Basement Waterproofing

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 Hydrostatic Pressure. Basement Breakouts are crucial to catching the influx of water. This water can create unhealthy environments like mold, mildew within you homes interior.

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.

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.

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What to look out for:

  • Wet Basement – water seeping through concrete walls or floor
  • Cracks in Basement Walls
  • Cracks in Concrete Floors
  • Leaking Floor-to-Wall Joints or expansion Control Joints
  • Leaking Form Ties or Pipe Penetrations
  • Efflorescence – the sign of beginning water seepage
  • Flooded Basement – sump pump or power failure
  • Damp Basement – water vapor infiltration
  • Basement Molds or Mildew
  • Condensation – Water vapor build up in basements or on garage floors
  • Concrete Dusting – harmful to the lungs and machinery
  • Sump Pump failure – backup sump pump needed
  • Radon Gas Gases seeping through concrete and openings

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.

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