Our basement has always had a history of leaking. We don’t know if we can handle the cost of a waterproofing project. Can we solve our leaky basement problems by installing new gutters, downspouts, and adding dirt around the home?

If you find a Gutter or Landscaping Company who will “guarantee you a dry basement” by doing either one of these projects, give me a call with their company’s phone number because I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I would like to sell them! These projects may redirect the water from downfall off of[…]

My foundation walls don’t leak but I have water coming up through cracks in my basement floor. After consulting with several other waterproofing contractors, they all want to dig up around the outside of my foundation and waterproof my walls and install drain pipe with gravel. Will this solve my particular problem?

The water that is coming up through your floor is most likely a result of hydrostatic pressure. This means that you have an abundance of water under your home. Doing the before mentioned work may not completely solve your problem under your home. I must restate that most contractors only warranty the area in which[…]

I have a foundation crack in a poured concrete wall. I get water coming through it after heavy rains. Can I patch it and be successful with stopping the leak?

The water coming through the crack is usually a symptom of a much larger problem. By patching the crack, you are not addressing why the water is behind the wall and why it is not draining correctly. The water, which follows the path of least resistant will usually find another way into the basement.

I have a block foundation which does not leak yet. I have experienced moisture, dampness, and mold on my basement walls. I used a basement waterproofing paint and it seemed to have helped with the dampness, but I am experiencing more mold growth. Is my problem solved?

Using a waterproofing paint on the interior of the foundation walls could be the worst option to do in comparison to doing nothing. Concrete blocks and cinder blocks have hollow cavities inside them. This means these walls are completely hollow. Ground and surface water can make access inside your walls through cracks, mortar joints, or[…]