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Waterproofing FAQs

Why do I need basement waterproofing?

Without basement waterproofing, your space can more easily become wet or flooded when it storms. A wet basement can ruin your belongings, but it can cause much more serious problems as well. It can lead to mold and structural damage that impacts your entire home and can even cause health issues for you and your family.

What are the signs of a wet basement or crawlspace?

Water on the floor is the most obvious warning sign that you have a wet basement problem—but you should also look out for the following indicators:

  • Mold
  • Musty smell
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • A powdery substance on the walls
  • Water stains

What are the causes of a wet basement?

Common causes of a wet basement include foundation cracks, clogged downspouts, and poor drainage. Our waterproofing experts can help you discover any more uncommon reasons for your wet basement problems.

Do you have any discounts on your basement waterproofing services?

Yes! We provide special Internet offers that can be applied to our waterproofing services following your FREE basement inspection.

Do you provide a warranty on your waterproofing solutions?

Yes! We provide a full-life-of-the-structure waterproofing warranty that covers our basement waterproofing systems for life.

What causes foundation problems?

Foundation problems can be caused by uneven contraction or expansion of the soil, improper drainage, excess rain, plumbing leaks, or poor preconstruction. Read more about foundation problems here.

Do you work with all types of foundations?

We typically provide foundation repairs for concrete, stone, and brick foundations. However, we only provide polyurethane crack injection for poured concrete.

What are your qualifications to perform waterproofing services?

Ameri-Dry® has 30 years of experience in basement waterproofing, and we provide an intense training course for all of our key employees, as well as routine field training. We are also a BBB accredited business.

What can I expect from a basement inspection?

During your free basement inspection, one of our waterproofing experts will discuss your wet basement problems with you, assess the extent of your water damage, and provide recommendations accordingly. We’ll also provide you with an estimate based on the inspection.

How long do your waterproofing solutions last?

Our waterproofing systems are designed to provide you with a permanently dry space so you won’t have to worry. We also back our basement waterproofing systems with a full life-of-the-structure warranty.

How are your waterproofing systems evaluated?

We have our basement and crawlspace waterproofing solutions independently tested and evaluated by Architectural Testing, Inc. We also have our waterproofing and foundation repair systems evaluated by BOCA-ES to ensure safety.