FAQ

Here’s a look at some of the most common asked questions on basement waterproofing with our quick answers to them. Didn’t find your question? Call us now!

What Are The Signs of a Basement Leak?

If there is a water leak in your basement, you should be able to spot a number of telltale signs. Some of these signs are more obvious, others are less so. For instance, water puddles or pools on the floor and watermarks on the walls clearly indicate a leak. Other, less clear signs of a basement leak include:

  • Dampness on the floors and walls
  • Peeling paint or deformed wallpaper due to moisture
  • Cracks appearing in the floor or walls
  • Rust-related damage to metal components in the basement
  • Growth of mold or mildew
  • White, chalky residue on the walls 

Why Do Basements Leak?

Basement leaks can occur for a number of reasons. Here is a look at some of the most common causes:

  • Poor Craftsmanship: Poor craftsmanship during the construction of the house, which is often a result of inexperienced contractors, may be causing the leaks due to improperly installed components.
  • Soil Grade: The soil grade close to the foundation must be such that it diverts water away from the house. If the grade is tilted towards the foundations, it will cause water to gather up towards the basement.
  • Rising Water Table: Underground water tables can rise over time which can cause basement flooding.
  • Foundation Settlement: Foundation settlements some shifting of the foundation which can move it from its original position, making it more prone to water-related damage.
  • Poor Drainage: A common cause of basement leaks is poor drainage.  

It Only Leaks in One Area. Can I Just Fix That?

You can try, but the problem won’t go away in vast majority of the cases. Fixing basement leaks is like fixing a symptom without treating the underlying problem. The real concern should be where the water in that leak is coming from. Identifying the source and then performing proper waterproofing is the only way of ensuring a long-lasting solution to basement leaks.

What Are The Potential Dangers of Having Mold in My Basement?

Mold is a serious health hazard that can lead to a number of health problems such as asthma. It can also trigger various allergies as well as sinus infections. Common symptoms caused by exposure to mold include irritation in the eyes, a runny nose, and headaches. Mold offers a fairly serious danger to health and you must seek mold remediation as soon as you spot any signs of it in your basement.

Does Basement Waterproofing Increase Home Value?

It does. In most cases, you will be required to fix the water problem before the house can be sold. If your basement has leaks, you will not be able to sell it at the regular market price. Worse still, home inspectors will spot the leaks and put your house on hold until you fix them. Waterproofing your basement adds value by giving buyers, inspectors, and real estate agents a clear proof that your basement is safe and the home ready for sale.

What Can I Expect From a Basement Inspection?

During a basement inspection, an inspector will look for evidence of water-related damage in your basement. Typically, this evidence includes cracks, rust, dampness, or stale odors. The inspector will then try to ascertain the nature and extent of damage – whether it’s a simple leak or a more serious problem such as a structural defect. If there are any such signs, the inspector will note these and discuss the best possible solutions with the customer. 

 

If you have basement waterproofing in place, on the other hand, this can be evidence enough for the inspector that the basement is properly secured.

Do You Provide a Warranty On Your Waterproofing Solutions?

Here at Dry Tech Waterproofing, we offer a lifetime warranty on all waterproofing solutions we install. So when you hire us for a waterproofing job, you can be sure that it is going to last you a long time.

Do You Have Any Discounts On Your Basement Waterproofing Services?

We offer free consultations for all our customers. You can also avail a massive 15% discount, valued at up to $750, when hiring us to resolve basement leaks.

 

If you hire us for a full perimeter drain system, you qualify for a FREE sump pump & container with a $1500 value. Our waterproofing services are available in Norristown, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Eagleville, Drexel Hill,  Downingtown, and King of Prussia, PA.

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Matthew Kropp
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Steve Lombardi
Steve Lombardi
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Jason Gaitan
Jason Gaitan
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Addam Kuzman
Addam Kuzman
Inspector
Jason Lombardi
Jason Lombardi
Inspector
Ryan Tuturice
Ryan Tuturice
Inspector
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