Here at Basement Systems USA, we've been fixing wet basements in neighborhoods like yours for many years. Our certified technicians have the expertise you need to get the job done quickly, effectively, and permanently. There's no job too large or small -- and there's no wet basement we can't fix!
Let one of our basement experts come and give you a free waterproofing estimate. We want to help you make your basement dry all the time!
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Through years of research, Basement Systems®, Inc. has developed the most effective and long-term solutions for wet basements. Their products have been keeping basements dry in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom since 1987.
To date, our waterproofing systems have been used to repair hundreds of thousands of basements and crawl spaces worldwide!
This basement was getting wet during storms which made the drywall and carpet moldy. Drywall and carpet are made of organic materials so they easily get destroyed by water and mold damage. The smell was noticeable and something had to be done.
Basement Systems USA, Inc. went in and first removed the carpet and the bottom of the moldy drywall and did some mold remediation. The next step was to install the WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter so that the basement would no longer leak. The WaterGuard was connected to one of our SuperSump Systems which include a battery back-up pump so that the water can be pumped out even during power failures.
Once the basement is mold-free and no longer in danger from water seepage, we could start putting things back together. But we would never use organic materials like drywall or carpet to repair the basement. A special waterproof and inorganic wallboard called Everlast Walls was used to make the basement look beautiful again. Everlast Walls is made of nonorganic material and is guaranteed for 50 years against water and mold damage. We also used a special waterproof wood-look flooring so that there would be no danger of water damage.
The result is easy to see. The basement is not only dry and looks amazing, it has been repaired with the right building materials so that there is no chance of water or mold damage in the future. Another job done right.
This old, cold, and leaking window needed to be replaced, so we installed an all-vinyl, energy efficient EverLast Basement Window. These windows are airtight but easy to open. When unlocked, both panes can be removed for cleaning or for passing objects through – like a ladder or another item you’d rather not carry through your house.
We also installed a WellDuct window well drain in the window well outside. This drain is connected into the interior WaterGuard system to prevent window well flooding. We also wanted to prevent vapor transmission through the walls, so the ThermalDry Wall vapor barrier was installed. Not only does ThermalDry Wall help to lower relative humidity, it has a radiant shield which reflects up to 97% of the heat back into the basement.
These are pictures of a typical city row home basement entry. The stairwells often flood because the drain is not big enough or not connected properly for an outlet. By installing proper drainage and a large TrenchDrain, the water can now be easily managed.
This project in Parkton, MD included a Triple Safe sump pump with battery Back-up, WaterGuard drainage system, and Thermal wall vapor barrier.
This customer wanted to have a code-approved Egress Window Well installed in their home so the basement could be finished and used as extra living space.
We installed an Egress Rockwell System because it is by far the best egress window well system available on the market. We also installed a WellDuct window well drain to guarantee that the water in the window well will never flood into the basement.
This customer wanted to sell their home but needed to get it waterproofed first. We removed moldy paneling and replaced their inadequate sump with a SuperSump. We installed WaterGuard to control the water issues and installed SilverGlo insulation on the walls with inserted studs so the customers can replace his own panels.
We've taken the best concepts from conventional waterproofing methods and combined them to create the most innovative, effective systems in the industry.
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Basement water problems are as old as the structures themselves. Water will leak into a basement through any opening it can, including your walls, floors, and the joints between them. Water can even pass through the concrete itself -- which is one reason why basements are notoriously damp, humid spaces.
Other companies might try to sell you on inferior basement waterproofing solutions. Our products have been developed, patented, and perfected by Basement Systems®, Inc. -- the world's largest network of basement waterproofing contractors.
Whether you live in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Ellicott City, Wilmington, Upper Darby, Parkville or Lancaster, our basement experts will show you how we can customize your waterproofing solution to keep the basement dry all the time! For a free, no-obligation waterproofing cost quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today!
Heavy equipment is brought in to dig out the entire perimeter of the basement. New drain lines are installed, and sometimes a waterproof coating is applied to foundation walls. This waterproofing strategy is expensive and often damages lawn and garden areas. Exterior drains are prone to clogging with silt and roots over time.
This drain line is installed underneath the basement floor, just inside the foundation walls. The hidden drainage system brings water to a sump pit, where a sump pump automatically pumps it outside. Also known as a French Drain, this system is not prone to clogging; it’s reliable and easy to service.
A hollow plastic baseboard is installed along the base of basement walls to form a drainage channel that directs water to a sump pump system. A baseboard-type drainage system is sometimes recommended when the basement slab is too thin to accommodate a French Drain.
This waterproofing technique involves "painting" basement walls and floors with a waterproof, cement-based coating that's supposed to seal out moisture. Even when applied correctly, this thin membrane usually fails in response to prolonged hydrostatic pressure from outside the foundation.