5 Signs You Might Need to Waterproof Your Basement

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Many homeowners assume that if they see standing water in their basement, they should consider having their basement waterproofed. However, there are a number of additional symptoms that you might see that may signal that it’s time to consider basement waterproofing services. Here are a few signs you should waterproof your basement — even if you aren’t currently watching water pool in the lowest level of your home.

  • Standing water around your foundation: If you notice that you have standing water around your foundation, now is a great time to look for a basement company in Bucks County. After sitting outside for a while, it could easily begin to make its way inside your property.
  • You smell mildew: When there is mildew growth from an area containing moisture, you will smell it. If you notice that sour smell, you likely have a water problem.
  • Check your walls and windows: Look at the walls and the windows in your basement. If they have drips, stains, or discoloration, these are likely the result of water entering your home from outdoors.
  • Sealed cracks: If your basement had issues with cracks in the past that are now sealed, it is important to keep an eye on them. If you notice moisture in the area, resealing or waterproofing may be necessary.
  • Sloping yards: If your yard slopes towards your home instead of away, waterproofing is very likely to be in your future. This is because water often runs downhill to your property, finally pooling when it reaches your basement.

Interested in learning more about the benefits that basement waterproofing can bring to your property? Don’t wait until you’re already mopping up water in your basement! Give Rightway Waterproofing’s team of basement waterproofing contractors in Chester County a call today to learn more or schedule your appointment for a consultation. 

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John and Barbara Vicich

“We wanted to thank you for your personal and specialized attention to the water problem we had in our basement. You took the time to inspect the whole situation and gave us recommendations, all of which worked. You had a way of explaining the process and materials that would be used in a way that we understood. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would highly recommend your company to anyone.”

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“The day after Hurricane Irene, all of my neighbors basements were filled with water, while mine remained dry! It is wonderful, everything remains dry and the battery backup worked beautifully when my power was out for 2 days. Dry AND quiet, thank you, thank you! Thanks! Debbie, Berwyn”

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Doug Smith, Glenside

“All I have to say is that Hurricane Irene was no match for the job that Rightway did for my basement and my father-in-law’s. I had my basement done 5 years ago and we are still bone dry and my father-inlaw’s was done last year and another dry basement… Great job! I highly recommend them for waterproofing and mold remediation.”

-Doug Smith, Glenside


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Angelo and Sandra Patiri

“We had our basement waterproofed with Rightway Waterproofing in 2007, after all this time and just getting through Hurricane Irene, we did not get a drop of water in our basement. Rightway Waterproofing did a very good job and we are very satisfied!”

-Angelo and Sandra Patiri