With Lake Michigan less than an hour away, Kalamazoo feels the lake effect all year-round. Summers are hot and wet, while winters are cold and snowy. In fact, Kalamazoo gets, on average, nearly 33 inches of precipitation every year in less than 150 days of rain or snow!
This immense amount of precipitation can have adverse effects on your home or basement. Flooding is one of the main causes of home damage in Michigan and since Kalamazoo sits relatively close to sea level, protecting your Kalamazoo basement by waterproofing it is an investment that will surely pay off.
Here at StayDry®, we provide residents of Kalamazoo with basement waterproofing services that will help protect their home from water damage. Some of the basement waterproofing services we offer are:
Sump pumps: The most advantageous part of a sump pump is its ability to funnel water away from the home after it has entered the basement. Our sump pumps are the best cast-iron sump pumps and the most energy efficient that the industry has to offer.
Crack injection repair: Foundation cracks allow water to seep into the home. Our crack injection method can repair these cracks and prevent more water from entering.
French drain systems: French drain systems are pipes laid beneath the ground that help to move water away from the home. At StayDry, we use the modern Hydroflo French drain system for the most precise water drainage.
Foundation repair: We offer a variety of foundation repair services in Kalamazoo, including wall straightening, fortress stabilization, and even wall rebuilds. Our experts can assess the damage to your foundation and help find the most effective and cost-efficient solution for your home.
Exterior Basement Wall Repair: While this is our most expensive and invasive waterproofing method, it is also the most effective. 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.
Those familiar with Michigan know that the spring and summers can be soggy. Excess water from the snowmelt sinks into the soil and creates a high water table that can result in flooded basements. Water and mold inside your home not only diminishes its value, it can cause respiratory problems and other health issues for the people in your home.
Waterproofing your home from the elements will save you money and effort in the long run. It is much easier to prevent floods than to repair the damage they cause.
At StayDry®, we understand the importance of preserving the security of your home. If you have moved into a new home, or you are unsure of any potential leak sources in your basement, call a StayDry® professional for an obligation-free consultation. We are a family owned business, and we value long-term relationships with our customers. Because of this, we only send honest professionals to evaluate the prevention or repairs necessary to restore your home. If you are unsure of how to prevent your basement from flooding, read below to find out about common basement problems in Kalamazoo and how to fix them.
Foundation settling is normal. If your walls are cracked or your window and doors are hard to open, it means your house is settling. Settling foundations create cracks that water can move through. Vertical cracks are easy to fix, but horizontal cracks are indicators of structural failure. For large or small wall cracks, StayDry® offers a premium sealant.
We don’t believe in cutting corners. Competitors will use low-pressure injection that will only partially repair the problem. Low-quality sealants don’t last, and water will soon be back in your house.
When it comes to basement waterproofing, residents of Kalamazoo, MI deserve the best. Call the StayDry® hotline for quality service at 1-800-STAY-DRY®, and an expert will fill your cracks with our high-pressure polyurethane sealant.
Old foundations that have experienced water damage are subject to wall bowing and bulging. When a foundation settles, it can cause the walls to crack. This does not always mean the structural integrity of your home is compromised. Cracks need to be filled, but they do not always indicate serious problems. However, calling a StayDry representative is a sure way to know if your walls are in good condition.
If the hydrostatic pressure around your home has caused your walls to bow, StayDry® has an affordable solution. Our wall straightening consists of steel bar reinforcement and concrete molding. Steel bars will prevent the walls from moving and causing additional damage. We also offer carbon fiber Kevlar straps to customers who want to fortify their walls without the need for outside excavation.
Basement floods in Kalamazoo are not uncommon and they bring with them a number of dangers. Water entry often leads to damaged possessions as well as mold growth, which can have negative effects on your health. Moreover, basement floods can compromise the structural integrity of your home and leave it at risk for further damage and even collapse. Clearly, it’s best to prevent these issues and have your home waterproofed.
If your Kalamazoo home has not been waterproofed, the StayDry® heroes can help. We offer our basement waterproofing services to everyone in the greater Kalamazoo area to help prevent water damage.
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