Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April showers bring May flowers, but in the south, spring rains can bring more than just a few blooms; they can cause significant water damage. To prepare your home for spring, let’s talk about waterproofing, water damage repair and water problem prevention.

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How do spring showers cause damage?

Water damage can be caused by various factors. When talking about the effects of rain, we differentiate between:

  1. Damage caused by occasional, heavy downpours
  2. Damage caused by a gradual buildup of water

Heavy rain can cause regional floods. With no place to go, these streams can end up in your basement, where the water will accumulate and build up. Alternatively, little bits of rain (or even humid air) can collect in your basement, foundation or crawl space.

Regardless of how water enters your basement, having a buildup of water can lead to various problems, such as:

  • Structural issues to your home
  • Health issues caused by mold growth
  • Increased humidity levels in your crawl space

The faster you tackle water issues, the less damage it will cause. At Thompson Brothers, we waterproof basements based on construction type and prevention methods, fix leaky basements or seal basement walls against future leaks or flooding.

Repairing water-damaged basements

Besides waterproofing your basement in preparation for heavy rainfall, we also offer water damage reparations. After we finish waterproofing, we can repair any damaged wood, floors and seals, as well as replace or reinforce joists.

After all, is the problem really fixed if the damage is still present? Knowing that humidity might still be high and that mold loves humid environments, we don’t think so! Let our team at Thompson Brothers repair your basement or crawl space, and prevent damage from continuing to occur.



Basement Waterproofing

We offer various waterproofing solutions that can be paired together or used separately. Depending on the type of building, waterproofing needs and the current ‘health’ of your basement, our team will inspect and advise on what type of waterproofing is best for your space.

Our waterproofing solutions include:

  • Dehumidifier systems
  • Moisture barriers and retaining walls
  • Crawl space drain systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Rub-R-Wall

Preventative maintenance

In order to further prevent water from entering your house, make sure your gutters, downspouts, and other drainage systems are properly installed and maintained. Gutters should be cleaned regularly and checked for any damage or blockages. If you have downspouts near your foundation, they should be directed away from the building.

For the ultimate peace of mind, schedule an annual inspection with Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing.

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Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing has been serving families and businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina for over 60 years, and we look forward to serving you. We are happy to provide free estimates with absolutely no obligation to you.

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What Our Customers Say

Sharon P, Waterproofing & Repair

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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Jordan H, Pest Control

Thompson Brothers does an excellent job spraying my home throughout each season to keep unwanted pests out. They are locally owned and customer service is a top priority.

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