Waterproofing Your Basement
Waterproofing Your Basement

There are many reasons water can leak into your home. One of the main causes of water leaks is hydrostatic pressure, or excess moisture around the foundation of your home. Long or hard periods of rainfall can significantly increase the hydrostatic pressure against the foundation of your home as the water drains below the soil’s surface. Another cause of increased pressure is having rain gutters draining too close to the foundation. When hydrostatic pressure is constant or consistent, it causes cracks in the walls and floors allowing water to enter into your home. Water can also seep into your home through improperly sealed corners. One of the biggest and most unexpected causes of water leakage into a home is drought. When the weather is extremely hot and dry, it causes the soil around the foundation of your home to pull away leaving gaps between the ground and the foundation. This ultimately weakens the foundation. When it finally does rain, water is able to get to the foundation more quickly causing intense hydrostatic pressure against the foundation walls that leads to cracks and leaking water into your basement.

What You Can Do

If you have water leaking into your home, it is certainly a cause for alarm because left untreated, this problem can lead to an unhealthy home environment and decrease the value of your home. Davis & Sons Concrete provides waterproofing services that protect your home from the inside out using complete excavation and foundation sealing, as well as drainage tile and gravel installation. We address water leakage issues in basements, crawl spaces, or anywhere in your home. A waterproofed home is a happy home, in our book. Our goal is to reduce the condensation and draw out the moisture in windows, walls, doors and floors, as well as get rid of excess moisture, toxins, pollutants and gases that permeate your home from the basement up. Your basement will be healthy and dry by the time we’re through with our waterproofing methods. We want you to be able to use your entire house. With proper ventilation and moisture control, you’ll be able to use your basement all year round and reduce the chances that your basement will need costly repair work in the future. Your home will be fresher and maintain its value better. Calling us to waterproof your basement will:

  • Eliminate the need for buckets and pumps to catch and get rid of incoming water
  • Eliminate musty odors
  • Eliminate moisture, stagnation and saturation all year long
  • Create a fresher environment
  • Reduce mold and musty odors and stagnant air
  • Reduce allergies and respiratory ailments

If you have water leaking into your home, there is something you can do. You can call Davis & Sons Concrete to the rescue. We will work diligently with you to correct the water leaks in your home so you can enjoy every inch of your home. Rest assured we have a waterproofing solution that’s just right for you.

I have been working with Eric for years and I am constantly impressed with his professionalism, work ethic and can-do attitude. The work he did in our basement was top-notch and it kept us dry this spring.

Dayton / Ottawa Resident (Water Management)

Meet Lance Davis


Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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