Interior Drainage- A Waterproofing Solution for Chicagoland Basements

Interior Drainage Solutions For Flooded Chicago Il Basements

Many Chicago homeowners experience rain in their basements. Most view it as a fact of life – when it rains, the basement floods. But, water does not just harm the belongings you keep in your basement, it can pool under the foundation and at the bottom of walls causing the foundation to crack or buckle. Standing water is also the perfect environment for hazardous mold and mildew growth. If you own a home in Chicago and experience water in your basement or crawlspace it may be time to have an interior drainage system installed. Interior drainage systems are a key step in keeping water off of your foundation. United Structural Systemsis available for interior drainage installation in the Chicago area. We have a commitment to providing you with efficient, effective basement repair service designed to keep your home dry and healthy. Don’t leave your home's structural stability to chance. For a free inspection, call United Structural Systems and have an experienced team member explain how an interior drainage system can help your basement.

Know the Signs Before it’s too Late

Do you have a leaky basement or water stains on your walls? If left untreated, a wet basement can cause leaning walls, cracks in the walls, water leakage through cracks and even the growth of mold and mildew.

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The following are common problems that can be fixed with an interior drainage system.

  • Flooded basements: Water in your basement can be caused by water leaks due to wall and floor cracks.
  • Standing water around your foundation: Low areas around your home can produce standing water and saturated soil. These conditions create pressure against your basement walls causing them to crack and bow.
  • Water leaks: Interior waterproofing collects water from the point of entry which usually occurs at the base of the floor or wall joints.
  • Moisture: By controlling water in your basement, an interior drainage system eliminates moisture and prevents mold growth.

Some things you can start doing today- start by cleaning your gutters and make sure trees aren't too close to your foundation, build up soil and dirt around you the exterior of your foundation. If you’re still needing attention by a professional, a USS professional can inspect your property to make sure water is drained away from your home and provide the best basement waterproofing solution.

One of our most effective basement waterproofing solutions is interior drainage systems. They are fast, inexpensive, and designed to protect your home from water damage. USS will handle everything from beginning to end. We do the initial inspection, explanation of options and cost, installation and cleanup afterwards.

Interior drainage systems take in excess water from the bottom of your basement walls and export it elsewhere outside your home, keeping your foundation dry and stable. You won't have to worry about bowing walls or cracked foundation slabs. Our expert installers use only the best products to make sure your interior drainage system will function properly for years to come. At United Structural Systems, we have a commitment to customer service. Your home is one of your most valuable investments, and we’ll help to protect it. We are your interior waterproofing and basement repair team in Chicagoland area and Suburbs.

Your home is your investment. Poor water drainage is a huge financial burden for many homeowners. Keeping water away from your foundation can help prevent water damage to your home. Don’t let basement repair sit on your “to-do list”, call an expert today to avoid large and costly repairs.

Sump Pump Systems

If you have found water in your home on multiple occasions, it might be time to contact United Structural Systems. Our professional staff is courteous and knowledgeable, available to answer any questions you may have about exterior drainage systems. A wet basement or crawlspace can lead to mold and mildew. Did you know that as much as fifty percent of the air you are breathing in your home comes from your basement or crawlspace? With our help, you can have a dry basement or crawlspace knowing the air in your home will be healthy and clean for your family. Get rid of moisture and protect your belongings with our interior drainage solutions.

Our interior waterproofing systems consist of heavy duty sump pumps. Since moisture and water affects your basement, it is essential to invest in a sump pump. They protect your home from mold growth and foundation issues. A sump pump is installed into a sump pit, which is a hole in the basement floor. It collects accumulating water in the basement. As water runs through the sump pit, the sump pump expels the water out of the pit and away from the foundation. Interior waterproofing offers a multitude of advantages for homes.

Benefits of a Sump Pump:

  • Increases property value
  • Maintains your home's structural integrity
  • Stops mildew, mold, and fungus growth
  • Hinders rust on metal appliances
  • Guards against insect infestation

Interior drainage systems keep your basement dry from moisture and water. More than half of homes experience wet basements. At USS, we can install a reliable sump pump for your Chicagoland home. Remember that we also offer exterior drainage solutions, vapor barriers, and more. So don't wait, call your professional basement repair team in Chicago.