Steps You Can Take to Ensure a Dry Basement | Matthews Wall Anchor

Steps You Can Take to Ensure a Dry Basement

By on October 7th, 2013
Tags: Basement Waterproofing, Crack Repair, Foundation Repair, Residential Blog, Water drainage

Basement Waterproofing in Pennsylvania

wet basementA wet basement can cause a tremendous amount of damage to a home. The levels of moisture in the soil change with the climate throughout the winter and summer months. When this happens, the soil around and under your Pennsylvania or Ohio home can move, causing your foundation to sink or shift. This can lead to a multitude of problems, including cracks in your foundation. These cracks allow unwanted moisture and pests to creep into your basement. A damp basement is a perfect environment for mold and mildew growth, which can actually be a big health concern for you and your family. Mold contaminates the air you breathe, and not just in the basement. Mold growth and water damage can dramatically decrease the value of your home, so it is important to take care of any basement issues right away. Here at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing, we are happy to service all of your basement waterproofing needs in the Pennsylvania area.

In order to minimize and control the damage, it is important to contact an expert right away. Leaving basement repair issues and water damage alone for a long time can make the problem a lot worse. Also, allowing a professional to choose the best solution or equipment is always the best idea. Attempting to resolve foundation problems yourself may create further damage and make the problem harder to resolve. Any of the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing would be happy to come to assess your situation, give you a free estimate, and provide you with the best basement waterproofing solution.

Basement Waterproofing Options for Ohio and Pennsylvania

There are several ways to deal with water in your basement. We are dedicated to providing any basement waterproofing services you might need. When it comes to basement water control, we can either install a system to manage the water or completely prevent the water.

One of the most popular water management solutions is a sump pump installation. Sump pumps help remove accumulated water and direct it away from the foundation. They drain the water from the lowest part of the basement to prevent it from reaching the basement floor and your valuables. We only install the “very best” in foundation repair equipment from Earth Contact Products, so our sump pumps are extremely energy efficient and long-lasting.

Along with primary sump pump installation, we also offer battery backup sump pumps and sump pits. A battery backup sump pump is extremely useful during powerful storms. They turn on when the power goes out, so the water in your basement can continue draining. They have an alarm system to alert when they turn on and off and to warn you when there is a potential flooding threat. Sump pits are located in the lowest part of your basement and collect water before it reaches the sump pump. Not only do they collect extra water, but can possibly help to minimize radon gas. The sump pumps stop the water and gases from entering your home and causing problems.

When looking for a true waterproofing solution, we offer both exterior and interior basement waterproofing Pennsylvaniawaterproofing options. When looking to waterproof the interior of your home, we would coat the basement walls with a thick, silicate-based sealer. They will stick permanently to the basement walls and prevent any moisture from entering the space. Plastic sheets or coating would be used in addition to an interior drainage system. Exterior waterproofing is much more involved and includes digging outside of the home to install a drainage system. No matter what the solution, we will be happy to service your basement waterproofing needs.

Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing if you are faced with a wet basement. The sooner we can help you resolve your problems, the sooner you can reclaim full use of your basement and storage. Allow us to take care of your basement waterproofing installations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Contact us today for more information!

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