Waterproofing Your Basement

stock-photo-22083798-water-damaged-basementPretty frequently you can watch the news or read the newspaper to find warnings about a basement waterproofing company that was not delivering what they promised.  Shoddy work and exorbitant prices were commonly associated with these companies, and the consumer is the one loosing.  If you need a waterproofing company, a contractor, or anyone working in your home, you need to be diligent. Doing a basic research on the company, the cost associated with fixing your problem, and basic common questions that you should ask whomever you are hiring should be done before any papers are signed or money exchanged.  Do you need a basement waterproofing company with a long history in the area and great customer satisfaction? Contact us or check the BBB to see our rating.

Get rid of water in your basement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Water problems in your home can lead to dangerous structural issues and even health problems. A family-owned company that addresses water and the issues that come along with it is Everdry.

Everdry Waterproofing and Foundation Repair has been in business nationally since 1978. The Grand Rapids office is celebrating 25 years in business, family owned and operated. Everdry does full-service waterproofing on the interior and exterior of homes. All work comes with a lifetime transferrable warranty.

Signs of Basement Moisture Problems

  • Musty odor
  • Dry rot
  • Visible mold
  • Cracks in wall and floor
  • Rust on appliances

On the Level: Dealing with a mold problem

We have a mold problem in our basement. Our house sits at the bottom of a hill so when there is a lot or rain or a big snowstorm that melts we get water continuously flowing into the sump pit. There have been a few instances where water in the basement coupled with inadequate ventilation caused some mold to form on some ceiling tiles and on a few parts of the walls. I called a basement waterproofing company and their sales rep came by and indicated it would cost approximately twenty-two thousand dollars for all mold to be removed and a proper drainage system installed. He said that everything had to be taken out of the basement, the walls torn down etc.

I want to take care of this problem but need some expert advice on what to do. I realize this sales rep wants to make money for his company but I’m not convinced that the mold problem is that serious.

Twenty-two thousand dollars is indeed a large sum. Quite frankly, the basement waterproofing industry is peppered with not-so-ethical practitioners who come on like gangbusters, scare the pants off you with a huge number only to back off of the big number somewhat with certain sales techniques only to have you grasp at a smaller price they’ll offer if you sign right away.