Basement Waterproofing in St. Louis
Standing water in your basement after a big storm or in the spring when snow is melting is a common problem in the St. Louis area. This is mostly due to the high levels of clay in the soil which allows water to pass through it more easily than other types of soil. Through the use of a specially designed and installed waterproofing systems, we can control the water entering your home and prevent it from causing lasting damage. Water will typically be entering the basement through wall cracks or at the seam where the walls and floor meet.
At Perma Jack of St. Louis, we bring over 40 years of experience in basement waterproofing in St. Louis. Without proper repair, a leaking or wet basement can turn into a real hazard. Wet basements can cause mold and can damage the integrity of the structure’s basement foundation. This type of structural damage typically results in cracking basement walls, cracked concrete floors, heaving basement floors, or even require foundation repair services. Ultimately, this kind of problem can result in a substantial reduction in the value of your property.
One of the systems we use to repair a wet or leaking basement is a closed basement waterproofing system. This system is a very effective method of draining water from basement walls and lowering the water table below the basement floor. This method of basement waterproofing eliminates the need for costly dehumidifiers. Because the basement waterproofing product we use is a sealed system, it improves the quality of the indoor air and is also compatible with basement radon systems.
Why Waterproof a Basement?
Controlling and removing the water that enters your basement will not only allow you to safely use your basement for storage or an additional room, it will also prevent excess humidity which can cause the growth of mold and mildew which can cause serious health problems for you or your family.
|Perma Jack||Drain Tile||Basement Systems||Hydraway|
|Drain water from walls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lower water table below floor||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|No need for expensive High Capacity Dehumidifier||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|No need for drainage floor covering||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Radon system compatible||Yes||No||No||No|
|Sealed system – improves indoor air quality||Yes||No||No||No|
In addition to complete waterproofing systems, we can also install new or replacement sump pumps for your existing system. A sump pump is the real workhorse of a waterproofing system as it is the point at which the water is removed from your home. These pumps will generally have to work for many hours continuously depending on the severity of the rain. This is why it is important to choose an industrial strength pump that is capable of working when you need it and will not break down during periods of heavy use.
To help guarantee your sump pump will be working when you need it to, we use the highest quality sump pumps from Pro Series. These pumps are designed to run continuously all day, every day and are thoroughly tested to guarantee they will perform when they need to. They are also very energy efficient so while they're keeping your basement dry, they're also working to save you money.
Need more information? Check out our basement waterproofing FAQ and our top 10 items to check when choosing a basement waterproofing company. Even better, call us today at 636-225-2553, visit our contact page, or fill out the form below for a free inspection of your leaky or wet basement and free consultation on which basement waterproofing system is the correct and most cost effective solution for you.