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BASEMENT WATERPROOFING

If you’re experiencing leaks, floods, or seepage problems you can turn to the professionals at Poseidon Waterproofing. Our dedicated team of professionals have been a leading provider of basement waterproofing services in the western Pennsylvania region for years.

Our patented products and systems are the tools for getting your basement properly protected with thorough water mitigation systems and sump pump installation. The methods we use accommodate all aspects of water logging, cracks, puddles, and deterioration of concrete. Our mission is to provide one-time repairs that will be a permanent solution to your waterproofing. If you’ve been having problems for a long time, you may also be in need of foundation repair services. If you do not have a basement and instead have a crawl space, we can help you with that as well.

Waterproofing Your Basement From Common Problems in Pennsylvania

Common problems with basements are generally caused by improper drainage and water damages. Waterproofing your basement is one of the most essential investments homeowners in the area can look into. With the necessary precautions set in place you can transform your basement into livable space, and protect against further damages that threaten your home.

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.

Understanding The Problem

Basement Flooding

Consistent flooding in a basement or living area 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. Many flooded basements are caused by a broken or malfunctioning pump, significant cracks in the wall, and improper grading or drainage (which can cause rain water or thawed snow to pour 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. Leaks can be caused by minor wall cracks, floor cracks, unsealed pipe openings, concrete deterioration, and cove joint weak points. Water can even come from hidden cracks between mortar joints on masonry walls.

Basement Seepage

If your home is in the beginning stages of water intrusion, seepage is often your first warning. Seepage refers to the small, steady leaks that often go undetected at first until they get progressively worse, making the leakage more obvious. Keep an eye out for small amounts of water dripping down your walls or support beams, or potentially coming up through the cove joints (where the wall meets the floor).

Our Waterproofing Techniques and Solutions

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.

SafeEdgeTM Waterproofing System

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.

SafeDrainTM Waterproofing System

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.

SafeTrackTM Waterproofing System

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 Pump

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.

Aprilaire™ Dehumidifier - Model 1820

Dehumidifiers

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.

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