- Cracks: One of the most common causes water gets into your basement is through cracks in your foundation. Due to soil expansion, hydrostatic pressure and home settling, cracks can form in your home’s foundation which can allow water seepage to occur. StayDry offers crack injection repair designed to seal those pesky cracks in your foundation, preventing water damage. An epoxy solution is injected into the crack, it continues to expand until the entire crack is sealed.
- Sump Pump Failure: If you already have sump pumps installed for your basement waterproofing needs, they can always fail and cause flooding. Improperly installed sump pumps or those of inferior quality can fail. Choosing a high quality, commercial grade sump pump may be a bigger initial investment, but will save you money down the road. StayDry only uses the highest quality cast iron sump pumps designed to remove large amounts of water.
- Plumbing Issues: It can be attractive to save money by doing your own plumbing repairs. However, one of the most costly mistakes homeowners make is attempting to diagnose and repair their own plumbing issues. Add to that, the sheer amount of appliances that use water and are bound to fail sooner or later, and you have a huge potential for flooding. Performing regular maintenance and inspection of those appliances can detect issues before they arise, effectively heading off any flooding issues.
- Clogged or Frozen Lines: Sump pump discharge lines can get clogged with debris and dirt can cause a sump pump failure, leaving you vulnerable to flooding. Periodic servicing of sump pumps can keep them in optimum working order.
While it may seem easy to Youtube a solution to your basement leaking issues, if done incorrectly, you can actually cause more damage and loss of personal property. Would you work on your own teeth, fixing your own cavities? Doubtful, you call a professional who is trained and certified to work on your teeth. Don’t gamble with one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make as an adult, your home! Get it fixed right the first time!
Call StayDry for Your Basement Leaking and Flooding Concerns!
StayDry professionals can effectively diagnose and treat the causes of your leaking or flooding basement. We offer real answers and affordable solutions to all your basement waterproofing concerns. As the #1 basement waterproofing company in Michigan, we have tirelessly served the communities in Michigan for over 100 years. Ask about our satisfaction guarantee and 0% financing options, you won’t be sorry. Call today at 1-800-STAY-DRY or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you!
Answers to Common Questions About Basement Waterproofing
What Kind of Basement Waterproofing Do I Need in Michigan?
If your basement fills with water after a rainstorm, we might suggest installing a French drain system. A common, proven approach the French drain has been installed for nearly 150 years. StayDry uses the Hydroflo system, which is backed by a 100 percent fully transferable lifetime warranty. Learn more about our French drain installation. The French Drain is one of the best ways to fix basement leak repair in Michigan.
When moisture- and wetness-causing conditions are more substantial, exterior waterproofing may be the ideal solution. StayDry’s contractors have a considerable amount of experience with excavating soil and installing several protective barriers between a home’s foundation and the outside elements. Our exterior basement waterproofing method is backed by a 10-year warranty.
Poured concrete foundations are notorious for their tendency to develop vertical cracks. If left unchecked, these cracks can expand and become easy targets for water penetration. For homes or businesses in which this has happened, StayDry recommends polyurethane crack injection. We use a high-pressure injection tool so that the epoxy expands all the way through the crack, from the exterior to the interior. Like our French drains, our crack injection services come with a lifetime warranty. Read more about basement crack repair.
Basement Waterproofing for Homeowners
Are you looking for basement waterproofing in a particular area of Michigan? We provide services in the following areas: Southeast Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and Northern Michigan. We also provide our services to Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana.