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5. Lindsley Waterproofing
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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Chapel Hill, NC
Our mission is to make available to the public a company that will honestly assess the individual needs of homeowners (and their houses) without their having to be exposed to the ordeal of a ‘pitch session’ with a salesperson (who’s #1 interest is his/her commission). Our work is usually related to aspects of houses about which very few people are well informed—many are very misinformed. This makes most homeowners vulnerable to the high pressure, sometimes even scare tactics, of unscrupulous companies preying on their fears and ignorance in this field. First, we provide people with a wealth of information pertaining to their particular circumstances; next, we offer approaches (often several) to addressing their particular problems; and then, we advise the homeowner which option we would choose if the property were ours. We’ll gladly discuss the ‘pros & cons’ of all options. We don’t have a ‘pet procedure, or procedures’ that we like to recommend because of our best interests. “Our ‘specialty’ is diversity.” If the folks we talk to end up making smart, informed choices—MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! We are an ethical, honest, and professional company. We are easy to communicate with, and always working with you until the job is done right, and to your specifications. When working with our company you can expect integrity, prompt service, superior customer service, and always leaving the job site clean. We take pride in our services, and enjoy making clients, our repeat clients. You can count on us to get the job done right the first time. We will meet with you at your convenience, and will not keep you waiting. Call us today for your free estimate. You will be pleased you did. Thank you.See more
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6. Crawlspace Medic
Excellent 4.9

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Excellent 4.9

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Offers remote services
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Chapel Hill, NC

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Glenn reviewed our crawl space and tested the moisture level in the floor joists. It was 11.2% in February 10th. Glenn explained that would lead him to believe it would be up to around 15 - 16% in the summer months. He recommended installing a drainage and a sump pump to remove standing water from our sloped crawl space. We asked about additional measures we could take. He was up front and said the drainage/ sump may be enough but went over 10 mil poly options that would reduce moisture content even more if wed like. Having just purchased the home, we wanted a long term permanent solution and opted for the poly in addition to the drainage & sump. The quote was very reasonable and we scheduled the installation. They had a cancellation and were able to schedule us for the same week.Jacob and Junior arrived on Wednesday and finished our crawl space in 3 days. We couldnt be happier. I popped down to ask questions a few times during the installation over the first two days to learn about the process. Both gents were extremely helpful and stopped what they were doing to answer questions and show the steps. Its readily apparent they really know and like their products and take great pride in their work. They installed the drainage system and sump pump and were able to tap it into our outside gutter drain line system as requested to take the water away from the house. We also had the 10 mil poly installed, including wrapping the pillars and going up the side walls to about 3 - 5 inches below the sill plate and then attaching aluminum bars and construction adhesive to seal it. I checked the moisture level in the same floor joists this week with a $35 moisture meter I picked up at Lowes. It was already down 1% from the reading when originally tested last week.Well done! Wed HIGHLY recommend Crawlspace Medic!!!See more

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How much should waterproofing a basement cost?

Waterproofing a basement costs between $500 and $3,500, on average. The cost depends on several factors, including the type and extent of waterproofing, as well as the amount of labor involved to complete the job. For example, the labor cost to apply concrete sealer is about $3-$12 per square foot. And adding an interior drainage system costs approximately $700-$2,600.

Who do I hire to get my basement waterproofed?

There are a number of different pros who perform basement waterproofing, including specialized contractors and companies. Your best bet to ensure your basement’s waterproofing gets done the right way is to search for local professionals who can perform the service. This is easy on Thumbtack, where you can enter your zip code and the desired service, and then make your selection after viewing customer ratings, reviews and project photos.

What are the advantages of waterproofing your basement?

Waterproofing your basement can help you prevent major water damage caused by heavy rains — which means you won’t have to pay for expensive water damage restoration services. Waterproofing systems also prevent basement flooding and protect your possessions. And by keeping your basement dry, you can also prevent mold growth (and avoid having to pay for mold remediation services). Finally, your basement floor may last longer, your sump pump will work less and your home’s foundation will be more protected if you have a sound waterproofing system.

What is basement waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing is the process of using various materials and techniques to keep water from infiltrating a house or building’s basement. Basements tend to be quite vulnerable to rises in the water table or to events like heavy rains. Waterproofing a below-ground basement might involve applying sealant materials to keep water out, as well as installing drains and sump pumps to remove water. Basement waterproofing is best performed during construction but is often done retroactively as well.

What is the best waterproof flooring for a basement?

There are several great options for waterproof basement flooring. For example, epoxy floors are waterproof but are thicker and sturdier than paint. Make sure the concrete substrate has been prepared for application. 

Tile is a designer’s dream, giving you a moisture-resistant surface that’s infinitely customizable. Rubber sheets or tiles are also good waterproof options, particularly for playrooms, workout areas or laundry rooms. 

Vinyl tiles and planks imitate wood or other materials very convincingly, provide moisture resistance and last a long time. And sheet vinyl is affordable and a great waterproofing solution for those in need of quick fixes.

What is the best basement waterproofing system?

The best way to prevent moisture from seeping into your basement is to combine both interior and exterior waterproofing techniques. This method begins at construction by installing the water diversion infrastructure needed to move water away from your foundation and keep it out of the foundation materials in the first place. Then, a membrane should be installed inside to prevent any moisture that has made it past these defenses from making it all the way into your basement. 

However, always consult with basement waterproofing professionals near you to determine which method is right for your home — and your budget.

Does basement waterproofing increase a home's value?

Basement waterproofing may or may not increase your home’s value — it all depends on your home and the conditions in your real estate market. However, by waterproofing your basement, you’re protecting your home’s value.  If you don’t waterproof your home, it could experience significant damage. And if you don’t repair the damage (which can be costly), you could lower your home’s value.

What should you use to waterproof basement walls?

When you’re having your basement waterproofed, it’s important to use the right materials for the job. A professional might coat your interior walls with masonry waterproofing products, such as sealants. The pro might also couple this with other exterior waterproofing methods, such as properly installing gutters, downspouts and drainage ditches. Talk to a basement waterproofing company near you to find out what method(s) they will use to waterproof your basement walls.

Is it better to waterproof a basement from the inside or outside?

It is far more effective to waterproof a basement from the outside through exterior waterproofing measures, such as installing drain tiles, excavating your soil and installing and cleaning gutters. 

The term “interior waterproofing” is something of a misnomer because any steps taken in the basement’s interior are more to mitigate damage from water that has already made it through the foundation. Water is best stopped at the source — that is, it is best stopped from ever entering the concrete foundation by exterior waterproofing. However, interior waterproofing is still an important and effective step to take.

Does homeowners insurance cover basement waterproofing?

Homeowners insurance doesn’t typically cover basement waterproofing. However, many policies do cover water damage under certain situations. For example, if there’s been a sudden accident such as a bursting pipe, a standard homeowners insurance policy may cover the cost of repairs. On the other hand, the policy likely won’t cover water damage caused by poor home maintenance. Check your policy and chat with a professional to find out what your homeowners insurance covers.

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