Basement Waterproofing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is basement waterproofing important?

Don’t take basement moisture for granted. It may seem like a small problem, but it could lead to bigger, more expensive issues. All types of mold, including toxic black mold, thrive in moist or wet environments. Moisture in the basement can also damage the integrity of your foundation. By waterproofing your basement, you avoid getting water damage, and you preserve the value of your property.

How would I know if there leaks in my basement?

If there’s always water accumulation in your basement, there’s a good chance that there is a leak in your basement. There are some other indicators of basement leak, such as rapid mold or mildew growth, musty smells, damp spots, cracks either on the walls or floors, bubbling wallpaper, peeling paint, rust, and dry rot. You can ask Ox Foundation Solutions for an assessment of your basement to verify if there are leaks.

What are the causes of leaky basements?

Cracks in the walls or floors can let water from the ground in. Apart from those, there are other places where water can seep in. Poured concrete will have joints where water can enter. There could also be cracks in mortar joints of blocks and other places. Leaky plumbing can also cause water to accumulate in your basement.

Are there things I can do to help waterproof my basement myself?

Yes, there are things you can do to protect your basement from water. The ground around your house must slope away from the basement. Remove any trees or plants that may get in the way of the ground from getting naturally dried by the sun. Make sure that your gutters are not clogged and that they drain well away from your foundation.

How does Ox Foundation Solutions figure out the source of basement leaks?

All our technicians have years of experience in basement repair and basement waterproofing. You can be sure that they are very knowledgeable in determining sources of basement leaks. They will tell you immediately about their findings and give you a written proposal of what should be done shortly after.

Why does a drainage system need a backup battery?

Sump pumps remove water from the basement automatically. However, it is powered by your mainline, and in case of heavy storms, there is a high possibility of power outages. If the rain is strong enough to cause a power outage, you can be sure it’s also the time when you need your sump pump the most. A backup pump powered by a deep-cycle marine battery will continue pumping water away until your main pump is serviced and ready to get back to work.

How much does basement waterproofing cost?

The cost of basement waterproofing will depend on the amount of work to be done. Homes are all configured differently and the extent and kind of work will vary. For an accurate estimate, please contact Ox Foundation Solutions.

Why should I trust Ox Foundation Solutions with basement waterproofing?

Ox Foundation Solutions offers high-quality basement waterproofing services. We truly believe in delivering the best customer service. Our crew members are certified by the proper standards organizations and are well trained.

For more information about our basement waterproofing services, please call 205-303-3404 or send us a message via our Contact Us page.

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