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Basement Waterproofing

  • Protection From Water Damage
  • Healthier, Mold-Free Living Environment
  • Increased Property Value



Basement Waterproofing

Don’t Risk Serious Damage to your Home.

  • A flooded basement is not only frustrating—it can have lead to serious and costly damage.
  • Water can damage your home’s foundation, walls, flooring, and electrical systems, with repairs costing thousands of dollars.
  • Leave leaky foundation walls can lead to mold and water damage over time.
  • Investing in basement waterproofing, protects the structural integrity of your home and safeguards against unexpected repair costs.
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How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost?

  • The cost of basement waterproofing can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of your basement, the severity of the moisture issue, and the specific method and basement waterproofing company that you choose.
  • On average, you can expect to spend around $5,000 to waterproof your basement, though the cost can range from around $2,500 to upwards of $9,000.
  • To get a more accurate idea of what you might spend based on the size of your basement, basement waterproofing costs between $5 and $10 per square foot on average.
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Choosing the Right Option

Common Basement Waterproofing Approaches

  • There are several methods for basement waterproofing
  • Each has its own advantages.
  • Here’s an overview of the most common options:

Seal the Foundation Wall Exterior

One effective method is foundation waterproofing, which involves digging the soil away from the exterior of the foundation. Then a specialized waterproofing membrane or coating is applied to the outside surface of your basement walls. While this method has a higher upfront cost than other options due to the substantial excavation and specialized materials required, it offers long-term protection against water intrusion and requires very little maintenance.

Install Exterior Drainage Systems

Another effective approach to basement waterproofing is to install exterior drainage systems. These systems are designed to divert water away from your foundation, ensuring that it doesn't seep into your basement. These pipes and drains are strategically placed around the perimeter of your home. Although exterior drainage systems can be moderately expensive, they are highly effective at managing groundwater and preventing basement flooding. When properly maintained, these systems can last for decades, offering long-term peace of mind. However, this method also requires some excavation work, which can increase the overall cost of the waterproofing project.

Install Interior Drainage Systems

Interior drainage systems can also effectively manage moisture infiltration. One commonly used interior drainage system is the French drain, where a trench is created within the basement floor through which water flows to a designated sump basin and is then pumped out of the basement. Also called a footer drain, interior French drains are cost-effective and realitvely simple to install. It does a great job at managing minor leaks and seepage, providing a reliable solution to keep your basement dry. However, like other interior drainage systems, regular maintenance is necessary to efficiency in preventing water-related problems in your basement.

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