Prepare for Spring Showers with Basement Waterproofing

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Spring is finally here in the Midwest and it can be a beautiful time of year. The combination of warmer temperatures and rain make the landscape bloom and turn green. It can be the perfect time to get together with friends and family and enjoy all of the new life that is growing around us. Unfortunately, that rain is not always kind to homeowners and their basements. If a home is not properly waterproofed, it can cause havoc in a basement. Depending on where you live in the Midwest, you may only really need a good sump pump and great drainage, but other homes will need much more than that to keep water away and out of your basement. If the ground around your home slopes down toward your home, your home may basically sit in a puddle all season. That is awful for the stability and longevity of your basement. Homes like this one will likely need two forms of basement waterproofing; internal waterproofing systems (like sump pumps, drain tile, and crack repair) and external waterproofing systems (like an exterior waterproofing membrane and yard drainage).

Regardless of how much waterproofing your home needs, nearly all Midwestern homes need at least one form or another. Here is how you can easily tell if your basement is in need of waterproofing:

  • Basement cracks
  • Water leaks
  • Mold and mildew
  • Wood rot
  • Water stains
  • Flooding

If you are encountering these problems, you need basement waterproofing. If you already have a sump pump and other forms of waterproofing, there is always the possibility that you need a replacement or other forms of waterproofing to keep your basement safe.

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Midwest Waterproofing can provide you with the solutions you need to keep your basement safe and dry this spring and for years to come! Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate. We understand that projects like these are often not in the normal homeowner’s budget, but waiting to get these problems fixed will only make them worse and more expensive. That is why we have financing options for your basement waterproofing project. Give us a call today to learn more!

 

Don’t DIY your Sump Pump Installation

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Have you ever been in a situation where your basement has had leaks, puddles, or even flooding? It can be a scary situation because it can ruin your possessions, causes damage to your basement, and it is hard to clean up. It can also lead to a number of problems down the road including mold and mildew, wood rot, and even pests! So how do you protect your basement from water damage?

There are a few steps you can take to keep water away from your basement and your foundation, but easily one of the most important ones is a sump pump. If you experience water in your basement regularly–for example, each spring–then a sump pump is a must for you, especially if you do not have one already.

Waterproofing and Sump Pump Installation

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A sump pump is a basin that is placed at the lowest part of your basement. All water will drain into and when enough water is inside, it will turn on and pump the water away from your home. In other words, it is energy efficient since it does not run all the time; only when it needs to. What happens if the power goes out?

Battery backup sump pumps provide you safety during storms, flash flooding, etc. If the power goes out, your battery backup sump pump will turn on and provide you with instant peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about your basement flooding if your power goes out! It’s definitely something you will want to consider when looking into sump pump installation.

Sump Pumps: Not a DIY Project

Sump pumps are a very integral part of a home, especially in places like the Midwest that gets lots of seasonal rain and flooding. If not installed correctly, your basement and even your home could flood, causing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages. You want to make sure your home is protected, so make sure to hire a professional. It may be more expensive, but it is a much safer way and you can be sure that you will avoid much more costly repairs. We can provide you with waterproofing services including sump pump installation and battery backup sump pump installation. Give us a call here at Midwest Waterproofing! You can also book your appointment online.