Philadelphia, Baltimore, Ellicott City Basement Waterproofing Contractor

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!

Common Waterproofing Solutions in Ellicott City, Baltimore, Philadelphia

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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!

Before and After
  • Baltimore Basement Waterproofing
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    Baltimore Basement Waterproofing
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    Baltimore Basement Waterproofing

    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 EverlastWall was used to make the basement look beautiful again.  EverlastWall 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. 

  • Baltimore, MD Basement Window Well Replaced
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    Baltimore, MD Basement Window Well Replaced
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    Baltimore, MD Basement Window Well Replaced

    This old, cold, and leaking window needed to be replaced with a new high efficient vynel window.  We also installed a WellDuct window well drain in the window well outside.  This drian is connected into the interior Waterguard systems to prevent window well flooding.  We also wanted to prevent vapour transmision, so the ThermalWall vapor barrier was installed. Thermal Wall also reflects up to 97% of the heat back into the basement.  

  • Baltimore, MD Rowhome Basement Flooded, Now Dry
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    Baltimore, MD Rowhome Basement Flooded, Now Dry
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    Baltimore, MD Rowhome Basement Flooded, Now Dry

    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.

  • Parkton, MD Basement Waterproofing System with TripleSafe Sump & Thermal Wall Vapor Barrier
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    Parkton, MD Basement Waterproofing System with TripleSafe Sump & Thermal Wall Vapor Barrier
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    Parkton, MD Basement Waterproofing System with TripleSafe Sump & Thermal Wall Vapor Barrier

    This project in Parkton, MD included a Triple Safe sump pump with battery Back-up, WaterGuard drainage system, and Thermal wall vapor barrier.

  • Waterproofing System and  Wall Restoration in Aberdeen, MD
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    Waterproofing System and  Wall Restoration in Aberdeen, MD
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    Waterproofing System and Wall Restoration in Aberdeen, MD

    This job required that we remove the bottom of the moldy drywall so that a waterproofing system could be installed.  We also installed a TripleSafe sump system that can pump over 6000 gallons of water and has a battery back-up pumping system.  We never use drywall to restore the wall because it is too vulnerable to mold and water damage.  Basement Systems only uses in-organic TBF EverLast wall that comes with a 50 year guarantee against water or mold damage.   

  • Elkton Basement Waterproofed
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    Elkton Basement Waterproofed
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    Elkton Basement Waterproofed

    This basement was still wet from the last rain. It needed the patented basement waterproofing systems called WaterGuard.  WaterGuard is a system that is designed to go on top of the footer so that it will not get clogged by the mud that is next to the footer.  

    We also installed the ThermalWall vapor barrier so that moisture from the foundation wall would not evaporate into the basement.  We seal the top and tape the joints so that no air can escape.  The bottom of the vapor barrier is installed into the WaterGuard system so that moisture can drain away.  Now the basement has a guarantee against water seepage from the foundation walls but also will have less moisture in the air.  It is now ready to use.  


Our Innovative Approach in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland

We've taken the best concepts from conventional waterproofing methods and combined them to create the most innovative, effective systems in the industry.

These products include French drains and sump pump systems that are custom-designed to handle all problems that arise in below-grade spaces.

Customer Testimonials
  • "Your company's quality of service is now the exception in our society but it is still very much appreciated." Read Full Testimonial

    Carrol P. of Silver Spring, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              I am really a most satisfied customer. Your company's quality of service is now the exception in our society but it is still very much appreciated.
    Carrol P.
    Silver Spring, MD
  • "I am very pleased with the results." Read Full Testimonial

    H.T. B. of Columbia, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              I am very pleased with the results. The crew acted in a professional manner and the system was installed to perfection. Please be sure I will call you if I ever need your services in the future.
    H.T. B.
    Columbia, MD
  • "Bernie and William were absolutely wonderful. They were nondisruptive and did a beautiful job and cleanup and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sandi R. of Catonsville, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              Bernie and William were absolutely wonderful. They were nondisruptive and did a beautiful job and cleanup and were very personable
    Sandi R.
    Catonsville, MD
  • "They mean it when they say they want their customers to be happy. I would recomment them without hesitation." Read Full Testimonial

