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Howard County, MD Waterproofing Contractor

Basement Systems USA is the local, family-owned contractor in Howard County for waterproofing, finishing, and crawl space repair. With over 75 years of combined experience and a full-time, professional staff we are ready to serve you and improve your home. 

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair in Howard County

Flooding, water seepage or even high humidity can quickly result in mold growth and water damage in your basement or crawl space. We prevent this from happening by installing an interior drainage system in the basement that is connected to a high volume sump pump. Any water that makes it to the basement is collected and pumped out of the home without you even noticing. 

Just like the basement, in the crawl space, we similarly place a sump pump system and a dehumidifier to prevent water issues. The entire area is encapsulated with a vapor barrier to prevent mold growth. Our crawl space system comes with a 25-year warranty. 

We Provide:
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Exclusive, Patented Products
  • Humidity Control
  • Structural Repair
  • Basement Egress Windows
You Receive:
  • Permanently Dry Basement
  • Clean Protected Crawlspace
  • Protection against Mold
  • Improved Home Value

 

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Job Stories From Howard County, MD
Egress Window Install in Hanover, MD

Customer had their finished basement turned into a living space, but before they could legally call it a living space, there needed to be an emergency exit. The best solution for this, is to install an Egress window. Not only does an Egress make for a safe and easy exit in case of an emergency, but an Egress window also allows in a lot of natural lighting. 

There was no pre existing window in the area the customer requested the Egress, so we had to first cut through the poured concrete wall. Once we cut out and framed the area for the Egress we then jumped right in to the installation. The installation consisted of a 48x48 Slider Egress Window and a 66x36 RockWell Window Well. The Rockwell Window Well resembles the look of real stone and is constructed so that it will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls. 

In the case that the well does fill up with water, whether due to a flood or water leaking from the porch above, we did install a well duct in the interior of the wall. The well duct will flow any water that leaks into the basement from the Egress, over to their existing waterproofing system to be pumped out. 

An emergency exit in play and some natural lighting, this customer now has all of the finishing touches for this basement living space. 

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Basement Waterproofing in Jessup, MD

There was a small hole in this basement's foundation, which allowed water to come in. It was fortunately behind the sump pump system so the seeping water made its way into the sump, but the issue still needed to be fixed to ensure no further issues spring up. Our team installed a line of our WaterGuard drainage system which was attached to the sump pump to properly address this issue.

Basement Waterproofing in Woodbine, MD

With the rainy season hitting hard, this homeowner noticed that with the rain, his basement floods. To prevent any water seepage or leaks, our team installed a perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system, which was attached to a new sump pump system!

Helical Pier Installation in Elkridge, MD

When a homeowner in Elkridge, MD noticed their chimney pulling away from the house—a clear sign that something was amiss with their foundation—they knew it was time to call in some experts. That's where we came into play. At Basement Systems USA, we pride ourselves on diagnosing and solving even the most complex foundation issues. Upon receiving the call, our skilled Customer Care team quickly scheduled a home inspection. Our System Design Specialist performed a thorough inspection of the property, pinpointing the underlying problem. The east side of the home, despite previous attempts to reparge and seal the chimney, and fill a telltale crack in the basement wall, was showing distressing signs of foundational movement. The mantle had bent, the hearth had shifted further from the wood floor, and the troublesome crack had reappeared, indicating significant structural concerns. Our recommended solution? The installation of a Helical Pier system. Designed for deep foundation stabilization, the helical piers were the perfect fit for the job, able to correct the foundational settling that was pulling the chimney and wall away from the main structure. Plus, this method offered minimal landscape disruption and a speedy installation process compared to traditional foundation repair methods.

Basement Windows in Ellicott City, MD

Recently, we had the opportunity to work on a unique project in Ellicott City, MD. The homeowner was excited about transforming their basement into a functional living space, which included adding a bedroom. Their vision was clear: they wanted to incorporate a new window egress for safety and natural light, and also desired a double door walkout to increase accessibility and enhance the basement's aesthetic appeal. After the homeowner reached out to our Customer Care team, we quickly set an appointment that fit their schedule. Our dedicated System Design Specialist then paid a visit for a thorough inspection. Although the homeowner didn't report any water or moisture issues, our specialist performed a comprehensive evaluation to ensure that the proposed changes wouldn't lead to future problems, especially considering the significant alterations to the basement's structure.

