Northeast Ohio has seen an inordinate amount of rain this year. Foliage is beautiful and green, the trees and plants are loving the rain and so is the earth. Your basement, on the other hand, might not be so happy. An excessive amount of rain might not be beneficial to you or your home, especially if you have issues with water in the past.
Is my basement flooded? After a heavy rain day, this is one of the first questions many homeowners ask. Water sitting on the floor of the basement is a truly unwelcoming sight. It means the basement has issues that you need to address right away.
Do you know whether you have a basement flooding or a seepage? Many homeowners need to differentiate between the two. If after heavy rains your basement has several inches of water, then your basement is flooded. If there is no rain and you wake up to a basement with several inches of water, then you might have a backed up sewage line or a broken pipe.
Seepage, on the other hand, is a fact of life for many homeowners with a basement. The older the home, the more chances of having a wet, humid and problematic basement.
Calling an expert will probably clarify your conundrum, but for many important reasons, you need to know which one is which.
Installing interior basement waterproofing solutions in the home would prevent basement flooding, but will not stop the water from entering the basement. Installing a Sump Pump, or an interior draining solution takes care of the water once is in the basement of the home and will prevent the flooding, but will not solve the real problem.
Exterior basement waterproofing is the only true solution to stop water from entering your home, and to stop the damage water is causing to the structural integrity of the foundation.
For a true exterior basement waterproofing job, the company you hire begins a series of steps that will ensure your basement will be waterproofed for many years to come.
- Excavation. Excavating the basement walls to the bottom will ensure they are waterproofing from the footer and will do the job well.
- They will inspect the integrity of the foundation to make sure there are no cracks or other visible damage
- When the cracks or other issues with the foundation are addressed, they will apply a sealant to the foundation.
- Then, to guarantee a dry foundation wall, the company will apply a waterproofing membrane that will result in a dry basement for your home for many years to come.
It is true that there are many Ohio basement waterproofing companies that can do the job. But, there are not many basement waterproofing companies that will do the job well.
Pioneer Basement Waterproofing Solutions has a long history of excellent customer service and excellent customer satisfaction in the community since 1979. There aren’t many companies that can say the same thing. Call us for a hassle-free quote for your basement needs.