Basement Waterproofing Lincoln, NE
Are you on the hunt for basement waterproofing in Lincoln, NE? If so, don’t hit that back button because you’ve landed on the right page. We’re Epp Foundation Repair and we’ve been offering our basement waterproofing services to homeowners in Lincoln since 1994.
We can help you out with window well drainage, egress windows, sump pumps, drain tile, and more. We’ll find out how the moisture is getting into your basement, and then we’ll use one or more professional basement waterproofing solutions to eliminate the problem. If you have a wet basement, contact us today for a free estimate.
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Common Wet Basement Causes in Lincoln
Many people assume that damp basements are a given, and really only suitable as places to put a washer and dryer. Not so! Professional waterproofing can turn just about any damp, moldy basement into a dry, comfortable living space.
Water can get into a basement in a variety of ways including via:
- Walls cracks
- Floor cracks
- Cove joint leaks
- Leaking windows
- Improper window well drainage
- Improperly working sump pump
- High water tables
- Floor drain clogs
- Drain tile clogs
- Bowing walls
If you’ve noticed any of these issues, or even something not mentioned here, contact us today for a free inspection and estimate.
Basement Waterproofing Services in Lincoln
At Epp Foundation Repair, our basement waterproofing services include, first of all, figuring out how the moisture is making its way into your basement and then determining how best to stop it. Sometimes water gets in because there’s a structural problem. If so, we’ll fix it. After that, we’ll design and install a new drainage system that will keep your basement dry for many years to come.
Our basement waterproofing solutions in Lincoln, NE include:
Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Sump Pumps – A sump pump takes the water collected in a sump pit and carries it away from your home.
Drain tile – Drain tile is buried near the basement wall and under the slab. It collects water and carries it away to the sump pit.
Vapor barriers – A vapor barrier is any material used for damp proofing. It’s often a special type of plastic sheet that’s able to stop moisture from coming through the basement wall.
Egress windows – Egress windows keep water from pooling near basement windows. They also create a safe exit from your basement in case of an emergency.
Basement crack repair – Non-structural basement wall cracks can be repaired using a special epoxy or polyurethane substance. This will stop water from coming through the crack and into your basement.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Yard drainage – If water is allowed to pool near a foundation it will probably make its way into the basement at some point. Curtain drains can prevent this from happening by intercepting water uphill of a house in order to channel it away from the foundation.
Exterior waterproofing membrane – As long as water is kept away from your foundation wall it won’t be able to make its way into your basement. Exterior waterproofing membranes are applied to the outside of the basement wall.
Exterior foundation drain (or a perimeter drain) – Water enters this perforated PVC pipe and is then carried away from the foundation.
Window well drainage – Poor drainage can cause water to pool in basement window wells. One solution is to install drains in window wells that connect to interior drain tile leading to a sump pit.
Downspout extensions – Sometimes, downspouts are too short and dump water next to the foundation where it then sinks into the soil. Downspout extensions are used to channel the water further away from your home.
Underground downspout and sump pump discharge extensions – These are extensions that channel water away from a home’s foundation and into something called a “bubbler pot”. When pressure builds in the bubbler pot to a certain level, the lid will open, and the water will be distributed across the yard.
For more information, see our Basement Waterproofing page. Check out this detailed video on our waterproofing solutions and methods.