Foundation & Basement Waterproofing
Certified Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Services in St Louis, MO
As one of the area’s top restoration contractors for water damage cleanup, we see plenty of flooded basements and cracked foundations. If your basement has flooded before, it is more than likely that it will flood again in the future. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent future basement flooding and at ABC Environmental Contracting, we offer the foundation and basement waterproofing services needed to do so. When you work with us, you can count on fast and reliable service that is tailored to your property and needs. Schedule a home evaluation today and we’ll find the source of your problem to ensure you never have to worry about a flooded basement again.
What Causes Basement Flooding?
Basement flooding can be devastating to your home, not to mention costly. There are many different causes of basement flooding, and understanding those causes can help you stop the problem before it starts. Severe weather and plumbing issues are the most common, and if you are able to recognize them early, then it can help you prevent costly repairs. Even if you don’t experience severe weather and plumbing problems, you can still have basement flooding issues! Water can collect in the soil surrounding your foundation, creating something called the clay bowl effect. This can create hydrostatic pressure, which forces water in through cracks in your foundation and basement. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to call in a basement waterproofing near me:
Signs You May Need Basement Waterproofing:
- Wall cracks
- Floor cracks
- A damp or musty smell
- Leaking or burst pipes
- Leaking windows
- Water marks or efflorescence
- Hatchway doors
- Bowing walls
- Sump pump failure
- Water heater failure
Basement Waterproofing Methods
There are quite a few different methods for basement waterproofing to help keep your basement dry at all times. Our basement waterproofing crews are experienced, certified, and well-trained. We work in basements and crawl spaces on a regular basis, which means we can help find the correct solution for your unique situation. This can include implementing:
Sump pumps are the pinnacle of effective basement waterproofing floor systems. They prevent basement flooding by pumping and moving water away from basements or crawl spaces. While there are many different designs and model options of sump pumps, using one in your home or business is essential if you want to protect your property from water damage. At ABC Environment Contracting, we help you choose the perfect sump pump to fit your needs and will provide expert installation and service to ensure you have a functional basement waterproofing cost effective solution that you can rely on for years to come.
- Sump Pump Installation – Proper installation of your sump pump is just as important as choosing the right pump for your needs. We help choose the best and correct location for the sump pump pit and discharge pipe. Then we dig the system of drain pipes and patch the floor.
- Sump Pump Backup Systems – We always recommend the installation of a water or battery powered backup system just in case something were to go wrong. This backup will protect your drainage system in case there is a malfunction with your main pump, a power outage, or an excessive amount of inflow water that your pump may struggle to handle.
- Sump Pump Discharge Lines – All of the water from the sump pump has to go somewhere and your system’s discharge line is what ensures that it moves away from your foundation. The correct design and installation of your discharge line will help prevent clogs and keep your system running smoothly.
French Drains or Perimeter Drains
A french drain is an interior system that can relieve pressure from poor exterior drainage without having to use an outdoor excavation service. When installing a french drain, a portion of your basement floor along the foundation perimeter is removed, which creates a trench of stone and a series of PVC pipes connected and directed towards a sump pump pit at the lowest point of the system. Any water or flooding will flow into the pipes through the washed stone trench towards the sump pump. Then it is directed outside and away from your foundation.
French Drain Systems can be installed during any season and can help you avoid costly damage to your landscape or driveway. The system’s design protects it from crushing or clogging and even allows it the capability of venting radon gas as well.
Downspouts and Draingates
For additional drainage solutions, we can install drain grates and gutter downspout extensions. Drain grates are used to catch water from other problem areas where it can pool up and divert it into your sub-floor drainage system, where it will be routed through your discharge line and out away from your foundation. Extensions to your home or business’s downspouts can ensure that the water discharge from your gutters doesn’t seep into your basement.
Basement Waterproofing In The St. Louis And Metro East Area
Hiring trusted professionals at ABC Environmental Contracting means that you will be receiving not only expert basement waterproofing service, but will receive care for many of the side other effects that occur when flooding and water damage takes place. If you want to protect your home or business as quickly and efficiently as possible – hiring a professional basement waterproofing company is the best way to do it. It is worth it to spend the money now, rather than letting more damage accumulate and spending a ton of money in the future if the job is not done completely or done correctly.
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