Basement Waterproofing Services

Leaks, Foundation Issues, Cracks, French Drains & Sump Pumps
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Basement Waterproofing Services

Leaks, Foundation Issues, Cracks, French Drains & Sump Pumps
We Help Fast 24/7! Call (732) 769-8101

Keeping It Bone Dry

Water in your basement can be a major health hazard and can cost you thousands of dollars in damage from just a single event. The truth is most basements will get water in them at some point in the life of the home. Even if you’ve never had a water intrusion event in your basement, you still might want to consider taking some basic waterproofing steps to hedge your bets against a costly future disaster.

Repairs Done Right The First Time!

What Are The Common Causes Of Water In A Basement?

Foundation issues, clogged or compromised gutters, and leaky basement windows are all common causes of water in a basement. Though water is pervasive and can exploit even the smallest of flaws, often with costly consequences.

Worse still, once water gets into a basement, your home can be at increased risk of a future mold problem. Any water behind walls, soaking into a crawlspace, or saturating porous materials can provide a furtive medium for mold spores to colonize.

Developing An Effective Basement Waterproofing Strategy

At Affordable Remediation, our technicians have extensive experience and training dealing with all manner of basement and foundation issues. We start with a comprehensive investigation of your basement, foundation, and critical areas around your home that water can use to invade the basement. This helps to develop a blueprint for the waterproofing strategy we recommend.

As needed we can coordinate with third-party contractors and municipal permitting authorities to help streamline the process.

Most basements need a multifaceted approach to effectively waterproof them. This starts with upgrading or installing several different components

Basement Repair & Prevention Options

French Draining System Or Drain Tiles

Hydrostatic pressure from water saturating the soil surrounding your basement is one of the leading causes of foundation damage, that leads to water invading your basement. This is especially likely if you have heavy clay soil around your home, the local bedrock is shallow, or your home is in a lowland area.

Installing a French drain system often calls for removing a small portion of the basement floor. A drain grate system is then installed. Any water that enters the system will be diverted away from your foundation and basement.

If necessary, we might also recommend installing or upgrading your home’s drain tiles. This is a series of subsoil drains that are meant to capture excess water that is shed from the roofline when it rains or snow melts. The water is then diverted away from your home via a series of grated drains. This type of system is often warranted if your home doesn’t have up-to-date gutters, or you have had recurring gutter issues in the past.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps are a great insurance policy against water getting into your basement. This is a basic pump that can be installed into a recessed area in the floor. Should water manage to invade your home, it will naturally make its way to the lowest point in your basement. The sump pump is set up with an automated float activation system. When water fills into the sump, the pump automatically turns on and diverts the water out of your basement.

Most average sump pumps have a one-third to one-half horsepower motor that can pump over 2,000 gallons per hour and can typically handle up to 120-linear feet. The number of sumps and sump pump your basement needs will be determined by the number of linear feet of drainage system that needs to be installed.

Most of the sump pump systems we install have some sort of backup generator or battery backup. That way if the power to your home is knocked out by a stron

Implementing A Humidity Management Strategy

Humidity is an issue in most basements. Left unchecked it can lead to recurring condensation issues and can put your home or business at increased risk of a mold problem, as well as causing damage to wood, drywall, and other soft materials.

Affordable Remediation’s technicians have extensive experience with developing and implementing humidity management strategies. This might include installing dehumidifiers and other climate control features in key locations, as well as upgrading existing basement ventilation systems.

If mold is a concern, we can also implement a mold prevention strategy. This might also include applying mold prevention agents or scheduling periodic assessment tests to detect the presence of mold spores in the air.

Foundation Repairs

A lot of the homes and businesses that contact Affordable Remediation about basement waterproofing do so after a major water intrusion event. In many of these cases, compromised areas of the foundation are a primary factor. This includes things like foundation walls with bows, cracks, bulges, and buckling. This is even more likely to be an issue with older homes and buildings.

Our professionally trained and certified technicians have the experience to accurately assess the state of your foundation to identify areas that are compromised as well as those which might be prone to future problems.

We can then help you understand the necessary measures to repair the foundation or preventive steps to minimize problems in the future. As needed we can coordinate with other contractors and permitting agencies to streamline the process for you.

Install Or Upgrading A Thermal Vapor Barrier

A thermal vapor barrier has several advantages. Not only does it help reduce the risk of water invading your foundation, but it will also help you save on energy bills. It is essentially a reflective insulation system that has become a standard component in most modern basements.

It comes installed with a special drainage system that diverts water away from your foundation, while also helping to regulate the temperature of your basement. Some older homes don’t have a thermal vapor barrier, though it might be possible to have one installed.

Waterproofing A Crawlspace

Crawlspaces are notoriously prone to water intrusion problems. Especially in older homes and buildings and basements with a dirt floor. Since they tend to be out of sight places, they tend to be out of mind right up until there’s a problem.

This makes crawlspace moisture a high risk for mold problems structural damage and can even cause sagging floors or deformed walls. Unattended crawl spaces are also prime nesting grounds for a wide range of insects that can further damage the building and foundation.

Our technicians can inspect your crawlspace to assess any active problems and identify vulnerable areas. This will all be factored into our recommended strategy.

After any repairs are made, we can then install the necessary waterproofing measures. This might including installing drains and sump pumps, as well as the strategic use of dehumidifiers. If necessary we might also recommend sealing the wood and other porous surfaces in your crawlspace to keep insects from infesting them.