Cost of waterproofing a basement. If you have a basement crack, the cost of waterproofing your basement is $224.95. If you don’t have a basement crack, the cost of waterproofing your basement is $99.95. The cost of having a basement free of water and cracks: priceless. Corny, but we had to say it!
The cost of waterproofing a basement doesn’t have to be high. The cost of waterproofing a basement increases when you hire a waterproofing professional. Our professional grade products are sold to waterproofing companies so why not use the same great products they do but cut out the labor costs?
Waterproofing is very simple. Hydrostatic pressure pushes water from the soil that surrounds your house through the concrete and into your basement. It is as simple as that. If you have a crack, you need to repair the crack. Once you have, or if you have, a crack-free basement, you need to seal your basement.
This is where the cost of waterproofing a basement starts. If you use the right products from the start, your costs are clear cut and simple. If you use the wrong products you may have expensive repairs to make down the road – and you may have to re-apply and re-do what you have already done which also adds to the cost.
To keep this article light, let’s just stick to what the right products are and how to use them.
There are hundreds of basement sealers on the market (view our article on the Types Of Concrete Sealers). The sealer we sell is the deepest penetrating sealer on the market. When mixed with warm water, our sealer opens up the capillaries in the concrete allowing for a 4-6″ penetration. The sealer reacts with the free lime in the concrete to create a barrier IN THE concrete. This is not a surface seal, it is much more. This barrier not only strengthens the concrete by up to 40% but is stops water from penetrating into the concrete – at the source! It requires one coat, once in a lifetime. Learn more…
Basement Crack Repair
Like basement sealers, there are hundreds of crack repair kits on the market – most are crap (that’s right, I said crap). They don’t fill the crack completely, the only seal the surface, they crack if the concrete shifts again, and the list goes on. The absolute best crack repair product on the market is the Foundation Armor crack repair kit. With more than 25 years of research and development behind the creation of this product, it is designed to stop water infiltration or ex-filtration. When the injection liquid meets water, it reacts with it and then repels it forming a closed cell foam barrier which will not allow water to pass through it. It adheres tenaciously to practically all substrates, wet or dry. Who uses our basement crack repair kit? The better question is who doesn’t? Our kit is used to repair dams, major bridges and buildings, parking lots, and more. Learn more…