Cost vs. Benefits of Basement Waterproofing in Pennsylvania and Ohio | Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing

The Cost vs. the Benefit of Waterproofing

By on March 26th, 2014
Tags: Basement Waterproofing, Residential Blog, Uncategorized

Why Waterproofing from Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing?

Earth Contact ProductsMatthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services offers open pricing for customers that need waterproofing in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This allows our clients to get an idea of the cost of the project before we start the job. With over 35 years of experience, our mission is to provide reliable, effective waterproofing service for residents. We believe in maintaining a clean, dry, healthy, and comfortable living space for you and your family. 

Our professionals can assist you with financial waterproofing costs. We won’t give you a quote over the phone or via email. By giving you a price quote before the job, it allows us to accurately assess your home to find any other damages. We are trained and certified to identify the source of your water damage and offer the best solution for your home.

The Benefits of Waterproofing in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing use American-made products made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in the waterproofing industry. By using ECP products, our customers are getting the latest technology on the market.  Our waterproofing products offer the following benefits:

  • waterproofingEnergy efficiency
  • Help to minimize radon gas in some cases
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty on ECP sump pumps
  • Pumps run 40% less than traditional systems
  • Plastic sheet is used to block dust and air pollutants
  • Sump pump contains a sealed oil bearing system that operates without water
  • Increases value of the home
  • Guards against water damage
  • Prevents mold and mildew growth
  • Sump pumps running 1/3 to 1/2 horsepower that pumps 5,000 gph
  • Applied to residential and commercial applications
  • Higher volume drain pipe installed next to the footing
  • Performs as a subsurface drainage system

You can save your foundation, basement, and belongings with a good waterproofing system.

Without an adequate waterproofing system, your home or building can encounter water damage. Look for signs such as:

If you notice any of these signs, give us a call. We offer waterproofing methods to protect your home from future damages. Our waterproofing products include exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing, sump basins, sump pits, sump pumps, battery backup sump pumps, and basement drainage.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing systems are designed to keep water from entering your basement, where water may seep through floor cracks, ceilings, or walls. They also guard your home against mold growth, structural damage, water stains, and foundation issues. The installation process requires some excavation with little to no disturbances. The products needed for exterior waterproofing installation include a waterproofing membrane, dimple drainage board, perforated drain pipe, drain pipe fittings, sump basin, backup sump pump, and a discharge freeze guard.

Interior Waterproofing

Interior drainage has waterproofing benefitsInterior waterproofing involves removing and replacing the concrete slab, installing a drain pipe under the slab, and draining the area to a lower level. Just like the exterior waterproofing system, this system uses sump pumps. They also include the following additional products: water channel, SDS, drain pipe, sump pit with lid, vapor barriers, and a system clean-out. Interior waterproofing systems offer numerous advantages such as:

  • Prevents mold growth
  • Keeps basement and crawl spaces dry
  • Prevents moisture and humidity
  • Increases the longevity of your home
  • Improves the home’s structure

Sump Basins

Sump basins offers waterproofing benefitsSump basins are located inside the sump pit. The sump basin is the sump pump. Our sump pumps are installed at the lowest level of the basement to ensure the water flows into the sump pit. As water enters the basement, it enters the basin. There are several types of sump pumps. The most common sump pump is the submersible sump pump, which is placed into the basin to expel water. The other type is the pedestal sump pump that sits above the basin and has no contact with water. Hoses are attached to the basin so water can be expelled outside and away from the home. Sump basins offer the following benefits:

  • Applied to commercial and residential projects
  • Reduces repair cost
  • Easy, quick installation
  • Latest technology
  • Recommended by engineers and industry professionals
  • Prevents basement floods and sewer backups
  • Restores drainage

Sump Pits

Sump pits are an effective waterproofing solution when combined with a sump pump. Its job is to guard your basement against floods by collecting and removing water from your home. They help keep basements safe from mold growth. When it rains, groundwater saturates the soil and surrounds the basement. This causes water seepage and water-related issues. A sump pit collects this water and the sump pump removes it from your basement. That’s why sump pumps are installed in the basement floor so they can collect the water easily. Sump pits can sometimes help to minimize radon gas.

Sump Pumps/Battery Back-up Sump Pumps

Waterproofing benefits your basementSump pumps can be used for crawl spaces as well as basements. They help remove accumulated water around and underneath the foundation by expelling it away from the home. They also guard homes against mold growth, wood rot, and structural damage. Our sump pumps are heavy duty, energy efficient, and reliable. When installed with a sump basin, it provides total protection for many years to come. Our sump pumps remove 5,000 gallons of water per hour.

Battery backup sump pumps will protect your home from flooding even if your power goes out from a thunderstorm. We guarantee 100% basement protection for the residents in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Basement Drainage

Over time, poor drainage can lead to water damage and foundation failure. Foundation failure may lead to misaligned doors/windows, wall cracks, buckling floors, and bowing walls. To avoid further water damage,  the experts at Matthews can check the perimeter of your home for poor drainage areas. We check the following:

  • Gutters and downspouts: We make sure gutters are free of debris and leaves. Downspouts should be the correct size and length.
  • Landscaping: Trees and shrubs should be at least 12 feet away from the foundation.
  • Sump pumps: We make sure your sump pump is properly working. If it needs to be replaced, we can install a reliable sump pump to prevent flooding.

Our basement drainage system includes foundation drainage boards, subsurface drainage systems, and surface drainage systems. Our waterproofing methods will keep your basement or crawlspace stable, dry, and safe from water exposure. We have reliable basement drainage systems for residents in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

For quality waterproofing, Matthews has basement waterproofing products for your needs. We also offer open waterproofing pricing, so you can know the basement waterproofing costs of your project. Contact us today so we can serve you!

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