Waterproofing

Basement Lifeguard is proud to stand out from the pack of basement waterproofing contractors. If you’re looking for basement waterproofing services in PA including basement waterproofing in Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, as well as in Bucks County, Lehigh County, or Berks County you’ve made the smart choice with Basement Lifeguard.

Let’s face it. Maintaining your basement can be a time consuming and costly proposition. Leaks, cracks, mold, mildew and other assorted issues can transform a significant portion of your house into an off limits zone not to mention posing health and safety risks as well. It doesn’t have to be that way as our experts at Basement Lifeguard are waiting to offer their basement waterproofing PA services and solutions for your home today.

Whether your basement situation requires emergency service due to flooding or water leaks from cracks or you’re in need of a more permanent solution such as foundation waterproofing or French drain and sump pump installation, we can help you select the right product and service that fits your special needs.

Interior Basement Waterproofing

French Drain Installation * Sump Pump System

After examining your flooded basement or wet basement and determining the nature of the problem, we perform a french drain installation along the affected wet basement walls. Often full perimeter systems are installed when the desired plan is for the basement to be remodeled. That way, you don’t find out the hard way that water was eventually going to find a new area to seep in through.

French Drain Installation requires the floor to be trenched against the wall and a sump pump pit will be dug to eventually hold the sump pump system. Occasionally, a lateral trench will be installed if there are areas away from the wall that have floor crack seepage.

After the digging, a sump pump liner gets installed and perforated pipe is placed in the trench. If you have block walls, holes get drilled at their base to allow water to drain from inside. Stone then covers the pipe and encases the liner. This holds everything in place and allows the floor to be reinstalled.

After we clean the floor, we install the new floor over the trench and install a new sump pump in the sump pump pit. Everything gets installed completely under the floor. The process begins with the french drain installation and ends with a comfortable, dry basement. Say goodbye to that wet basement or basement water leak – the nightmare of a flooded basement is over for good!

 

Sump Pit Installation

Some basements may already have a sump pit. Many of them are undersized, or not installed correctly and should be replaced to function properly. An improper sump liner or sump basin can prevent a proper waterproofing system from working efficiently. A little 5 gallon bucket or tera cotta liner is fairly inadequate for a proper system to be expected to work properly.
Sump Pump Installation

We can install a new submersible sump pump or replace the one that you have. We use the most dependable line of sump pumps in the industry and can recommend the mos suitable pump for our basement’s needs.

 

Battery Backup Sump Pumps
We can install a battery powered backup pump to run in the event of a power outage prevents the primary from running. They install right alongside the primary pump and are very dependable.

Water Powered Backup Sump Pumps

If you have a municipal water supply, we can install a pump that will have a virtually limitless source of power. This is ideal considering that the power tends to go out when the weather is rough.

 

Crawlspace Waterproofing and Crawlspace Encapsulation

We install waterproofing systems in crawlspaces to manage water infiltration. Then we can encapsulate the crawlspace to ensure that residual dampness can not be exposed to the rest of the house.
Emergency Services and Clean-out for a Flooded Basement

Flooded basement? We’ll dive right in. We can help get your basement dry again, clean out anything that was damaged or destroyed and haul it away. To prevent further trouble, we’ll design and install a comprehensive basement waterproofing system for protection right away. Pennsylvania’s Most Trusted Waterproofing Contractors!

Foundation Waterproofing

Drylock Basement Paint can be applied to block walls after your new basement water proofing system is installed. If the coating is applied before, it will lock the water inside your wall and your walls will turn into aquariums. They will fill with water and eventually erode. Once we install the basement water proofing system and allow the blocks to drain, then they will be coated. Even blocks allowed to drain may still hold some dampness which is natural and why it’s good to Drylock your walls. It’s just not a replacement for a basement waterproofing system.

Crack Repair to Basement Water Leak

We don’t use injection methods like some companies. That’s just expensive and temporary. We use a rigid plastic sealer to direct any water down into your system to be routed to your sump pit. This method shields your basement from direct exposure to seepage and is guaranteed for life.

Drying Moisture in Basement

Create a healthier home environment by improving indoor air quality through moisture control, ventilation and a complete home air exchange of harmful contaminants. If you currently have a dehumidifier we can direct it to drain directly into your sump pump pit so you don’t have to keep emptying it manually. We can also install a new Humidex moisture control and ventilation unit. It exhausts moisture in basement to the outside. Lean more about Sick Home Syndrome.

Basement Waterproofing PA

Based in Schwenksville – serving Chester County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and beyond.

 

REMEMBER: A WATERPROOFING SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE INSTALLED WITHOUT CORRECTING GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS, AND GRADING FIRST.