Waterproofing your leaking basement can cost anywhere from $1000-$25,000, but it might cost more than $50,000 depending on the size of the structure. Every homeowner is concerned about waterproofing their leaking basement because a wet basement can encourage the formation of dangerous mould. It’s a big task that shouldn’t be underestimated. A variety of factors influence the cost of waterproofing a leaky basement, including foundation depth, number of cracks, waterproofing type required, if a sump pump or window wells need to be installed, and many more factors.
Q1. How Much Does it Cost for Waterproofing?
Q2. How can I determine the source of the water?
Water may get into a foundation in a variety of ways. The cove area where the floor and the wall meet may have a natural crack through which water may readily enter your foundation. Hydrostatic pressure is another typical source. Water will seep into gaps in your floor as a result of this. Several more sources exist, however they are less obvious. Our professional basement waterproofing specialists are trained to pinpoint the cause of your issue and provide the best remedy for your specific circumstance.
Q3. Why do I have Foundation Cracks?
Poor foundation construction, standing water, an insufficient drainage system, poor soil conditions, damage from previous floods, plumbing leaks, evaporation, huge trees, and inappropriate soil compaction are all causes that could contribute to the formation of foundation cracks. Our waterproofing team takes all these factors into consideration when determining the cause and severity of these foundation cracks.
Q4. Can I still have Waterproofing Done even if my Basement is Finished?
For exterior waterproofing jobs, in many circumstances, the entire project will be completed from the outside and there will be no need to touch your finished basement. If it isn’t feasible or practicable, we can remedy the problem from the inside with minimal impact on the interior finishes. Simple actions like removing a part of paneling or drywall, removing the baseboard, or peeling back the carpet are examples of how we may have to modify your existing finished basement.
For interior waterproofing, this has to be done inside of your basement and will require access to your basement studs and concrete floor. If a sump pump needs to be installed or plumbing has to be adjusted to accommodate new drainage tile, we will need to expose and break through small sections of the concrete.