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Here at Bix Basement Systems, we've been fixing wet basements in neighborhoods like yours since 1960. Our certified technicians have the expertise you need to get the job done quickly, effectively, and permanently. There's no job too large or small -- and there's no wet basement we can't fix!
Let one of our basement repair experts come and give you a free waterproofing estimate. We want to help you make your basement dry all the time!
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Through years of research, Basement Systems®, Inc. has developed the most effective and long-term solutions for wet basements. Their products have been keeping basements dry in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom since 1987.
We've taken the best concepts from conventional waterproofing methods and combined them to create the most innovative and effective systems in the industry.
Basements are prone to flooding by design since they are typically built below ground level. Basements often flood during times of heavy rain or snowmelt, but flooding can happen even during dry weather. Aside from flooding in your neighborhood or a plumbing leak, there are several other sources of water in the basement, including surface water, groundwater, or sewer water backup. Surface water from overflowing gutters, downspouts, or sloped pavement or landscaping can pool next to the foundation and seep or leak into the basement. When the groundwater level rises above the level of the basement floor, hydrostatic pressure pushes water through cracks in the foundation. An overwhelmed sewer system or clogged sewer line can cause a backup of water in the basement.
When your basement floods, call a restoration contractor who can help with cleanup, then have your home inspected by a basement waterproofing professional. We can provide a no-charge evaluation and design a custom waterproofing solution to prevent future water damage.
Basement waterproofing involves a range of techniques and waterproofing products used to prevent water leaks or seepage and reduce the risk of a flooded basement. Water in your basement can damage walls, floors, carpeting, and furniture and lead to mold growth. A wet basement can also lead to ruined irreplaceable items, including photos, antiques, and family heirlooms.
If the water in your basement is a recurring problem, have your home checked to determine the source of the water in your basement. We will conduct a no-charge thorough inspection of your home and design a custom solution for your specific basement water problem.
Depends. The source of your wet basement problem will determine the best approach to waterproof your basement. Sometimes, the solution to a wet basement is as simple as keeping water away from the foundation with high-quality gutters and downspouts and proper yard grading. Many homeowners try DIY, off-the-shelf solutions for a quick, temporary fix. But if entire walls are wet, water is coming up through the floor, or there's standing water in the basement during heavy rain, it might be time for a long-term, permanent solution, including a heavy-duty sump pump and interior drainage system installed by a waterproofing contractor.
We offer a range of basement waterproofing services to prevent potential water leakage and remove water that enters the basement.
Bix Basement Systems provides no-charge inspections to check for leaky basement windows or window wells, wall or floor cracks, bowing walls, wet or damp basement walls, exterior drainage issues, and equipment issues, including sump pump failures or drain clogs. Depending on your unique situation, we can design a customized solution for your wet basement problem. Basement waterproofing typically involves an interior drainage system, sump pump installation, and foundation crack repair. We also use techniques to prevent water from entering the house, including the use of downspout extensions to direct water away from the foundation. To prevent mold and mildew caused by excess moisture and humidity, we can install a high-performance, self-draining basement dehumidifier.
Our long-term basement waterproofing repairs are designed to keep your basement dry and the air healthy all the time.
Waterproofing a finished basement can require pulling up carpeting and removing drywall, if there's damage from water and moisture.
To reduce basement humidity and prevent water from entering the basement, you should take steps to keep water away from the foundation, including installing gutters and extended downspouts and sloping the soil around the foundation away from the house. To reduce musty basement smells and prevent mold and mildew growth, we can install a large-capacity basement dehumidifier to remove excess moisture throughout the year. For leaks and standing water, have your basement inspected and consider having an interior drainage system installed to direct water in the basement to a sump pump that will pump the water out. For restoring wet and damaged drywall, we offer a quick, long-term basement drywall repair solution by replacing the lower section of drywall with moisture-resistant materials.
If you're planning to upgrade your finished basement, we offer a complete basement finishing system that includes wall, floor, and ceiling materials that are mold and mildew resistant.
Basement water problems are as old as the structures themselves. Water will leak into a basement through any opening it can, including your walls, floors, and the joints between them. Water can even pass through the concrete itself -- which is one reason why basements are notoriously damp, humid spaces.
Other companies might try to sell you on inferior basement waterproofing solutions. Our products have been developed, patented, and perfected by Basement Systems®, Inc. -- the world's largest network of basement waterproofers. Whether you live in Quincy, Macomb, Kirksville, Peoria, or Bloomington, our basement experts will show you how we can customize your waterproofing solution to keep the basement dry all the time!
This involves "painting" the basement walls and floors with a waterproof coating of cement that's meant to seal out the moisture.
It applies directly to the concrete's surface with a brush or roller and is often applied when a homeowner is preparing for basement finishing.
This involves digging out the entire perimeter of the basement, installing a new drain, and possibly adding a waterproof coating on the walls.
This type of installation has been used for many decades—a drain of this type is generally installed when the home is built.
Installs on top of the basement floor with a drain that runs along the basement walls. Collects water and sends it to a sump pump system.
No jackhammering is required, and the installation is safe for a monolithic basement floor.
Installs underneath the basement floor, with a drain that runs along the basement walls. Collects water and sends it to a sump pump system.
The system is easy to service, and it can collect water leaking from the walls or windows as well.