Does Your Eastlake Basement or Foundation Leak?
We specialize in basement waterproofing services for Eastlake homeowners.
How Do We Waterproof Your Basement?
Solving your problem once and for all is our ultimate goal. Exterior waterproofing is a very simple system that works great and prevents basement wall deterioration. The impermeable soil around your foundation is excavated and removed and disposed of. All the drain tiles and downspout lines are replaced with modern pvc pipe with solvent weld joints that will not leak. Drain tile cleanouts are installed so the drain tile can be cleaned, maintained, and serviced in the future, an important feature many older homes do not have.
The basement or foundation walls are then pressure washed and coated with damp proofing and/or waterproofing materials. This seals any cracks or voids in the wall where water can penetrate the wall. In certain instances, the above grade areas of the foundation is sealed with a clear water repellent membrane so water doesn’t wick through this area either.
If specified, insulation is placed on the wall for insulating value and to protect the damp proofing/water proofing coating. The excavated area is then backfilled with #57 stone, one foot from the top of existing grade. This permeable stone is the heart of the system as it lets the water fully drain to the drain tile at the bottom. Topsoil is returned to the top and any plants removed are then replanted. The area of ground disturbance is then restored to the point you’ll never even know we were there.
Why Choose DiFranco Contractors Inc. To Waterproof Your Basement?
When you choose DiFranco Contractors to waterproof your below grade basement you are partnering with experienced professionals. You will deal directly with Gianni DiFranco (owner) with more than 20 years experience.
Gianni will consult with you on your project, provide you with your estimate and will be present for the work when your job is scheduled.
If you’d like to receive an estimate to waterproof your below grade basement in Eastlake Ohio then please give us a call 440-946-2029 or fill out our contact form and we’ll be getting right back to you.
I Grew up in Eastlake in the Surfside neighborhood. My father purchased a home there on Ridgewood in the mid 70’s when I was just a kid. We moved out of the old Collinwood neighborhood where all the Italian Immigrants once lived for better schools and to be in the suburbs. At 21 I purchased my first home on East 337th Street in Eastlake and lived there for 8 years until moving to Chardon. My business was started in the city. To Say the least, the city is a very special place for me as it’s where I became me.
Today DiFranco Contractors Inc works in the city on a regular basis. It’s nice to be working in the area where you grew up. Although I didn’t go to Eastlake North High School, most of my friends did. I still have many friends that live in the city and frequent it often. We did some concrete repairs at the stadium where the Lake County Captains play.