Basement Waterproofing

Restoration Mate provides effective basement waterproofing solutions. Protecting your basement is important as leakage can cause a large number of problems to arise from structural damage to mold and in many cases this will not be covered by insurance. Especially since many homeowners are now finishing their basements for added space in their homes, it is wise to take the necessary precautions. A finished basement on average is approximately $30 000 so it can give you a real peace of mind to know that you have a system in place to protect this kind of investment. Water damage is the one of the most serious and costly types of damage that your home can suffer.

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Restoration Mate provides full inspections to find the cause of your basement leak.  We also give free estimates.  Every situation is unique and our team will find the most ideal solution for you.  Call us today to find out more about our basement waterproofing services.

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Why is Your Basement Leaking?

There can be several reasons for leaking to occur in the basement. First of all, basements are more at risk to leaking since they are underground. If you have clogged window wells or corroded windows, that gives the water an easy way into your basement. The most common occurrence of water entry is through the wall-floor joints. They are usually the weakest points since they are poured separately. Hydrostatic pressure will allow water to be forced through these points and even up through the floor. Hydrostatic pressure occurs when the water around the home becomes saturated with water causing the weight of the water to push against the walls and upwards under the floor. Foundation walls wear down over time and especially if there are cracks the water floods inside. Whatever the cause is for your leaking basement, our specialists will find it and come up with the appropriate solution for your situation.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing is often seen as the best choice for protecting your basement against water.  This will solve the root of the problem by creating a system that will redirect the water away from your foundation.  This system is done with a series of layers such as hydraulic cement, protective membranes, mesh, weeping tile and gravel.  It does require the area around the outside of the foundation to be excavated but it is highly effective and we guarantee that this will solve your moisture problems due to a leaking foundation.

Interior Waterproofing

Another very effective solution is interior waterproofing.  The flooring along the inside walls of the basement will be excavated and a series of sealants, membrane, weeping tile and gravel along with a sump pump will be installed.  This waterproofing method does not keep the water from entering through the foundation but it will keep the water away from the finished interior and redirect it outside and away from the foundation.  It is also a less expensive method and can be used when the exterior option is not possible.  For example, some homes are built too closely together to have the room to excavate outdoors.