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Wilmington's Basement Waterproofing Contractor

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

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair in Wilmington

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 dehumidifier to prevent water issues. The entire area is encapsulated with 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

If the walls of the basement or bowing inwards we install wall anchors or braces to straighten the walls. If the floor above the crawl space is sagging we install SmartJack support jacks to raise the floor back to a level position. Our Wilmington waterproofing systems come with lifetime warranties. 

Basement Finishing & Remodeling in Wilmington, DE

Waterproofing your basement prevents outside water from coming in but what if a pipe bursts or the water heater leaks inside the home. A newly finished basement done by your average contractor will mold and rot if there is an internal leak. You'll have to tear out your new basement! We fix this issue.

Our Products Include :
  • Waterproof, washable, insulated walls           
  • Mold-Resistant, No-Sag suspended ceiling
  • Modular carpet, tile & faux wood flooring
  • Basement egress windows

  • Energy-efficient, double-paned basement windows
  • Attractive Sunhouse basement window wells
  • French, bifold, louvre & six-paneled steel doors

Unlike the average Wilmington contractor we use completely inorganic, waterproof materials. Even if the basement floods your walls and floors will not be damaged by the water. These waterproof products are patented and are built to create an attractive finished basement that lasts a lifetime.

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This customer was looking for some nice, clean dry healthy space in the basement. We installed our pattented ThermalDry flooring along with ZenWall vapor barrier and a few new windows to replace the old glass block. 

Job Stories From Wilmington, DE
Waterproofing in Wilmington, DE

This partially finished basement often had water come in due to heavy rains. Water seepage mostly occurred in the unfinished portion of the basement. Our team installed our WaterGuard drainage system along the footer of the unfinished section of the basement.

Mold and Joist Rotting in Crawlspace in Wilmington, DE

There were several problems with this complicated, multi level, home in Wilmington, DE.

First, the deck boards on the front of the home were painted closed and no longer allowed water to drain in between them.  As a result, the customer would have several inches of rain build up on the deck, which then leaked into the home and caused the lower level drop ceiling to get damaged.  To solve this issue, we had to rip up the old deck boards and replace them with new, pressure treated boards with spaces in between each board so that the water could properly drain.  Problem solved.  

There was also a problem with sub-flooring in the basement.  There was no vapout barrier on the dirt floor below the plywood.  This caused a constant moisture problem which resulted in the floor and joist rotting.  We ripped out the old floor and the joist and installed a drainage system along with the CleanSpace Vapor barrier so that the space would be dry.  No more high mosture levels under the floor.   Then we reinstalled the joist and the floor decking. 

There was also an adjacent crawlspace with mold all over the joists due to high levels of moisture.  The primary reason for the mold was that the existing vapor barrier was only 6-mill poly plastic, which could not keep the moisture from the ground from leaking into the crawlspace and causing high humidity levels.  We did a full mold remediation job on the whole CralwSpace.  A new SmartSump was installed to make sure we could control water seepage under the vapor barrier.  We installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier  to make sure that the ground was properly sealed off.  We also installed the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifer to make sure that the remaining air in the crawlspace would always stay dry.  We spray foamed the ban-board/sil-plate area and some above ground framed walls to keep the cold air out.  We also replaced the old, leaky, crawlspace door with the airtight EverLast door to keep the humid and cold air out.  

To finish it off, we repaired the water damaged drop ceiling on the first floor. This job tool about 7 days and came out beautifully.  Most importantly, all the customer problems of mold, rot, high humidity, water seepage and bad insulation have been resolved.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Crawlspace Encapsulation in Wilmington, DE

This little crawlspace was moldy, damp, and cold.  The problem was that it was vented to the outside which lets cold and wet air into the crawlspace. It also had fiberglass insulation in the ceiling, which is the worst product to install in damp areas. Fiberglass  is organic and will suck the moisture out of the air and then grow mold. The floor was also missing a vapor barrier. This means moisture from the ground can evaporate into the crawlspace. We had the solution; we closed the vent and removed the fiberglass insulation in the ceiling. Then we insulated the perimeter walls with SilverGlow foam board. We also installed Drainage matting and the CleanSpace vapor barrier over the floor. The crawlspace is now t clean, dry, mold and odor free.  

