Professional Basement Waterproofing
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 hydro-static 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.
What Causes Basement Waterproofing Problems?
There are a number of issues that can cause water to leak into your basement from the outside. Our team at CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has the expertise you need to help you identify the source of a leak and can provide you with a complete basement waterproofing solution that will fix many of these problems. Take a look below to see if you recognize any of the most common signs of basement leaks.
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.
Cove Joint Seepage
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.
Our Basement Waterproofing Solutions
There are a number of basement waterproofing solutions that can be installed to help mitigate water intrusion in your basement. 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.
Safe Track and Safe Edge Drain Tiles
Drain tiles are a basement waterproofing system designed to collect the water that would be entering your home and direct it away from the interior of your home. The Safe Edge, Drain, and Track systems were specially designed and manufactured in the United States to combat the main causes of basement water leaks that most US homes experience. They have been proven to be effective in even the worst situations and will keep your home dry no matter the weather. These systems are often coupled with a sump pump system to effectively remove all of the water that would be entering your basement. If you live in an area that regularly experiences heavy rain, our technicians may recommend installing a drain tile system and a sump pump to keep your home safe and dry.
Sump Pump Systems
Sump pump systems are designed to collect water from drain tile systems and forcibly remove it from your home. These systems are designed to work even in the toughest conditions and can even be installed with a battery backup. Having a battery backup installed for your sump pump can save you the trouble of worrying about keeping your home dry during a power outage.
If you are experiencing a wet basement, then having a sump pump system installed may be the perfect choice for your home. Our team at CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has installed sump pumps in homes across Nebraska and Western Iowa. These systems are one of the most effective ways to keep your basement dry year round, no matter the weather. If you have any questions about how sump pumps work or how installing a sump pump system can help your home, call our experts today.
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.
Contact Our Experts For Basement Waterproofing Services Today
If you have experienced basement leaks or have noticed any ammount of water in your basement, please dont hesitate to contact us by calling (402) 415-0294 or by filling out our online contact form today! Our team provides expert basement waterproofing services to both home and business owners who are dealing with basement leaks in the greater Omaha, NE area and parts of western Iowa.