Structures are basically boats in a soil platform when the water table rises around them. When hydrostatic pressure exceeds the ability of a structure to keep out water you get a leak. When a structure is built, we combat this hydrostatic pressure by installing drain tiles on the exterior of the home. Over time these systems become compromised with organic material and sediments carried by the natural environmental cycles of our geographic area. Basically, every time it rains you can count on a little more sediment to be deposited into your system. This is compounded when you disturb the soil when you install a basement then introduce loose soil as a backfill.
The most obvious sign is water in the basement. Other problem signs can be discoloration of the walls or flooring caused by excessive moisture. Mold growth is another issue common to basement water problems which can be seen and often smelled. This is particularly noticeable with people that have respiratory conditions.
The biggest mistake we see people make when we do repairs is go with a contractor that favors one fix over another as opposed to the right fix for the structure. At The Basement Pros we only prescribe solutions that are the best for the structure based on a matrix of data. Topography, soil types, foundation type, and age of structure are just some of the variables our Pros consider when designing a solution. We are experienced in designing bulletproof exterior and interior solutions as well as drainage control for properties.
Our installations are carried out by fully trained staff to the highest professional standards. Always on time and on budget. When you work with The Basement Pros you can expect us to live up to our name though every step of the process.
The Pros have proven results for setting exceptional standards in cost control, planning, scheduling, and project safety. We have experience that gives us a competitive advantage over others in our field.
With over 57 combined years of experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next project. We provide a professional renovation and installation services in Silver Spring, MD & Fairfax, VA with a real focus on customer satisfaction. Thousands of Dry basements designed and installed by our Pros.