A finished basement can present a number of exciting opportunities for a homeowner. It can act as a mancave, a party room, a home office, a playplace for kids, or even a guest bedroom. However, if your home is susceptible to water damage, it’s imperative that you seek out foundation waterproofing solutions before you invest serious time and money fixing up your basement.

Ensuring your basement and foundation avoid significant water damage may require both interior and exterior waterproofing methods; one without the other simply isn’t enough. At Brickworks, we offer both exterior and interior waterproofing assistance and can help prevent water from seeping into your basement.

Exterior Waterproofing

Even solid concrete and brick exteriors are susceptible to water damage without the right waterproofing system. From waterproof sealants to downspout extensions and French drains, you can count on the Brickworks team to find the perfect solution to your exterior issues. We only use the highest quality materials and tools, and we have years of experience managing foundation problems. Our methods not only inhibit water from entering your basement from the outside, but also help the buildup of hydrostatic pressure, which can force water through solid walls and into your home!

Interior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing on its own may not be enough to keep your home secure and dry through long, snowy winters or heavy periods of rain. In fact, it may not be enough to stop all hydrostatic pressure. The good news is, when you partner with Brickworks, you’ll receive the most comprehensive interior waterproofing services available. In some instances, the best option to stop water entering your basement is to install interior measures like water channels or interior drainage pipes. Plus, we also offer sump-pump and dehumidifiers as well. The bottom line is, Brickworks has your home covered –– inside and out!

Benefits of Foundation Waterproofing

Obviously, homeowners who have invested in basement renovations should also take the time to safeguard their property from the ground up. However, even if you don’t have a finished basement, it’s still a smart move to waterproof your foundation. Not only can water in a basement lead to material loss (like furniture, carpets, etc.) but prolonged exposure to water can cause wood floors to rot, doors or fixtures to warp, and cracks to form within your foundation.

Additionally, the pungent smell and potential mite infestation could make it very difficult to inhabit –– let alone sell –– a home with a leaky basement. In short, getting your foundation waterproofed is one of the simplest, and most effective, ways to avoid heavy repair costs down the line.

Why Brickworks?

By choosing Brickworks, you’re also choosing the leading home-repair, masonry, and basement waterproofing experts in the area. We have years of experience in Michigan and we know how to address a myriad of issues associated with foundation maintenance. We are members of the Basement Health Association, Magnum Piering authorized installers and have countless foundation repair certifications. Plus, we consistently get top rated reviews from customers and platforms like Angie’s List and Home Advisor.

Contact us today to get started! We only employ the finest professionals and will work with you to find a solution to your problem. And remember: foundation issues will only get worse over time if you ignore them. So the sooner you call us at (586) 330-4843, the better off you’ll be!