Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing Services in Erie PA and Surrounding Areas.

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Basement Waterproofing

Basements tend to accumulate moisture due to the surrounding soil, so sealing and waterproofing your home’s basement is extremely important. A lack of basement waterproofing can result in cracked walls and floors, mold, foul odors, and the presence of water.

Keep your basement dry and in great condition with the help of Antonio and Son Contracting, LLC. We use both interior and exterior systems in order to keep your basement dry. After inspecting your basement, one of our experienced staff members can suggest the best steps to prevent future moisture issues. We offer our professional basement waterproofing services to the Erie, PA and surrounding communities.

Signs That Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

Damp & Musty Odor – If there is a sweaty, unpleasant odor in your basement, it could be due to years of water seepage. Even if you don’t physically see water, a strong odor is a powerful sign of an issue.
 
Mold – The presence of mold should never be ignored. No matter if it is black, green, or white, mold is a serious concern as it can potentially be a health hazard for you and your family.
 
White, Chalky Substance on Walls – Known as efflorescence, this substance occurs when salt migrates to the surface of the concrete, where it forms a coating. This usually happens near cracks or damage in the wall.
 
Cracks in the Walls or Floors – Foundation cracks do not fix themselves, they get worse as time passes. If cracks are your only problem so far, you’re in  luck! Mending cracks are one of the least expensive basement waterproofing solutions.
 
Water Marks on Walls – If you see spot stains from water running down your basement walls, that means water has entered over the top of the foundation. If the space is not properly waterproofed, there’s a high chance it will happen again.
 
Bowed Walls – This is also something that may or may not need to be addressed as a foundation repair. If your walls have an inward curve or bulge, immediate attention is ideal. Bowed walls cause cracking, which will allow water infiltration and could potentially compromise your whole foundation.
Find out more about the benefits of basement waterproofing by contacting Antonio and Son Contracting, LLC today. We would be happy to discuss your issues and give you more details about what we can do to remedy them on your residential or commercial property. Our services extend to clients throughout Erie, PA and the surrounding communities.

3 Types of Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Interior Sealants – There are several products that can be used to waterproof your basement from the interior. They include concrete waterproofing coatings, silicate-based concrete sealers, and acrylic waterproofing paint. In order for these methods to be effective, prior to the application of the chosen material, all cracks within the basement wall should be filled with either a polyurethane masonry caulk, or an epoxy filler. 

Interior Drainage System – One of the most effective solutions for interior basement waterproofing, interior drainage systems collect and move water from the footers of the foundation and out below the basement floor.
 
Exterior Basement Waterproofing – This is the most effective solution to keeping your basement dry. It is a very extensive process that involves excavating the land around the entire foundation, down to the footers. Once the land is excavated, exterior drain tile is placed around the foundation, and a waterproofing sealer is applied to the foundation walls.