Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing is the first most important step that must be taken before you begin any basement remodeling project. Otherwise, moist and water will ruin your finished basement over time. We offer a variety of both interior and exterior wet basement solutions. Our promise is that your basement will stay dry – always.

Why is Waterproofing My Basement Important?

Did you know as many as 60% of all U.S. homes have or will experience a wet basement? This is according to the estimates of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Waterproofing is important because it protects both your family’s health and the integrity of your basement foundation. Water and ongoing dampness can have lasting effects on the integrity of your basement structure. If left untreated, serious issues can arise. Mold and mildew can cause harm to your family’s health. Water leakage can weaken and damage the basement floors and walls. You must address these issues right away.

If you are considering a basement renovation project, waterproofing is an important first step you must take. Whether you want to add an extra bedroom, home office, a theater or a workout room, your finished basement gives you an incredible variety of potential options that you otherwise wouldn’t have. Taking the first steps to waterproof the basement before renovating gives you peace of mind that your basement will be protected from water damage.

How Do I Prevent Water from Getting into My Basement?

In order to keep water out of your basement, we will provide both interior and exterior waterproofing solutions.

Here’s a quick overview of the basement waterproofing repairs you might need:

  • Interior Waterproofing Systems — Could include installing a sump pump, waterproofing panels, or using interior excavating to install French drains.
  • Exterior Waterproofing Systems  —Installing a waterproofing membrane. Involves clay that creates a waterproof barrier. The process entails excavating. Prior to adding the waterproof seal to the exterior of the basement walls, we will first patch any weak points or cracks in the foundation walls.

How Do I Know If I Have Moisture in My Basement?

There are a variety of visual signs which indicate potential basement water damage including:
  • Water stains or dampness on the walls or floor
  • Condensation on the windows
  • A musty smell
  • Evidence of mold
  • Peeling or bubbling paint on the walls
  • Rot in the corner boards
  • Rust around a steel support column
  • Curling or loose floor tiles

Any manner of moisture in your basement may result into a number of problems. This could include structural damage to the foundation, the formation of mold & mildew, along with health issues. Always remember that even though your basement is not your main living area, a damp basement or mold could significantly affect the quality of air your family breathes in the rest of the home above. Don’t delay and take action now.

How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost?

We measure the cost per linear foot. The following are the approximate average costs for both interior and exterior wet basement solutions. However, keep in mind that some variations in cost may vary depending on the repairs required.

  • Exterior Waterproofing Cost – $125-150 per linear foot
  • Interior Waterproofing Cost – $45-60 per linear foot
We will have to evaluate the reason why your basement is experiencing leaks or dampness in the first place. The appropriate solution can vary but may include one or more of the following:

There are many variables we’ll need to take a look at, so contact Smartland® today. We will schedule a time for an estimator to visit your home and examine your waterproofing situation and provide the best solution!

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Why Should I Choose Smartland®?

There are many options when it comes to choosing a basement remodeling company. However, you will not find a better basement company than Smartland®. We will provide you with the most effective solutions to maintain a dry basement. Whether it’s an interior or exterior waterproofing project, we have the best options for you. After working with Smartland®, our previous basement clients have not had any issues with water damage. Our basement systems work!