Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing in the Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville Areas

Alabama's wet basement repair experts

Inside an unfinished basement with a puddle of water on the floor

Water in the basement? Wet basements lead to mold and mildew growth, wood rot, and damage to stored items.

Alabama Professional Services provides the best basement waterproofing solutions available because no homeowner wants to deal with a damp or wet basement. Our professional waterproofers can easily identify the cause of your wet basement, musty odors, or mold problems and can provide you with a high-quality waterproofing solution that will eliminate your problems.

If you have a leaky basement, standing water, or want to learn more about our basement waterproofing solutions, call us today at 1-844-701-0793 or click below. We offer free estimates in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville and many surrounding areas.


The causes of a wet basement

Did you know that just because you don't have standing water in your basement, or heavy rains you can still have a waterproofing problem? It's easy enough to see water coming through a crack in your floor or basement wall, but what's the real cause of your leaky basement?

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The Clay Bowl Effect

Excavated soil that's replaced around a completed foundation isn't as dense and tightly packed as undisturbed soil farther away. As a result, water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, putting pressure on foundation walls and causing cracks.

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Hydrostatic Pressure

The weight of the water in the soil around the foundation exerts pressure, forcing the water through cracks, gaps, holes, and around windows leading into the basement.


How do we solve your basement waterproofing issues?

Effective water removal & protection. Clog-free drainage, a powerful sump pump, and efficient dehumidifier provide the ultimate dry basement solution.

Even a small amount of water in the basement can be a concern. Whether you have leaky basement walls, water coming up through the basement floor, or leaky basement windows, water and moisture in the basement can lead to mold and mildew, wood rot, and damaged furniture and belongings. The good news: we offer a range of basement waterproofing products and services to help solve your basement problems fast.

Selling a home with a wet basement? A wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers. A basement waterproofing system can restore value to your home and give you and potential buyers peace of mind. Our basement waterproofing systems are backed by a lifetime written warranty that's transferable to the next owner.

Our basement waterproofing solutions:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • Frozen discharge line prevention

Basement crack repair

During the rainy season in Alabama, cracks in your basement walls or floor can allow a couple inches of water to seep or leak into your basement. We offer long-lasting solutions to waterproof your basement walls and floor, including basement crack repairs and interior drainage solutions.

Basement flooding solutions

When you're dealing with a flooding basement, the first step is to get rid of standing water. When the water is gone, the next step is to get your basement inspected waterproof your basement to prevent future flooding and water problems. Designed to prevent basement flooding, Alabama Professional Services installs patented interior drainage systems, industrial-strength sump pumps, and a range of waterproofing products.

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Why you should choose us

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  1. Quality products: Basement Systems® dealers use a complete line of patented, award-winning products that have been keeping basements throughout North America dry for over 30 years.
  2. Fast installations: Our system installs quickly, with most projects completed in just one to two days.
  3. Experienced crews: A crew of experienced contractors will arrive to install your system quickly and professionally. Each one is a waterproofing specialist who dries basements every day.
  4. Cost-effective system: Our waterproofing system can be customized to fit your budget, and it costs about half as much as an exterior waterproofing system. Our system works for both finished and unfinished basements.
  5. Locally-owned and operated company: Alabama Professional Services is a locally owned and operated member of the Basement Systems network. We have products and training that simply can't be beat!
  6. Free waterproofing quotes: We offer free waterproofing quotes to homeowners in our service area. Our quotes come in writing, and there's no obligation!

FAQs

Why is my basement flooding?

Basements are prone to flooding by design since they are typically built below ground level. Basements often flood during times of heavy rain or snowmelt, but flooding can happen even during dry weather. Aside from flooding in your neighborhood or a plumbing leak, there are several other sources of water in the basement, including surface water, groundwater, or sewer water backup. Surface water from overflowing gutters, downspouts, or sloped pavement or landscaping can pool next to the foundation and seep or leak into the basement. When the groundwater level rises above the level of the basement floor, hydrostatic pressure pushes water through cracks in the foundation. An overwhelmed sewer system or clogged sewer line can cause a backup of water in the basement.

When your basement floods, call a restoration contractor who can help with cleanup, then have your home inspected by a basement waterproofing professional. We can provide a no-charge evaluation and design a custom waterproofing solution to prevent future water damage.

