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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.

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

It only takes about 48 hours for mold to form in a wet basement. (Photo by Michelle B. of Fishers, Ind.)
Basement Waterproofing

Tired of your basement flooding every time it rains? Angie Hicks explains the most common basement waterproofing methods and provides an average cost for each.

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Out of sight, out of mind: Don't ignore potential problems with your basement or foundation. A professional explains why it's best to be proactive.

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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)
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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.

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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 Grand Rapids

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The job took 2 days. They were prompt, courteous, and cleaned up completely. They even replanted a tree from the front yard to the back yard! Basement was dry after a rain storm the night before. I would recommend this company to anyone - and I have.
- Louise S.
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The work took approximately 5 hours to complete, and they told me to watch it closely to make sure that I did not see any additional water leaks in the foundation. I left the area open (they had to cut out drywall) for two months without incident and then had it redrywalled and painted.
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was very thorough in trying to determine exactly where the leak originated before he started cutting into my drywall, which I appreciated. He approached the problem (cutting drywall) conservatively and branched out as needed.
I would definitely recommend them.

- Ann S.
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was prompt and professional. He started work right away, finished quickly, and cleaned everything up. He's truly an expert and a very nice guy.
- AMY S.
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and his crew spent a couple of days and cleaned up afterward. They were very professional, polite, and the results were very good. No more flooding in the basement during heavy rains.
- James P.
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came to check our leaky basement the same day - only a few hours after I left a message, in fact. After examining a leak coming in from the foundation wall and the soil buffer underneath it in our Michigan basement, he gave us several options for remediating the issue, including sealing the foundation, building a catch and pump for the water that could come in, and re-grading the driveway. We found the concrete pad on our driveway is separated from the house by about 3 inches, where water is running down and in due to the snowmelt around the house and an improperly graded driveway allowing water to collect at the
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He said the circumstances of the cold temperatures and rain contributed to the leak, since we did not experience water in the basement during the April 2013 rains and flooding, and that it might be most effective and cost efficient if we repave the driveway in a manner that lays the new concrete against the foundation wall and grades it away from the house. Since we had already been considering re-paving the driveway due to damaged and missing patches of concrete, we decided that was the best way forward. Obviously that meant he would not get our business for the repair, so I appreciated his candor and honesty in assessing our situation and suggesting a course of action that fit the problem.
I would have been happy to pay for the time he spent his consultation with us on a very busy day for him, but he refused and wished us luck on regrading the driveway. He was prompt, professional and more honest than many of the contractors we have worked with for issues in our home. I will absolutely call him in the future if the basement issue persists and I'd recommend anyone call him for a quote and consultation.
- Kevan C.
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was quick and professional. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable . I couldn't believe how well and fast the actual process went. I was very pleased with their work.
- Allison W.
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For a number of years we had rain water puddle in the basement against the south wall after a hard rain. I took part of the drywall out near the floor to see what the problem was and discovered a vertical crack in the poured concrete wall. We did not want to have the finished interior wall removed to fix the crack from the inside. We had
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repair the crack from the outside.
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did an excellent job and was very easy to work with from the initial estimate to the cleanup of the outside digging.We would definitely recommend him to others and use him again if needed.
- Courtney B.
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Overall, I am pleased with the result. We had some issues at first trying to route the system where I wanted but
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system worked with me to make sure it was done, and done right. Problems can happen with any project and I don't measure on the problems, I measure on what was done to resolve them. The owner of
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personally came to visit me to make sure he understood the issue and to make sure the right resources were assigned to finish the job properly. The system works great and overall I am pleased and would recommend
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to others and will use them again should I have a need.
- Michael B.

All Waterproofing Contractors in Grand Rapids

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Ameri Pro Restoration LLC

13482 N Wheaton Road
Grand Ledge

B-DRY OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS

2914 3 MILE RD NW
Grand Rapids

BDD CONSTRUCTION

5555 15 MILE RD
Cedar Springs

Beckett Home Improvement

1348 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Carbon Construction Company

3171 W. Carleton Rd
Hillsdale

Case Enterprises LLC

2561 Eastern Ave se
Grand Rapids

Christopher Framing

8656 Taylor St

City Basement

240 Front St SW
Grand Rapids

CLI-Concrete Leveling Inc

1659 Beverly Ave
Ypsilanti

Constructive Remodeling Solutions

6660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

EVERDRY WATERPROOFING INC

5273 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids

EverDry Waterproofing of Grand Rapids

5273 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

Foundation Armor

3 Bud Way Ste 27

FOUNDATION CO

2111 PINE RIDGE DR SW
Jenison

Foundation Specialist LLC

2925 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Foundation Systems of Michigan

32985 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia

Fusco Weatherization Services, LLC

515 W Kalamazoo St.
Bloomingdale

Georgetown Waterproofing Inc

672 Chicago Drive
Jenison

Gold Star Waterproofing, LLC

6685 Brookwood Dr
Grandville

Great Lakes Waterproofing Co

2929 W Main St
Kalamazoo

Kent Home Services

130 60th St SW
Grand Rapids

LANDIS BASEMENT DE WATERING

3555 VIADUCT ST SW
Grandville

McDonald Plumbing

7791 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Michigan Basement Waterproofing Inc.

3498 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Montell Construction

401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids

NORTHERN WATERPROOFING & BLDG

5946 CLAY AVE SW
Grand Rapids

Pabco Services LLC

1136 Fallbrook
Allegan

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids

Reliance Property Development

273 Summit St.
Rockford

Smith & Son Building & Remodeling

1409 Sullivan Rd.
Ravenna

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc

4600 N Grand River Ave
Lansing

Ver Wys Home Improvement

3266 Brigs Blvd NE
Grand Rapids

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