    Sandra R. of Baltimore, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              Basement Systems USA recently installed a Super Sump system and waterguard track in my basement and an outside underground sump pump drain pipe with ice guard and lawnscape outlet. The crew did an excellent job installing everything and cleaning the work area when finished. My only criticism was that, after installing the new discharge pipe, they didn;t cement over the hole they'd made in the concrete wall. I called the service dept and the manager said of course they'd fix that. I also asked if the outside drain pipe could be shortneed so the lawnscape outlet would drain better over the lawn. Again, he said yes because they wanted me to be satisfied. Mike Dyer was the technician who came to do the additional work, and I can't praise him enough. He d id a beautiful job of cementing over the hole in the basement wall-- you'd never know it was there. He shortened the outside drain pipe, refilled & tamped down the trench, and then went the extra step of obtaining & installing a popup outlet that works better in my yard. Mike also installed an 8' chute on the downspout to drain water away from my patio. Basement Systems did not charge me for any additional work. They mean it when they say they want their customers to be happy. I would recomment them without hesitation.
    Sandra R.
    Baltimore, MD
  • "Very well taken care of" Read Full Testimonial

    Dennis R. of Glen Burnie, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              Very well taken care of, Any questions were answered. Computer generated quote on the spot. rom my first cold call to your office,, the entire process was well explained and organized, I didn't feel a need to look elsewhere. I might get something cheaper,, but,, do I WANT something cheaper? I own a lot of things I could buy a cheaper version of..... seldom the lower price is worth paying for. Got a quote that day - felt comfortable enough,, paid the down payment at the same time. The job was quickly scheduled.
    Dennis R.
    Glen Burnie, MD
  • "I am really happy with the investment that I made." Read Full Testimonial

    Dan H. of Baltimore, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              When Dan H. purchased his Baltimore, MD home, he had great plans to tuns the large basement with great, large windows into a finished space for his family to enjoy. They soon found out that the basement finishing project would have to be postponed because there was a water intrusion problem that would eventually lead to even more problems if not fixed. As a savvy homeowner, he really did his homework when it comes to selecting a company for the job, from getting recommendation from a trusted neighbor, to checking the company's reviews pasted in trusted online sources. That is how he found Basement Systems USA, and after getting to know the products and solutions we offer, he was 100% confident that this was the company for the job. In this video he talks about the experience he had with the company and the results after installation. "I am really happy with the investment that I made.", says Dan.
    Dan H.
    Baltimore, MD
  • "They really know what they're doing and they are really bringing it to the 21st century!" Read Full Testimonial

    Barbara P. of Baltimore, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              Barbara P. from Baltimore, MD recently hired Basement Systems USA to fix her homes leaky and damp basement. In this video she talks about the experience. Barbara was really impressed with the technologies we provided -- from the drainage to the sump pump systems, and she was particularly impressed with the SaniDry, which will from now on, keep the air dry, cleaner and her basement mold free. "They really know what they're doing and they are really bringing it to the 21st century!", says Barbara.
    Barbara P.
    Baltimore, MD
  • "We could not have asked for a better company to work with and we could not have asked for a better price..." Read Full Testimonial

    Matt S. of Federal Hill, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              Pete Westera's Basement Systems did an amazing job waterproofing our Federal Hill church crawl space. It was not an easy job at all being in an old building and being in the city. The crew was very knowledgeable and knew the right thing to do in some very difficult and complicated situations.
    Matt S.
    Federal Hill, MD
  • "Your reputation is stellar, for sure." Read Full Testimonial

    Dana G. of Baltimore, MD

    Customer Testimonial

              To my relief (and surprise), the salesman/estimator was very straightforward and willing to discuss options/ best solutions with me, without pressuring me to automatically purchase the most expensive system. He was clearly very knowledgeable and was patient and courteous throughout our meeting. Your reputation is stellar, for sure.
    Dana G.
    Baltimore, MD

Affordable, Certified Waterproofers for greater Baltimore, Philadelphia, West Chester, and Lancaster

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!

 

Exterior Excavation

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.

Interior Subfloor Drain

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.

Interior Baseboard System

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.

Negative-side Sealant

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.

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Our Locations:

Basement Systems USA
2092 East Old Philadelphia Road
Elkton, MD 21921
1-410-858-4610


Basement Systems USA
3000 Woods End Dr
Joppa, MD 21085
1-410-656-2558