Signs You Need Basement Waterproofing in Your Iowa or Nebraska Home

Spring Means Excess Water Around your Foundation

With the amount of snow that Iowa and Nebraska have most winters along with the spring rains, you should be concerned about your basements getting wet. As the soil becomes saturated, with the thawing of the snow and the rain, drainage issues cause problems for basements.

How do you know you need basement waterproofing?

Signs that you need basement waterproofing are:

  • Damp carpet in your home
  • The floor vents are rusty
  • Musty smell
  • Mold and mildew
  • Concrete shipping
  • High humidity

Not only are all of these things annoying, but a wet basement can also cause health problems for you and your family. Mold and mildew grow in dark, damp places. This results in health issues such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Skin problems
  • Congestion
  • Watery eyes
  • Shortness of breath

Don’t ignore your wet basement. Let the professionals at Jerry’s Waterproofing inspect your basement and find the best solution for your basement waterproofing needs. We will give you a free estimate for the services that we will perform.

Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Iowa and Nebraska

Jerry’s Waterproofing has many solutions for your basement waterproofing. We offer interior and exterior drainage systems along with installing gutters and downspouts and correct grading.

Interior drainage includes the installation of a drainage channel at the base of the wall and slab floor. This will collect the water and drain it into a sump basin. When the sump basin is full, the sump pump will turn on and drain the water away from your home. The sump pump system that we use is manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in basement waterproofing products in the industry. Installing a perforated drain pipe inside the perimeter of the footings is the most effective solution. This involves removing and replacing the concrete at the edge of your basement or slab wall. Then, install the drain pipe.

Exterior drainage is more costly but is also the most effective. The experts at Jerry’s Waterproofing will dig around the exterior of your home and a drain tile is installed either beside or on top of the home’s footings.

Jerry’s Waterproofing also has the solution for your crawl space. We will use a vapor barrier to encapsulate the crawl space to keep it dry and prevent evaporation from ground moisture.

Keep your basement dry by calling the professionals at Jerry’s Waterproofing today. We will ensure that your basement waterproofing problems will be resolved and you won’t have to worry about it for years to come. Your energy bills will even go down.

Don’t let Spring rains cause you and your basement problems. Contact us today for all of your basement waterproofing needs.