Much like the rest of the state, Grand Rapids, Michigan has a humid continental climate. This makes summers hot and rainy while winters are cold and filled with snow. In fact, winters in Grand Rapids are so fierce that it averages more than 75 inches of snowfall every year. This makes it one of the snowiest cities in the nation!
With so much precipitation, water damage is a growing concern among homeowners in this area. Water in the basement can cause thousands of dollars in damage, not to mention the frustration and stress that inevitably follow. Basement waterproofing is becoming an investment in your home that shouldn’t be overlooked.
To better protect your Grand Rapids home from water damage, StayDry® offers a number of high-quality basement waterproofing services. Each method of waterproofing we use has been tested to ensure it is effective.
Whether you are in need of a French drain systems, sump pump, or even an exterior basement waterproofing system, we can help resolve your water leaking issues. We can even fill your foundation cracks with our crack injection waterproofing method!
Exterior waterproofing is one of the most efficient ways to prevent water from penetrating your basement walls. First, we dig a trench on the outside of your home. Then, we apply a mastic tar adhesive and sealant around the foundation. We can then apply a layer of flexi-seal vapor barrier and install insulated foam board backing.
We also offer interior basement waterproofing as one of the last lines of defense from outside water. With interior waterproofing, a damp-proofing layer is applied to the interior walls and then insulated with a second layer. These two layers help protect your home from moisture and help fortify the wall.
Extensive foundation damage may require your walls to be stabilized or reinforced. At StayDry, we can stabilize your walls with StayWall steel brace reinforcement or Kevlar straps. Our advanced technology allows us to protect your basement without completely rebuilding the walls.
Cracks that let in moisture can be injected with a waterproof filler to seal them and prevent them from getting larger.
We can install a sump pump to remove water from your basement or crawl space when it floods. Our sump pumps are the best cast-iron sump pumps and the most energy efficient that the industry has to offer. We can also repair your existing sump pump if it is not working properly.
French drain systems redirect groundwater away from the house and lowers the hydrostatic pressure against your basement walls. At StayDry, we use the modern Hydroflo French drain system for the most precise water drainage.
Although the Great Lakes region is beautiful year-round, Grand Rapids receives heavy precipitation. Rain and snowmelt in the spring and summer can result in basement flooding and water damage. It is much easier and cheaper to prevent water from entering your home than it is to remove water and repair the damage. In other words, taking the right preventative measures will help prevent costly repairs. If you’ve moved into a new home, or you are looking to prevent water from entering during the warmer months, read below to find out common basement problems to watch out for in Grand Rapids and how to resolve them.
When soil gets wet, it expands. Certain soils expand more than others; for example, clay soil can expand so much it can crack foundations. If the soil wasn’t tested when your foundation was poured, the cracks on your walls could be a result of bad soil.
If there are cracks, we can seal them and then waterproof the exterior of your home so that water cannot find a way inside. We can also repair more extensive foundation damage by stabilizing the walls, if needed.
Grand Rapids, Michigan residents know about the excess precipitation in the spring and summer months. Water will penetrate cracks in your basement walls and slowly rot away the interior drywall. Vertical wall cracks are a result of foundation settling, which is a common occurrence. On the other hand, horizontal cracks can mean the structural integrity of your home has been compromised.
Our high-pressure injection system seals cracks with polyurethane, and it is a one-time fix. At StayDry, we don’t cut corners. Our crack sealant comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Call StayDry today at 1-800-STAY-DRY® for an obligation free consultation. We will inspect the outside of your home and inform you of the best way to prevent your basement from flooding.
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