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Your Basement Waterproofing and Repair Questions Answered!

Tri-State Basement Repair
27188 US HWY 14 Richland CenterWI53581 USA 
 • 608-647-4158
Why is it better to repair from inside my home, rather than outside?
A. Repairing from within allows us to save you money with more cost-friendly options, and you receive a life time warranty. Repairing from the outside is much more intrusive and costly, and does not leave your yard aesthetically pleasing.
Why won't just a sump pump do the trick?
A. A sump pump only collects water from a limited area. It cannot cure the problem for the entire basement.
There are cracks in my basement floor; how do you stop the water coming up from beneath?
A. Beginning from within and waterproofing the entire perimeter of the basement is 99% effective. The water is coming in from outside the basement walls, running down and seeping under the floor. Waterproofing the perimeter catches the water where it’s coming in.
There is water in my block foundation; how do you get it out?
A. With our methods of waterproofing, we drill holes in the block underneath the floor, allowing the water to run into our system.
Will I be able to have a finished basement after the system is installed?
A. Absolutely!
How does the water run from the rest of the basement to the sump pump?
A. Our waterproofing system is designed to allow the water to run to sump pump.
What do you do about the water coming down my walls?
A. Great question! While installing our system, we use a product that directs the water down into the waterproofing system.
What will happen if the power goes out?
A. Installing a Battery Back-Up for your Sump Pump is highly recommended..
Can’t I just clean my gutters out? Won’t that fix it?
A. If only. Water takes the path of least resistance and once it has found a way into your basement, there is no stopping it. Basement leaks do not fix themselves, and your problem will only continue to grow.
What about waterproof paint? Won’t that keep the water out?
A. “Waterproof paint” will not stop the water. It may look very nice… until the first rain, that is. Now instead of just a leaky basement, you’ll have water AND paint everywhere.
My foundation walls are begining to bow, Is there a way to stop them from bowing further?
A. Yes! We use the latest technology that allows us to prevent further bowing of walls, also giving your foundation additional structural support.