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Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair in Albright, WV

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Pittsburgh Local Office

Baker’s Waterproofing
5 Industrial Rd., Building A
Washington, PA 15301
(412) 838-4948



Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm

Award-Winning Solutions in Albright

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

The Baker’s Waterproofing Process

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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.

Installation of Customized Solutions

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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Why Homeowners Choose Baker’s Waterproofing

Baker’s Waterproofing, a Groundworks company, is the largest and most reputable foundation repair company in Pennsylvania. Since 1975, our team has been helping homeowners across the state repair and protect their foundations and concrete. With unmatched customer service, industry-leading solutions, and nearly 50 years of business, homeowners know they can count on our expert team.  

Award-winning service is at the heart of our company, and thousands of positive reviews only prove that point further. No matter if it’s foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, or concrete lifting and leveling, Baker’s Waterproofing is always ready to get the job done. We’re prepared to provide that same quality service to you, as well, with local services in Altoona, PA. 

FAQ

Wall anchors are one of the most common and effective products for repairing bowing, leaning, or buckling walls in a Pittsburgh property’s basement. Of course, there are other possible repair options, each with their own benefits and limitations, but wall anchors are some of the most effective when they are compatible with the home and situation. The main limitation of wall anchors, of course, is their need for a certain amount of exterior space to ensure proper installation.

The first step in wall anchor installation, of course, is to assess the damage to the wall and map out where the anchors should be placed, both internally and externally. This process will require some level of excavation and can be disruptive, but it is relatively short. The earth anchors themselves must be placed in the earth at least 10 feet from the outside of your foundation wall. Meanwhile, on the inside of your home, holes must be drilled so that steel rods can be fed through and connected to the earth anchors.

The other ends of these steel rods then are attached to the wall plates that are mounted in strategically placed areas. Once connected, these rods will be instrumental in stabilizing and straightening a damaged wall. This is achieved by tightening them over time to apply more pressure to the wall by using the earth anchor. Once your wall anchors have been fully installed, inside and out, the excavation points will be covered up and restored to ensure a flawless finish.

Your basement walls are some of the most vulnerable in your home as a whole, because of their unique positioning and the pressure that they face. Your basement walls are some of the only walls in a property that face lateral pressure on a regular basis. This is because basement walls are placed below ground level and they have to deal with hydrostatic pressure on a daily basis.

Hydrostatic pressure is, to put it simply, the weight of the soil and the water that it contains. This is something that all homes have to contend with, though it is a more pressing issue when the property has a basement, and properties are designed to withstand it to a certain degree. Unfortunately, the level of hydrostatic pressure can be increased when heavy rainfall, flooding, or poor drainage lead to soil saturation around a home. Because concrete has a proportionally low tensile strength, this lateral pressure can cause basement walls to bow or buckle inwards. Of course, this is not the only possibility.

There is also a chance that defects in the design process or the materials used during construction have left your basement wall weak. This weakness can lead to the walls being fundamentally unprepared to face hydrostatic pressure (or any kind of pressure, really). This is a serious issue because repairing this kind of damage will be far more complex and could even require replacements in very weak parts of your property’s structure. Thankfully, defects and design flaws are not common. As such, soil saturation and hydrostatic pressure are far more likely causes of your Pittsburgh property’s bowing walls.

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.

Soil washout and erosion are serious issues that commonly impact many properties across Pittsburgh, PA, because of the loam and limestone soils that are so common in this area. These soils are far less water reactive than expansive soils, which are made up of absorbent materials like clay and have excellent drainage. This is good for your home, on the whole, of course, but the main downside is that they are less cohesive than expansive soils. This means that they are more vulnerable to erosion and washout. These are processes of soil displacement and movement that primarily impact weak or loose soils, but when the weather is extreme, they can impact even healthy and robust soils.

Erosion is a process of soil displacement that is primarily driven by wind and that is exacerbated by extreme dehydration. As such, erosion is most likely in the summer months and will impact only the topsoil. The most common signs of erosion are the formation of craters, the formation of gaps underneath the edges of concrete slabs and sidewalks, exposed root tops, and the formation of bald spots in your lawn. The limited nature of this process, however, means that it is far less likely to cause widespread damage to your home.

Soil washout, by contrast, can take effect from both above and below the surface of the soil and is caused by saturation and flooding. Unlike expansive soils, loam-based and chalky soils do not absorb water and swell. They allow it to drain away, and when their drainage capacity runs out, they can start to become loose and be carried away by the water as it seeks a new path. This is very dangerous, as it can cause voids underneath surfaces and structures around your property. This, in turn, can lead to sinking concrete slabs and foundation damage.

