How to Know Whether you need Interior Basement Waterproofing or Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Brickworks Property Restoration can help you determine which solution is best for you to keep your basement dry and protected from the elements. We offer complete basement waterproofing for homes in the Detroit Metro area, including both interior and exterior basement waterproofing.  You can count on our team to give you an honest appraisal of what your house needs.

Signs you Might Have a Water Problem In your Basement

If your basement walls are wet higher up on the walls, leaving a dirt line as a signal of water encroachment, the problem could be that the original seal on your foundation has worn off.  The result could be that water is seeping into your basement walls from the outside.  Most basement walls have an original basement damp-proofing system composed of a thin coat of concrete over the blocks with a coating of tar or similar sealant applied on top. But tar will break down over time.  When the tar dissolves in the damp soil on the exterior side, there is only a thin coating of concrete left on the wall. The coating eventually cracks and allows water to enter your basement walls.  That is when you inevitably see the results of encroaching moisture inside your basement.

Other signs of this phenomenon include persistent paint failure on your basement walls.  You may see bubbling, fading or discoloration of the paint, or worse—you can find mold growing in the paint.  Each sign indicates that your foundation wall is holding moisture and gets underneath the layer of paint.  That is usually the cause of persistent paint failure. Exterior basement waterproofing may solve this problem for your home. The best solution for wet basement walls is to fully excavate the foundation walls, repair every crack, coat the walls properly, and install a waterproofing membrane. New exterior footer drains are to be installed and discharged away from the foundation to keep your basement walls dry once and for all.

By contrast, interior basement waterproofing systems are effective if your issues are related to groundwater. If you have dry basement walls but see water seeping through the base of the wall, this can be a sign that groundwater is building up.  This can happen as a result of heavy rains or melting snow. Such conditions can cause groundwater to accumulate under your basement.  Without proper drainage you may see water in your basement. Cessation of rain does not necessarily mean that the condition will end immediately because it can take some time for the groundwater to work its way to the lowest level.

Waterproofing your Basement

If you are uncertain about whether your basement needs interior or exterior waterproofing, Brickworks Property Restoration is here to help you find the best solution.  Give us a call at (586) 868-3234 and we will help you keep water away from your basement.


Standing Water in your Yard? Maybe you need a Yard Drain Installation

Have you noticed water in your yard after a big rainstorm or after you’ve used your sprinkler system? If you have standing water in your yard at any time, you may have a drainage problem.  You may need a yard drain system installed to allow the water to flow away from your home.  Water near your home can present a big problem for your foundation.  Brickworks Property Restoration can help you determine if you have a drainage issue that may compromise the structure of your home. If so, we can install a drainage system and protect your home’s foundation and/or basement and ensure that it stays strong and dry.

What Does Standing Water in your Yard Mean?

You may not notice a drainage problem until you see a large puddle pooling up in some area of your yard.  By this point, your entire yard may be saturated, even closer to your home than you would expect.  Excess water underneath your home can be a real problem for your foundation and cause costly and unexpected problems.  If you have any idea that you might have a drainage issue on your property, get it checked out as soon as possible so that you can prevent any long term damage.

Brickworks Property Restoration helps customers protect and restore their property - particularly from water.  We can help you install a drainage system that directs water away from any structure on your property and protect it from damage. And, if a drainage issue has damaged your home in some way, we can also help you repair this damage and prevent future water damage.

Protect your Property from Water

The team at Brickworks Property Restoration is professional, dependable, and timely. Our team provides high quality work at affordable prices. We have been serving the Detroit area for more than 20 years and offer a satisfaction guarantee.  We always provide free, no obligation estimates so that you know exactly what to expect in terms of cost, timeframe and plans for the repairs that you need.  We understand that repairs to your home and even the possibility of water damage can be stressful and unnerving. Our crew will explain exactly what the process is for draining your yard and thoroughly inspecting your home for any sign that there is water damage. If we notice a problem, we will communicate quickly and clearly so that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

If you have noticed standing water in your yard, call us at Brickworks Property Restoration at (586) 868-3234 for assistance.