Basement Waterproofing in Clarksville, MD

Recently, a homeowner from Clarksville, MD, reached out with concerns about their aging sump pump, installed when the house was built in 1998. Still functional, the homeowner was proactive, wanting to avoid any potential failure that could lead to an unexpected basement flood. Upon inspection, the specialist explained the risks associated with relying on an outdated sump pump and recommended a solid upgrade. Our solution: a combination of our robust WaterGuard system and the ultra-reliable UltraSump System. The WaterGuard system is designed to efficiently channel any water entering the basement to the sump pump, ensuring it stays dry all-year-round, while the UltraSump is known for its dependability and battery backup feature—an absolute game-changer for peace of mind during power outages. 

High Basement Radon Levels in Clarksville, MD

When a homeowner in Clarksville, MD, discovered their radon levels were alarmingly high at 20, they knew they needed a trusted solution fast. Concerned for the health and safety of their family, they reached out to us, Basement Systems USA, to tackle this invisible hazard head-on in their partially finished basement, already equipped with a sump pump and a passive radon mitigation tube. After a thorough home and basement evaluation, the conclusion was clear: the existing passive system wasn’t cutting it for radon mitigation. Our recommended course of action involved upgrading their passive radon mitigation approach to a more robust and efficient system. Because high radon levels paired with a mutable problem like a wet basement can be complex, our installation team got right to work, synthesizing solutions that made sense for this unique space with precision and care.

Basement Waterproofing in Clarksville, MD

When a homeowner in Clarksville, MD contacted us, they were facing a distressing issue. Their beautifully finished basement, complete with hardwood floors, began taking on water when it rained, seeping up right beneath the hardwood floor in the bedroom. Understandably distressed by the damage and potential future risks, they reached out to Basement Systems USA for help. Upon receiving the call, our dedicated Customer Care team promptly scheduled a home inspection appointment. Our experienced System Design Specialist visited the home to not only assess the situation but to also understand the homeowner's concerns fully. Our specialist proposed a solution plan involving the installation of WaterGuard, an innovative interior drainage system, and a SuperSump sump pump system designed to offer not just relief but a long-term solution.

Sump Pump Backup System in Cooksville, MD

A homeowner in Cooksville, MD, found themselves facing a rather concerning surprise not long after buying their new home. Despite loving their finished basement, they learned from conversations with the previous owner that the sump pump lurking downstairs was about two decades old, operating without a backup. Aware that this oversight could soon transform their new sanctuary into an indoor swimming pool, they reached out to us seeking a reliable fix. Acting swiftly, our team at Basement Systems USA sprung into action. The process kicked off with a complete inspection by one of our System Design Specialists, aimed at understanding the specifics of the basement's needs. Backed by our findings and expertise, we recommended the installation of our UltraSump System.

Mold Remediation in Cooksville, MD

This homeowner reached out to our team here at Basement Systems USA for a quote on getting rid of mold and odors down in their basement. It was always humid and damp down there. Our team specializes in mold prevention and remediation!

Basement Waterproofing in Dayton, MD

These homeowners in Dayton, MD began to notice water trickling into their newly finished basement. Upon contacting our customer care team, we quickly mobilized a System Design Specialist to inspect the whereabouts of their basement dilemma. Through a detailed examination, it was evident that more than a quick-fix bucket and a mop remedy was required. Offering a vow not to just mitigate the symptom but to ends the cause, our tendered blueprint revolved around the ballistic trio: WaterGuard interior drainage system, the remarkable CleanSpace Wall System and, ensuring the scene remains scot-free of water henceforth, concluded with the inclusion of our superhero, the SuperSump sump pump system. 

Total Basement Finishing in Dayton, MD

When the Dayton, MD homeowner reached out to us at Basement Systems USA, they were dreaming of transforming their open, unfinished basement—which was all just framing and insulation—into a versatile entertainment and living space. Surprisingly, they didn't report any moisture issues, which is often a common concern in basement environments. However, not having an existing ceiling or finished walls meant that crafting a comfortable, multipurpose room would require careful planning and the right touch of expertise. 

Basement Water Issues in Fulton, MD

A homeowner in Fulton reached out to us at Basement Systems USA. Their beautifully finished basement, complete with a sump pump already in place, became a source of concern after discovering that their radon levels clocked in at 5.9. Knowing the potential health risks associated with prolonged radon exposure, they were eager for a resilient solution, and that's where we stepped in. Our System Design Specialist, armed with knowledge and expertise, visited their home. They meticulously inspected the site and diagnosed the root of the issue. 

