Why Choose Crossroads

When the integrity of your home is at stake, you want to leave nothing to chance. At Crossroads, you will get outstanding work with exceptional customer service.

We Don’t Just Repair Foundations,
We Restore Peace of Mind

For superior, long-lasting repair and waterproofing solutions,
contact Crossroads today!

Water poses a constant risk to your basement.

Moisture or water problems in your basement can result in mold and mildew growth, rotted wood, or damage to stored possessions.

You may notice damp basement walls, let them dry and think the worst is over. But basement water damage or mold can hide behind drywall, under flooring, or in other out-of-sight areas.

Basement waterproofing is essential to keeping your basement and home safe.

5 Signs Your Basement Needs To Be Waterproofed

If your entire basement floods during a storm, you’ve got an obvious problem.

But sometimes signs can be much more subtle that something is wrong.

Look for these five commonly missed signs that your basement is not watertight.

1. Musty Odors and Damp Air – Musty odors in your basement is a sign that there is water damage, even with no visible signs of moisture. There might be some slight discoloration on the walls or water stains, but you might not be able to notice them. The smell alone is one sign that you need to improve your basement waterproofing.

2. Visible Efflorescence – Efflorescence is a powdery deposit visible on walls caused by salt migration from porous materials like concrete. It appears near cracks and openings where water seeps through. Efflorescence is not as serious as mold, but it is still a cause for concern and should be addressed.

Efflorescence is a powdery deposit visible on walls caused by salt migration from porous materials like concrete.

3. Mold Growth – Where there is moisture, there may be mold. If you notice mold in your basement, you should act quickly because this is a serious concern. Mold can appear in different colors, such as green, white, or black.

4. Wall or Floor Cracks – Water can create cracks in the foundation, which can quickly lead to water entering the basement. Cracks do not go away on their own and when water builds up around the foundation, it can force its way through even the tiniest cracks and gaps creating more damage.

5. Water Puddles – If you notice water on your basement floor, it’s likely caused by a leak from household appliances upstairs like showers, sinks, toilets, washing machines, water heaters, or pipes. Although less likely, water accumulation can also seep in through basement joints, window wells, and porous concrete. Any standing water is a serious issue and requires further repairs to your basement waterproofing.

If you notice water puddles on your floor, you might consider basement waterproofing the most convenient solution.

4 Benefits of A Functional Waterproofed Basement

Groundwater will always be a concern to any basement owner.

Even if you live in a desert, or you’re well above the water table, it can still be an issue.

An investment in basement waterproofing protects you now and in the future.

  1. Stronger Foundation Support – Since your basement serves as the foundation of your home, it’s crucial to ensure it is strong enough to withstand extreme weather conditions. Waterproofing your basement protects against water damage and reinforces your home’s foundation to withstand future storms.
  2. Ensures Cleaner Space – Once it is completely waterproof, your basement can be turned into extra square footage for your home. You can now use your basement for entertainment or relaxation or a home theater. Even add an extra bedroom without worrying about damage to your health or property.
  3. Keeps the Mold Away – Mold thrives in damp and moist environments, and it can cause respiratory infections, eczema, and inhalation fever. Basement waterproofing effectively prevents mold growth in your home by eliminating any water source mold requires to thrive.
  4. Less Maintenance – Without basement waterproofing, the clean-up required every time it floods or rains can be time-consuming and costly. Waterproofing your basement saves both time and money by preventing water from entering the space and keeping it protected.

6 Solutions to Waterproof Your Basement

There are several methods we use to provide completely watertight basements.

The best solution for your home depends on your location and individual needs.

1. Sump Pump Systems – Our professional sump pump installers use high-quality pumps designed for continuous operation. Our products are equipped with a PSC motor, thermal protection, upper and lower ball bearings, quiet operation, water-cooled motors, and double or triple seals for increased longevity. These industrial-grade pumps are made in the USA and specifically designed for residential use.

