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Protecting Your Basement From Water Damage

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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

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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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Contact our experts online or by calling 574-349-6679 to schedule a no-hassle free inspection and estimate.

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How Basement Waterproofing Works

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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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