Basement Waterproofing FAQs

Basement Waterproofing FAQs

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is caused when water pressure builds up outside a foundation. The weight of the water pushes downward until it finds the path of least resistance, and since a basement is nothing but a hole in the ground it is easy to see why it would come in the small seam at the floor / wall seam. It is usually recommended to discharge the water at least 10 feet or more away from the foundation. We accomplish this by installing an anti-freeze device and a solid pipe out to a yard drain. This pipe is buried underneath the sod and is hardly noticeable.

How much does it cost to have my basement waterproofed?

It depends on different factors such as the size of your basement, the type of foundation and the type of water problem you are experiencing. Generally, the average 32ft x 24 ft basement will cost anywhere from $1,5000.00 to $10,000+ depending on what type of equipment, battery backup system, etc. Financing options are available, and several things can be done to keep the cost down. For example, some people will install just the sump pump system to start.

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