Northern Michigan Basement Waterproofing
Your basement is an important part of your home.
You and your family deserve a dry and mildew free space to enjoy!
You don’t need to deal with wet floors and carpets. We’ll eliminate odors, mildew, and other issues making your basement a safe place for your family to enjoy.
Basement Drain Systems
We’ll help keep water from collecting in your basement and around your foundation so you can enjoy your space and potentially increase the overall value of your home!
You don’t worry about the possessions stored in your basement getting wet and ruined. Our state-of-the-art sump pumps ensure that any potential water accumulation gets pumped away from your valuables.
Your basement doesn’t have to feel damp or smell like mildew. Keep your family comfortable and safe from dangerous mold with a cutting edge dehumidification system.
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We find the best solution for your needs.
You enjoy a moisture free basement.
The Reasons Why Your Basement Leaks
Floor & Wall Joints
The floor/wall joint area is where the foundation wall meets the basement floor. This area is also known as the cold joint, it is the most common entry source of water entering a basement. The water comes in from the outside, over the footing, under the foundation wall, and up through the intersection where the basement floor and foundation wall meet. This type of wall seepage is seen most of the time when it rains. If you have 3 to 4” or more of water in your basement, the source of the water is most likely from the floor/wall joint.
Water enters the basement through visible cracks, breaks, or seams. Concrete does not “leak” unless there is a visible floor crack in the poured floor. The water can enter from underneath the slab floor, through the visible cracks.
Bulkheads & Basement Windows
Basement windows can be below the grade of the lawn. Rain runoff can penetrate windows and leak down the wall onto the floor. It is not uncommon for some homes to have an entrance into the basement from the outside yard. In this case it’s typical to build three walls protruding from the primary foundation wall and installing stairs to and from the basement as well as a cover for access. This area can be a large source of water entrance. There are many different types of bulkheads and bulkhead styles and the best solution for water entering is to stop the water from getting onto the floor of the basement.
Wall Cracks & Sill Plates
As foundations settle the walls can crack and water can leak in from what is called the “bowl effect” most homes have.
This is the section of where the wood framing sits on top of the foundation wall. This area can let water enter depending on the grade of the lawn. If a house is located at the base of a hill, water will flow down and pool at the foundation. If this happens, water can come in over the foundation wall and underneath the sill plate.
Stop worrying about what’s lurking under the floor
Stay Dry with Cutting Edge Technology.
In leaking basements we use a patented system called Water Trek Aqua Route®. This is a unique system that can be tailored to your specific issues and your home’s footing configuration. It addresses water from both sides of the footing and is able to be installed in any soil or sub-floor situation. We also use the Water Grabber which is the heart and lungs of our Water Trek Aqua Route® perimeter system. The Water Grabber consists of a drilled polyethylene basin with a split or solid lid.
Most companies install sump pumps on a straight wall or corner. We believe your sump pump should fit snugly and attractively in your basement, giving you a flat floor look. We use 3/4″ gravel to surround the basin and help filter the water.
The pumping device is a 1/3, 1/2 or 3/4 H.P. cast iron pump rated at approximately 3,000 – 4,200 gallons per hour and will pump up to 1 /2″ solids.
Our Water Grabbers also feature a special rubber fitting called the Silencer™ to muffle the already quiet pump.
Why Story Basement Technologies?
The patented Water Trek Aqua Route® basement waterproofing systems is simply one of the most effective solutions on the market today. We protect your home from problem areas in front of the footings as well as from the seam.
Our fully trained technicians ensure that your basement stays dry forever. We understand that your home is your most valuable asset. We work hard to solve any sub floor problem and provide the best basement waterproofing system for your home.
We provide uniquely adaptable floor drain solutions that accommodate most footing configurations. We deliver peace-of-mind and a permanent, cost-effective solution, whether it’s for your home or business — we can help!
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