Springtime Thaw Means Wet Basements in Iowa

The winter in Iowa brought some days of heavy snow and it has stayed around until recently as the temperature has warmed up. Now all of the snow that was around your home has begun to thaw. This thawing and with the spring typically bring some heavy rains, you want to make sure that your basement is prepared.

Everyone is Iowa is looking forward to the warmer temperatures. However, you need to be aware that these warm temperatures may bring unwanted water into your basement. When the ground water gets saturated around your foundation and the water table rises beneath your foundation, the water will find its way into your basement through any small crack it finds.

Also, water will come from a variety of sources such as:

  • Improper grading
  • Blocked drainage pipes
  • Leaky downspouts or gutters
  • Ruts that direct runoff towards the foundation

That is why it is important to have a professional come in and inspect your home and basement for water leaks and possible areas that are in need of repair.

WCI Basement Repair has the experience and products to help you keep your basement safe from the spring thawing and spring rains that will come. Don’t let these beautiful spring days turn into a problem for you and your basement.

A wet basement can cause you to lose personal possessions, lose living space, and become a breading area for mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can get into the air you breath throughout your entire home, creating health issues to yo and your family.

Waterproofing Solutions in Iowa

WCI Basement Repair can come and inspect your home and offer you the best waterproofing in Iowa repair needs. We offer:

  • Interior drainage
  • Exterior drainage
  • Sump pits
  • Sump pumps
  • Battery back-up sump pumps
  • French drains
  • Surface drainage
  • Crawlspace encapsulation

All of the products we use for waterproofing are the best in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of basement waterproofing and foundation repair products in the industry.

WCI Basement Repair can install an interior drainage system that consists of a perforated drainage pipe that is installed along the interior footings of your basement, then the pipe is attached to a sump pump system which drainage the water away from the basement.

WCI Basement Repair exterior drainage system is true basement waterproofing as is does not allow the water to ever getting close to the foundation. An ECP perforated pipe is installed along the exterior of the foundation, then along with the sump pump, the water is drained away from the foundation.

Surface drainage consists of ECP products such as:

  • Trench drains
  • Conventional drains
  • Catch basins and grates
  • Discharge emitters

Don’t be caught off-guard this spring. Let WCI Basement Repair come and see if you are in need of basement waterproofing or if you are needing maintenance on your existing sump pump or basement waterproofing system.

We also are experts in foundation repair. If we find that water is entering your basement through foundation cracks, we will also inspect you foundation to see if the cracks are due to foundation settlement.

WCI Basement Repair is a family owned and operated business in Iowa that takes pride in the outstanding reputation we have established. When you use a locally owned business, you know you will be getting the personalized service that you deserve and we will be around after the project is completed to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Contact WCI Basement Repair today, before all of the spring thawing, and let us give you a free inspection. We have the experience and products to get your basement waterproofing needs done so you can enjoy the beautiful spring days.


Category: Basement Waterproofing