While this is a simple question, the answer can be complex. To keep it short and sweet: most forms of mold are benign, if not exactly healthy to have in your home, but a small number of mold species are toxic. Identifying those types of molds that are actively dangerous can be difficult, however, because mold and fungal growths come in thousands of species. The fungal growths that occur as a result of wood rot, for example, can look similar to white forms of mold but are generally not harmful to humans unless ingested (though they will wreak havoc on your home).

The type of mold that you should be most worried about, however, is black mold. Black mold is highly toxic to humans and animals; it can cause serious side effects even when the level of exposure is small. Black mold can cause side effects such as rashes, skin irritation, infections, dizziness, breathlessness, respiratory issues, and, in some very serious cases, seizures. More serious side effects are rare, of course, and tend to only occur after prolonged exposure… unless there are underlying issues.

As is so often the case, those who are already vulnerable are at the most risk from exposure to any kind of mold but particularly when exposed to black mold in any serious or prolonged capacity. Those most at risk are the elderly, very young children, those who have underlying respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema, and those who have impaired immune systems. While exposure to black mold can be unpleasant and debilitating for anyone in large doses, even a small amount of exposure can be lethal to people who have underlying conditions. That makes it necessary to seek out waterproofing measures that can protect your home from falling victim to this kind of infestation.

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Bakers Waterproofing installed a drain and pump system to handle water when it pushes under my basement door.

Bakers Waterproofing installed a drain and pump system to handle water when it pushes under my basement door.

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Had basement dewatering system and sump pump installed.Bert Jr, Ahishire G. and Jeff B. we're great! Very efficient, patient and…

Had basement dewatering system and sump pump installed.Bert Jr, Ahishire G. and Jeff B. we're great! Very efficient, patient and professional in the actions while they were here. Felt well served. Now if the we have problems we know who to call . Thanks guys. "Lunch is ready"!😁Update:After several months, Chad and crew arrived to reroute our discharge system from our sump pump. Very neat work and hopefully our yard will dry out.

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Baker’s Waterproofing did a great job installing a sump pump & basement waterproofing system. Their crew was very professional and…

Baker’s Waterproofing did a great job installing a sump pump & basement waterproofing system. Their crew was very professional and extremely efficient. A two-day project turned into a one-day project as they sent extra guys out; this was super helpful to us, by freeing up the second day. Before this project, everyone told me how dusty/dirty this installation could be, but Bakers did a great job cleaning up, as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks again Gary, Deontae, Norm, Camron, Hieu, and Jacob for excellent work!

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Lucas + Steven Selleck and Dalton Bardole are an amazing team they get the job done and are highly experienced you can tell from the day…

Lucas + Steven Selleck and Dalton Bardole are an amazing team they get the job done and are highly experienced you can tell from the day they walk on the job.. I would highly recommend for any job they are certified to do, this is the team you want. Thanks so much Bakers Waterproofing..

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We experienced damage to the sill plate and joists in our crawlspace due to a leaking waterline to a refrigerator. Once Jeff and Scott…

We experienced damage to the sill plate and joists in our crawlspace due to a leaking waterline to a refrigerator. Once Jeff and Scott inspected the crawlspace, they got things moving quickly. Just two days after the plan was devised, Brian, Darren and Garrett were on the scene replacing the sill plate and sistering the damaged joists. The office staff was quick and efficient. All in all, it was both a pleasure and a relief to be treated so well by your company.

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Shannon sisk was incredibly informative and knowledgeable about all aspects of the crawl space sealing. He was a gentlemen!

Shannon sisk was incredibly informative and knowledgeable about all aspects of the crawl space sealing. He was a gentlemen!

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Would definitely recommend Lukas Selleck, Jason Schaeffer, and Dean Hollenbach. Not only did the team do a wonderful job, I enjoyed having …

Would definitely recommend Lukas Selleck, Jason Schaeffer, and Dean Hollenbach. Not only did the team do a wonderful job, I enjoyed having them at my home. They went above and beyond. Thanks guys!! 💖

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Although we decided to not get our basement waterproofed, our representative John was exceptional. He did an excellent job educating us and …

Although we decided to not get our basement waterproofed, our representative John was exceptional. He did an excellent job educating us and was very kind. We are definitely keeping Baker’s in mind for the future. Thanks John for such great customer service!