Basement Moisture in Fulton, MD

When homeowners in Fulton, MD, began noticing an ongoing battle with moisture in their basement, they knew they had to get help before it turned into a more significant issue. Moisture, if left unchecked, can lead to mold, bad odors, and even structural damage, something no homeowner ever wants to face. After contacting our Customer Care team, the homeowners scheduled a consultation with our System Design Specialist, who thoroughly inspected the basement. It didn't take long to diagnose the issue and recommend a strategic solution. Our proposed remedy involved installing a combination of our top-notch waterproofing products - the SuperSump and UltraSump Pump System paired with the SaniDry Sedona. This ensemble promised not just to evacuate any present moisture but also to control humidity, making the basement a dry and comfortable space year-round. 

Water Seepage in Glenwood, MD

This Glenwood homeowner was worried about water in the basement. With the area's unpredictable weather, a steady rain meant their unfinished basement was getting more than slightly damp. After performing a thorough inspection, our specialist proposed a tailored waterproofing system. This wasn't going to be a mere patch-up job. We planned for a durable fix that resonated with our promise of delivering happiness and not just services. 

Basement Water Issues in Glenwood, MD

When a homeowner in Glenwood, MD, noticed water trickling through the blocks of their basement, they knew it was a problem that couldn't be ignored. One of our seasoned System Design Specialists paid the home a visit, assessed the severity of the moisture issue, and devised a tailor-made solution to address the unfortunate situation. Our recommendation? A combination of our time-tested WaterGuard drainage system, the robust TripleSafe Sump Pump, and the dependable CleanSpace wall system. 

Basement Waterproofing and Sump Pump in Glenwood, MD

This homeowner facing a very common issue: moisture creeping into their basement, leaving them worried about the potential damage and discomfort. The process began with a visit from our System Design Specialist. After a thorough inspection of the home, the root of the problem was identified, and a bespoke solution was laid out for the concerned homeowner. The product we turned to for this job was our UltraSump System, being a top-of-the-line sump pump designed to tackle even the most persistent of moisture issues with great efficiency and resilience. 

Damp Crawl Space in Highland, MD

When we were called out to a home from the 1930s in Highland, MD, we knew it was going to be a unique challenge. The homeowner was encountering issues with their crawl space - it was an old, tight space with a dirt floor that was not only difficult to access but also showing signs of mold. Our System Design Specialist arrived on-site, armed with expertise to tackle the problem head-on. After careful inspection, the specialist diagnosed the problem and presented a tailored solution aimed at not only addressing the current issue but safeguarding the home for the future. Our recommended warrior in this battle against damp and mold was CleanSpace, a cutting-edge encapsulation product designed to seal crawl spaces and the ground from moisture, critters, and mold growth. 

Basement Waterproofing in Highland, MD

Recently, we had the opportunity to work with a homeowner in Highland, MD, who was facing issues with a wet basement, making them start to worry about potential damage to their home’s structure and indoor air quality. Our System Design Specialist identified that the cause of their wet basement was due to ineffective drainage and an outdated sump pump unable to handle heavy rains. Our recommended solution was the installation of our WaterGuard interior drainage system and the SuperSump sump pump system. These products are at the forefront of basement waterproofing technology, designed to channel water out efficiently and keep the basement dry. The installation day saw our experienced team transforming their damp basement into a dry, usable space. The WaterGuard system was installed at the basement's perimeter, hidden neatly beneath the surface to redirect moisture without disrupting the aesthetic of the room. The SuperSump replaced the old, ineffective pump, providing a reliable, high-capacity solution fit to tackle demanding downpours. 

Carbon Armor Wall Straps in Highland, MD

This Highland homeowner was facing the uneasy reality of a cracked and bowing foundation wall. This isn't just a cosmetic issue; it poses a real threat to the structural integrity of any home. Our System Design Specialist, armed with a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail, inspected the home. The solution they proposed was imminently robust – Carbon Armor. Carbon Armor is no ordinary fix; it’s a state-of-the-art framing reinforcement method that harnesses the power of carbon fiber. 

