If you have noticed water seeping through your basement’s concrete walls and the floor, if you have experienced a damp or flooded basement, or if there is moisture and condensation on the basement walls and floor; these can all be symptoms of water problems which may potentially create unhealthy environments in your home. They may also indicate unsafe levels of radon gas.
Many homeowners attempt to correct these problems on their own. They spend money on “quick fix” solutions which usually don’t work, and, in some cases, may actually make matters worse. The best investment you can make is to contact the professionals at American Basements & Crawlspaces Corp. to diagnose your waterproofing needs. We stand by our work and our products. American Basements & Crawlspaces Corp. stands by its work and is fully insured and licensed.
Often if basements have hydrostatic pressure, water may come up through cracks in the floor or between the floor and wall which is called a cove joint. To alleviate this problem, a basement breakout would be recommended. This requires an area to be dug out 12-15in away from the walls around the whole perimeter of the basement. Drain tile and drain board is installed and area is concreted over. An interior drain system is installed by installing a sump pit and sump pump. Water then flows into drain tile through to pit and pump. Water is ejected as per village or city code.
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Don’t hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable staff about your concerns regarding waterproofing your basement. Our goal is to continue our quest to be the leading Chicago-based crawlspace and basement waterproofing company and to provide unparalleled services and products to our Chicagoland customers. Request a Free Quote to find out more.