Water Seepage in Your Basement or Crawl Space

Do you have visible dampness on your basement floors? Is water trickling from wall cracks? You may need an adequate drainage system. At Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry, we offer basement waterproofing for homes with water seepage. Since water always follows the path of least resistance, it enters the basement through cracks. These cracks can be present in the floor, under the footer, window sills, or over the footer. Excess water in the soil creates pressure on your basement walls, creating cracks in your home’s structure. As a result, water seepage occurs and leads to even more problems such as:


  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Bowing, leaning, and cracking walls
  • Unstable foundations
  • Structural damage
  • Settlement and sinking
  • Loss of valuable living space
  • Water damaged carpet and valuables
  • Damaged drywall
  • Rusty appliances
  • Damage to furnace
  • Condensation on pipes
  • Standing water
  • Musty odors
  • Water stains

Don’t let water seepage destroy your home. Look for the cause of your water seepage before it leads to water damage. Some causes are due to the following issues:

  • Gutters filled with debris and leaves
  • Improper downspouts that are draining towards the foundation
  • Improper sloping or grading that causes the water to enter through basement walls
  • Window wells clogged with debris
  • High water tables causing water to build up between the wall and floor
  • Malfunctioning sump pump
  • Trees and shrubs planted too close to the foundation

If you have any of these issues in or around your home, give us a call so we can assess your property. We offer basement waterproofing methods to protect your home in Richmond, Virginia.

Water Seepage Solutions

To prevent and fix water seepage, we offer basement waterproofing solutions for the residents in Richmond, Virginia. Our methods include interior drainage systems, sump pumps, sump pits, and exterior drainage systems. Our systems include products made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in the waterproofing industry. So we guarantee the latest products with quality service.

Our drainage systems are designed to divert the flow of water away from your foundation to keep your home safe and dry. Each system is uniquely designed to offer the following benefits:

Interior Drainage System: This system uses a perforated drain pipe that is placed inside the perimeter of the footing. There are approved building codes to make sure they are correctly installed. This process involves removing and replacing concrete around the slab edge. A drain pipe is installed underneath the slab. This helps drain the area to a lower level. The drainage pipe attaches to a sump pump system to help divert the water away from the foundation. Interior drainage systems offer the following benefits:

  • Inexpensive
  • Quick and easy installation process
  • Removes water from wet basements
  • Connects to a sump pump to divert water away from the home
  • Warranty covered

drainage-system-water-seepageExterior Drainage System: This system is designed to catch and remove the water before it enters your home. It increases your home’s structural integrity and value. It also prevents floods, water damage, and wood rot. The primary components of an exterior drainage system consist of the following:

  • Waterproofing membrane
  • Perforated drain pipe
  • Drainpipe fittings
  • Sump pump or basin
  • Sump pump discharge
  • Sump pump system

If you have water seepage in your home, give us a call today before it destroys the structure and integrity of your home. Our waterproofing solutions will keep your basement dry for many years to come. We eliminate water seepage for the residents of Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Call us today for an estimate.