A&M SafeBasements - Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair

Saving Money With Basement Waterproofing


Saving Money With Basement Waterproofing

Basements require a lot of things in order to stay functional and dry. Should you fulfill all of these needs, they will not only give you a dry basement, they can provide you with peace of mind when concerned about the safety of your belongings. Basements are typically used for storage, and should not be neglected because of this. A lot of people keep some of their important family belongings in the basement, and they have no monetary value. The real question that is begged is how basement waterproofing does save you money.

In a finished basement, we keep a lot of expensive things. Some people even elect to keep things like a movie theater in their basement. Some choose to keep a game room in their basement, which usually is an assortment of different entertainment mediums and little to some gaming solutions.

However, when asking the question "how will the basement waterproofing service save me money, if I have to spend money on it?" The simple answer is that it won't. However, it is important to realize that if you do not ensure your basement is not properly kept up on it can cause a wide array of issues to pop up. Humidity, for example, is one of the largest detriments to belongings in your home when placed in a basement, and is, more importantly, a risk to your home. If your basement takes on any water, you are at risk of wood rot in your ground level flooring due to the humidity levels. This can be easily regulated whenever basement waterproofing work is done properly. If the flooring is replaced due to the humidity level in the basement, then it will only happen again because the root cause is not addressed.

So, when you ask yourself if holding off on basement waterproofing is worth it, the short answer is it's not. It is very important to concern yourself with the state of your basement and be sure that it is functioning as it should before you consider adding anything above it, which it supports.

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or your basement is currently in a state of needing repaired because of a wall crack, a floor crack or a sump pump failure feel free to contact us at 574-349-6679 or through our online contact form and we'll get with you shortly.

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Preventing Water Damage In Your Basement


Preventing Water Damage In Your Basement

If you've ever had a wet, and leaky basement, you understand all the hassels involved with this. But, like maitenance on a car, maitenance on your basement is good too in order to ensure it is keeping water out of your basement for years to come.

So, to ensure your belongings that you may be storing in your basement are dry, and any living space you have in your basement stays dry, here are some tips you can follow in order to help ensure your basements safety from water.

Sump pump System

If you have only one pump, one pump and a battery backup, or multiples of each, it is important to notate that these never kick on until you absolutely need them during a storm. However, if you have never seen them in action, it is crucial to test them so you have peace of mind should a heavy storm come. Therefore, it is very important to check your sump pump system. Here's how:

1) Test your Sump Pump System

Fill up your sump pit with water. If your sump pump(s) turn on then you have a confirmation that they do indeed work as they should. However, you aren't done yet!

2) Test your Battery Backup system

This is probably equally as important or more important than your actual sump pumps. To do this, switch off the power leading to the sump pump system. Once you have done that, Fill your Sump pit with water, If your battery backup works, it should turn on, the exact same as your main sump pump will. Don't forget when your done testing to swithc the power back on for the main sump pump system.

3) Clean out your gutters and downspouts

When considering keeping your basement dry, it does not pertain to just checking your foundation for cracks, and checking to make sure your sump pumps are operational. The maitenance also can reside outside the basement as well. Gutters and downspouts do their job by collecting water that flows down the roof, and then routing it out and into the yard. With a properly graded yard, the water will then flow down and away from the house. But, it is important to not that the gutters and downspouts will not work as intended if they are not cleaned and maintained. You may be able to lengthen the intervals between gutter cleanings with a Leaf Relief Gutter Protection System. However, this is not a reason not to check your gutters for being clogged anyways.

All in all, when you are finished with checking your home for all the potentials for water entering the basement, and then properly eliminating them, you will be all the better for it, and can maintain confidence that you will have a dry basement for years to come.

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Protecting Your Basement From Water Damage


Protecting Your Basement From Water Damage

So let's say it rains, and your basement takes on significant amounts of water? Nobody wants to deal with damaged valuables or large amounts of water in their basement. There are two ways that this happens. One, is that one of the components in your basement waterproofing system has gone kaput. Or two, you don't have a waterproofing system in your basement at all.

Regardless of what the issue is, you should look into having a basement waterproofing system installed in order to better protect your home from water intrusion.

Our team at A&M SafeBasements offers to sever solutions for any basement waterproofing issue you may be experiencing. From sump pump installations to carbon fiber wall crack repair, we can install any of them quickly with minimal intrusion in your home.

If your sump pump fails then water can be introduced to your basement, this is especially bad if it happens during a large storm. A sump pump is quite possibly the most important piece for any homeowners basement waterproofing system. Sump Pumps typically attach to the power of your home. But, in the case where you lose power to the main pump during the storm, you could have also had a battery backup pump installed, allowing your Waterproofing System to work completely even when there is no power available.

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If you have any questions, or wish to set up an appointment, do not hesitate to call us at 574-349-6679 or contact us online for any of your Basement Waterproofing needs.


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Preparing For Spring


Preparing For Spring

Spring and Summer are finally uppon us here in Indiana. However, It is important to remember that with spring comes heavy rains and severe storms. Both last year and the year before we experienced a high level of rainfall in Indiana. This rainfall can cause property damage, basement flooding, and even left some families without a place to call home.

Our staff at A&M SafeBasements Indiana has your back, and can help you install a premium basement waterproofing system in your home to protect yourself from the potential flooding and heavy rains we may expereience this spring.

Warning Signs Of Foundation Damage and Water Intrusion

Here is a list of other problem signs that could allow water to find its way into your basement.

  • Concrete floor cracks
  • Concrete or block basement wall cracks
  • Damp or wet drywall
  • Efflorescence
  • Damp or wet carpet
  • Condensation on pipes or exposed beams
  • Leaking window
  • Musty basement smell

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How Basement Waterproofing Works


How Basement Waterproofing Works

Your home is one of your biggest investments, thats why when basement flooding occurs it is important for you to seek help in remedying the problem immediatly. Basement flooding is the most commonly used term to describe any type of moisture accumulation in your basement. Whether there is 2in of whater or just a few small puddles our team can help. Water on your basement walls or floors can be a sign of damage in your basement. Wall and floor cracks typically are present even when small ammounts of water are noticable. It is important that you hire a professional to evaluate the extent of the damage that has occured in your basement. Once the damage has been assessed our professional basment waterproofers will provide you with an estimate on the repairs and basment waterproofing remedies needed to fix the issue.

What Causes Basements To Leak

Floor Cracks

Typically, most water seeepage that occurs in basements comes in over the top of the foundation, through leaking basement windows, up through clogged floor drains, through the cove joing, or through cracks in your basement walls and floors. Two of the most commond causes are floor and wall cracks and cove joint seepage. Take a look below to find out how to identify these types of leaks.

Identifying Wall and Floor Cracks

Typically wall and floor cracks can be identified by looking for visible cracks in your basements walls and floors. However, sometimes hairline cracks can occur which are harder to spot. In these occurances you will want to look for walls that are consistently wet as well as small damp spots on the floor.

Identifying Cove Joint Seepage

Cove joint seepage occurs because the seam between the floor of your basement and the walls has seperated alittle bit. Typically this looks like to large sections of wet concrete on your basement floor around the seam where the walls and floor meet.

Fixing Your Wet Basement

It is important that you hire a professional team of basement waterproofers to help you fix issues with leaky and flooded basement. Typically, attempting to fix these yourself can result in the repair failing or even damaging the wall more. Our team at A&M Safe Basements of Indiana has years of experience helping homeowners in indiana waterproof and repair their basements. Contact us today to get an estimate on basement waterproofing or to have emergency waterproofing work performed in your basement. Our team services homes in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, and Marion.

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