Do you own a home in Topeka, KS, Shawnee County? If you’re struggling with a wet basement and need a professional basement waterproofing solution, call Epp Foundation Repair today. We’ve been helping homeowners in Topeka dry out their basements since 1994.
Our state-of-the-art basement waterproofing solutions will ensure that your basement stays dry for years to come. We first find out how the water is getting into your basement, stop it, and then if the problem was caused by a structural issue, we fix it. We then install a new drainage system. Contact us today for a free estimate.
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Common Wet Basement Causes in Topeka
People often scoff at the idea that basements can be dry, livable spaces. The truth is that professional waterproofing can turn any wet basement into a comfortable space you’d be happy spending time in.
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
Have you noticed any of these problems? If so, contact us right away for a free inspection and estimate.
Basement Waterproofing Services in Topeka
Our basement waterproofing solutions in Topeka, KS, Shawnee County include:
Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Sump Pumps – A sump pump takes water that has been collected in a sump pit, and then channels it away from your home.
Drain tile – Drain tile is piping that has been buried underneath the slab and near the basement wall. It’s job is to collect water and carry it to the sump pit.
Vapor barriers – Any material used for damp proofing could be considered a vapor barrier. This is often a plastic (polyethylene), moisture-resistant sheet that’s able to stop water from coming through the basement wall.
Egress windows – Egress windows are a great way to create a safe, emergency exit from your basement. However, they are also used to keep water from pooling near basement windows. Many homeowners opt to install new egress windows instead of waterproofing their old windows.
Basement crack repair – Non-structural cracks in your basement wall can be repaired using either an epoxy or a polyurethane substance. This will prevent future water intrusion.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems
Yard drainage – Water that’s allowed to pool near your foundation will eventually find a way into your basement. Curtain drains take water uphill of your home and channel it away from the foundation.
Exterior waterproofing membrane – This is applied to the outside of a basement wall and keeps water from coming into contact with it. They’re often used when interior waterproofing solutions are not practical. For example, when waterproofing a finished basement.
Exterior foundation drain (or a perimeter drain) – This is a perforated pipe (PVC) that channels water away from the house.
Window well drainage – Good window well drainage will ensure that water doesn’t pool near basement windows. A drain installed in the window ties into an interior drain tile which leads to the sump pit.
Downspout extensions – Sometimes downspouts dump water right next to the foundation where it can seep into the soil and eventually make its way into the basement. Extensions channel the water further away from your home.
Underground downspout and sump pump discharge extensions – These channel water away from your home and into a bubbler pot. After pressure builds in the bubbler pot, the lid opens and distributes the water evenly across your yard.
For more information, see our Basement Waterproofing page. Check out this detailed video on our waterproofing solutions and methods.