Problems

Water Enters a Home One of Four Ways

1. Through the Basement Wall.
2. Through the Natural Seam in the Basement Wall or Foundation.
3. Through the Basement or Slab Floor. 
4. Moisture and Humidity in the air.

1. Through the Basement Wall.

2. Through the Natural Seam in the Basement Wall or Foundation.

3. Through the Basement or Slab Floor.

4. Moisture and Humidity in the air.

The Stages of Water Damage

EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati can fix your basement at any stage of damage. The earlier you are able to catch the problem and waterproof your basement, the less damage will be done to your foundation and home.

First Stage  – 

A foundation goes through various stages of cracking. Cracks typically start from the outside and work their way inside. The first stage of cracking is usually just a hairline crack outside and nothing is noticeable on the inside of the basement at this point.

Second Stage  – 

The second stage is when the crack has worked its way about halfway through the foundation or basement wall. Water may just be inside the hollows of a block wall or be inside the crack of a mortar joint or concrete wall. This second stage is when you begin to notice signs of water such as mold, mildew, peeling paint, white powder, warped paneling, a musty odor, dry rot, rust and/or dampness.

Third Stage  – 

The third stage is typically when you begin to see cracks or water. You may even begin to notice bugs or rodents in your basement that can enter through the cracks and stay due to a moist, damp environment. In addition to the signs from stage two, you may notice the basement is excessively damp, shows hairline cracks or spots on the walls. You might notice a loss of lime salt (white powder from walls.) Puddles form on the floor. You may see seepage during moderate rain, or basement flooding during torrential rain.

Fourth Stage  – 

The fourth stage is when the cracks are at an advanced stage. You will notice a lot more water, some mud, more insects, rodents, and some foundation movement, such as bowing walls or buckling floors. In this stage there is visible structural damage, such as corners shifting and cracking or the basement floor dropping.

Get Your Free Estimate

  • We are the Midwest’s largest basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor with over 100,000 installations to date
  • Serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Southeast Indiana since 1985
  • We have a lifetime warranty, transferrable to any new owners of your home
  • Provides unbeatable value from the expertise gained from over 30 years of basement and foundation repair experience and waterproofing solutions

Water Enters a Home One of Four Ways

1. Through the Basement Wall.
2. Through the Natural Seam in the Basement Wall or Foundation.
3. Through the Basement or Slab Floor. 
4. Moisture and Humidity in the air.

1. Through the Basement Wall.

2. Through the Natural Seam in the Basement Wall or Foundation.

3. Through the Basement or Slab Floor.

4. Moisture and Humidity in the air.

The Stages of Water Damage

EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati can fix your basement at any stage of damage. The earlier you are able to catch the problem and waterproof your basement, the less damage will be done to your foundation and home.

First Stage  – 

A foundation goes through various stages of cracking. Cracks typically start from the outside and work their way inside. The first stage of cracking is usually just a hairline crack outside and nothing is noticeable on the inside of the basement at this point.

Second Stage  – 

The second stage is when the crack has worked its way about halfway through the foundation or basement wall. Water may just be inside the hollows of a block wall or be inside the crack of a mortar joint or concrete wall. This second stage is when you begin to notice signs of water such as mold, mildew, peeling paint, white powder, warped paneling, a musty odor, dry rot, rust and/or dampness.

Third Stage  – 

The third stage is typically when you begin to see cracks or water. You may even begin to notice bugs or rodents in your basement that can enter through the cracks and stay due to a moist, damp environment. In addition to the signs from stage two, you may notice the basement is excessively damp, shows hairline cracks or spots on the walls. You might notice a loss of lime salt (white powder from walls.) Puddles form on the floor. You may see seepage during moderate rain, or basement flooding during torrential rain.

Fourth Stage  – 

The fourth stage is when the cracks are at an advanced stage. You will notice a lot more water, some mud, more insects, rodents, and some foundation movement, such as bowing walls or buckling floors. In this stage there is visible structural damage, such as corners shifting and cracking or the basement floor dropping.

Get Your Free Estimate

  • We are the Midwest’s largest basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor with over 100,000 installations to date
  • Serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Southeast Indiana since 1985
  • We have a lifetime warranty, transferrable to any new owners of your home
  • Provides unbeatable value from the expertise gained from over 30 years of basement and foundation repair experience and waterproofing solutions

Solutions

Multi Step System:

The Multi Step Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair System gets its popularity by not only solving the current basement waterproofing or foundation repair problem, but by preventing future ones, as well as improving the comfort and health of your home.

  •  Hand excavate an inspection trench.
  •  Excavate any cracks continuing below trench.
  •  Repair all foundation wall cracks on the outside.
  •  Apply fibrated mastic sealer to foundation walls.
  •  Apply heavy duty industrial plastic to walls.
  •  Install new subsoil drain tile packed in gravel.
  •  Back fill and re-grade soil.
  •  Seal basement windows if needed.
  •  Seal any outside cement if needed.
  •  Repair all wall cracks on the inside.
  •  Open an inspection trench inside with our patented dust suppression system.
  •  Inspect footers and reinforce if necessary.
  •  Install sub floor drainage system.
  •  Repair all basement floor cracking.
  •  Open hole in corner of basement floor.
  •  Install perforated plastic crock packed in gravel with “Safety Lid”.
  •  Install pressure relief pump system to effectively lower the water beneath the floor, and install ”Smart Power” to protect against power outage or pump failure.
  •  Replace concrete floor where serviced.
  •  Install E-Z Breathe Ventilation System.
  •  Clean up and haul away all debris.

7 Steps to a Revitalized Basement:

EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati prides itself on its fast and efficient Quality Care.
While each waterproofing and foundation repair required individual attention, our process remains the same:

  1. Your inspector starts with a detailed analysis of the premises. They will provide you with a complete explanation and photographs of problem areas, and give you options for a complete waterproofing and repair solution.
  2. The inspector meets with the Production Manager and Team Foreman to review specifics of the work involved. A detailed “Work Card” is drawn up based on your feedback. Each member of the Waterproofing Team reviews the photos and instructions of the work to be performed.
  3. The Waterproofing Team arrives on schedule. The Foreman reviews the specifics of all procedures with you. The crew begins work.
  4. Three to five days later (on average), your basement is left completely repaired and waterproofed, clean and ready to create your dream in a healthier living environment!
  5. The Job Foreman will walk you through a thorough check list to insure that the job meets your expectation.
  6. A final call from our Production Office insures complete customer satisfaction.
  7. You and your family enjoy a completed, repaired, and waterproofed solution that is protected by a lifetime warranty.

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