FAQs

What is basement waterproofing?

  • Basement waterproofing encompasses many different methods to stop water from entering your basement. These methods include polyurethane injections in concrete walls, sealing penetrations in foundation walls, keeping water out of crawlspaces, landscape shaping to keep water away from the home, as well as gutter downspout extensions and a few other various techniques.

What sets Schmitt Waterproofing apart from their competition?

  • We are a small family operated company that values every client and treats every home as if it were our own. At Schmitt Waterproofing we not only inspect the area of concern, but we also review the surrounding area to locate the source of the problem and offer a comprehensive repair package. Many of our competitors overlook the causes of foundation leaks and repairs and only provide solutions to manage the leaks instead of stopping them entirely.

How can Schmitt Waterproofing help stop my basement leak?

  • Schmitt Waterproofing uses positive waterproofing techniques based on keeping the water away from and out of the structure altogether. By keeping the water away from the structure, many basement leaks are eliminated. As dirt absorbs water, it becomes heavier and causes an additional weight load on foundation walls. This hydrostatic pressure applied laterally to foundation walls can lead to bowing or cracking walls and foundation leaks. By removing the source of the water, the dirt dries out and becomes much lighter. This solution now has not only stopped the leaking basement and foundation but has helped improve the health of the home and removed any unnecessary weight loads on foundation walls.

I see water stains on my foundation walls, how do I fix them?

  • Most water stains on foundation walls are associated with a specific leak that we can diagnose and remedy. An onsite inspection is offered free of charge to determine the source of the leak.

How much does it cost to repair my flooding basement?

  • Every home is unique in the way it was built and the way the water enters the house. Each repair is reviewed and priced on a case by case basis whether the issue is a flooding basement or a small leak in a foundation wall. It is challenging to offer a quote without first performing an inspection as many factors can affect pricing. If you have a flooding basement, Schmitt Waterproofing provides free inspections and quotes to assist in this process.

Why do I need to extend my gutter downspouts away from the home?

  • Gutters are the homes first defense against water if the water is kept away from the house with proper downspout extension’s, many times the concern for a leak is mitigated. When water stays next to the house, it saturates the dirt and finds its way into the home causing foundation leaks.