Basements

Basements

Our services will put an end to your leaky, wet, or flood-prone basement. Insured, bonded, and with over 20 years providing basement waterproofing services, we are incredibly experienced.

In order to prevent basement flooding and to keep the interior of your basement dry, it is important to ensure that you have adequate basement and foundation waterproofing. This is where our Auburn basement waterproofing services help.

One of the most interesting and alluring aspects of the City of Auburn is the presence of older homes. However, one aspect of these older homes is that they have aging foundations, with the majority requiring some sort of repairs. The longer these beautiful homes sit and age, the worse their foundations will become. This is resulting in basement flooding and, in the absolute worst cases, structural failure due to a compromised foundation.

We can help to solve these issues with the installation of a weeping tile system, foundation repairs, and foundation waterproofing methods.

For more information, please contact us for a free consultation.

Full Basement Waterproofing Services
When it comes to basement flooding prevention, the first step is to make sure that all basement waterproofing methods have been implemented and inspected. Your foundation is a very important part of this.

The fact is that flooded basements damages can quickly mount to tens of thousands of dollars. Continued flooding through caused by failed foundation waterproofing can become extremely costly to repair as there is an opportunity for a weakened foundation, which can lead to serious structural consequences down the road. This is why it is so important to ensure that your foundation is in top working order at all times; fully repaired, waterproofed, and protected from the elements.

We are experienced waterproofing contractors who will perform an exterior and interior basement waterproofing with membrane, a weeping tile installation, sump pump installation and backwater valve installation to protect your basement from flooding. An exterior or interior basement waterproofing will keep your basement dry and help avoid wet basement problems.

Exterior Foundation Waterproofing
This aspect of basement  waterproofing involves excavating down to the footing of your foundation and waterproofing the exterior of your home.

Once we’ve removed the earth we will typically install a new weeping tile system if necessary and then proceed to repair and waterproof the foundation of your property. This is a very important step when it comes to wet basement repair.

Since this is no small job we will need to consider areas we can place all of our materials. This involves digging tools and, in some situations, excavating equipment. For the most part though digging out a foundation needs to be done carefully so excavators will only be used when we can guarantee the work is done safely.

Some of the time we will need to completely remove the dirt as it can be contaminated with rocks and other debris that may not be suitable to go back into the ground; since the City of Auburn is a very diverse and old city this will vary depending on where you are located and the age of your property.

If we need to access your entire property we will also work with you to contact your neighbors and plan accordingly. When this is the case we will take all necessary safety precautions to ensure their property is safe during our work and left clean afterward. The only thing we leave behind is a perfectly waterproofed basement.

How do we waterproof your basement!

  1. Excavate and clean the foundation walls (basement exterior)

    Once we’ve excavated the ground, we give your foundation a very thorough cleaning using brooms, brushes, and other tools to scrub it down. A clean foundation wall will allow us to spot cracks and areas that need to be repaired, these sort of repairs are critical to prevent moisture from accessing the wall and future problems down the road.

  2. Damp-proof the foundation

    After we’ve conducted a thorough inspection and repaired all foundation problems we will apply a damp proofing layer to the surface. We are using an appropriate damp proofer, such as tar formula or Blue Seal membrane. This coating is to prevent the capillary action of water and will stop any moisture from penetrating into the foundation wall and entering into your basement.

  3. Install a waterproof membrane on basement walls

    The next step will be to install the waterproof membrane. It is a dimpled plastic sheet that is attached to the foundation wall; essentially another layer of protection for the foundation and your basement. This dimpled sheet provides a small gap between the plastic membrane and the wall, allowing water to drain down to the footing and into the weeping tile. It also protects the surface of the foundation from coming into direct contact with the moist soil and also prevents the foundation from being damaged by any debris that may be present in the soil.

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Interior Basement Waterproofing
An interior basement waterproofing is a technique similar to exterior basement waterproofing. It is mostly used in cases when exterior digging is too dangerous, complicated or costly.

Aside from installing a waterproof membrane, an interior sump pump installation and backwater valve installation are recommended in most cases to ensure a full protection from basement flooding. Capping and severance is also required in some cases to disconnect your pipes from city water systems and protect your home from flooding. All of these flooding protection methods can be covered by Auburn Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy. We will check your eligibility and apply for the subsidy on your behalf.

Ma Masonry & Construction provides full basement Ma Masonry & Construction, weeping tile installation, and foundation waterproofing & repair services. For more information please call us  or contact us online.