Nashville Basement Waterproofing
Basement Waterproofing Services in Nashville and Bowling Green
Without a reliable basement waterproofing system, your home is susceptible to water damage from a leaky basement. This can happen whether you have leaks from cracks in your basement walls or simply from moisture that accumulates underneath your basement floors. Unfortunately, this is a constant concern for many homeowners in Middle Tennessee given the humid climate.
Don’t let water in your basement threaten your home’s stability or value: Protect your home by investing in Nashville basement waterproofing solutions from the experts at United Structural Systems. Our foundation and waterproofing business has been providing tailored support to Tennessee basements since 1994, and our team of highly trained professionals is well-equipped to handle many types of moisture problems and fixes. We handle each job with the utmost integrity, and you can trust us to do it right the first time. That is why we offer a transferable, no-hassle lifetime guarantee on our waterproofing services.
You should always be on the lookout for common indicators of moisture problems. Spotting basement water issues can prevent damage from becoming worse and the necessity of conducting an in-depth wall repair.
Reach out to our experts at USS if you notice any of the following red flags that may signal moisture issues:
- Cracks in concrete floors
- Dry rot
- Efflorescence on basement walls
- Heightened allergy symptoms
- High humidity
- Increased energy bills
- Mold and mildew growth
- Musty odors
What Causes Water Problems in Basements?
Choosing the right waterproofing solution requires understanding the root cause of basement moisture. Unfortunately, there are seemingly endless ways that unwanted water can find its way into your home or commercial building, causing structural damage and headaches for owners. Fortunately, every problem has a solution.
Our Nashville basement waterproofing experts can help you address any of the following causes of moisture problems:
- Excessive condensation
- Foundation and basement wall cracks
- Foundation walls built below the water table
- Ground water seeping up through floor cracks
- Hydrostatic pressure
- Inadequate or improperly installed drainage systems
- Incorrect slope or grading
- Leaky window wells
- Poorly maintained gutter systems
How Basement Waterproofing Works
When deciding how to waterproof your basement, you’ll be faced with several options for preventing excess moisture and flooding. There are two main ways to waterproof a basement in Nashville: interior drain systems or exterior water management systems. Both basement waterproofing approaches can be effective, depending on the type of property, its location, and the cause of your wet basement. Our experts can assess your property and work with your needs to determine the best waterproofing solution.
Interior Drain Systems for Basement Waterproofing
When your basement gets wet around the perimeter and in the cove joint, the culprit is usually hydrostatic pressure. Interior drain systems are an excellent way of keeping that water from sitting in your basement, where it can lead to mold and structural damage. These tile systems are installed inside your home and are designed to take groundwater that may intrude into your basement and route it to a low point, where a sump pump removes it via a discharge line. Many homeowners with unfinished basements will prefer this approach.
External Drainage for Basement Waterproofing
Another way of tackling water infiltration caused by excessive hydrostatic pressure is to redirect it from the outside of your basement. If you have a finished basement or plans to finish your basement in the future, this can be a great option. Exterior basement waterproofing ensures water is diverted away from your home’s foundation and sometimes utilizes waterproof liners.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
If your home does not have a traditional basement, it will have a crawl space, which is a small basement with a dirt floor that is open to the elements. In addition to causing energy inefficiency, the heat and humidity of the average crawl space can breed mold and rot.
Crawl space encapsulation is a cost-effective technique that seals off your crawl space, eliminating the conditions that allow mold and rot to thrive and making for a healthier, more energy-efficient home. Our experts can help you explore this option, in addition to crawl space waterproofing, and its benefits.
How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost?
The average cost of waterproofing a basement varies greatly, which is why we provide free estimates on our work. Rather than give you an inaccurate guess on a cost based on square footage, we will assess your specific property and work with you to determine the system that will fit your needs and budget. The final costs will be determined by what method of basement waterproofing your home or business requires, the square footage of your basement, whether or not additional repairs and excavations will be required, the needed materials, and more. All of our trusted technicians also uphold our company values of honesty and integrity, meaning we will never try to sell you a product or service you do not need. You will also not generally be expected to pay until the work is done.
Waterproofing your home or business is one of the best investments you’ll ever make, not only for your peace of mind but also for your property value. This is especially true for older homes. Our Nashville basement waterproofing experts are here to answer all of your questions and give you tailored recommendations on how to best protect your space. We have seen the devastation that water and humidity can bring and want to help you avoid it.
We understand that basement waterproofing is often an unplanned expense and that covering these costs can be a challenge. That is why we offer flexible payment options to help make the payment for our waterproofing solutions convenient and painless. USS accepts all major credit cards as well as personal checks. We will also work with you during real estate transactions and insurance claims.
How to Maintain Your Basement Waterproofing System?
To maintain your basement waterproofing system, you should:
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean and in good condition
- Ensure proper grading around your foundation
- Test your sump pump at least once a year
- Inspect for cracks and leaks and repair them promptly
- Install a dehumidifier to control humidity levels
- Consider a battery backup for your sump pump
- Properly ventilate and insulate crawl spaces
- Address any problems promptly by contacting a professional.
Do Not Wait to Address Water in Your Basement
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Moisture is the biggest hazard threatening the safety and longevity of your property. Water can do serious damage to your home or business and often costs thousands of dollars to fix. When moisture infiltrates your space, you can be left with everything from mold growth and wood rot to major structural damage. That is why our team at USS is so passionate about waterproofing.
Neglecting proper waterproofing measures can lead to devastating consequences for your home. Water damage can quickly wreak havoc on your basement's structure, foundation, and belongings, causing mold growth, rot, and structural instability. The costs associated with repairing water damage can be exorbitant, not only in terms of the physical repairs required but also in terms of potential health hazards and diminished property value. By investing in thorough basement waterproofing, you safeguard your home against these risks, ensuring a secure foundation, maintaining the value of your property, and offering peace of mind that your living space remains safe and habitable for years to come.
“Robert Elam with USS is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible asset to all professionals that need this level of expertise in their corner.” Monte Mohr/Owner/Realty ONE Group Music City
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“A fantastic result. When completed, this "crawl space" will become a 1500sf suite with 9'6" ceilings. Could not have done this without USS.” Rob B.
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