Basement Waterproofing

Leaky Basement Walls in Ohio

If you have leaky basement walls or a flooded basement that is damp, humid, or wet, there's an easy way to return the space to dry, usable conditions. The process is fast, effective, and cost-efficient, and once installed in your home, leads to lower energy bills and a basement that's warrantied to be dry.

For a Free Estimate on waterproofing your concrete or block wall basement, call or e-mail us today! We service the state of Ohio, including Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, and Yorkville.

Damp and Leaking Basement Walls

flooded basement with leaky basement walls in New Athens, OHConcrete shrinks as it cures, and the concrete curing process of basement walls can continue for six months to ten years (in extreme cases) after the home has been built

This means that it's common to have several small cracks form in any type of basement wall -- even in a new home -- and those cracks are openings for water to make its way through.

Additionally, concrete block basement walls hold large open cavities inside that can run up and down the walls.

These walls are made out of concrete, a porous material that easily allows water vapor to soak through and enter the basement. If you've ever had leaky basement, a flooded basement, walls or have watched concrete dry, you know what we're talking about.

a cat laying in a wet, leaky basement in Canton, OHAs water passes through the concrete, it can reach the large hollow gaps in block walls or force its way through basement wall cracks. Block wall cavities can fill with water, soaking the concrete and seeping through to the home, and water can push its way through the basement wall floor joint and flood the basement.

At Superior Basement Systems, we've seen this problem throughout the region. For a Free Estimate on a basement waterproofing, call or contact us online today!

Repairing Leaky Basements and Stopping Flooding

Repairing wet basement walls is what the basement experts at Superior Basement Systems does every day. The basement waterproofing process can be completed in a single day, sometimes two, and usually involves a sump pump, perimeter drainage system, a vapor barrier for the walls, and other products to address any problem in your situation.

We recommend working with an expert basement contractor, as having a basement leak can be very damaging to personal items stored inside, and repairing the leak can require heavy equipment like a jackhammer.

Steps to Waterproofing Walls:

1. Install a Basement Sump Pump and Battery Backup

installing a sump pump and backup sump pump system in Alliance, OHInstall a sump pump with a reliable liner in your basement. The sump pump liner should be large enough to allow enough water into the basin that the pump can run a full cycle without turning on and off constantly (called "short-cycling"), which burns out the pump prematurely.

A battery backup sump pump should also be included to ensure that your sump pump can run during power outages or a blown fuse. A battery backup sump pump can also offer you protection if your primary sump pump fails for any reason. Click to learn more about sump pumps in Ohio.

 

2. Dig a Perimeter Trench and Drill Weep Holes

A trench should be created around the basement floor, leading to the sump pump. If you have block walls, weep holes will be drilled into each block cavity at the base. This relieves the hydrostatic pressure in the walls and prevents ground water from filling up inside the blocks in the future.

 

3. Install a Perimeter Drainage System

Drain tile being installed on the perimeterThis important basement waterproofing step is sometimes passed over by other waterproofers when they are repairing a leaky basement.

A specialized drain, such as the innovative French Drain System provided by Superior Basement Systems, can effectively direct flooding basement water to the sump pump while resisting clogging.

A wall flange is included in the drain's design that reaches slightly up the basement wall to drain leaks coming from the wall itself.

Laid in a bed of clean crushed stone, the floor is restored flush making for a nearly invisible installation in your home that's warrantied to keep your basement dry for the life of the structure (see full warranty for details).

 

4. Install a Vapor Barrier on the Walls

basement vapor barriers on the walls in a formerly leaky basement in Ohio, Dover, New PhiladelphiaOnce the water has been waterproofed you can rest assured that you no longer have a wet basement. However, because water vapor will still be absorbed by the concrete and pass into your home, you may have a damp basement! How can this be addressed?

One effective and cost-efficient way to prevent wet concrete walls from leading to a damp space is to install a waterproof vapor barrier on the walls.

These vapor barriers can be combined with our perimeter drainage system, tucking into the wall flange to direct any water entering from the basement walls into the drainage system.

 

Ohio Contractors Specializing in Flooded Basements

If you live in Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and would like a FREE, no-obligation basement concrete block wall waterproofing estimate, call or contact us today! Superior Basement Systems of Ohio specializes in leaky basement waterproofing -- we have the experience, equipment, and best practices you need to keep your basement dry all the time!

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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
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