How Long Does Basement Waterproofing Last?

How Long Does Basement Waterproofing Last?

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How long does basement waterproofing last after hiring Olson Foundation Repair to do it right?

Assuming you hire a professional to perform this work, it should last a long time. We have enough confidence in our waterproofing techniques to offer solid long-term warranties. Check out these important considerations regarding the longevity of our water management services.

Basement Waterproofing – A Reliable Service for Years of Home Protection

Waterproofing durability varies depending on which service you select. Our interior drain-tile installations come with a 15-year warranty, but they often last much longer. You’re more likely to replace a sump pit (those last about 10 years) sooner than the need to redo everything.

We’ve seen drain-tile systems that have lasted at least 30 years. It’s not only a cost-effective solution, but very reliable over the long term as well.

Wall crack repair can be a faster solution, provided they don’t come from a greater structural problem. This is where we fill in the cracks with epoxy to address cosmetic concerns. Since those problems could return (pending other structural damages) we do not offer warranty coverage.

What about other interventions, like vertical wall restraints?

Whenever we have to install wall restraints, then it goes beyond simple waterproofing and into deeper structural intervention. We do this when the problems escalate past cosmetic issues.

Once those horizontal cracks get all over the walls and there’s more interior movement, then we have to install piers and I-beams. If it gets to that point, you can also expect a long-term warranty since heavy-duty beams will fully address foundation problems.

Simple Upkeep Can Help Make Waterproofing Last a Long Time

You can also extend the lifespan of our drain-tile systems by keeping a few things clean and free of obstruction. This includes cleaning basement window wells, adjusting gutters and downspouts to handle water properly, and making sure you have adequate soil grading. The goal is to make sure you don’t expose your home to additional hydrostatic pressure when you can prevent problems with better drainage support.

How Do You Know If You Need Basement Waterproofing?

Chances are if you own a house with a basement, there’s at least some need for further waterproofing measures. We rarely find homes that couldn’t benefit from better drainage solutions or adjustments to the soil grade. Then again, there are some obvious signs of trouble, which should prompt you to call us for help.

  • Your walls and floors seem to have damp patches, stains, or discoloration. These indicate a leakage problem somewhere.
  • There’s a mold/mildew issue developing, which is another sign of water intrusion, humidity, or other sources of excessive moisture. This may also include a musty odor, common in many older basements with either stone concrete or water trouble.
  • You notice either large horizontal cracks or smaller hairline cracks.
  • The floors are starting to sink, slope, or heave.

Call Olson Foundation Repair for Waterproofing Service in Kansas City

Most of these damages and warning signs will get worse over time, and that only increases the cost of addressing them. When in doubt, call Olson Foundation Repair for a free inspection. This gives us an opportunity to investigate your basement condition, explore potential remedies, and offer you a cost estimate.

We’re Kansas City’s expert team for foundation repair and waterproofing. Our service covers the entire KC metro area for places like Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Gardner, and Belton. Every neighborhood is a little different regarding the risk of basement floods, but we’ve seen it all at one point or another and know how to troubleshoot any circumstances.

Contact Olson Foundation Repair for the most dependable basement waterproofing and enjoy much more peace of mind without all the leaks, cracks, and potential flooding.

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