If you own a home or a commercial location in Villanova, PA, and need basement waterproofing, turn to the experts at AWS. Our company is fully licensed and insured and possesses extensive industry experience. We offer competitive rates, upfront pricing, and financing options, and we utilize electronic estimates and contracts. AWS has the most advanced technologies available to diagnose basement issues. After performing an assessment, we’ll recommend our services to you without high-pressure sales tactics and in a transparent manner. We never take a cookie-cutter approach to waterproofing, and once you’ve decided how to proceed, we’ll carry out the project in a timely fashion and in a manner that is going to keep your basement dry in the many years ahead.
Lasting Protection from Water Damage
Whether your basement in Villanova, PA just gets humid or is prone to flooding, there are many reasons why it is important to prevent that moisture and keep it dry. Moisture in your basement means that the ground around your foundation is oversaturated with water. That puts a great deal of pressure on your basement walls and will eventually lead to cracks and even more moisture. It also leads to a wide range of serious foundation problems. Excess moisture also makes it more difficult to cool and dehumidify your home, can lead to mold and mildew problems, creates an inviting environment for dust mites, and can damage paint, wallpaper, and furniture.
Signs You Have Basement Water Issues
Flooding, even on an infrequent basis, means that you need our basement waterproofing services. But flooding is not the only indication that you have a moisture problem. Damp air and mustiness are telltale signs. Water stains and efflorescence are as well. Mold and mildew indicate a moisture problem, and standing water, cracking concrete, and rotted wood are all indications of a serious issue.
Standing water that is not due to a plumbing leak is caused by water accumulation near the foundation that is seeping into the basement through cracks, joints, window wells, porous concrete, and so forth.
Water stains can appear on basement walls, floors, and ceilings and are an indication that water is getting in through sweating or due to problems with either the foundation or the home’s drainage system.
Concrete that is cracked or crumbling suggests that water is getting into the basement, and these imperfections are often caused by hydrostatic pressure that forces the water through the concrete and into the basements.
Mold and Mildew
Basements are often the perfect breeding ground for mold because mold spores grow fast in environments that are hot, dark, and moist. Mold can cause serious damage to various aspects of your home and is also a serious health risk.
When water in your basement evaporates, it leaves behind minerals. These minerals create chalky texture on walls that is referred to as efflorescence, which is easy to clean but which will continue coming back without waterproofing.
Rotted wood in a basement is quite serious as it means that the water damage is extensive and has been occurring for some time. As part of the waterproofing process, it is necessary to remove and replace all rotted wood.
Villanova, PA Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Moisture problems vary from one basement to the next and require solutions that are individualized to those homes and businesses. In order to provide these solutions, AWS offers a broad range of basement waterproofing services, including installation of foundation drainage systems, sump pump installation, dehumidifier installation, basement floor crack repair, and foundation repair.
Foundation Drainage Systems
AWS designs and implements custom exterior and interior foundation drainage systems. There are number of different drainage types available, including foundation drains, perimeter drains, French drains, and systems that integrate with your sump pump and pit. Our team will help you choose the best style for your unique moisture problems and then develop a system specifically for your home.
Sump Pump Installation
Sump pumps are necessary in basements that are prone to flooding. It is important to have a high-quality sump pump that you can rely on when you need it most and to have a backup system in place. There are number of different systems to choose from, including pedestal sump pumps, submersible sump pumps, battery backup, and combination, and we’ll help you choose the ideal pump for your home.
If a basement has excess moisture, then an effective way to control it is through a dehumidifier that is installed in the basement. Dehumidifiers are available in a range of sizes. You can choose one just large enough to control the humidity in the basement. You can also opt for a whole-house dehumidifier, which makes a home more comfortable and can provide many benefits when it comes to cooling your home.
Crack Repair & Foundation Sealing
When waterproofing your basement, AWS can repair all of the damage that has occurred due to the water seeping into the home. Our team can repair all cracks that have occurred in basement walls and floors. We can also repair any imperfections that have manifested in your foundation due to the water. Once this damage is controlled, we can then waterproof the basement so that cracks and other foundation issues never happen again.
Keep Moisture Out of Your Villanova, PA Basement
AWS is proud to help home and business owners in Villanova, PA protect their basements from flooding, leaks, excess moisture, mold, and much more, and we’d welcome the opportunity to serve you. If you’d like to schedule an on-site consultation or have any questions about our basement waterproofing services, call us at 1-610-241-7009 or contact us online.
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