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Wet Basement Turned Into Dry Usable Living Space in Wilmington, DE

This basement was very wet and damp and looked like an un-usable dungeon.  It would be a bad idea to use traditional basement finishing matrials like drywall in this basement because you would have mol din no time.  

We first made sure that the basement was waterpoofed with our Wateguard waterpoofing system.  The we used in-organic materials to finish the basement.  TBF everlast walls not only look beautifull, they also com ewith a 50-year guarantee against water or mold damge.  The flooring is also waterpoof and even the ceiling tiles are made of an inorganic material and come with a30 year guarantee.  The space was small but it turned out great.  Can you imagine the difference in home value this job made?

 

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Crawlspace Encapsulation in Wilmington, DE

To ensure his crawlspace stays comfortable and dry, a homeowner called us for help. We got right to work, first ridding it of mold and the current insulation. We then insulated the crawlspace with our quality SilverGlo and Terra Block products. We also installed Cleanspace which will direct any unwanted water seepage and send it to the drainage system. These products keep the crawlspace dry while also improving energy use and comfort. The homeowner is pleased with the new insulation in his crawlspace and thinks of it as new.

Waterproofing a Leaking Basement in Wilmington, DE

This customer’s leaking basement was a big problem. We installed our SuperSump sump pump for him which will pump up to 2280 gallons an hour while preventing further water leakage or other outside elements. Our TrenchDrain and WaterGuard systems will capture water seepage and take it to the sump pump so that the basement stays dry even in heavy weather conditions. The ZenWall basement paneling system also provides walls that are a moisture barrier, capture water seepage and improve energy efficiency in the basement. Thanks to our team, our customer will enjoy his basement.

Crawlspace Project in Wilmington, DE

When a homeowner was experiencing crawlspace flooding, we came to the rescue. We were able to install our quality SmartPipe crawlspace drainage system along with some of our other dependable products to prevent crawlspace flooding. The homeowner now uses the SmartSump system that will alert him of any problems it's experiencing as well as the Cleanspace vapor barrier that prevents moisture and outside elements from entering his crawlspace. The homeowner also chose to have us install a new SaniDry dehumidifier as well as our IceGuard discharge system which will ensure his crawlspace stays dry in the winter months. By installing all of these products, we were able to prepare this customer for any situation, protecting his crawlspace from mold, flooding and other outside factors.

Work Requests From Wilmington, DE
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H2O coming in basement
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Looking to get a basement waterproofing system
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Water leaks during heavy rains primarily in one rear corner of basement. Need French drain along rear and portion of exterior side wall of basement. Our is a 105 year old, semi-detached house. Largest leak is via hold in one brick of our BRICK foundation.
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I have an unfinished french drain, in my unfinished basement, from the previous owner. They drilled the block in some areas due to water infiltration, but the french drain does not extend to all of the drilled block. I would like the french drain extended to these areas and the entirety finished,, so I can move forward with partially finishing the basement.
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Water in through basement walk-out. Back up sump pump needs
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Water in my basement
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Looking to have my basement sealed/waterproofed. Owned this home for a year and I don't believe the basement has been waterproofed in a very long time.
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I have a crawlspace accessible by outdoor door that has moisture concerns. Looking for a sealing/dehumidifing solution.
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I have a basement water project.
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70 year old home water coming in from walls older basement windows. Some crawl space work needed. Would ultimately like a finished basement
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Four window wells to need to be replaced and a bunch more.
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500 square feet unfinished basement
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We need basement crack repaired
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We would like to have our crawl space inspected for water/moisture issues as well as any foundational issues.
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Water coming into basement from outside during rainy days
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Water in an area of the basement when we get a lot of rain
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Stone walls leak, looking to fix them and install a drainage system.
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When it rains, there's water in back of the house on the basement floor, but not in front. Also, I have mold on the walls in the bathroom located in the basement. This is all recent after we've been getting so much rain.
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Quote is for my daughter home and I'm helping her with the house. Basement needs updating and possibly some minor foundation repair. Basement is small but space could be utilized much better and that's where your knowledge comes in. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Basement taking on water wet walls
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