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Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair in Central PA

Wet basements and cracking foundations in Central PA homes are common but dangerous. Baker’s Waterproofing is known for our expertise and reliable solutions that will keep your home permanently dry and stable.

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Central PA Local Office

Baker’s Waterproofing

33819 N Susquehanna Trail
Shamokin Dam, PA  17876
(724) 788-4720

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm


Baker’s Waterproofing, A Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across western Pennsylvania. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Baker’s is here to restore your foundation or basement.


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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

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Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

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Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Since 1975, Baker’s Waterproofing, a Groundworks company, has offered expert foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting and leveling services to homeowners throughout Pennsylvania. As the largest and most reputable foundation services company in the state, we offer unmatched customer service, industry-leading solutions, and a nationally backed warranty program. 

Foundation and water management problems affect the health and safety of your entire home, as well as your family. You can rest assured that we will help you weather the storm and restore your home’s structural integrity and longevity. Thousands of Pennsylvania homeowners have trusted us for more than 45 years, and we are eager to help you, as well. 

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Foundation Repair in Central PA

The condition of your foundation sets the tone for the stability of your entire home. If your foundation is cracking and uneven, your house will be, as well. Central PA’s variety of silt loam, gravelly loam, and silty clay loam soils have different drainage abilities. The area typically receives more than 40 inches of rain and 30 inches of snow annually, and the soil can shift, wash away, and leave your foundation without proper support. You will see wall cracks, floor cracks, bowing walls, uneven floors, and other problems when this happens. But Baker’s Waterproofing has permanent, customizable, warrantied solutions that will restore your foundation’s stability including pier systems, crawl space supports, and wall repair systems like wall anchors and specialized wall beams. 

Basement Waterproofing in Central PA

Just as your foundation can become unstable and damaged, so too can your basement. These below-ground spaces are naturally damp, but Central PA’s humid and wet weather only makes your basement’s condition worse. If your home lacks proper foundation drainage or the silt loam and clay loam soil around your house is inundated with water from more than 40 inches of annual rainfall, hydrostatic pressure forms and results in cracking walls and leaks. Flooding, mold growth, efflorescence, elevated humidity, condensation, and other issues can result. To prevent water intrusion and promptly remove water, we will install interior drainage, sump pumps, anti-freeze exterior sump pump discharge line attachments, dehumidifiers, and wall vapor barriers. 

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Central PA

Crawl spaces aren’t as common as basements, but some Central PA houses were built on top of these hollow areas that range from 1 to 3 feet in height. They are useful for elevating the home and housing plumbing and ductwork, but their open vents and uncovered dirt floors do more harm than good. Water can percolate through the soil and flow in through open vents, and humid air and pests can easily find their way inside. This creates the perfect conditions for mold growth, wood rot, poor air quality, and infestations that also affect the rest of your house because of the stack effect. Combat these issues with trusted crawl space repair and encapsulation solutions including interior drains, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, thermal insulation, vapor barriers, and support posts.

Concrete Lifting & Leveling in Central PA

The concrete on your property – your patio, exterior steps, driveway, and sidewalk – can easily sustain damage over time because of Central PA’s soil and weather. With more than 70 inches of annual precipitation (40+ inches of rain and 30+ inches of snow), the diverse silt loam and silty clay loam soil becomes unstable, settles, or washes away. As the soil fails, the concrete will follow suit by cracking, sinking, and becoming uneven. These are tripping hazards that also impact your property’s value and appearance, and must be repaired before serious damage or injury results. Baker’s Waterproofing offers a unique, long-lasting solution in polyurethane injections. These foam injections are versatile, non-toxic, non-invasive, and quick curing, meaning you can use your concrete the same day!

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Foundation damage is a serious issue that should never be underestimated. As well as being severe, foundation issues are notorious for growing at an exponential rate and having an impact on the wider structure of a property. From your walls to your floors and all the way to your roof, every part of your Pittsburgh property is dependent on your foundation for support and stability. Any movement or destabilization in your foundation will leave the door open for serious damage.

So, as you might imagine, we recommend that you deal with foundation damage as soon as you see the warning signs. Many property owners prefer to wait until a problem becomes impossible to ignore before they act, of course, but there are a few good reasons as to why you should not do this. The dangers of waiting too long are very simple. The longer you wait to fix foundation issues, the more likely they are to grow and spread to other parts of your home. This can lead to all forms of secondary and tertiary damage like dampness, wood rot, and mold formation. All these issues present unique dangers to your health and home.

The benefits of acting as soon as you see signs of foundation damage, of course, are just as simple and powerful as the drawbacks of waiting too long. If you deal with foundation damage as soon as you see it, then you will make the process of repair much simpler and far less expensive. In fact, the cost of repairs will get more and more expensive over a very short period of time. It will also prevent the formation of secondary issues (for example, the formation of mold, which could be harmful to your health and wellbeing). There is also a lower chance that you will need serious cosmetic repair if you act quickly.

A property’s crawl space is generally one of the least pleasant parts of the home. This makes sense; after all, they tend to be dark, cluttered, and cramped (since the average crawl space is three to five feet in height). As such, issues like mold and wood rot tend to have ample time to grow and spread when they take root in these kinds of spaces, because homeowners rarely enter them. Plus, with visibility being generally poor in these kinds of areas, it can be hard to get a good idea of what is going on in your crawl space.

As such, it pays to look for signs of damage within your home at large. If wood rot starts to flourish in your crawl space, it is most likely to impact your property’s flooring, more specifically the joists and supports that support it. There are three kinds of wood rot, and while they look different in many ways, they all have the same effect: they undermine the structural integrity of wood and cause it to lose its strength. This can present itself in many ways in your home, but the most common are instability, unevenness, or bounciness in your flooring.

Once you know what to look for, though, wood rot is fairly easy to see. Look for signs like discoloration, a honeycomb appearance, the presence of a white sheen on the affected wood, or a change in texture that ranges from brittleness to sponginess. Wood that is dealing with brown rot may also take on a cracked appearance that makes it look burnt. If you cannot see these signs inside your home, they may be present inside your crawl space and a great opportunity for an inspection. If you think that this is the case, we recommend that you call a professional for advice and support.

Hydrostatic pressure is a natural force that exists around all homes in York and throughout the country. To put it simply, this pressure is created by the weight of the soil and the water that it contains. All homes are designed and built with this in mind, and are very capable at resisting hydrostatic pressure up to a certain point. They have a threshold, in short, and once hydrostatic pressure levels exceed their threshold, damage becomes more and more likely.

Sudden or significant increases in hydrostatic pressure can be caused in a number of ways. In and around York, or Pennsylvania as a whole, this is most likely to occur because of heavy rainfall and storms during the fall. If your area is contending with soil washout, even your limestone soil won’t be able to prevent localized flooding, and properly draining soil may struggle to keep up after a large amount of snow thawing in the spring.

When this happens, structural damage is almost certain (especially if you have a basement). This is because hydrostatic pressure is often applied laterally. Concrete, which is what most properties’ foundation and foundation walls are made from, is a durable material with huge compressive strength, but very little tensile strength. This means that it really cannot bend or flex and, as such, lateral pressure can cause it to crack and buckle. Bowing walls and foundation fragmentation are common outcomes when hydrostatic pressure gets too high. 

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    3819 N Susquehanna Trail
    Shamokin Dam, PA  17876


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    Harrisburg, PA 17102


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    Washington, PA 15301

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    800 E King St, Suite 518
    York, PA 17402