At D&L Waterproofing, we have a team of professionals who know the ins and outs of basement waterproofing work. Moisture under a home is never a good thing, and many homeowners want to know how it got there in the first place. Typically, water will get into this space below a home through leaking wall or floor cracks, over the top of the foundation because of poor yard drainage or grading, through windows with clogged well drains, through the cove joint due to a rising and falling water table surrounding the foundation, or there could be moisture issues because of a plumbing-related problem under the home, such as with a leaky or broken pipe, or a clogged sewer line.
This moisture will ultimately cause problems for the rest of the home. It damages wooden materials, including support beams and floor joists which are partially responsible for helping to hold up the weight of your home. When these materials start to rot and fall apart, it's going to cause problems for the structural integrity of a house. This water can also lead to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. Mold needs three things to survive: moisture, humidity, and organic materials to live off of. Mold can cause a variety of health problems for individuals of all ages, and it is typically dark green or black in color. As you can see, it's important to get these wet basement problems taken care of immediately or prevented entirely through the use of effective basement waterproofing systems. We provide our basement waterproofing services in the tristate area of Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, & Western Kentucky.
Our Waterproofing Systems
When you contact us with a water problem in your home, we will send a tech out to figure out how and where the water is able to get inside. Once determined, we will then be able to come up with a plan of action for getting the situation taken care of quickly. We can provide both interior and exterior waterproofing services, so regardless of how the moisture is getting inside, we can stop it in its tracks.
For interior waterproofing, we install a field tile drainage system around the perimeter, then install Durawall panels. The drainage system will divert any water into a sump pump, that will channel the water away from your home. The Durawall panels are permanent once installed, and clean up easily with mild soap and water or spray cleaner. Durawall panels are built to last and not need replacing under normal use. They’re guaranteed not to fade, chip, peel, rot or splinter for the life of your structure, and their surface does not support mold, mildew or other bacterial growth.
For taking care of water problems outside of the home, we can install an exterior waterproofing membrane. We make use of the SealTite™ System, which includes MasterSeal and FlexRoll. These products make it nearly impossible for water to penetrate through a foundation wall. If you have problems with lawn grading or drainage, we can also take care of these issues and make sure that water doesn't roll down hills in your yard and pool up next to the base of your home.
We offer sump pumps from SafeBasements™ and Zoeller™, as well as battery backup units. SafeBasements™ sumps have a basin which is installed in the basement floor. Drainage systems from within your home connect to the sump and drain water into the pit. Once water inside of the pit reaches a certain level, it will be sent out and away from the home. A battery backup unit will come in handy in case the main pump malfunctions for whatever reason, or if the power happens to go out. Also, these sumps have a clear lid which makes maintenance and inspections a breeze. They can also be used in conjunction with Radon mitigation systems. Zoeller™ sumps feature a mechanical float switch which prevents water from trickling back down into the sump pit after water has already been discharged from the home. This helps with preventing premature wear and tear on the system.
A basement dehumidifier will be able to control the humidity levels below your home. This is important to have a handle on because high levels can trigger mold growth. Also, high humidity levels can cause damage to things you may have stored here, such as documents, photos, clothes, boxes, and so on. There are a variety of dehumidifiers available with different capacities to best meet the needs of your home.