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Eric Davis and his crew David and Peter Gonzalez were very professional throughout the entire process, they communicated with me every step …

Eric Davis and his crew David and Peter Gonzalez were very professional throughout the entire process, they communicated with me every step of the way, were on time, and did an awesome job.

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Got a estimate from this company. The representatives name was David. He was very professional and thorough with his observations and his…

Got a estimate from this company. The representatives name was David. He was very professional and thorough with his observations and his explaination of all needed work. He answered all of my questions and gave me a break down of multiple ways the work can be done in stages along with pricing. Would recommend this company to anyone looking for a solid estimate.

Christina Stoudmire

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The men were very professional. Would hire them again. Clean, had a great system. Chris Snyder, Evan Fry, Frank Diebler. Great team

The men were very professional. Would hire them again. Clean, had a great system. Chris Snyder, Evan Fry, Frank Diebler. Great team

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Just had our project completed by Lukas, Jason and Dalton. They were really thorough and professional. They took their time on our job and…

Just had our project completed by Lukas, Jason and Dalton. They were really thorough and professional. They took their time on our job and made sure everything was working perfectly. They coordinated with my parents in our absence and they were just great guys to work with! I will always recommend them.

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Eric, Peter, and David did a phenomenal job. Highly recommend for friends and families.

Eric, Peter, and David did a phenomenal job. Highly recommend for friends and families.

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We are so pleased with Baker's. We recently had to do a major foundation repair, and while this is never fun project, Bakers made it much…

We are so pleased with Baker's. We recently had to do a major foundation repair, and while this is never fun project, Bakers made it much less stressful. From the beginning when we met with Angus, he assessed the job and set expectations appropriately. He was honest and straightforward and answered all of our questions.When it was time for the work to be done, Eli, Bill, and Matt were professional, attentive, and extremely hard working. Throughout the day they checked in with us and it was clear they were experienced and took pride in their work. When a question came up during the job it was evaluated strategically and saved us money and time. I feel that Baker's is a trustworthy and reputable company and I am very glad we chose to use them for this project. Thanks!

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Had a French drain put in in my basement. The crew, (***** ** ******* ** **** *) did a clean and efficient job. They ran into some…

Had a French drain put in in my basement. The crew, (***** ** ******* ** **** *) did a clean and efficient job. They ran into some unexpected difficulties with the foundation depth, and also some discrepancies with what the estimator promised, but dealt with them and did not charge anything additional.

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Great work performed by hard working professional guys! Very happy with the entire service from start to finish! Thanks

Great work performed by hard working professional guys! Very happy with the entire service from start to finish! Thanks

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Chris Snyder worked very hard for three days to install a new drain / sump/ waterproofing project at our house. His assistants Henry and…

Chris Snyder worked very hard for three days to install a new drain / sump/ waterproofing project at our house. His assistants Henry and Darius also worked hard staying the third night of the project until after 9:00 p.m. and working in the dark to finish up the outside portion in our yard. They went above and beyond to complete the project.

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John Beck came to evaluate our basement problem today. He was thorough, professional, and a pleasure to talk to. He came up with a plan to…

John Beck came to evaluate our basement problem today. He was thorough, professional, and a pleasure to talk to. He came up with a plan to attempt to fix the problem, one that will likely be cheaper and faster that what we initially thought. Could not be happier with the consultation we had today. If we ever need their services again, we will not hesitate to call them.

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Sean, Grace and Ed were the dream team of basement waterproofing. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They explained…

Sean, Grace and Ed were the dream team of basement waterproofing. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They explained the entire process and answered our every question. I would be happy to have them back again to work in our home!

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We used Baker's Waterproofing to inspect and install water & moisture control systems. They were very professional from our initial meeting …

We used Baker's Waterproofing to inspect and install water & moisture control systems. They were very professional from our initial meeting to the finishing of the project. They were very through and responsive. They did a wonderful job. The team of R. Rupp, D. Bowman, B. Rose and Billy R. had this job finished up early. Being a dental office, we were also very impressed with how respectful the team was to our office and patients.Thank you all again!Everyone at Main Street Dental PLLC

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    Our Locations

    Central PA

    3819 N Susquehanna Trail
    Shamokin Dam, PA  17876

    Harrisburg

    922 North 3rd Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102

    Hermitage

    701 North Hermitage Rd, Suite 25,
    Hermitage, PA 16148

    Pittsburgh

    5 Industrial Road, Building B
    Washington, PA 15301

    Wilkins Township

    201 Penn Center Blvd Suite 400

    Wilkins Township, PA 15235

    York, PA

    800 E King St, Suite 518
    York, PA 17402