We specialize in basement waterproofing services for Gates Mills homeowners.
Waterproofing your basement is often necessary when your home or building has a basement located below ground or below grade. The last thing you want or need is water leaking into your home and it’s a very real problem for thousands of homeowners across Ohio on an annual basis. Finding a professional basement waterproofing company with extensive experience is key to solving your problem once and for all.
DiFranco Contractors Inc. offers both interior and exterior basement waterproofing throughout Northeast Ohio including Gates Mills. We offer waterproofing services to residential homes, commercial buildings, and any structure that has a below grade area that needs to be waterproofed. Generally, exterior waterproofing is our recommended method because it’s the more permanent than interior.
Reasons Your Basement Leaks
There are a number of reasons why your basement can leak. Some you can control and others you can’t.
Outside Drain Pipes: All homes have a drain that rounds around the outside of their house. If this drain also known as a footing drain is compromised, the pipes can get clogged blocking the water instead of redirecting it where it needs to go.
Water Pressure Buildup: This is the number one cause of water leaking into basements. Soil around your home becomes overly saturated in Spring and Fall causing an intense pressure. In some cases it results in thousands of pounds of pressure against your basement walls and allows the water to seep in.
Damage to Your Foundation: Too often we see a common problem of foundation damage. This is frustrating to home owners because you didn’t even know there was a problem. It is often caused when your home is initially built. Overtime, cracks start to form in your foundation allow the water to seep in to you basement.
Steps to Waterproof Your Basement
Solving your water-filled basement problem is our mission. We meet with customers in Gates Mills weekly to establish a plan to properly waterproof their basement at a reasonable cost that lasts for as long as possible. In most cases, you will hear us recommend exterior waterproofing. This is an application that works really well and minimizes or eliminates the deterioration of your basement walls. First, we remove the soil around the foundation of your home and dispose of it. Then we replace drain tiles and downspout lines more up to date pvc pipe that includes a joints that won’t leak. We even add drain tile cleanouts to your existing setup so they can continue to be maintained as time progresses.
Then we pressure wash the foundation walls add a damp proofing coating which locks defects in the wall where water and keeps water from leaking. We always want to leave a project better than we found it. After our interior work is complete, we will do out best to return the surface to normal as well. In some cases we excavate and ground, backfill it, and add topsoil so plants and grass can be replanted.
DiFranco Contractors can Waterproof Your Basement
Call us today and we’ll set up a time to come meet with you, provide you a quote, answer your questions, and make sure you are comfortable with our plan to waterproof your basement.
Call us 440-946-2029 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly be in touch.