Basement Waterproofing

Keep Your Ohio Basement Dry

Installing a basement waterproofing system inside of your home is a fantastic idea.  With all the innovations that have been made in the last decade on old-fashioned drain tile, French drain, and weeping tile systems in Ohio, along with the modern and more reliable sump pump systems, a waterproof basement is just a phone call away.  If you have a wet basement and are looking for a solution, call Superior Basement Systems today for a free basement waterproofing inspection and quote! We serve Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and all areas nearby.

However, to keep this water out, and to create a dry basement, something more may be needed.  Moisture can easily travel through the concrete and grout used in your foundation walls and floors - and even more easily through sections of exposed dirt.

Step 1:  Install a Moisture Barrier on Your Walls and Floors

Peeling, Chipping, Basement Wall Coatings in Wheeling ValleyEven when the surfaces of your basement walls and floors look dry at a glance, you can be sure that moisture is entering the basement continually through the concrete in the form of water vapor.

There are several ways to tell if moisture is passing through to your basement.  One of the most common is a white, flaky powder that accumulates on basement walls.

This is known as efflorescence, and it's left behind as moisture leaves the basement walls and enters the air.

Other signs include mold and musty smells in the basement and rust on your pipes, tools, or other metal in the space.

If you're not sure if your basement floor is adding to your basement humidity, check it out by laying a layer of plastic on a section of your basement floor for several days.

If the space underneath is damp, then you know the moisture that would have passed upwards was instead trapped underneath the plastic.

BrightWall® Basement Wall Coverings

Long-Lasting Basement Wall CoveringsBasement wall coating and paints are notorious for peeling and blistering off basement walls, eventually making the problem worse than ever.

The building efflorescence behind a waterproof coating will damage its bond, destroying it in a few months or years.

Instead, Superior Basement Systems recommends installing BrightWall®, a plastic wall covering that is mechanically attached to the wall and can be installed as a vapor barrier.

This easy-to-install basement wall covering will brighten the space and keep out moisture permanently.

ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting

Installing a Waterproof Basement Sub Floor in ColerainCovering a carpet with wood, chipboard squares, or carpeting will simply trap moisture underneath and lead to rot.  Instead, install an inorganic plastic floor tiling system such as ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting.  This tile creates a complete vapor barrier on the floor that depressurizes the space and prevents the natural upward of movement of water from the floor.  As an added bonus, each tile sits on raised pegs, creating a thermal break underneath that will make the surfaces of each tile 8-10 degrees warmer than the cold floor below.  Carpeting and other floorings can be installed directly on top of this floor matting.

Both BrightWall® and ThermalDry® are available by Superior Basement Systems in Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and the surrounding areas in Ohio.

Step 2:   Install a Reliable, Energy-Efficient Dehumidifier

Comparison of Two Basement Dehumidifiers in a Yorkville homeTypical dehumidifiers are simply not powerful enough to keep a basement dry.  Additionally, the cheap dehumidifiers sold at some hardware stores have collection trays that continually fill up, sometimes in as little as 8-12 hours.  With 168 hours in a week, this means you'd have to empty your collection tray 14-21 times a week to keep it protecting your basement all the time?

Superior Basement Systems has the answer to your dry basement needs:  The SaniDry™ basement dehumidifier.  This is the only dehumidifier available in Ohio that has the power and effectiveness you need.

Seven Great Reasons to Choose the SaniDry™

 

SaniDry™

Standard Dehumidifier

Cost/Pint

3.3 cents

10 cents

Max Pints Removed

100

30

ENERGY STAR® Rating

Yes

No

Self-Draining

Yes

Sometimes

Powerful Air-Circulating Fan

Yes

No

Can Be Ducted from Closet to Finished Basement

Yes

No

Odor-Eliminating Filter

Optional

No

Step 3:  Service your Sump Pump Regularly

Sump Pump Service Diagram for Tiltonsville dry basementsA sump pump contains mechanical parts, and like all appliances and utilities in your home, it will need routine maintenance.  A brief annual visit by a service technician from Superior Basement Systems can  make sure your sump pump is clean and that all parts are working properly.  The service specialist will test the pump, check the sump alarm battery, and check the charge on your battery backup sump pump.

The sump and liner will be cleaned out, and problems with the discharge will be checked.  The technician can look for new emerging problems in the basement and will flood check the system to ensure it's working properly and your basement will be dry.

Contact a Basement Waterproofer in Ohio

A Superior Basement Systems waterproofer installing a basement drain for a dry spaceSuperior Basement Systems is the premiere basement waterproofing contractor in Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and other parts of Ohio.  If you're in need of wet basement repair, we're ready to help. Waterproofing is our specialty, and with our great reputation in the community, you can be sure we'll be in business whenever you need us. 

We offer free, no-obligation estimates to homeowners in our area.  Each estimate includes an in-home inspection, a written quote, and a free copy of our 88-page color book on basement waterproofing.  Call or contact us by e-mail today for a free basement repair quote

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Serving OH including the Greater Canton area
Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Ashland County, OH
Ashland
Jeromesville
Loudonville
Perrysville
Polk

Cities in Belmont County, OH
Alledonia
Barnesville
Bellaire
Belmont
Bethesda
Bridgeport
Flushing
Jacobsburg
Martins Ferry
Piedmont
Powhatan Point
Saint Clairsville
Shadyside

Cities in Carroll County, OH
Carrollton
Dellroy
Malvern
Mechanicstown
Sherrodsville

Cities in Columbiana County, OH
East Liverpool
East Rochester
Hanoverton
Homeworth
Kensington
Lisbon
Salineville
Wellsville

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Fresno
West Lafayette

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Byesville
Cambridge
Kimbolton
Lore City
Pleasant City
Quaker City
Salesville
Senecaville

Cities in Harrison County, OH
Bowerston
Cadiz
Freeport
Hopedale
Jewett
Scio
Tippecanoe

Cities in Holmes County, OH
Big Prairie
Glenmont
Holmesville
Killbuck
Lakeville
Millersburg

Cities in Jefferson County, OH
Adena
Amsterdam
Bergholz
Bloomingdale
Brilliant
Dillonvale
Hammondsville
Irondale
Mingo Junction
Rayland
Richmond
Steubenville
Tiltonsville
Toronto
Yorkville

Cities in Knox County, OH
Brinkhaven

Cities in Mahoning County, OH
Beloit
Sebring

Cities in Monroe County, OH
Beallsville
Clarington
Graysville
Jerusalem
Lewisville
Sardis
Woodsfield

Cities in Stark County, OH
Alliance
Beach City
Brewster
Canal Fulton
Canton
East Canton
East Sparta
Hartville
Louisville
Magnolia
Massillon
Minerva
Navarre
North Canton
North Lawrence
Paris
Uniontown
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Cities in Summit County, OH
Clinton

Cities in Tuscarawas County, OH
Baltic
Bolivar
Dennison
Dover
Dundee
Gnadenhutten
Mineral City
New Philadelphia
Newcomerstown
Port Washington
Stone Creek
Strasburg
Sugarcreek
Uhrichsville

Cities in Wayne County, OH
Apple Creek
Burbank
Creston
Dalton
Doylestown
Fredericksburg
Marshallville
Orrville
Rittman
Shreve
Smithville
Sterling
West Salem
Wooster

Our Locations:

Superior Basement Systems
6628 Roy Andrews Road NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
1-330-423-4426