Basement Waterproofing

Like most homeowners, you want to ensure your home is as safe and dry as possible. Moreover, what better way to do that than to waterproof your basement? At TCM Waterproofing, they offer complete basement waterproofing services that help keep your home dry and safe. They are aware that waterproofing a basement can be difficult, therefore they provide a comprehensive choice of services to satisfy your demands. They also have a team of experts available 24/7 to help with any problems or concerns you may have.
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Basement Odors

Musty smells in your basement are usually caused by mold or mildew, which thrive in damp, dark locations.

Even if water leaks are uncommon, your home’s air quality can be affected. Your home is your castle and a big investment, as such, you will want to do everything you can to protect it. Whenever homeowners think of renovation projects, usually it’s repainting their home, or remodeling their kitchen or bathrooms. Rarely do they think of waterproofing their basement to prevent flooding, but stray water that finds its way into your basement will decrease the value of your home. Probably the biggest benefit of basement waterproofing is having a mold free basement. A well-ventilated and dry basement will protect your health and well-being. Fortunately, there is a permanent solution for these kinds of problems. Contact TCM for your free on-site inspection and professional assessment of your water issue.

Solution

The first step is to lower the humidity by running a dehumidifier. If this doesn’t improve the air quality, contact a waterproofing contractor to get information concerning interior water control.

Mold & Mildew Removal

Air moves upward, therefore mold in the basement means mold in the upper levels of the home.

40% of the air you breathe on the first floor is circulated from your basement, so it is important to keep it mold-free. It only takes 24-48 hours for mold to grow on damp surfaces. Mold is toxic. It is hazardous to your health and causes asthma, sinus infections, and allergies.

Solution

Since mold grows wherever there’s moisture, sometimes a dehumidifier is an easy solution because it will reduce indoor humidity. Other times, if a water intrusion problem exists, it needs to be addressed by contacting a waterproofing contractor.

Effloresence

When water enters the porous surfaces of concrete block walls, it may leave behind mineral deposits, causing a white powdery coating. The most common water source causing efflorescence is condensation within a wall. By looking at the location of the substance, you will have a good idea of its source.

Solution

Applying a combination of warm water and Dawn dish soap has been shown to reduce efflorescence. If the issue is persistent, Dryshield, a type of waterproof wall panels, can be installed to encapsulate the wall. This is a cost-effective, permanent solution.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation offers several benefits, primarily by preventing moisture and humidity from entering the space beneath a home.

This can help mitigate issues such as mold growth, wood rot, and structural damage, ultimately contributing to improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency in the home. Additionally, crawl space encapsulation can act as a barrier against pests and reduce the risk of potential health hazards associated with a damp and unsealed crawl space.

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Exterior Drainage Systems (French Drains)

Many basement water issues are caused by a bad grade or gutters/downspouts not working properly. It is important that the soil next to your home slopes away from the structure to avoid water pooling in the yard and finding its way into the basement. This is an area of preventive maintenance for all homeowners.

Solution

Adding positive grade or an exterior drainage system might be the solution for your wet, soggy yard.

New Construction Waterproofing Solutions

Ensuring dry foundations and lasting security.

Investing in new construction waterproofing is a strategic choice for safeguarding your property against potential water damage. Our comprehensive solutions go beyond conventional approaches, addressing vulnerabilities from the outside in. By meticulously installing drain tiles, synthetic wall wrapping, and implementing cutting-edge techniques, we create a robust defense system that directs water away from your foundation. This proactive approach not only preserves the structural integrity of your building but also ensures a dry and secure environment for years to come. Trust us to build the first line of defense for your property with our expert new construction waterproofing solutions.

Trench Drains

If you have a doorway or stairway that leads to the outside, the installation of a trench drain is an excellent way to catch any water that may enter from the outside. The grate is installed just below the floor and diverts excess water to the drain.

Advantages of Professional Services from TCM Waterproofing

Homeowners can trust the experts at TCM Waterproofing for all their basement waterproofing needs. With over 15 years of experience, our team has the knowledge and skills to get the job done right the first time. We offer various services to meet your needs, and our team is always available to answer any questions.

There are many advantages to professional basement waterproofing services from TCM Waterproofing, including:

  • Peace of mind knowing your home is dry and safe
  • A written estimate so you know exactly what to expect
  • A Lifetime Transferable Warranty for added protection

What is included in TCM’s basement waterproofing services?

Their complete basement waterproofing services include interior and exterior waterproofing, French drain installation, sump pump installation, and more.

How much does basement waterproofing cost?

The cost of our basement waterproofing services varies depending on the size and condition of the basement. Contact them today for a free estimate.

Will one’s insurance company cover the cost of basement waterproofing?

In some cases, yes, especially if your water intrusion is due to a main line break. Contact the insurance company to inquire about coverage for basement waterproofing services.