Nevada, IA is a small town located in central Iowa, where the state experiences plenty of severe snow storms and heavy rains. All of this rain and snow can cause serious issues when it comes to the basement of your home. If your basement starts to develop leaks and water seepage, it can ruin personal possessions that you store there, cause the structural stability of your home to deteriorate, and cause mold and mildew growth. This is why it is important for residents of Nevada, Iowa to contact a professional basement waterproofing contractor as soon as they see signs of failure in their home. WCI Basement Repair can provide you with the necessary solutions to keep your basement dry.
Water pooling in your yard is one common sign that you are in need of basement waterproofing services from WCI. If your surface drainage system – gutters, downspouts, and grading around the home – fail to prevent water pooling, this water could seep into your basement through foundation cracks. Our basement repair experts can install an exterior drainage system to keep water from entering the basement, or an interior drainage and sump pump system to reroute water that has made its way into the basement.
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Because your wet basement may be the result of a foundation issue, it is important to make sure that your foundation is in good condition. Some of the most common problems to watch out for and repair are foundation cracks, bowing walls, settling or sinking foundations sticking windows or doors, and leaning chimneys. This can be done using a variety of foundation repair techniques:
These foundation underpinning techniques are designed to repair shifting or settling foundations. For settling foundations, install helical piers or steel push piers. These piers are installed underneath the foundation and used to provide a stable foundation for the weight of the home. If you have a shifting foundation that has lead to bowing foundation walls and wall cracks, consider having WCI install wall anchors. These wall anchors are installed using a rod and plate system that connect to an anchor driven into the yard. This helps to pull the foundation back into position. Our team uses quality foundation repair products from one of the most reliable suppliers, ECP (Earth Contact Products).
In addition to waterproofing and foundation repair services, we also provide crawlspace recovery solutions. These services can help keep water out of your crawlspace to keep mold from forming and infecting the air that you and your family breathe. Crawlspace encapsulation, the main crawlspace recovery service that we offer, involves the installation of a vapor barrier to prevent the diffusion of vapor through the porous concrete of crawlspace walls. This seals out moisture to ensure a dry crawlspace.
If you live in Nevada, Ia and are in need of basement waterproofing or foundation repair services, call us today! WCI is always happy to provide you with top quality repair services.