Basement Waterproofing Norfolk, NE
If you’ve landed on this page because you’re searching for basement waterproofing in Norfolk, NE, don’t hit that back button. You’re in the right place. We’re Epp Foundation Repair and we’ve been offering basement waterproofing in Norfolk, Nebraska and Madison County since 1994.
We’ll find out how the moisture is making its way into your basement and then we’ll stop it. If the water was getting in due to a structural problem, we’ll fix it and after we’re done, we’ll design and install a new drainage system that will keep your basement dry and livable for years to come. Contact us today for a free estimate.
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Common Wet Basement Causes in Norfolk
Most people seem to have this idea that a dry, livable basement is an impossibility. Not true! Professional waterproofing can turn a damp, moldy basement into a comfortable living space.
Some of the ways water can get into a basement include:
- 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 signs, or even something we haven’t listed here, contact us today for a free inspection and estimate.
Basement Waterproofing Services in Norfolk
Our basement waterproofing solutions in Norfolk, NE, Madison County Include:
Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Sump Pump installation – A sump pump takes collected water and pumps it out of your basement and away from your home.
Drain tile – Drain tile is buried under your slab, and serves to collect water, and then channel it into a sump pit where it can then be removed.
Vapor barriers – A vapor barrier is used for damp proofing. It’s usually some type of plastic or foil sheet that has the ability to resist moisture diffusion through a foundation wall.
Egress windows – Egress windows perform two important functions: They offer a safe exit from your basement in case of an emergency, and they prevent water from pooling near basement windows. Many homeowners opt to install one or more new egress windows during their basement waterproofing project instead of waterproofing the old windows.
Basement crack repair – Basement wall cracks can be fixed using an epoxy or polyurethane substance. This will prevent future water intrusion. (Note: Epoxy crack injection is not a solution for cracks in walls caused by major structural problems.)
Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems:
Yard drainage – Curtain drains take water uphill from your home and channel it away from the foundation. This prevents water from pooling next to the house and eventually finding its way into your basement.
Exterior waterproofing membrane – Waterproof membranes prevent moisture from coming into contact with your foundation wall from the outside. They’re often used when it’s not practical to use interior waterproofing methods.
Exterior foundation drain (or a perimeter drain) – This is a perforated PVC pipe that allows water to enter the line – through the tiny holes – and then channels it away from the house.
Window well drainage – Good drainage in window wells prevents water from building up and eventually making its way into the basement. A drain installed in the window well ties into an interior drain tile that leads to the sump pit.
Downspout extensions – These take water and dump it further away from your home. This prevents the water from seeping into the soil around the foundation.
Underground downspout and sump pump discharge extensions – This drainage technique involves channeling water away from your home into something called a bubbler pot. After pressure builds in the bubbler pot, the lid opens, and the water is eventually distributed across your yard.
For more information, see our Basement Waterproofing page. Check out this detailed video on our waterproofing solutions and methods.