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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Type of Solutions Do You Have?

    When choosing a waterproofing company, a very important question to ask is what types of solutions you have to address your basement water issue. Many companies only install French drains or hydrostatic pressure relief systems. At E&M Basement Waterproofing, we offer various services, including exterior waterproofing, property drainage, and French drains. Our recommendations are based on the best fit for your water issue.

  • Do You Warranty Your Work?

    Just like anything else in life, things happen and dont always go as planned, but at E&M Basement Waterproofing, we stand behind our work and offer a 10-year guarantee. This means that if you still have water issues in the area of your foundation that we treated, we will come back and fix it free of charge.

  • How Long Have You Been in Business?

    E&M Basement Waterproofing has been in business since 1979.

  • Are You a Franchise?

    No, E&M Basement Waterproofing was started by Ed and Maria in 1979.

  • Are You Family-Owned?

    E&M Basement Waterproofing is truly a family-owned-and-operated company. Ed and his wife, Maria, are the owners of the business and are responsible for its day-to-day operation.

    Most companies have salespeople who work off commission with no vested interest in the company or the employer. At E&M Basement Waterproofing, our estimators are Ed, Matt (son-in-law), and Steve (Ed’s cousin). The three foremen have worked for our company for 34, 32, and 25 years, bringing extensive knowledge and work ethic to the team. Believe it or not, the technicians are either related or friends outside of work, resulting in a great work environment.

  • Do You Offer Free Estimates?

    Yes! Give us a call, and we will schedule a free estimate.

  • How Do You Fix a Leaking Foundation?

    First, locate the source of water. Foundations can leak from several areas. Typically, foundation cracks occur in the corners of windows and at foundation joints. It is always best to stop water from entering through your foundation. The process begins by digging down to the footer below your basement floor.

    The next step in the process involves wire brushing and cleaning the foundation, followed by chipping out the crack and making it larger. Then, we apply a coating of hydraulic cement. After the cement is applied, we install our membrane. The membrane we use is called VOLTEX and is made of sodium bentonite. The final step is to return all soil and plants to the area, leaving it clean and orderly.