Installing sump pump is one of the best solutions when it comes to basement waterproofing.

2. Guardian Waterproofing Drainage System – The Guardian® drainage system often accompanies a sump pump to provide adequate drainage when necessary to protect the basement. Our product is a compact solution and easily installed at the wall/floor joint, reducing the need for extensive concrete removal and replacement. This directs any and all moisture to your sump pump, promoting a dry and healthy basement.

The Guardian® drainage system is often an addition to the sump pump in order to provide proper basement waterproofing installation.

3. Crossroads Beside the Footing System – Hydrostatic water pressure from around or beneath the foundation, can sometimes force water to enter the basement through the cove joint. Our Beside the Footing System is an additional waterproofing measure to prevent this pressure problem. The system is quick and easy to install and directs any moisture below the basement floor to your sump pump while reducing the likelihood of any floor cracks.

Beside the Footing System is an excellent basement waterproofing measure to prevent water entering the basement through the cove joint.

4. Encapsulation – The Crossroads Encapsulation System is a sealant product that is designed to keep your crawl space completely protected. It removes moisture, mold, and mildew, and prevents radon gas from entering your home. Additionally, it improves air quality, reduces energy costs, removes musty odors, protects against dry rot, and reduces allergens. It also seals out bugs and creates a clean space that’s less appealing to rodents and termites. The installation process is typically completed in one day without any additional construction mess.

The Crossroads Encapsulation System is designed to remove mildew, mold, and moisture, and ensure excellent basement waterproofing solution.

5. Egress Windows – Ensuring your egress windows are properly sealed, insulated and weathertight is essential to creating a dry basement. Crossroads Foundation Repair is a licensed and insured contractor in Indiana that specializes in egress windows for residential customers and contractors. We design and install egress windows that meet all safety codes and provide safety, value, and increased comfort in your basement.

Egress windows are a perfect basement waterproofing solution that provides comfort and safety in your home.

6. Dehumidifier – We have a variety of dehumidification solutions personalized to your budget and requirements. We utilize Santa Fe Dehumidifiers that are specifically designed to regulate the humidity levels in your basement while being energy-efficient, low-maintenance, and easily connected to a sump pump or drain line.

 FAQs about Basement Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing of a basement is considered better because it is will never clog and will always provide a clear path for water to escape the basement . Because interior waterproofing can be controlled, it is to be more effective when it comes to avoiding wetness in your basement.

During the basement waterproofing process, the soil around your home’s foundation is excavated, and a high-quality waterproof sealant is applied to the exterior walls of the basement. This sealant is typically a long-lasting polymer-based material that can last for up to 25 years. Measures taken inside the home to protect the interior basement can last even longer.

Basic waterproofing tasks can be done by yourself, but it’s recommended to hire a professional for more complicated repairs and waterproofing methods. Professionals have the necessary equipment and expertise to complete the job quickly and effectively.

Why Choose Us

  • All American-Made Products – We take pride in using 100% American-made products for every repair we make and every product we install. This ensures the products are made with strict American standards and it benefits our economy.
  • No Scare Tactics – We trust our customers and ask them to trust us in return. We will never try to scare you into hiring us by exaggerating an issue or using fear to sell. We will educate you on your options, make professional suggestions, and let you make the final decision.
  • We Don’t Redo Jobs – Because our standard of work is higher than most, our repairs last longer and are the better option in the long run. We offer a lifetime guarantee on all repairs, we’re just promising you won’t need to use it.

Get The Best Basement Waterproofing for Your Home

Basements are versatile spaces that can be used for additional storage, recreation, and entertaining. But if your basement is full of water, you put your home, family, and valuables at risk. You need a foundation repair company you can trust.

Protect your investment from the devastating effects of water damage with basement waterproofing. Give us a call today.

We Don’t Just Repair Foundations,
We Restore Peace of Mind

For superior, long-lasting repair and waterproofing solutions,
contact Crossroads today!