Techniques for interior and exterior basement waterproofing
Here’s why basement waterproofing is important: it prevents problems with your concrete foundation and it prevents problems with your wooden structural beams.
Ponding water can result in sagging floors and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health risks for your family. And if water saturates your concrete foundation, it can result in bowing or cracking walls—or worse, water-logged concrete foundation walls can fail altogether
To protect your home and your family, you will need to waterproof your foundation. This is no small task, as it requires a combination of both or either exterior basement waterproofing and waterproofing basement walls from the inside.
At Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we specialize in both exterior and interior waterproofing. Plus, we’re the exclusive partner of the Midwest’s leading basement waterproofing system, Hydraway, who trusts only the best waterproofing companies with installing their product.
Plus, we offer free consultations to homeowners just like you who are looking for a long-term basement waterproofing solution. This gives us a chance to devise a waterproofing plan that will alleviate your home’s water drainage problems. We even offer free estimates for the necessary work.
Give us a call. We’ll let you know exactly what our plan is, and how much it might cost.
Your home’s wet basement can lead to mold, sagging floors and failing basement walls.
Call the basement waterproofing professionals today.
For interior basement waterproofing, we always recommend the Hydraway system, as it gives an escape route to any pooling water in your basement. Hydraway even has a system for relieving hydrostatic pressure against your concrete foundation walls.
Here’s how it works. Our Hydraway system is placed below your basement floor where the floor and the footing meet to catch the water before it ever enters. The water will then flow through the Hydraway 2000, which will drain the pooling water and transport it away from your foundation walls. The Hydraway 300 is designed as a bridge that is placed on the wall and under the floor to capture any water where the wall and floor meet. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and prevents foundation failure.
Once all excess water is captured, it is captured by the Hydraway 3000 below the floor, and drained to the Helitech sump system which pumps the water outside, far away from your home’s foundation.
To learn more about Helitech’s waterproofing techniques, click here.
Exterior basement waterproofing
Effective waterproofing plans begin with preventing foundation leaks in the first place. This means installing yard drainage systems, so water doesn’t gather around your foundation walls. Not only does water weaken your concrete walls, but it can also cause a build-up of hydrostatic pressure—the pressure caused by water buildup behind a foundation wall—which can lead to cracks and basement flooding.
To read more about exterior basement waterproofing, click here.
We’ll give you, the homeowner, a free quote for your basement waterproofing system.
We’ll get back to you with a cost-effective solution.
I wanted to send you a BIG thank you for an outstanding job completed at my home last week. Your team of Alex, Aeian, and Kendell did an amazing job. They were on time, extremely helpful and friendly, answered all of my questions I had and thoroughly explained what they were …
Steve L. — 9.14.2017
I just wanted to send a note commending the Helitech Crew on another job well done. This is the third job we have had completed by Helitech and the experience has been the same each time. Larry got here the day after I called with the problem. The job was …
Irv S. — 9.28.2017
Technician Corey and his assistant (sorry don’t remember the name), were very professional, pleasant, kept us up to date on progress and invited our opinion of each step of the progress. We would recommend them and will use them again if any other type of work like this is needed.
J.A. — 3.4.2016
We needed a crack repaired in our foundation for years. The estimator was able to come to the house and clearly explained the procedure that Helitech uses to repair our problem. Brandon is the technician who repaired the crack and did an exceptional job. It looks professional and neat. We …
Danny T. — 1.9.2016
I recently had Helitech waterproof my basement after years of battling water problems. I had many other contractors promise me they could fix my problem with no success. After meeting with Helitech I was once again optimistic that my problems could be solved. The Helitech representative explained the scope of …
Michael N. — 4.10.2017
West Frankfort, IL
We had an absolute mess in our crawlspace. Beau arrived quickly, assessed the situation and clearly explained the work needed. He also worked diligently to provide an estimate and subsequent contract in a timely fashion. I was also thrilled with how quickly Helitech’s technicians were onsite to solve our water …
Karen M. — 7.23.2017
The men that did the work on our foundation stabilization did an awesome job. They communicated very well with us. If something extra needed to be done, they always checked with us before moving forward. There were many days of long, HOT and strenuous work, but they kept on until …
Brian T. — 1.7.2016
17 years ago Helitech originally installed helical screw anchors on my wall that has a 30-foot horizontal crack. My wall recently moved very slightly so I called Helitech to come back out to inspect the wall. They lived up to their warranty by adjusting the anchors and adding carbon fiber …
Joey V. — 10.24.2014
Simply the best. Simply, because they care & hold themselves to the highest level of executing every job! They are very VERY GOOD @ WHAT THEY DO & A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH.
Kevin G. — 4.6.2016
I contacted Helitech to conduct an inspection of a home I was purchasing. The sales rep., Jon Courtney, was thorough and extremely knowledgeable. He truly seemed to have my best interest at heart and helped me feel confident that property I was purchasing would be free of headaches during the …
Jim L. — 9.28.2017
“Your craftsman, Justin Roberts, appeared on time this morning and repaired our foundation crack. He was neat and clean with his work and explained in detail the process and stages of the work—both before and after the job. It was also necessary for him to clear some framing off the …
Vic M. — 8.1.2017
John from Helitech came out and used a laser level to find where the house had settled. He thoroughly examined the basement to find the problem areas. Cracks in the foundation were repaired by the crew. Very happy with the work and would recommend them to friends.
Our Homeowner Maintenance Checklist will serve as your plan for regular maintenance – particularly as it relates to foundation issues, concrete settlement, and structural repair. It is intended to be used all-year round and will help you ensure your home is healthy and protected through every month and season.
With our installation and product videos, you will be able to better understand our processes and visualize the installation so you can have a higher level of comfort in trust with us to heal your home.