Having standing water in the basement of your home can be one of the worst experiences for a homeowner. It can damage precious items in storage and lead to mold or mildew growth if left unresolved. Generally this water enters your home during a storm through cracks in your foundation or basement walls. These cracks can be the result of a number of issues but are generally from the pressure of water against your basement walls over many years. This is known as hydrostatic pressure and is the result of wet soil sitting against your basement walls or foundation.
The team at CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has many years of experience dealing with basement water issues in the greater Omaha area and we have seen all of the potential places your foundation and basement walls can leak. With this experience comes the knowledge to repair the specific problem and prevent the water from entering your home or control and remove the water that comes in to prevent any damage to your basement and belongings.
Our team can expertly design a waterproofing system that will be able to capture the water that enters your basement and direct it to a central location and pump it out of your home with a sump pump. These systems are created using the latest technology behind water control and are designed to provide a lifetime of security and protection from basement flooding. You can rest assured knowing that one of our waterproofing systems is keeping your home safe from the rain.
Basement Water Problems
There are a number of places your basement can leak. These are brief descriptions of those locations:
These are cracks that are running along the floor of your basement. Water may come up them when it rains and slowly seep back into them after the rain has passed.
This is where your walls meet your flooring. Generally they are created in separate pours of concrete which will create a seam between them. Water can flow under your wall and above the floor slab.
When your walls are constructed of cinder blocks, the joints between the blocks can sometimes leak. When this happens the water can run through the blocks and down the walls.
When you have below grade windows, this will cause a pocket to form where water can sit. Over time this can break down the seals and eventually leak into your basement.
This is where pipes have to pass through the walls to get into your home, water and gas lines are the usual suspects. Over time the seals can break down and water can enter through the openings they create.
These are from the forms and molds they used to form your concrete foundation. Over time the tie rods can rust and break down causing holes to form in the concrete which can allow water in.
These are usually found in older homes and were designed to act as a rudimentary water control system. They have a tendency to clog and sometimes break below grade and provide entry for water.
Basement Water Solutions
We use a variety of products and systems created by SafeBasements™ to both capture and remove all the water that enters your home. The products include collection systems that work at the cove joints and basement edges to capture water, urethane injection products to seal smaller holes and cracks in the walls, and high quality sump pumps to remove the water from your home once it is collected.
In addition to our basement waterproofing systems and services, we offer permanent foundation repair services, bowed wall repair services, and crawl space repair services. Please visit their respective pages for more information.
If you've got any type of basement water issues, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate for any of our services.