If you've experienced a basement flood, have damp walls or small leaks, or have a consistent musty smell, you need expert basement waterproofing services from Baker's Waterproofing.
We can help you repair your flooded basement — and prevent future flooding in your home! Our award-winning basement waterproofing systems come with a written, transferable warranty!
Leaking hatchway doors are a nuisance for homeowners who'd like their basement to be dry — especially in a finished basement.
The most common way your basement floods is through your windows. Learn more about why your windows leak and how you can prevent this issue.
Warrantied repairs for leaking wall cracks & pipe penetrations. Learn more about what causes cracks and the best solutions for your home.
There are two important factors that contribute to basement leaking:
Imagine your home as it was being built. The contractors begin by digging a hole in the ground to make room for your basement and foundation. To do so, the contractor must dig a hole that is a little larger than the space your home will need. The foundation will be built inside this space, and the concrete floor will be poured.
Once the foundation has been built, some of the excavated soil is used to fill in the gap around the outer edge of your foundation.
This soil, known as “backfill”, will be loose and fluffed from the excavation. Meanwhile, the untouched soil around it, known as “virgin soil”, may have been settling for hundreds, even thousands of years.
What does this mean for you? The backfilled soil surrounding your foundation will always be looser and more absorbent of water than the dense, hard-packed soil around it.
This forms a sort of “clay bowl” around your house — one that creates an artificial water table around your home. Water collects the most right around your foundation — exactly where you don’t want it to be.
Water is heavy! As the soil around your home becomes soaked with moisture, the soil will expand, and the weight of the water will press on your foundation. This is known as hydrostatic pressure.
As hydrostatic pressure builds against your foundation, water will work its way in through any way possible.
Water can make its way through concrete cracks in the walls or floors, through openings around pipes, through basement windows, or even directly through the porous concrete. If you have block walls, water may pass through the block and begin to fill the open cavities.
However, the most common way that water enters a home is through the foundation wall-floor joint. We find that most flooded basements start with a leak here.
A basement represents an entire floor of space in your house. We want to help you reclaim this space and make the most of your home investment.
Basement dehumidifiers help control moisture and humidity in your home, improve overall air quality, reduce odors, and help prevent mold and mildew growth.
Our French drain systems are a key part of a complete basement waterproofing system, and help to provide a permanent solution for flooding.
The crack repair systems we use are based on time-tested best-practices in the industry.
Baker's Waterproofing offers a complete line of sump pumps to keep your basement and crawl space dry.