Affordable Pricing | Great Quality Work | FREE Estimates
Basement Waterproofing & Water Damage Prevention Edwardsville, IL
Lovell Basement Solutions is one of the leading contractors in Edwardsville, IL for basement waterproofing and sump pump installation. With years of combined experience, you can count on our team to utilize modern technology designed to restore and prevent water from entering your home. From moisture and heavy rainwater to busted plumbing pipes, there are a number of ways your basement can suffer from water damage; fortunately, our waterproofing services are designed to last over a decade.
Get started on your basement waterproofing project when you contact our team for a free estimate and financing options.
Our Basement Waterproofing Process
There is nothing worse than coming home to find your basement has flooded after a heavy storm or sump pump disaster. Unfortunately, water damage is one of the most common issues reported year-round for properties in southern Illinois and Missouri. At Lovell Basement Solutions, we provide total basement waterproofing services for residential and commercial clients that include lifetime warranties and a free estimate before getting started.
Here is an inside look at what you can expect during a basement waterproofing service.
Excavation & Inspection
If there is damage below your foundation, our team will need to excavate the soil and other debris until your footing is exposed. From there, we start our inspection.
Check for Cracks
The next step is to check for cracks in your foundation and outer or inner walls. These cracks are signs that your home is shifting and must be repaired.
Repair Foundation Cracks
If vertical or horizontal cracks are found, repairs will be made using high-strength hydraulic cement that will fill the separated concrete & strengthen your foundation.
Apply Sealant & Membrane
Our waterproofing membranes and sealants will then be installed over the restored cracks, coating the entire surface of your foundation that repels water infiltration.
Install Drain Tile
A drain tile is installed to drain any water that comes into contact with your foundation and is then moved away from your property and into a drainage system.
Upgrade Your Sump Pump
Our team will finally examine your sump pump or install a sump pump system to ensure that any overflow or sewage issue does not penetrate the surface.
Crack & Pipe Injection
If your property has experienced water damage caused by cracks in your walls or foundation, Lovell Basement Solutions offers high-quality solutions that stabilize your cracked surfaces. Our experts use a special pressured grout to seal and repair vertical or horizontal cracks in your concrete surfaces; this prevents any moisture from penetrating your basement and weakening your foundation.
Our concrete injection products can also be used to seal voids surrounding pipes, many of which acquire moisture over time that can damage your home. Get in touch with our waterproofing team to perform crack injection services on your foundation and basement walls in Edwardsville, IL.
Different from true waterproofing, water diversion is a process that leads ground water away from the foundation of your home using drainage systems such as a French drain or drain tile. This waterproofing process is completed in accordance with a sump pump, if your property has one, and allows water to flow beneath the foundation of your home. The difference between this technique and true waterproofing is that the latter does not allow water to enter your property under any circumstances.
At Lovell Basement Solutions, we recommend investing in a water diversion service if you are looking to prevent water damage to your basement, crawlspace, or foundation.
Sump Pump & Basin Installation
If water is threatening to flood your basement, there has to be a way to drain the water out. At Lovell Basement Solutions in Edwardsville, IL, we provide sump pump and basin installation to prevent water damage and seepage issues in your basement. If your home already has a sump pump, but it’s been around for over a decade, it’s a good idea to replace it before extreme weather causes the system to overload. When this happens, your basement and belongings can be permanently damaged and cost thousands in repairs.
Our team offers submersible and pedestal sump pumps depending on which system works best for your home. Get a free estimate on our sump pump installation when you call 618.334.7711.
How to Prevent a Moldy & Musky Basement
Living in the Midwest, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to complain of mold or musky smells in their basements. Various types of mold thrive in dark and damp conditions, and once the spores enter your basement, it’s very hard to get rid of them. At Lovell Basement Solutions, we provide true waterproofing and water diversion services to prevent mold and musky smells from entering your basement in Illinois or Missouri. Avoid spending money on DIY fixes like beach or vinegar, and invest in a long-term solution to prevent harmful mold growth and humidity in your basement. Here are just a few ways our team can help:
- Fix Foundational Cracks
- Replaced Unsealed Windows
- Replace Your Sump Pump
- Exterior Waterproofing
- Interior Waterproofing
- Properly Vent Appliances
- Declutter Your Basement
- Insulate Your Pipes & Walls