The 5 Most Common Cause of Basement Flooding
When your home was built, it was never meant to stand up to basement flooding. But as time and nature wear away at your foundation, an eventual leak and water damage is almost certain.
Flooded basements can come from many different areas. The solution to your flooded basement depends entirely on what's causing the flood in the first place. Some of the most common sources of basement water damage include:
- Basement walls
- Basement drains
- Foundation wall cracks
- Leaky egress windows
- Faulty or damaged basement sump pumps
Water in your basement is a problem that can be solved quickly provided that you know what you're up against. As there are a variety of causes for a leaky basement, there are also a variety of solutions. The best solution for you is going to be the one that's reliable, durable and properly installed by basement leak repair professionals.
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Basement Waterproofing & Drainage Solutions
Recurring leaks in your basement walls, floors, or ceiling are a hassle to clean up and create a damp environment that serves as a breeding ground for mold and wood rot.
Mold growth can seriously damage your basement walls, your possessions, and even your indoor air quality. Not to mention, a home with a wet basement becomes much more difficult to sell. In fact, a wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers and lowers your home's value.
There are literally dozens of types of repairs when it comes to protecting your home against water damage, but not all repair options are created equal. If you're experiencing water intrusion issues in your home, take the time to research the options and the pros and cons of some of the most common types of home waterproofing methods.
Our Approach to Basement Waterproofing & Drainage
With more than 45 years of experience, Thrasher Foundation Repair has a reputation for providing high-quality, long-lasting basement waterproofing solutions. We have access to more than 30 patented basement repair products designed to keep your basement clean, dry, and odor-free.
- We install the non-clogging WaterGuard(R) interior drainage system so your basement water problems become a thing of the past.
- We recommend our TripleSafe Sump Pump System - the best basement sump pump available to keep your basement dry year-round.
- You can eliminate the leading cause of basement odors - high humidity and other indoor air allergens - with the SaniDry(TM) Basement Dehumidifier and Air Filtration System. Our approach controls the relative humidity of your basement to prevent mold from growing.
- And, if you plan to finish your basement we can restrict moisture and water vapors from entering your basement and add a layer of basement sealer to protect from mold at the same time with our CleanSpace(R) Basement Wall Vapor Barrier.
At Thrasher, we prioritize our customers' satisfaction above all else and want to make sure you are fully satisfied with our basement repair services. That's why we offer a 25-year transferable warranty as well as a satisfaction guarantee, an efficiency guarantee, and a property protection guarantee.
Why Choose Thrasher for Basement Waterproofing & Drainage Solutions?
Our highly-trained specialists can install a complete basement waterproofing system with speed and accuracy, completing most projects in just one day. Besides, we never use subcontractors and our crews are trained to minimize mess and disruption.
Our complete basement waterproofing system will give you and your family a clean, dry, and healthy basement for years to come. At Thrasher, we pride ourselves on being the leader in basement waterproofing, combining professional expertise with patented, time-tested products.
But don't just take it from us - we are a four-time Better Business Bureau Integrity Award winner, have earned the "Best of Omaha" award in basement waterproofing and mud jacking categories for several years in a row, and the quantity and quality of our reviews and customer testimonials speak for themselves.
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The Thrasher Difference.
No matter the job - we aren't going to feel good about the hard work we've done until you're happy. So we'll do it right or make it right. That's the Thrasher promise.
For the last 45 years in the basement and foundation repair industry, we've focused on the value of doing whatever it takes to get the job done and "wow" our customers every step of the way.
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Cracked foundations, leaky basements and mildewy crawlspaces are often serious problems that shouldn't be ignored. If you feel you've put your repair project off long enough, financing can help you get it done now instead of later. It's not worth gambling with the investment you've made in your home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Basement condensation occurs when arm, moist air comes in contact with your cool basement walls and floor. Since the basement is below grade, it is cooler than the outside air temperature in the warmer months of the year. Warm outside air is drawn into the basement like a vacuum and when it comes into contact with the cool, basement air, that is when condensation occurs.
Yes, you can take it with you. It is also very light weight
Efflorescence- it is a mineral deposit left behind after water or moisture was present
New construction waterproofing is often completed with no or a minimal warranty. There are different ways in which it can be waterproofed but the most common way is through a spray on sealant on the walls which can be damaged when the soil is backfilled around the house and/or can crack when the house moves or shifts. Also, exterior drain tile is commonly installed. Since the tile is sitting in the dirt, it can often become silted closed or damaged during the backfill process.
Thrasher/Midwest provides solutions with long-term warranties. Considerations include the type of waterproofing system you install and the type of sump system you install. There are different options that offer different levels of protection.
If you think your basement is going to flood, you should remove any finished materials that you believe the water will come in contact with. Also, make sure nothing is on the floor.