Leaky Floor Cracks
As cracks form in the concrete of your basement floor, water will almost always find a way in through them. If you’ve got any type of leaking floor crack, it should be inspected by an expert to determine what is happening and what should be done to fix the crack and stop the leak.
Mold and Moisture Issues
Any time there are mold or high humidity issues in a basement, a certified mold professional should perform an inspection of the area to determine if the mold is dangerous and implement a mold control solution to prevent health issues or damage to the home.
Sump Pump Issues
Over time the sump pump that is removing water from your basement can lose efficiency or stop working all together. When you have any type of sump pump issue, having a professional evaluate the pump and determine the next course of action can save money in the long run.
Basements with consistent flooding is a very serious problem. This usually indicates that no waterproofing system is set-up or current ones are malfunctioning. Each situation is unique in that basement floods can be caused by any number of issues. More commonly this is due to broken sump pump, major cracks in the wall, and improper yard grading/draining that rain water or thawed snow pours through the window or over the top of the foundation.
Cracks, Openings, & Leaks
Leaks can be identified anywhere within your basement. What we consider to be a ‘leak’ is a continuous average amount of water coming into your basement. Usually this is from minor wall cracks (including ones in-between mortar joints for mason walls), floor cracks, pipe openings that have been left unsealed or surrounding concrete deterioration, and cove joints depending on the severity.
Seepage is what we commonly refer to as slow and steady leaks inside the basement. If you’re at the beginning stages of water problems, seepage will alert the homeowner with visual water running down the walls, on the floors, dripping from support beams on the ceiling, etc. In some instances you will find seepage coming from the cove joint where the wall meets the floor- in which case water is rising and slowly creeping into your basement.
As stated earlier, every basement in Pennsylvania is unique with different variables that cause issues – ranging from interior to exterior. It’s our job to find the source of the problem and provide a proper solution for your basement. With our free inspections we can further assess the damages and give homeowners a written recommendation of what we find and the best method for restoration. Along side our basement waterproofing systems, we have advanced techniques for fixing wet basements permanently.
The Safe Edge™ System
Our carefully designed system provides a deeper profile allowing it to cover more surface area than other traditional water collection systems on the market. The increased surface area allows for more water to be directed to a sump pump in less time than with a more compact system. It features a built-in multi-flow drain tile, a sump pump with a clear lid for ensuring it is clean, and battery backup systems are also available for installation. It has a rubber seal that diverts water away from the cove joint and into the drain tile, and then out to be evacuated by the sump pump.
Safe Drain™ Waterproofing System
This system features a lower profile and wider design which allows for adequate floor thickness to be poured over it after installation. The wider design allows for better water flow while reducing overall hydrostatic pressure.
Safe Track™ Water Evacuation System
Our water evacuation system is designed to be installed without excavating the soil around your home or basement floor. We will generally install this system in homes with monolithic floors. Because of the easy set up, there is no damage caused to your foundation during the installation of this product.
SafeBasements™ Sump Pumps
The sump pumps we use are specially-designed to be energy efficient and to work together with all of our basement waterproofing products, including Safe Edge™, Safe Drain™, and Safe Track™. These pumps drain water away from basement walls, control erosion, improve indoor air quality in your home, and even stop Radon gas from seeping inside. In addition, they also help lower the water table under the floor and around your home eliminating the need for a basement dehumidifiers.
Liquid Urethane Injection
When performing these basement crack repair services, we will normally use a polyurethane injection process. The first step is to thoroughly clean the surface of the crack and the area around it to ensure no dirt and debris get in during the repair. After the area is prepped, we will inject a polyurethane mixture into the crack until it is completely filled from the dirt to the floor surface. Once the mixture is in the crack, it will need time to set and cure before it can be painted over or finished. By sealing the crack, you prevent any future water from leaking into your basement.
A dehumidifier will be able to permanently reduce the high levels of humidity and control the growth of mold and mildew. This will also help keep the entire home more comfortable and decrease the workload on the hvac system. The Aprilaire™ 1850 can be connected to your HVAC system for convenience while also having the ability to mount the control panel on the top or sides of the HVAC unit. With no messy trays to empty and a once a year filter replacement, this low maintenance dehumidifier will permanently keep your home dry.
Why Choose Poseidon Waterproofing for Basement Waterproofing
Our team of basement waterproofing experts will come to your home, pinpoint the cause of the leak, and then come up with an action plan for getting the issue taken care of permanently. We use SafeBasements™ products, including specially created drains and sump pumps. When you don’t have to worry about basement leaks, you can be confident that the area below your home is safe from damage and mold. This mold can be detrimental to your family’s health and we take pride in knowing we’re keeping people safe.
We can take care of waterproofing basement walls, floor cracks, and other various problems which could prevent you from having a dry, usable, and functional area below your home. See a list of cities where we provide basement waterproofing including some of the most common areas in southwestern Pennsylvania where our contractors have completed previous projects and where customers have been satisfied with our exceptional work.