There are dozens of companies to choose from when it comes to foundation and waterproofing repairs in our area. Most offer similar products with very different pricing structures. The real differences that affect customers are where we separate ourselves from the pack.
If you’re going to hire a professional company to perform the work, the first consideration should be the length of time that they have been in the business. An Incredible 85% of the companies that went into our field ten years ago are now gone. That means they won’t be there if there are any issues with changes at the structure. Is it worth the risk of that money if it were to fail after you do it?
When it comes to waterproofing, Matthews installs a deeper interior drain trench so that the water is fully collected rather than just sitting in the drain system just below the floor. We actually offered and still service what are called box systems (those that sit on the foundations footer) for a few years. We found that this type would fail to channel the water properly because you can’t get the proper pitch so the water actually flows to the sump. In addition, that water could sit in that system just below the floor only inches from the floor surface while accumulating bacteria. These kinds of water remediation systems are far less expensive to install for those companies.
We provide a deep system that manages water at the bottom of the footer! We typically use three times the concrete and clean stone around our drains to insure that the system remains free of mud and silt. This means our customers are given a highly effective sealed deep set system that will address water below the floor level, which results in a dryer overall basement setting.
In terms of our Piering and Wall Anchor systems, Matthews was one of the countries leaders and innovators when we started helping our clients in the early 80’s. Our products have continued to improve over the years and our ECP products are second to none in the industry for strength and durability. Please visit our ECP link for detailed information.
We offer a 50 year warranty for all of our structural work, and a lifetime warranty for our waterproofing systems. The sump pump comes with a three year manufactures warranty.
Lastly, we have our prices for waterproofing online for our customers. We believe that people should be able to get an idea what they may be spending even before our foundation specialist does the analysis!