Birmingham, AL Basement Waterproofing
If you think the time has come to get basement waterproofing, look to AdvantaClean because we have a high-quality option for you. We're located in Birmingham, but we're not limited to this area. We're actually part of a more than 20-year-old franchise that has opened dozens of locations across the U.S.
We have 24-hour availability for emergencies, such as when customers discover mold or are left with a flooded basement. Waterproofing is a major job that requires extensive planning, but you'll be glad to know that we have flexible hours.
THE REASON FOR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
If you don't think you need basement waterproofing in the first place, here are some reasons to reconsider. Basements are notorious for their high humidity; this can be aggravated if you run a clothes dryer or something else that produces warm air. Combine this with all the ways that a basement can invite water - from floods to sweating pipes to groundwater swelling - and you have a recipe for basement mold.
Mold is a fungus that will ingrain itself into your surfaces, especially those made of porous materials like wood. It can lead to dry rot and other structural damage. Continual exposure to mold will result in fevers, fatigue, shortness of breath, and even neurological conditions. Black mold in particular can kill neurons and mentally impair you.
BASEMENT WATER REMOVAL & DEHUMIDIFIER
Mold growth is a distinct possibility after a flood, but we're available to remove the water using portable and truck-mounted water pumps. We'll do what we can to minimize the structural damage, and afterwards, our team can even recommend ways to prevent a future flood. Perhaps the window was poorly sealed, or you have no sump pump. We can recommend plumbing repairs, too, though we can't perform them ourselves.
In addition we can run a basement dehumidifier to remove any remaining moisture. We usually run these 24/7 in previously flooded basements, but in your case we may only need to run it whenever moisture levels reach an unsafe level. It's important to weigh the cost since dehumidifiers don't have a one-time cost like a sealant does.
This will clear the way for basement waterproofing. While some could try a DIY project using waterproofing paint from the local hardware store, paint isn't long-lasting; the moisture will get inside and make it crack and peel. The concrete sealant that we offer is much more durable; once we apply it over your concrete and masonry walls, it will create a hard barrier against water vapor penetration.
Another option you have, though it's more widely used for crawl spaces, is encapsulation. We'll lay a thick plastic barrier across your surfaces, which will also protect it from water vapor.
CALL US TODAY!
AdvantaClean is able to serve both home and business owners in Birmingham and the surrounding regions. To see how we might waterproof your basement, give us a call and schedule a consultation. We'll present you with a cost estimate at the end.
SCHEDULE YOUR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING TODAY! (205) 336-2059