What Causes Water In The Basement?

The top causes of water in basements includes basement floor cracks, plumbing floods, foundation wall cracks, water heater floods, sump pump failure, and hydrostatic pressure. Our basement waterproofing contractors can identify what's causing the water in your basement and help you find solutions to keep your basement dry. 

What Are Some Signs That I Need To Waterproof My Basement?

Sometimes, knowing you have a leaky basement isn't as intuitive as finding a puddle of water in the middle of the floor. However, the other signs that you need to waterproof your basement can be just as easy to identify if you know what you're looking for. Some common signs of a basement that's in need of waterproofing include condensation on cool surfaces, efflorescence on basement walls, wet basement walls and drywall, mold growth, musty smells, pest infestations, and increased energy bills. 

Does Waterproofing Increase the Value of My Home?

Yes, basement waterproofing can increase the value of your home by as much as 10%! For a $200,000 home, that's at least a $20,000 increase in home value. When selling your home, you're required to disclose any water or structural issues. By addressing water problems before placing your home on the market, you aren't only protecting your home for yourself and future homeowners, but you're also increasing your return on investment.

How Much Does it Cost To Waterproof My Basement?

The cost of your basement waterproofing system will depend on the specific solutions you install. At AquaGuard, we provide free, no-obligation basement waterproofing quotes to help you invest wisely when the time comes.

Does AquaGuard Guarantee Their Work?

Yes—at AquaGuard, we stand behind the effectiveness of our work, only providing patented and warrantied products. Most of our solutions come with a life-of-the-structure transferable warranty or 25-year manufacturer warranty. To learn about our warranties and guarantees for a specific product or service, call AquaGuard today!

What Materials Does AquaGuard Use to Waterproof Basements?

Our basement waterproofing system utilizes a 20-mil thick, 7-layer polyethylene material reinforced with polyester cord. This 100% waterproof, inorganic vapor barrier resists the growth of mold and mildew. Its mold-resistance is also reinforced by an anti-microbial protection additive called UltraFresh.

How Long Will It Take To Waterproof My Basement?

Our basement waterproofing system typically installs in less than one day! During your free inspection, your basement waterproofing contractor should be able to give you a better estimate of how long to expect it to take. Variables like what kind of waterproofing products you're installing and how large your basement is will determine how long the basement waterproofing process takes.

Why Should I Waterproof My Basement?

Basement waterproofing is one of the most important investments you can make in the safety and value of your home. From increased home value to protection against structural damage to prevention of mold, waterproofing your basement is beneficial in many ways.

How Does AquaGuard Know Where The Water Is Coming From?

Since 1995, AquaGuard has been Northern Georgia's trusted waterproofing and repair experts. With years of experience and thorough home inspection processes, we're able to find the source of the problem and recommend a solution that will work. 

How To Tell If A Basement Waterproofing Problem is Serious?

Any waterproofing problem is a serious one. Even small leaks can lead to big damage down the road if not dealt with in a timely manner. At AquaGuard, we offer free home inspections, during which we can identify and suggest repairs for waterproofing problems as soon as they arise.

Is There Anything I Can Do Myself To Keep Water Out Of My Basement?

As a homeowner, the biggest thing you can do to keep water out of your basement is investing in a high-quality basement waterproofing system. The second is becoming knowledgeable of what causes basement flooding and the signs of basement water problems. This allows you to address issues before they become problematic (like bad gutters or improper yard grading).

What Can I Expect During An AquaGuard Waterproofing Inspection?

During you waterproofing inspection, a waterproofing expert from AquaGuard will come to your home and assess your basement and around your foundation. We will look for any signs of water damage or waterproofing problems and give you suggestions based on our findings of what repairs or waterproofing solutions are right for you. 

How Do I Know If My Leak is Caused by A Structural Problem?

If you know your wet basement isn't being caused by a plumbing leak, water heater malfunction, or leaky windows, there's a chance it's being caused by structural problems. Basement leaks caused by structural problems may be accompanied by bowing walls, gaps where your walls and floors meet, wall cracks, sticking windows or doors, and uneven floors. The best way to know whether your wet basement is a sign of structural problems is to call us for a free inspection!

Do I Have to Waterproof My Entire Basement?

At AquaGuard, we offer complete basement waterproofing solutions to ensure your home is thoroughly protected against water damage. Even if there is a portion of your basement that is used only for storage or not at all, it's important to waterproof it as basement water damage can affect the rest of your home. 

How Will AquaGuard Waterproof My Basement?

At AquaGuard, we use a combination of waterproofing solutions, offering the most complete basement waterproofing system. Basement drains, vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and sump pumps work together to ensure you home is protected against every cause of basement water problems.