At Ohio Basement Systems, we know that a waterproof basement is one of the most important aspects of the space. That is why we have retired our basement finishing services. Instead, we have chosen to focus on our basement waterproofing systems to help you prepare for a remodeling project you can keep in great condition for years to come. If you are getting ready to finish your basement or refinish it, you need an expert to make sure that every drop of water stays where it belongs. Ohio homeowners call on us because we will help you identify common sources of leaks or water damage and create a plan to prevent it for good.
Once you make the decision to remodel your basement, it can be really easy to forget a few important steps. Homeowners sometimes get so busy dreaming up a new layout or selecting flooring and other features. This distracts from the time you need to inspect the floor and walls before you start construction.
Have you ever started to paint a bedroom only to realize that you forgot some major tools you needed to finish it? Failing to waterproof your basement before finishing is easy to overlook, but causes big problems down the road. Even if your home is perfectly dry at the time you do the work, a big storm or burst pipe is all it takes to start the cascade of damage. Without a system that blocks leaks and builds effective drainage into your basement, you could lose everything in there: flooring, walls, fixtures, and furniture.
Finishing a basement from drywall to furnishings can cost well over $20,000. When you have made a sizeable investment in your home’s value and your family’s enjoyment, you want to get the most out of your hard-earned money. The last thing you expect is that a heavy rainstorm or a leak in your plumbing could ruin it all. But that is exactly how it happens.
Once water gets into your basement, you may be surprised how difficult it can be to get it out on your own. Cracks in your foundation allow water to seep in from your property. Water that pours in makes this problem so much worse, even if it is only an inch or two. Materials like drywall and carpet pads soak up the water almost as quickly as a sponge. They can spread the moisture to other surfaces or become a breeding ground for mold.
Without effective waterproofing, everything in your basement is at risk. Even if you have a sump pump that is in good condition, it may not be enough. A sump pump is a vital tool to mitigate water damage, but it cannot solve problems like a cracked foundation.
Moisture in the basement is so mainstream that many homeowners think it is impossible to keep the space fully dry. In fact, this is false. While we at Ohio Basement Systems know that most people have water in their basements somewhere, we believe that this is not something you simply have to live with. If your basement is not sitting in a pool of water right now, you might wonder if you need waterproofing at all. Here are a few ways you can tell:
Every basement is a little different, which means that the right system for you might not be the same one as your neighbor. At Ohio Basement Systems, we aim to provide a customized service that makes your basement the best it can be.
Imagine a basement that becomes a haven from life’s troubles, instead of the cause. With our waterproofing systems, you can finally have exactly that.
With the basement waterproofing specialists at Ohio Basement Systems, learning what we can do for you is quick and easy. We are proud to serve the Greater Cleveland area. Call us or schedule your free estimate online today!