Basement Waterproofing St. Joseph, MO
If you’re searching for basement waterproofing in St. Joseph, MO, you’ve landed on the right page. At Epp Foundation Repair, we’ve been offering basement waterproofing in St. Joseph since 1994.
We handle everything from window well drainage, egress windows, sump pumps, drain tile, and more. We’ll find out what’s causing your wet basement, and then our basement waterproofing solutions will eliminate the problem. Contact us today for a free estimate.
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Common Wet Basement Causes in St. Joseph
People tend to assume that basements will always be damp, uncomfortable spaces only suitable as laundry rooms. Actually, professional waterproofing can turn any wet basement into a dry, 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 problems, or even something not listed here, contact us right away for a free inspection and estimate.
Basement Waterproofing Services in St. Joseph
Epp Foundation Repair’s basement waterproofing services include, first of all, finding out how the water is getting into your basement and then determining what needs to be done in order to stop it. If water is getting in because there’s a structural problem, we fix it. Finally, we design and install a brand new drainage system that will keep your basement dry for years to come.
Our basement waterproofing solutions in St. Joseph, MO Include:
Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Sump Pump installation – The job of a sump pit is to collect water and then pump it out of your basement and away from your home.
Drain tile – This is piping buried near the basement wall and under your slab. It’s job is to collect water and carry it away to the sump pit.
Vapor barriers – Any material used for damp proofing is called a vapor barrier. It’s often a special type of plastic sheet that’s easily able to resist moisture diffusion through the wall.
Egress windows – Egress windows keep water away from basement windows. They’re also are a great way to create a safe exit from your basement in case of an emergency.
Basement crack repair – Basement wall cracks can be fixed using either an epoxy or polyurethane substance. This will stop water from coming through them and into your basement. (Epoxy crack injection is not a solution for major structural problems.)
Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Yard drainage – Water pooling near your foundation can eventually make its way into your basement. Curtain drains make sure water uphill of your house is intercepted and channeled away from it.
Exterior waterproofing membrane – Water kept away from your foundation wall won’t be able to get inside your basement. This type of waterproofing membrane is applied to the outside of the basement wall and below the ground.
Exterior foundation drain (or a perimeter drain) – Water enters this special perforated PVC pipe and is then channeled away from the foundation.
Window well drainage – Good drainage will prevent water from pooling in your window well like an aquarium. A drain can be installed in a window well and then connected to interior drain tile leading to a sump pit.
Downspout extensions – Sometimes, downspouts dump water near the foundation where it then sinks into the soil. Downspout extensions channel the water further away from your home.
Underground downspout and sump pump discharge extensions – These extensions carry water away from the foundation and into something called a bubbler pot. Once pressure builds in the bubbler pot to a certain level, the lid opens and distributes the water across your yard.
For more information, see our Basement Waterproofing page. Check out this detailed video on our waterproofing solutions and methods.