Makes Your AC Unit Work Harder
Because homeowners are reluctant to cool the unfinished and unused portion of their homes, the humidity of the home soars. High humidity levels cause your HVAC unit to work harder than necessary to cool your home. This then causes your energy bill to skyrocket and, because the unit runs more and longer than necessary, it often needs repair and maintenance more often than it normally would. Keeping a dehumidifier handy can help to alleviate some of the excess humidity.
Gives Your Basement an Ugly Appearance
An unfinished basement can cause any water to leave a white, chalky substance behind that can become unsightly and never-ending. Paint that is unfinished or chipping allows water to seep in through pores, causing additional peeling. It also leaves a dark, wet place for mold and mildew to grow causing unpleasant smells and posing serious respiratory health concerns.
Mold & Mildew
Mold, rust, dust mites and mildew grow and flourish in damp, dark places and can pose a significant health risk to those with allergies or asthma. Along with the health risks, it can give your entire house an unpleasant smell. This can be caused by many things. Cracks in your basement can cause water to seep through pores and cracks, accumulating in your basement.
Below ground windows tend to create water problems in many Michigan homes. The seals around the windows can become old and damaged; leaving them ineffective when protecting your home. We recommend sealing your windows every 6 months to keep them from leaking. Checking them often is the key to catching issues early, before they become a large issue.
StayDry: Give Your Ugly Home a Makeover
Whether you are currently experiencing the effects of an unfinished basement or you want to prevent any future water damage, we can help. With over 100 years of dedicated service to Michigan communities, StayDry offers comprehensive solutions to your waterproofing needs. StayDry has solutions to fit any need or budget. Whether you need a sump pump to move standing water from your crawl space, exterior waterproofing, or you want to lower your energy bills; we offer solutions. With our 98% customer satisfaction rating, we have earned the trust of Michigan communities. 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 to schedule your free estimate!
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
- A Homeowners’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing
- Common Basement Waterproofing Problems
- Basement Waterproofing Definitions
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.