Basement Waterproofing Systems
Foundation Specialist can install effective basement waterproofing systems in homes in the Western Michigan area. As a Michigan homeowner, you need to be doing everything that you can to keep your home in good shape, both inside and out. Regardless of how new or old your home may be, if you have a leaky basement, you need to get it taken care of immediately before it causes serious problems for the rest of your home.
The waterproofing systems and products we install have proven time and time again to be effective at keeping water out of the lowest lying areas of a home. We know that you might not have a finished basement, and you might only use this area of your home as a place to store old sports gear, holiday decorations, old clothes, photo albums, family heirlooms, furniture, and so on. However, it doesn't really matter what you use your basement for, if you have excess basement moisture, it's going to cause a lot of headaches for you in the not so distant future. We promise that our dual systems with both a drain tile and a footing system will provide total protection against basement leaks.
Wet Basement Repair
When you need wet basement repair, you need to turn to the basement waterproofing professionals at Foundation Specialist. We cannot stress enough just how important it is to act fast when you have a leaky basement. Basement moisture can cause the wooden supports and floor joists below your home to warp, rot, buckle, and decay. Needless to say, this is going to cause some serious problems for the structural integrity of your entire home. If you put off taking care of the problem for too long, there could even be dangerous black mold and bacteria that starts to grow. The spores are released into the air and up into the living areas of your home. When your family breathes in this contaminated air, it can cause everything from breathing problems to skin rashes, and all types of health problems in between.
To determine which kind of waterproofing system is best for your home, we will send a basement tech out for a consultation. He will be able to pinpoint the cause of your basement leaks and suggest the best solution to take care of the problem for good.
Foundation Specialist offers the following types of basement waterproofing systems for Michigan homeowners:
4" Round Drain Tile
The 4" round drain tile system is made from strong, durable materials which were designed to stand up tough in your basement environment. This drain tile will be effective at moving water to your sump pump, where it will then be sent out and away from the foundation of your home so that it can't get back inside and cause problems.
The Drain Main waterproofing system never restricts water intake since it has an open back design. It also was engineered to trap hydrostatic pressure with its two rubber seals. It uses the pressure to drive water into the sump pump. This waterproofing drain system will also never clog since it's installed on top of the footer and not in the dirt.
The Flat Track waterproofing system requires 66% less trenching than other types of systems, and this means less digging and less time are required to fix the problem. They also feature a powerful rapid flow design and are specially-engineered to out-perform all other subfloor systems.
SquidGee Dry System
The SquidGee Dry System us a waterproofing system custom-tailored to fit your basement's unique needs. This system is specially-engineered to work with moisture that comes in through the basement cove (where the wall meets the floor), and it features a hollow baseboard channel that collects the water and drains it away.
These systems from Santa Fe will be able to control the amount of moisture in the air (humidity). Several different sizes are available, and we will help you to choose the best one based on your home's size and unique needs.
Santa Fe Advanced
- Quiet operation
- High capacity
- Low temperature operation
- Optional equipment available
- 640 watts @ 80°F and 60% RH
- Current Draw: 5.7 amps
- Operating Temperature: 49°F Min., 95°F Max.
- Sized for: 2,200 Sq. Ft. - Typical
Santa Fe Classic
- Energy efficient
- Auto restart feature
- Large capacity
- Low temperature operation
- 700 watts @ 80°F and 60% RH
- Current Draw: 6.4 amps
- Operating Temperature: 56°F Min., 95°F Max.
- Sized for: 2,500 Sq. Ft. - Typical
Feel free to give us a call today to learn more about the basement waterproofing systems that we can install for you in your Michigan home. We look forward to talking to you soon.