FAQ

How Do I know if I need waterproofing?

  • Cracked walls
  • Buckling walls
  • Peeling paint
  • Mold
    Will usually grow in damp, dark areas and can cause respiratory problems after prolonged exposure.

Why should I fix my basement?

There are several reasons. Some of the more common reasons are: a healthier living environment, increased living and storage space, avoiding further damage to your belongings, increased property value and peace of mind.

How long does it take?

The majority of our work can be completed in one day or less. However, because we are a full-service waterproofing contractor, there are some larger scale jobs that may take multiple days to complete.

What is the average repair cost?

It really depends on what work is being done. All quotes are free of charge for this very reason. Our Basement Advisers are trained to recommend the most practical and economical solution for your particular situation.

My basement is finished, will you be able to fix my problem?

Yes. We provide a number of solutions to choose from. In many cases, all the work can be done from the exterior. If that is not practical or possible, we can solve the problem from the interior with little impact on the interior finishes. This may include such simple things as removing a section of the paneling or drywall, removing the baseboard or pulling back the carpet.

What is the white chalky stuff on my walls?

It is the mineral deposits left behind when moisture dries and crystallizes. It is referred to as efflorescence. You should be able get rid of it with a mixture of vinegar and water.

Can’t I just pick up some materials from the hardware store and fix it myself?

Most materials found at the local hardware store produce limited results. There are, however, things you can do yourself such as extending your downspouts and cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis which may help to alleviate the problem.
Assuming all options have been exhausted and water is still seeping into your basement, we recommend hiring a professional waterproofing contractor such as ourselves.

How do I pay for the work?

Cash, or credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and AMEX) are all accepted forms of payment.