Basement Waterproofing in Laurel, MD

This homeowner based in Laurel, MD, faced a frustrating challenge. Like many homeowners, they didn't think much about basement waterproof doesn't sound exciting until heavy rains turned their basement into an unwanted indoor pool. Concerned about water damage and the potentially hazardous effects on their home's structure and air quality, they reached out to us for a reliable solution. Our skilled System Design Specialist then took the helm, diving deep into diagnosing the problem to craft a custom-fit solution that promised not only to redirect the unwanted water but guarantee a dry, healthier basement environment. The perfect fix? Our WaterGuard system, combined with the ultra-reliable TripleSafe Sump Pump. The WaterGuard system acts as an unseen fortress, expertly channeling water that seeps into the basement to our TripleSafe Sump Pump. This sump pump is the hero at the heart of the operation, with its triple-layer protection ensuring that water is efficiently pumped out of the basement, providing peace of mind through even the heaviest storms. 

Foundation and Drainage Issues in Savage, MD

Recently, we had the pleasure of serving a homeowner in Savage, MD, who was experiencing multiple issues with their property, including problems with their exterior foundation work, drainage, and the need for repairs or replacement of stairs and ramps. It was clear the homeowner needed a comprehensive approach to tackle these issues effectively and ensure the safety and longevity of their home. After the homeowner reached out to us, our Customer Care team quickly set up a home inspection to understand the full extent of the issues. Our dedicated System Design Specialist then personally visited the home, providing a detailed inspection of the basement and the exterior foundation. It was evident the drainage system was failing, worsening the foundation issues, and the outdoor stairs and ramps were significantly deteriorated, posing a risk to the household. 

Water Seepage in West Friendship, MD

Every time it rained, this homeowner was facing an unwelcomed water visit in their basement. This issue threatened the comfort and safety of their family home. After reaching out to our customer care team, we promptly scheduled a visit to their home. Our System Design Specialist arrived, tool in hand and ready to tackle the problem. Through a meticulous inspection, the specialist pinpointed where and how water was making its unsolicited entry. 

Waterproofing in Woodstock, MD

Recently, a homeowner in Woodstock, MD, approached us with the vision of transforming their unfinished basement into a cozy, fully-functional living space complete with a bathroom. The catch? While the basement didn’t have any water or moisture issues at the moment, ensuring it remained that way post-transformation was key. Our process kicked off with an inspection by one of our skilled System Design Specialists. They took a thorough look to not only envision the potential but also to pinpoint any preventative measures needed to safeguard against future moisture problems – a critical step before beginning such a makeover. Drawing from our range of solutions, we recommended installing our premier waterproofing system. 

High Radon Levels in Woodstock, MD

Recently in Woodstock, MD, we faced a challenge familiar to many homeowner: elevated radon levels. Our story began when a homeowner contacted us after a radon test revealed a concerning 13.6 pCi/L in their partially finished basement. Radon, an odorless and colorless gas, is a health hazard with risks rising in confined spaces like basements. Understandably, the homeowners were eager for a solution that not only addressed this invisible menace but also secured their basement against future worries. Our System Design Specialist conducted a careful analysis and presented a tailored solution: installing CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a remarkable encapsulation system designed to significantly reduce moisture and radon gas infiltration, providing a dry, safer basement environment. 

Sump Pump Installation in Woodstock, MD

Recently, we had the opportunity to help a Woodstock, MD homeowner who was experiencing a peculiar issue. Their sump pump was tirelessly working, constantly draining water out into their yard, which started to resemble a miniature lake. Oddly enough, they didn't hear the sump pump's usual hum or see any water creeping into their finely finished basement, which made the situation all the more baffling. After the homeowner reached out to us, our Customer Care team promptly set up a home inspection appointment. Our System Design Specialist dove into the problem, meticulously inspecting the sump pump system and the yard's drainage. The diagnosis was clear - while the sump pump was functioning effectively in keeping the basement dry, its discharge line was improperly positioned, causing the inconvenient flooding in the yard. Our solution was straightforward yet tactical. We installed a more efficiently designed discharge line together with an exterior drainage system tailored to handle Maryland's unpredictable weather. 

Serving the following Howard County, MD zip codes
Hanover 21076, Ellicott City 21043, Columbia 21044, Ellicott City 21042, Columbia 21045, Elkridge 21075, Laurel 20723, Jessup 20794, Columbia 21046, Clarksville 21029, Woodbine 21797, Woodstock 21163, Fulton 20759, Highland 20777, Glenwood 21738, Savage 20763, West Friendship 21794, Glenelg 21737, Dayton 21036, Annapolis Junction 20701, Cooksville 21723, Simpsonville 21150, DHS 20588, Lisbon 21765, Ellicott City 21041

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