Waters Basement Services, Inc.
a Family Owned Basement Waterproofing Company
Our company has more than 30 years’ experience in basement waterproofing systems and construction services in the Buffalo & Rochester NY areas. We are a professional company that has built its reputation on developing long-lasting relationships with customer services at the forefront of our business.
Waters Basement Services has been a recognized name in Buffalo & Rochester NY basement waterproofing industry for many years. It is our goal to not only provide cost-effective solution backed with excellent service, but to also educate the homeowner on causes of basement problems and how much square footage they can gain with the use of their basement space.
Your dry basement can increase square footage, protect your investment, as well as enable you to use the space for storage or finish into the nice comfortable living space you’ve always wanted! Once your basement is waterproofed, basement finishing is the most effective way to add living space to your home. Many homes can double in square footage simply by finishing the basement for a small fraction of the cost of putting on a home addition. Even if you don’t have specific plans to finish your basement, waterproofing will increase your living and home value.
Is there Mold, Mildew, or Water in Your Basement?
Is your basement damp, wet, cracked, stained, chalky, leaky, or flaky?
Does Your Home have a Crawlspace, Blocked, Poured or Stone Foundation?
Waters Basement Services, Inc. basement service waterproofing systems and crawlspace encapsulation system provide a real solution to eliminate damp, wet, musty basements.
“We can transform your basement into a bright, clean, dry, healthy, comfortable living space. Our company can make your basement as warm and comfortable as any room in your home!”
Wet or damp environments are unhealthy, destructive, and are common problems in all types of Crawlspaces and basements:
Poured Concrete Foundation
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Before & After
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Comparing Company Estimates
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HORIZONTAL CRACK AND BOWED BASEMENT WALL
WHY DO CRACKED AND BOWED WALLS EVENTUALLY COLLAPSE?
Typically, foundations are stressed when pressure (hydrostatic pressure, expansive soil or lateral earth movement) is exerted on the outside of the foundation. This causes walls to crack and separate beyond their tensile capacity. If not stopped, or properly reinforced, foundations could collapse.
CARBON FIBER SYSTEM HELPS MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE!
When Carbon Fiber Reinforcer is applied to the foundation, it counteracts further outside pressure on the wall, taking the tension force to tensile load that the concrete or mortar joint cannot. For every increase in pressure, Carbon Fiber supplies an equal and opposite resistant force making the wall stronger; helping to eliminate shifting, expanding, cracking or bowing.
“The Reinforcer” is a patented state-of-the-art system developed by professional engineers. A combination of space-age polymers and carbon fibers has been processed into a material that is virtually impossible to stretch.
Less than 1/16” thick, it is a perfect material to use on basement foundation walls to resist outside pressure.
After Carbon Fiber Reinforcer Applied to Basement Wall.
Bob and Darlene Waters owners of Waters Basement Services, Inc.
Winner of our $250.00 gift card from Home Depot is Karen Solovey, Batavia. Congratulation Karen! We would like to thank everyone who entered.
Basement walls are commonly damp, wet, discolored, and not esthetically pleasing. Whether a basement is leaking or not, water is still able to pass through the porous concrete, stone or poured concrete wall due to hydrostatic pressure. Moisture passes through the basement wall as hydrostatic pressure builds up behind the paint and causes peeling, flaking and discoloration. Mold can also begin to grow as paint is an organic material. In many cases walls look worse with peeling, flaking, failed paint coating. Basement waterproofing paints can reduce condensation, but they are not a permanent solution to basement water problems. Read on…