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Basement Waterproofing FAQ

What is basement waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing is the process of preventing water from entering a basement or crawl space. This can involve a variety of techniques, such as installing a waterproof membrane, sealing cracks, or installing a drainage system.

How long does basement waterproofing last?

The longevity of basement waterproofing depends on a number of factors, such as the quality of the materials used, the effectiveness of the installation, and the severity of the water problem. In general, homeowners can expect basement waterproofing to last for several years to several decades.

Can I waterproof my basement myself?

While it is possible to waterproof a basement yourself, it is generally recommended to hire a professional contractor. Waterproofing requires specialized knowledge and equipment, and mistakes can be costly to fix.

How long does basement waterproofing take?

The length of time it takes to waterproof a basement can vary depending on the size of the basement, the severity of the water problem, and the type of waterproofing system being installed. On average, homeowners can expect the process to take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Does basement waterproofing increase home value?

Basement waterproofing can increase the value of a home by making it a more attractive and functional living space. In addition, it can help prevent costly water damage and mold growth, which can be major turnoffs for potential buyers.

Is basement waterproofing covered by insurance?

In most cases, basement waterproofing is not covered by standard homeowners insurance policies. However, some policies may cover water damage that results from a sudden and accidental event, such as a burst pipe or natural disaster. It is important to review your insurance policy and speak with your insurance provider to understand what is and is not covered.

How much does basement waterproofing cost?

The cost of basement waterproofing can vary depending on the size of the basement, the severity of the water problem, and the type of waterproofing system installed. On average, homeowners can expect to spend between $2,000 and $10,000 for waterproofing.

Is there any cost or obligation in order to receive a consultation from BWS?

Absolutely not. We will set any time that is convenient with you and/or your significant other, do an inspection, explain what the causes are, design a guaranteed solution to your specific problem and leave you with a written proposal to evaluate.

What are the signs that my basement needs waterproofing?

Some common signs that a basement may need waterproofing include dampness or moisture, water stains or discoloration, a musty odor, or the presence of mold or mildew.

Can waterproofing prevent basement flooding?

While waterproofing can help prevent water from entering a basement, it may not be enough to prevent flooding in the event of a severe storm or other catastrophic event. Additional measures, such as installing a sump pump or elevating belongings off the floor, may be necessary to prevent flooding.

What is the best type of waterproofing?

While waterproofing can help prevent water from entering a basement, it may not be enough to prevent flooding in the event of a severe storm or other catastrophic event. Additional measures, such as installing a sump pump or elevating belongings off the floor, may be necessary to prevent flooding.

Satisfied Customers.

“The resulting repair results have been truly outstanding. Your men performed mold remediation and structural repair in an outstanding and professional manner to correct and resolve the water leakage problem in my basement.

In my view, they worked untiringly and were exact in everything accomplished in the job as well as cleaning up after the area after the job was completed.

Thank you for your dedicated work. I will be highly recommending your business to all my clients and friends.”

Donald Gauntner

Colonel, Retired, U.S. Army

“All of your crew were very nice, introduced themselves, and shook my hand. They were efficient, and I was impressed with their concern when it came to shielding the rest of my house from dust and debris.

I normally do most of the work on my house msyelf. When I have paid in the past for a professional, I have been disappointed for one reason or another. I must say I was blown away by your companies professionalisms, efficiency, and attention to detail.”

Brett Haney

Homeonwer, Lancaster, PA

“I have dealt with asthma and allergy symptoms for 30 years. I called David Horner, the owner of Basement Waterproofing Solutions, and told him what had been transpiring. He said he could be at my house in 30 minutes to give me an estimate.

He went over the basement and explained what he would do so that I could end up with a new, dry basement. I was never pressured to sign a contract or give money.

During the renovations, they took care of every concern I had, and they even went above and beyond and fixed some old cement they thought would trip me up. 

I no longer have to take asthma medicine or inhalers, my cough is gone, and I am enjoying my bright, clean, and dry basement.”

Audrey Smith

Homeowner, York, PA

“We are very pleased with the work that your crew did. They did an excellent job in cementing back the floor that was opened for the drainage pits.

After the job was completed, we had 3 other contractors (carpet, carpenter, and plumber) come into our basement and they all remarked that they had never before witnessed a job as well done as the one done by your company

Thank you very much for your work and the cleanup that occurred after the job was done. “

Bill & Donna Kloidt

Homeowner, York, PA