The state of Michigan has one of the highest average inches of precipitation each year. Rain in the summer and snow in the winter, combined with the close proximity to the Great Lakes, contribute to the state’s high water table. This puts homes in Saginaw, MI, at risk for basement flooding, and it’s up to residents to take the proper preventative measures.
Preventing basement flooding is much cheaper than paying for repairs. Flooded basements can cause permanent damage to homes, including mold that can grow undetected between drywall for years and cause respiratory issues.
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At StayDry® Basement Waterproofing, we offer free estimates for Saginaw residents to solve damp or wet basements, nasty crawl spaces, mold issues, and cracked or bowed foundation walls. We have an excellent reputation in Saginaw and all over Michigan —. ask to see our referral list of happy customers who have benefited from our waterproofing and foundation repair services.
Cracks along basement walls are a common source of basement flooding. Foundation settling and soil movement lead to horizontal and vertical cracks.
Horizontal cracks are portents of structural damage, and they should be fixed immediately. If you have a horizontal crack anywhere along your walls, call 1-800-STAY-DRY® for prompt assistance.
Vertical cracks, on the other hand, are less serious. Nonetheless, sealing them is necessary for preventing water from eventually coming through.
At StayDry®, we don’t believe in cutting corners. Concrete cracks can cause both slow and rapid flooding, and sealing them is critically important. StayDry® uses high-injection polyurethane sealant to stop water for a guaranteed lifetime.
In some cases, wall cracks may be a sign of deeper issues with the structural integrity of your foundation. Our foundation repair contractors can help assess the damage and propose a solution that works best for your home and budget. Minor bowing or bulging can be corrected with wall straightening (shear reinforcement) or fortress stabilization with carbon fiber/Kevlar straps. The most severe damage may require a partial or complete wall rebuild.
When moisture collects along the walls of your basement, a French drain carries it to a sump basin. If this basin overfills, it can lead to basement flooding. Installing a sump pump will ensure that when this happens, the sump pump will empty the sump basin so that water can efficiently drain.
StayDry® sump pumps are made from cast iron and stainless steel, and they are reliable and specifically designed for homeowners. Plus for sump pump monitoring our PitBoss+ Sump Pump Smart Outlet uses your home’s WiFi to monitor your sump pump 24/7. If a problem with your pump is detected, the PitBoss+ Smart Outlet sends alerts to your smartphone so you can take action.
Due to the excessive moisture in Michigan’s soil, the most effective way to shield moisture from your home is with StayDry®'s exterior basement waterproofing. We dig a trench around your home’s foundation and apply a layer of fiber reinforced Flexi-Seal, and then install a foam board backing.
Have a wet or leaky basement? Concerned about cracks or other issues with your foundation? The experts at StayDry® can help! Contact us today at 1-800-STAY-DRY® and we’ll come to your home for a free, no-pressure consultation. Our honest team will help you find the waterproofing or foundation repair solution that works best for you!
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