Basement Waterproofing


At Steel City Waterstoppers and Foundation Repair, we are your trusted partner for basement waterproofing solutions in Pittsburgh. With our extensive experience and dedication to excellence, we provide comprehensive services to protect your basement from water damage, ensuring a dry and healthy living environment for you and your family. Whether you’re dealing with a minor leak or require a complete waterproofing system, let us address the core problems and solutions to waterproofing your basement.

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What Could Be Wrong

Understanding the issues that could arise without waterproofing your basement can help you attack the issues before they get worse. Some common issues that trigger water leakage in your basement include:

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Excess Basement Moisture

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Leaking Window Well

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Sump Pump Problems

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Poor Foundation Drainage

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Leaking Basement Floor or Wall

Many people don't know that the structure of your basement is upheld by the integrity of your home's foundation. Any cracks, damages, or leaks arising in your foundation can have catastrophic effects on your home. There are a few mechanisms to lessen the chances of water damage by waterproofing your basement.

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Why Is Basement Waterproofing Important

Basement waterproofing is crucial because it protects your home’s foundation and prevents extensive water damage. Your family will be able to maintain a dry and healthy living environment while preventing mold and mildew. Our team will help you safeguard your property value, and reduce the risk of costly repairs by addressing potential issues before they escalate.

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Sump Pump

It is important to keep your sump pump in good condition if you want to protect your home. A sump pump is usually installed at the lowest point of the house and works to collect any overflow water from heavy rains or floods and push it away from the home. These pumps are automated and, when installed correctly, require little maintenance.

However, a faulty sump pump can lead to water pooling, so it is a good idea to schedule a professional maintenance check to ensure your sump pump is functioning at its highest potential. Taking the time to ensure your sump pump is working properly can save you from potential damage in the future.

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French Drains

Interior french drains are an effective solution to water runoff, which is especially common at the edges of the basement. By routing the excess water away from the perimeter of the home's foundation, interior french drains help to alleviate water pooling. While this method of water removal is not as comprehensive on its own, it can be combined with other solutions to maximize water removal.

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Why Choose Us

  • Expertise and Experience

  • Customized Solutions

  • High-Quality Equipment

  • Comprehensive Services

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Our Basement Waterproofing Service

At Steel City Waterstoppers and Foundation Repair, you can expect a seamless and efficient waterproofing process designed to deliver outstanding results. Our foundation waterproofing process includes:

  1. Inspection and Assessment: We will conduct a thorough inspection of your basement and identify any existing or potential issues.

  2. Customized Solutions: Based on our assessment, we will develop a personalized plan that will address the specific needs of your basement.

  3. Waterproofing Installation: Our skilled technicians will begin waterproofing the walls and floors of the basement using high-quality materials and techniques.

  4. Post-Installation Inspection: Once we have the waterproofing system in place, we conduct a final inspection to ensure everything is functioning properly. We will also address any concerns or questions that you may have.

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Extra Precautions

Taking extra precautions can help ensure a dry basement. Get your basement checked for standing cracks and foundation issues. If encountered, fixing any patches of foundation walls that are damaged due to standing water damage can drastically minimize recurring water damage problems. To further protect your basement, make sure all windows and window frames are caulked, sealed, and stay closed during rainy weather. This helps to lessen the humidity found in the basement.

Additionally, running a dehumidifier in the basement can help drain away excess moisture in the air. An overage of moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew to develop. Keeping drywall and other home foundations completely dry keeps them strong and avoids softening, degrading, and bowing.

It is important to work with professionals to get into the hard-to-reach spaces of your home and home's foundation to ensure there are no issues. Lastly, safe system drains should be maintained once a year and before hard-hitting weather conditions to ease the risk of water pooling, flooding, and ultimately damage in your home.

Our trusted team at Steel City Waterstoppers and Foundation Repair has a long history of providing top-quality services to our customers in Pittsburgh. Count on us to keep your basement waterproofing systems intact, sealed, and secure during any weather condition.

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