Fresno Waterproofing Contractors

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6 questions to ask a basement waterproofing contractor

If you need basement waterproofing work, make sure you ask your basement waterproofing contractor these key questions about licensing and experience.

Exterior waterproofing often requires extensive excavation. (Photo courtesy of Don Benton)

What to expect with basement waterproofing

Waterproofing a basement can be a costly, but necessary, investment. We asked highly rated basement waterproofing companies to provide their best advice.

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The damage done by neglecting a crawl space is likely affecting you more than the eye can see, says Vallone. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Nancy T. of Seattle)
Basement Waterproofing

It’s easy to do, but forgetting your crawl space can have plenty of negative consequences for the rest of your home from poor air quality to high energy bills.

This member had the concrete floor replaced with a French drain and sump pump after Hurricane Irene flooded her home with six feet of water. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member David H. of Wallington, N.J.)
Basement Waterproofing

If your basement floods, two critical questions need quick answers. First, where did the water come from. and second, how much will the basement flooding cost to fix? Here's what you need to know.

The side of a gray house in the process of having the basement waterproofed.
Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing is a big investment. Protect your investment by following these tips to ensure you choose the contractor that offers the best warranty.

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Mold in a basement is a common problem. My company helps people with this every day. Some of the answers you received were helpful but not all the information is correct. First, you need to eliminate the two main ingrediants that mold needs to survive. The first one is water intrusion. This is a must. I am assuming you have no water intrusion as you make no mention. The second componant that needs to be eliminated is moisture. Moisture is also humidity. Basements need to be kept airtight in the summer months. Some folks have posted that you need air flow in your basement. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. When you open any windows for example, not one micron of air goes out of the basement, Warm humid air is sucked into the basement. Houses suck air into the basement and it meets the cool surfaces and skyrockets humidity. The windows must be kept closed and a dehumidification device installed to ensure humidity stays below 60% humidity. The dehumidifier should be energy star rated and purchasing a seperate humidity guage is a must to monitor the unit's progress. We like to keep our customer's basements at 50% humidity. This eliminates the smell that is active mold spore growth. Once the water and humidity is brought under control. Remove the organic materials that have mold on them. Walls, sheetrock and studs that have been affected. Follow the advice of previous posts as you must ensure that you do not affect the rest of the home. Once removed, install new walls using as much inorganic material as possible. We also install vapor barrier over the walls and seal the floors to stopwater vapor transmission into the basement. Poly plastic is not a acceptable vapor barrier. It is not "zero-perm" and will still allow moisture transmission. It will also crack and break into pieces over the years. A PVC liner rated "zero-perm" is the correct product in this application. Depending how large the basement is and if it is sectioned off will determine the dehumidifier strength. We use the Santa Fe line of dehidifiers as they are super energy efficiant and work like a dehumidifier on steriods. I hope this helps and I wish you the best in Basement Health!
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Where is the home located, what is the exterior wall construction and type, how is the space heated?

 

It could be a whole host of different scenarios that would generate that result.  It is nearly impossible to tell but I would say that most basement moisture problems are a result of bulk moisture intrusion or condensation issues. 

 

Given the deep and hard winter this year, it could be a condensation issue that hadn't previously been shown.

 

 

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Basement Waterproofing reviews in Fresno

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was a very nice man and extremely helpful. He explained my problem isn't due to a waterproofing issue and he didn't want to waste my money. He recommended we find a mason. He even told me I can contact him to get his opinion or perspective after we speak with a mason. I will take his advice and check out masons on Angie's list.
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I used this provider in both my old house and my new house to create French drains in the basement. The work was done very professionally for a very reasonable price, and both times, the work completely took care of the water problem. I would recommend them highly.
- Christine D.
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We hired DES to seal the foundation on one part of our home, but then they realized we needed a sump pump due to an active water current right next to our foundation. Grant, the PM on the job, came back and explained everything, helped walk my husband through all the issues over the phone since he couldn't be on site, and explained the updated charges. Overall they did a very good job; they trampled an azalea during their work, and the cap is sitting too high, but as soon as they come back to fix these issues (which they've already agreed to), I'll change the Overall Rating to an A. Thanks DES!
- Craig K.
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did a wondful job from begining to end. The inspector came out,
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, and looked at the problem I had with my window well in the basement. He advised me what the job would entail in putting a new drain system into the well. He was extremely knowledgeable and very nice. He went the extra mile and helped me remove a portion of the panel to take a look if I had any mold or if there was an existing drain system. He advised me of the time and labor involved and scheduled me for job.
On October 23rd,
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and his crew arrived ontime and ready to work.
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explained in detail what he was going to do and answered all my questions. His crew was done inserted the system and sprayed for possible mold and were out of the house close to 1pm. They cleaned up and did a fantastic job.
Thank you to
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for being the face of your company and explaining the job and thank you to
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and his crew for the great job and understanding with all the questions I had. I can now sleep stress free knowing that my basement won't flood with the next storm. THANK YOU!!
- Eric Z.
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I used A1 basement last year and never had the
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to give him an excellent review. So here goes. We just moved into a house a couple of months before. All the problems started presenting itself, one of those were water coming from the ground. I had no choice but to look for professional help. A1 basement was the cheapest and the earliest contractor that can accommodate me since this is an emergency. He was very professional and easy to talk to. He will even tell you to do it yourself if it is advisable. I'm talking about my next project, french drain around the property. He even accommodated my form of payment because my other credit card has a low minimum. Overall, everything went smoothly. Definitely A1 basement is a company that can be recommended.
By the way, the french drain has a lifetime warranty and transferable.
- Rey E.
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Would highly recommend this service.
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did a great job for us, is very professional and experienced. He is a true detective, and not only solved the mystery of the basement moisture situation which had been of concern to us, but recommended common sense solutions which have been most valuable. An excellent service and much appreciated.
- Robert M.
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It went well, they have me insightful solutions for the water issue. Realizing it was only humidity and recommended a high quality humidifier with drain which has worked beautifully.
- Seth D.

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