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Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing in Ohio, including Columbus, Delaware & Westerville 

Patented, proven solutions for leaky, musty, and wet basements

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Keep your basement dry all the time. A TripleSafe® Sump Pump System (shown here), combined with a SaniDry® dehumidifier, represents the ultimate in basement waterproofing and humidity control.

Here at Mid-State Basement Systems, basement waterproofing throughout Ohio is our specialty. We have the perfect solution for you leaky, wet, damp and musty basement. We've built a strong reputation in Central and Southeast Ohio for being the best waterproofing company and we always strive to be better than the rest.

We help keep basements dry using our own quality, patented products, such as the TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard drainage system and SaniDry dehumidifier. Our waterproofing systems are installed by certified specialists and come with a transferable, lifetime warranty.

If you have a water problem in your basement in Columbus, Delaware, Westerville, or the nearby areas in Central and Southeast Ohio, we can help. Call us or click below to request a no-obligation inspection and free estimate today. We want to help you make your basement dry all the time!

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The causes of a wet basement

Did you know you can have water issues in your basement without heavy rains or obvious standing water? 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 basement water problem?

clay bowl effect

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.


We make your basement dry with customized solutions

Our complete lineup of basement waterproofing products includes all the solutions you need for a dry, comfortable, odor-free basement; no matter what's causing your issues. We offer many solutions for your home, including:

  • Powerful sump pumps with battery backup
  • Basement drainage systems
  • Energy-efficient dehumidifiers
  • Leaky crack repairs
  • Vapor barriers
  • Waterproof wall panels and flooring
  • Basement windows
  • Water heater flood protection

Besides being the trusted waterproofing company in Ohio, we're also a part of the largest network of basement waterproofing contractors. Our products have been installed in hundreds of thousands of basements and crawl spaces throughout North America.

With no lasting waterproofing solutions available, we decided to develop our own and created a line of patented basement products. Our tested, proven, award-winning products come with transferable warranties, ensuring your home is protected year after year.


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.

Mid-State Basement Systems 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 estimate from your local basement repair expert

Your damp or wet basement can cause more than just a headache; these issues can create bigger problems like mold, mildew, rot, structural damage, and a variety of health problems.

If you think you have a basement waterproofing problem, request a free basement inspection and estimate today. Your certified specialist will find the source of the problem and provide an estimate for the best repairs for your home.

Mid-State Basement Systems offers complete basement waterproofing services in Columbus, Delaware, Westerville, Dublin, Newark, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, Galloway, Springfield and throughout the surrounding areas.

Exterior Excavation

Heavy equipment is brought in to dig out the entire perimeter of the basement. New drain lines are installed, and sometimes a waterproof coating is applied to foundation walls. This waterproofing strategy is expensive and often damages lawn and garden areas. Exterior drains are prone to clogging with silt and roots over time.

Interior Subfloor Drain

This drain line is installed underneath the basement floor, just inside the foundation walls. The hidden drainage system brings water to a sump pit, where a sump pump automatically pumps it outside. Also known as a French Drain, this system is not prone to clogging; it's reliable and easy to service.

Interior Baseboard System

A hollow plastic baseboard is installed along the base of basement walls to form a drainage channel that directs water to a sump pump system. A baseboard-type drainage system is sometimes recommended when the basement slab is too thin to accommodate a French Drain.

Negative-side Sealant

This waterproofing technique involves "painting" basement walls and floors with a waterproof, cement-based coating that's supposed to seal out moisture. Even when applied correctly, this thin membrane usually fails in response to prolonged hydrostatic pressure from outside the foundation.

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