“Everytime it rained hard, I had water all over my basement floor. Jim was here within a day. He actually spent four hours that very first night analyzing the situation and putting together a proposal for me. Within a couple of daya, Jim's team was on site and they started the job and I can't say enough about how courteous and friendly they were and how they picked up after themselves every night... They did a great job! When it rains now, I don't have to worry if we go away, do I need to come home and cut the vacation short to get home to get the water off the basement floor. Also, that musty smell is gone. Again, I can't say enough about Jim Keller and his crew from Keller Waterproofing."
Excavation consists of digging out all the dirt that sits by the walls down to footer level; replacing the footer tiles, sealing the walls, covering that with gravel and backfilling with soil to grade level.
In this scenario, work is performed from the inside of the basement. The floor is opened next to the outside walls, and drain tile is installed and surrounded by gravel. The pipe is connected to a sump pump, which discharges the water.
Both exterior and interior systems have a transferable lifetime warranty, so you don't need to worry regarding the invested time, money and effort. We are the best choice you can make in Boston. The effectiveness is 100% guaranteed as long as you have the home and the warranty is fully transferable. We are a professional team, the quality of our services being proved by the numerous clients that have been satisfied when working with us.
You can now travel, during the rainy season, due to the fact that you don't need to worry about water entering your basement again. You don't need to wake up in the middle of the night to take care of the water problems, when it's raining.
Benefits of Basement Waterproofing:
Everyone at one point or another has entered a musty basement. The musty odor is due to the decay process from mold, mildew and dry rot. Mold in a basement is a sign of moisture – mold can only live in areas that have more than 50% humidity, which likely means that you have a leak.
An unpainted block wall will turn dark gray when wet while poured or painted walls will show discoloration. When you see white or dark outlines surrounding the discolored area it usually means it has either leaked before, or substantial moisture has come in through that area.
Mold and mildew are living, breathing organisms which grow and multiply anywhere there is excessive moisture. For those of us exploring our basement, mold and mildew can grow in the walls, carpeting, furniture, or anywhere else it can find a food source.
This can appear as a brownish-black fungus growth on walls, clothing and other surfaces; it typically grows on wood surfaces. Keep in mind that dry rot is a byproduct of the decay process. You’ll need to not only replace whatever is damaged, but also find and cure the cause of the dry rot.
There are a variety of types of cracks you may find in your basement walls and floors. You may see step-cracks on the wall, vertical cracks or horizontal cracks. Cracks like these are usually caused by settling, pressure on the walls or under the floor, or something else.
Wood is porous. It absorbs moisture. Warped paneling is a sign that excessive moisture exists, and you need to find out why. The good news: if you find the source, you can make sure that your new paneling won’t warp. The bad news: you can’t repair warped wood paneling. You have to replace it.
Concrete is made up of limestone, clay, mortar and aggregate (stone). The white outline or spot you see is the calcium in the block leeching out. It is an indication of water, excessive moisture, and is something you should pay attention to. It is called efflorescence.