A&M SafeBasements knows that basement waterproofing is necessary for any South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion homeowner. Your home is your biggest investment, and for this reason, you need to make sure that you're doing everything that you can to protect it from harm. This includes taking care of your basement and preventing leaks. Understandably, a lot of homeowners might not give much though to this area, especially if it isn't finished.
However, it doesn't matter how often you and your family venture into the space or what you use it for, you still need to have a waterproofing system in place. If not, your home is going to suffer the consequences. What happens inside your basement can have a huge impact on the rest of your home's structural integrity and overall condition.
Why Does My Basement Leak?
Your home may have problems with leaks in the basement for a variety of reasons. Typically, most of the seepage that gets into this area comes in: over the top of the foundation, through leaking wall or floor cracks, through leaking basement windows with weak seals, up through a clogged floor drain, through the cove joint (where the wall and floor meet), or there could be moisture because of a plumbing problem.
Warning Signs of a Problem
As a homeowner, how can you tell if you have a moisture problem beneath your home? There are some obvious signs you can be on the lookout for. If you notice any of the following, you need to get in touch with us ASAP:
- Water on the walls
- Water leaking down from window wells
- Water on the floor (possibly in puddles)
- Mold growing on walls, floors, or on cardboard boxes
- A moldy odor coming from the basement
How We Fix the Problem
Safe Edge™ Water Diversion: This is the most advanced system available to waterproofers today. This system features a unique multi-flow drain tile system which can be installed along the perimeter of your basement. It can also be installed with a special wall encapsulation system to prevent soil gasses from coming up and into your basement environment.
Safe Track™ Water Evacuation System: This system is specially-engineered to provide a simple, non-invasive solution to water which leaks in through the block wall of a home. No digging is needed with this system, and it will be installed with a sump pump system which will direct the water out and away from your home.
Safe Drain™ Waterproofing System: This system features a lower profile and wider design to make it possible for a thick layer of concrete to be installed over it without compromising the effectiveness of the system. It will be installed along the wall in your basement with a special rubber seal on the back that presses into the wall to drain away water and prevent hydrostatic pressure.