Having a basement that is plagued with leaking, dampness, or major moisture issues can be one of the most stressful situations a homeowner can face. With so many unknowns about the process and expenses, the idea of waterproofing a basement can seem daunting, confusing, and financially unpredictable. While every waterproofing project is unique, learning some general information about the process and average cost of waterproofing a basement can help demystify the experience and can help a homeowner feel more confident in trusting a professional to keep their home watertight.
There are several telltale signs that a basement is having water issues. The most common signs of a wet basement are:
If any of these sound familiar, you likely have moisture issues that need to be assessed and addressed.
Water in a basement can come from several sources. The most common causes are:
Depending on the issues your home is having, a waterproofing professional can determine what waterproofing method would most effectively dry out your basement or crawl space.
There are two general ways to dry out your basement or crawlspace: exterior basement waterproofing and interior basement waterproofing.
Exterior Waterproofing involves digging a 3-10-foot ditch along a home’s exterior, cleaning the walls and waterproofing them, and then filling the ditch with stone and installing a drainpipe.
Interior Waterproofing can involve drainage systems, dehumidifiers, sump pumps, or a combination of all three, depending on the severity of the water issue.
While these are simplified explanations of what can sometimes be a complicated process, an on-site evaluation will indicate which of these services would be right for your home.
Costs can vary greatly and are based on each specific case, service, and location, but the prices below show a general breakdown of what waterproofing services could cost a homeowner.
After an inspection, a professional will provide a quote catered to the specific waterproofing services your home needs.
While a musty smell or dampness after a rainstorm may seem harmless, there are potentially very serious issues that can arise from basement moisture. A wet basement can cause:
If you see any of these signs in your basement, you will need to fix the moisture problem and repair any damaged wood to avoid further issues.
Ensuring your basement is watertight is a solid investment in your home’s safety. Professionals at Thompson Brothers can create a waterproofing strategy for your specific needs with upfront pricing and an explanation of the process so you can rest assured that your home’s interior and exterior will stay dry for years to come.
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We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.
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