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Do I need basement waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing involves a range of techniques and waterproofing products used to prevent water leaks or seepage and reduce the risk of a flooded basement. Water in your basement can damage walls, floors, carpeting, and furniture and lead to mold growth. A wet basement can also lead to ruined irreplaceable items, including photos, antiques, and family heirlooms.

If the water in your basement is a recurring problem, have your home checked to determine the source of the water in your basement. We will conduct a no-charge thorough inspection of your home and design a custom solution for your specific basement water problem.

Can I waterproof my basement myself?

Depends. The source of your wet basement problem will determine the best approach to waterproof your basement. Sometimes, the solution to a wet basement is as simple as keeping water away from the foundation with high-quality gutters and downspouts and proper yard grading. Many homeowners try DIY, off-the-shelf solutions for a quick, temporary fix. But if entire walls are wet, water is coming up through the floor, or there's standing water in the basement during heavy rain, it might be time for a long-term, permanent solution, including a heavy-duty sump pump and interior drainage system installed by a waterproofing contractor.

What kinds of basement waterproofing services do you offer?

We offer a range of basement waterproofing services to prevent potential water leakage and remove water that enters the basement.

Alabama Professional Services provides no-charge inspections to check for leaky basement windows or window wells, wall or floor cracks, bowing walls, wet or damp basement walls, exterior drainage issues, and equipment issues, including sump pump failures or drain clogs. Depending on your unique situation, we can design a customized solution for your wet basement problem. Basement waterproofing typically involves an interior drainage system, sump pump installation, and foundation crack repair. We also use techniques to prevent water from entering the house, including the use of downspout extensions to direct water away from the foundation. To prevent mold and mildew caused by excess moisture and humidity, we can install a high-performance, self-draining basement dehumidifier.

Our long-term basement waterproofing repairs are designed to keep your basement dry and the air healthy all the time.

How do you waterproof a finished basement?

Waterproofing a finished basement can require pulling up carpeting and removing drywall, if there's damage from water and moisture.

To reduce basement humidity and prevent water from entering the basement, you should take steps to keep water away from the foundation, including installing gutters and extended downspouts and sloping the soil around the foundation away from the house. To reduce musty basement smells and prevent mold and mildew growth, we can install a large-capacity basement dehumidifier to remove excess moisture throughout the year. For leaks and standing water, have your basement inspected and consider having an interior drainage system installed to direct water in the basement to a sump pump that will pump the water out. For restoring wet and damaged drywall, we offer a quick, long-term basement drywall repair solution by replacing the lower section of drywall with moisture-resistant materials.

If you're planning to upgrade your finished basement, we offer a complete basement finishing system that includes wall, floor, and ceiling materials that are mold and mildew resistant.

Get a free basement waterproofing estimate today!

Our crews of waterproofers are experienced, well-trained professionals who work in basements and crawl spaces every day. The experts at Alabama Professional Services have seen it all, and we know just what it takes to keep your basement dry all the time!

If your basement leaks or floods, or you have mold, mildew or a musty smell, call us today to request a free basement waterproofing estimate in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Dothan, Auburn, Madison, Gadsden, Bessemer or nearby. We will send one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your home's basement foundation.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Alabama
  • Bridgeport
  • Bryant
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Centre
  • Collinsville
  • Crossville
  • Dawson
  • Dutton
  • Estillfork
  • Fackler
  • Flat Rock
  • Fort Payne
  • Fruithurst
  • Fyffe
  • Gaylesville
  • Geraldine
  • Groveoak
  • Gurley
  • Hazel Green
  • Henagar
  • Higdon
  • Hollytree
  • Hollywood
  • Ider
  • Langston
  • Leesburg
  • Mentone
  • Muscadine
  • New Market
  • Paint Rock
  • Piedmont
  • Pisgah
  • Princeton
  • Rainsville
  • Scottsboro
  • Section
  • Spring Garden
  • Stevenson
  • Sylvania
  • Trenton
  • Valley Head
  • Woodville
Georgia
  • Barnesville
  • Meansville
  • Milner
  • Molena
  • The Rock
  • Thomaston
  • Yatesville
  • Zebulon
Our Locations:

Alabama Professional Services
3340 Richwood Avenue
Irondale, AL 35210
1-205-596-6161
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