Wet Basement Waterproofing and Wall Crack Repair in Indianapolis, IN; Dayton, OH; Cincinnati,OH; Louisville, KY; and surrounding areas.
Wet and Damp Basement Repair
Waterproofing a wet or damp basement is not a do-it-yourself project. It involves a specialized knowledge of why basements leak and of the various methods of repair. Fortunately, we’ve dried out thousands of damp, wet basements, and have the skill, knowledge and experience to make your wet basement a drier, healthier, and useable space. American Basement Solutions knows how to fix a leaky, damp basement, mold & mildew in the basement, and keep the basement dry all the time. Call us today or sign up for a Free Estimate.
What causes a basement to leak or flood?
Your basement is a hole in the ground surrounded by a porous concrete material with cracks, holes, and joints in it. If this porous space of loose soil around your foundation is filled with water during a rain, it will cause hydrostatic pressure to push the water into your basement. The water will enter the basement through the walls, floors, and joints between them.
Clogged DrainMany homeowners have dry basements for years until an existing internal or external perimeter drain clogs with mud and silt. (see clogged drain system picture on left) This is why a non-clogging solution is so important. Many solutions have been developed to keep basements dry, some of which are more effective than others.
How to fix a Wet Basement…AmeriGuard Waterproofing System
The best solution is to install a subfloor drainage system around the perimeter of the floor. AmeriguardMany homes develop water problems because existing sub-floor drains clog with mud. The AmeriGuard System is designed to be separated from the soil under the floor by sitting it on top of the foundation’s footer so it will never clog. (see picture on the left) Other waterproofing systems sit in the dirt and mud beside the footer, leaving it susceptible to clogging. Our state-of-the-art system performs better and longer than the old fashioned corrugated black pipe or French drain tile systems offered by other companies.
AmeriGuard has a special wall flange that directs any wall seepage into its channel. It also has a secondary channel to keep water from building up under the seam between the floor and the new cement. Weep holes are drilled into block walls to drain water out of the walls and into the system. (see picture above on the right) As you can see, AmeriGuard has been designed to intercept all the sources of water at the perimeter of your basement and drain it away to a sump pump. AmeriGuard is designed to meet the challenges of all types of foundations including block, poured concrete, stone, etc.
A dry basement will protect your most valuable investment, your home, and enable you to use your basement for storage or for finishing your basement to gain additional living space. Your wet basement can be transformed into a bright, clean, and DRY usable space. Sign up today for a Free Estimate.