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"Arrived promptly. Kept us informed of what they were doing. Left area clean. Were considerate of occupants in home when they did work which involved concrete" removal and replacement. Lots of noise and several days on the project. Seemed knowledgeable. We had a couple of communication issues, but the team was swift to respond and remedy.

-Susan C.

" and his helper were professional and very helpful. gave us lots of tips to help prevent basement problems from occurring." He and his helper were quick, yet thorough. They were extremely nice and on time. I would definitely use again.

-Tracey B.

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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!

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.




Basement Waterproofing reviews in Grand Rapids


It didn’t go all that well. They had to come out 3-4 times and it’s never been truly fixed. When it rains hard, we’re still concerned that it’s going to flood. However, they did put in an effort to fix it.
- Gary R.

Company priced according to what I needed fixed instead of quoting a complete system that was five times more costly. Workers were prompt, worked diligently, cleaned up very well and explained things very well.
- Nadine G.

He appeared very knowledgeable and was very professional. Did not try and pressure me for anything. If I had another issue I would contact him again for future service and would recommend him
- Brian B.

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.

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.
was very thorough in trying to ...More 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.

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.

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.

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 ...More 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 of the foundation.
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.

Waterproofing Contractors in Grand Rapids

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Ameri Pro Restoration LLC

13482 N Wheaton Road
Grand Ledge


2914 3 MILE RD NW
Grand Rapids


5555 15 MILE RD
Cedar Springs

Beckett Home Improvement

1348 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids

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

Constructive Remodeling Solutions

6660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW

EverDry Waterproofing of Grand Rapids

5273 Division Ave S

Foundation Specialist LLC

2925 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

Fusco Weatherization Services, LLC

515 W Kalamazoo St.

Georgetown Waterproofing Inc

672 Chicago Drive

Gold Star Waterproofing, LLC

6685 Brookwood Dr

Great Lakes Waterproofing Co

2929 W Main St

Kent Home Services

130 60th St SW
Grand Rapids

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


Grand Rapids

Pabco Services LLC

1136 Fallbrook

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing Inc

4600 N Grand River Ave

Superior Disaster Recovery

18 Ionia Avenue Southwest

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