Basement Waterproofing in Omaha
Basement leaks can be an expensive problem. Investing in your home and solving your wet basement problems is one of the best decisions a homeowner can make. Quality Foundation Repair specializes in basement waterproofing services to repair your basement leaks, and prevent future damage to the structure and your belongings.
According to real-estate professionals you will take a 10-20 percent reduction in the value of your home due to leaky basement walls or a wet basement. Who wants to buy your problem? A wet basement wastes an entire level of your home, an area that can be used for extra living space or storage. Having basement leaks can cause serious health conditions especially in children and the elderly. Not only is basement waterproofing a sound financial investment, but one for the health of your family as well.
Different Foundations Require Different Basement Waterproofing
Foundation walls differ from house to house in Omaha, NE, Council Bluffs, IA, and in nearby communities. Even the layout of your basement may be cause for special attention. For this reason, there is not one standard foundation waterproofing system for all homes. Quality Foundation Repair is the only basement waterproofing company that uses technology to customize a waterproofing system uniquely designed to fit every individual basement, repair your basement leaks. A usable dry basement will increase the value of your home and will make your home healthier.
The above diagram shows our below floor and footing system vs. the most popular system used in Nebraska. The better system is obvious – by putting a drain tile above the footing you do not address the water issues below the basement floor or along the footing. It is obvious the above footing is easy to install and cheaper but we will not even consider using it as we want happy customers with no service issues during heavy storm periods. Do not be fooled by firms with great advertising and slick marketing pieces, use a proven system from the industry leader in basement waterproofing.
Basement Leak Repair
Drain tile problems begin soon after the home is built, as they slowly become clogged by sediment. If your house has drain tiles or aFrench drain system, it usually is sitting along the footing on the inside (just below your floor level) and has a thin layer of rock on top of it. The rock is working as a filter trying to separate the mud from the water. After a short time the rock is plugged with mud and no longer allows water into the Drain Tile system as it starts to fill up with mud. A basement leak in Omaha, NE, Sioux City, IA, or in surrounding areas can cause water to seep inside the hollow voids of the masonry (block). On poured walls, the cold joint (where the footing and poured wall meet) builds up from the hydrostatic pressure forcing the water onto your floor.
Basement Waterproofing Project Pictures
Walls will dissolve water soluble elements such as calcium, lime, and other minerals, which looks like a white powder on your wall. This is a sign that water is getting on the floor or that you will have a water buildup problem in the future.
The number one indoor air allergen is the fecal matter from dust mites. The Santa Fe Advance Dehumidifier features a two-stage air filtration system which removes airborne particles such as dust mites, pet dander and other allergens as small as two microns removing up to 90 pints of water per day.
Quality Foundation Repair
We provide basement leak repair and waterproofing in Nebraska in the following areas:
- Grand Island
- North Platte
- Sioux Falls, SD