Basement Waterproofing

Basement Repair: How & Where Basements Leak

Any good basement waterproofer knows that wet basements come in all shapes and sizes, and no two basement repair jobs are exactly the same.

Fortunately, nearly all basement waterproofing repairs can be accomplished by a professional in a single day, or sometimes two.  Smaller jobs, such as installing  basement windows or repairing a basement wall crack, can even be done in a couple hours.

Superior Basement Systems of Ohio is your local source for professional basement waterproofing contractors in the area.  We serve Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and all surrounding areas.  For a FREE wet basement repair quote, call or contact us online today!

Flooding through the Basement Wall-Floor Joint

Water Flooding into a Steubenville through the Wall-Floor JointThe most common way basement water leaks into a home is through the basement wall-floor joint.

Stop the water right at the point where it's causing the problem - along the perimeter of the basement floor.  Superior Basement Systems does this by removing a portion of the basement floor, creating a trench, and filling it with clean stone.  On top of this stone, the patented WaterGuard® system, an innovation on old-fashioned French drains and Drain tile, is laid.  The system is concreted over, and an extending wall flange creates a 3/8" opening to receive water from the basement walls.

The drain leads the basement water to a sump pump system, which will then discharge it outside through a buried PVC pipe and away from your home.

Leaking Basement Floors

A Scio, OH Basement with Water Pouring up through Floor CracksIf there is leaking from a crack in the basement floor, a drainage system and a sump pump is still the answer.

A lateral line can be installed along the crack, collecting the water and directing it to your sump pump system.

A full perimeter system will be able to prevent most water from entering through the cracks in the first place - your waterproofer may not recommend a lateral line for smaller cracks in the floor for this reason.

Basement Water from Hatchway Doors

Water Pouring into a New Rumley Basement through Hatchway DoorsA perimeter drainage system can also address water leaking in through basement hatchway doors by collecting it and directing it to your sump pump.

As the drain runs along the bottom of the hatchway stairs, it will reach a grated drain opening that extends along the hatchway entrance.

The water will leak into this grated opening and enter the waterproofing system.

From there, the sump pump will discharge it from the home and send it downhill away from the home.

Leaking Basement Windows

A Leaking Basement Window Repaired with a Covered Basement Window WellIf you're not interested in replacing your basement windows and/or window wells, a drain can be installed that will capture the water as it pools below the basement window, drawing it into the basement through a closed drain, and directing it into the perimeter drain.  If replacing the basement windows is an option, you may be interested in new, energy-efficient basement windows.

These can be combined with a covered basement window well that will deflect rain, water, and debris from the basement window opening as well as cold winter wind.  The SunHouse™, recommended by Superior Basement Systems of Ohio, is also designed to reflect as much sunlight as possible from the outside into your basement space.

Water from Basement Wall Cracks and Pipe Penetrations

A Basement Pipe Penetration in Hanover Later Repaired with a Urethane SealThe natural curing process of concrete can easily create cracks in even new home foundations.  And when holes are drilled in basement walls to allow access for pipes, wires, and cables, they often leave an opening large enough to allow water access.

Superior Basement Systems solves the problem of leaking wall cracks and pipe penetrations by sealing the opening with the FlexiSpan® system.  First, the opening is sealed with a special polyurethane polymer.  This polymer can expand and shrink with the basement wall, meaning that it will not lose its bond as the concrete swells and shrinks with moisture and temperature. 

Over this seal, a foam strip is attached and run down into a small drywall created beneath the basement floor.

The secondary layer of protection is then covered over with another layer of our flexible sealant to give it, and the floor is restored flush. It can also run down into an existing perimeter drainage system.

Failing Water Heaters

A Basement in Cadiz, OH Protected from Water Heater FloodingWater heaters can be expected to fail approximately every 7 years. When they do, they often leak water directly on to the basement floor.

If your basement is finished or used to store valuable items, this water can be a damaging threat.

Superior Basement Systems recommends surrounding the water heater with a PVC ring, which can either direct water into the perimeter drainage system or be combined with a water-sensitive alarm that will sound off to let you know a leak is occurring.

This is especially relevant in a finished basement, where many valuable items may be ruined by a wet basement system.

Bursting Washing Machine Hoses

Washing Machine Hoses Protect Basements from Flooding in Flushing, OHWashing machine hoses are not designed to take the continuous 60-80 psi of pressure exerted against them at all times.

If they burst, they can shoot out an incredible 650 gallons of water per hour!  In fact, there have been cases where Basement Systems dealers have seen water flowing up to the basement windows from broken water heaters!

If you do not shut off your water each time you do the laundry, you're going to be glad that you've installed one that's warrantied to stay strong for 20 years.

Your Local Basement Contractors

When you decide that your basement water problem has to go, Superior Basement Systems is ready to help.  Serving Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and the surrounding areas in Ohio, we're the local contractors you need.  For a FREE inspection, written quote, and complimentary 88-page color book on basement waterproofing, call or contact us online today!

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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