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Expert Basement Waterproofing Services

waterproofing basinMatthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services offers expert basement waterproofing solutions for PA and OH. Moisture issues are an annoying problem that many homeowners have to deal with. Whether your foundation is poured concrete, block walls, or clay tile, most homeowners in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus areas have one enemy in common: water. Water can infiltrate your home through cracks in basement walls, or the soil beneath your foundation. Poor gutters, downspouts, and bad drainage may lead to wet or flooded basements and musty crawlspaces. It is important to make sure that your home is equipped with proper drainage and waterproofing systems so that you do not have to deal with flooding, water damage, or mold. We are your Pennsylvania basement waterproofing service provider, also servicing Ohio and West Virginia.

Choose the Best Basement Waterproofing Experts

When it comes to basement waterproofing, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services are your best choice. If you are trying to decide whether or not you need waterproofing services, look for some of the common symptoms of a wet basement. These signs include:

  • Flooding or water pooling in basement
  • Water stains on floor or walls
  • Water damage to possessions
  • Rotting wood in supports or floor joists
  • Musty odors
  • Visible mold or mildew
  • High humidity in living area
  • Sagging floors
  • Condensation on pipes or insulation

Any one of these can be an indicator that your basement has developed water issues. If this is the case, contact a basement waterproofing contractor like Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services immediately. Our specially trained team can provide you with the necessary services to keep your home safe and dry. We offer reliable products from Earth Contact Products (ECP) and provide professional  services such as interior drainage, exterior drainage, and sump pump system installation to make sure that your home is adequately protected from moisture. Contact us for help waterproofing your basement. We offer affordable basement waterproofing pricing options for our customers. We will work with you to determine the cause of your water problems and find a solution.

How do Basements Get Wet?

There are many ways that water can enter a home. Often, a wet basement is the result of poor exterior drainage. For example, if your gutters do not function properly, or if the ground around your foundation is not properly sloped, water might pool around your foundation. This water can then seep through cracks in your foundation and into your basement.

Water is especially likely to enter your basement if there has been a recent case of extreme weather. A heavy rainfall can lead to an increase in hydrostatic pressure as the soil around your foundation absorbs more water. This pressure can build up, causing your foundation to crack or shift, and giving water an easier entrance into your home. Drought conditions can also be harmful, as they cause the soil to shrink, often creating voids around your foundation. When the rain finally does come, water enters these voids and pools around your foundation, causing damage and threatening to seep into the basement.

Solutions to Clean Up Your Wet Basement

Clearing the water from your wet basement can be a tough job. The first step is to seal any gaps and cracks and take care of any foundation issues that may be causing water to enter your basement, such as a settling or cracked foundation. Once this is done, you can address the water in your basement. Some useful tools for removing water from your basement are interior drainage systems and sump pump systems. These will collect water that leaks into your basement and re-route it out of the house and away from your foundation. Sometimes, concrete waterproof coatings on your basement walls are successful in sealing out water. Wall encapsulation using a vapor barrier may also help prevent water from causing damage. Vapor barriers are normally installed in the crawlspace to keep out moisture, but can be installed along the length of basement walls, to create a continuous vapor barrier.

Tips on Preventing Water from Entering Your Home and Basement

leaky basement wallsTo keep water out of your basement, make sure that your home is properly sealed and the foundation is in good shape, as problems with your foundation can cause serious water issues. In addition, take a look at your exterior drainage system and check that it functions properly. Your gutters should be adequately sloped to catch rainwater and carry it away from the home. The ground around your foundation needs to be graded so that it slopes away from the home, allowing water to flow away from the foundation instead of pooling around it.

Some other areas that should be examined are your downspout extensions, sump pump, interior drainage system, and free flowing drain system. All of these components working together will help keep your home dry and moisture free. If you have a water problem in your basement, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services will help examine the cause and find a solution. We have the necessary services and tools to both re-route water that enters the basement and seal out moisture before it can enter.

What To Do If You Suspect Water in Your Basement

Without all of these things working together you are risking a flooded basement and potential structural problems. Water causes many problems, from structural damage to mold and mildew growth. If you have a water issue in your basement, the health and safety of your family is at risk. A smart water management system installed by a trained professional such as Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services is your first line of defense. So, for all your basement waterproofing needs in PA, OH and WV, count on us to get the job done right for you. Good water management will help keep the value of your home high and your basement dry.  Our team of representatives can provide financing options to assist you with waterproofing costs. Contact us today for all of your basement waterproofing needs.