoy a dry basement for years to come. Outside of basement waterproofing, we also offer foundation repair and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Warren.

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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