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Do-It-Yourself Basement Waterproofing: The Right Choice?

debris from installing a basement perimeter drain

Basement waterproofing is hard work! And as you jackhammer, chisel, and dig away at your basement floor, you're going to create a lot of waste.

As a complimentary service, we remove this debris as we install your system.

Many homeowners tell us that they've opted to save money by rolling up their sleeves, getting down into the basement, and installing a sump pump system and French drain themselves.

In some cases, the work is excellent -- and in other cases, the project was a failed one, and they hired us to waterproof their basement in the end.

Waterproofing Your Basement

Repairing a wet basement takes specialized knowledge, skill, and equipment. Members of our waterproofing crews work for years before becoming foremen of their own crews -- and even our experts tackle unique challenges every day.

Some challenges we take on daily involve leaking floor cracks, water-damaged drywall systems, dirt basement floors, problems with iron ochre, and more.

In short, anyone can waterproof a basement -- but it takes an experienced, certified professional to be sure the work is done the best way possible.

Schedule A FREE Estimate

Your local Basement Systems dealer can provide you with a free, written cost estimate, and on-site inspection, and personal consultation. We'll answer any questions you have about your basement repair and work with you to customize a warrantied waterproofing system.

Call us today to schedule your basement waterproofing cost estimate!

A complete basement waterproofing system installed in a home.

Certified Basement Experts

At Basement Systems, we've waterproofed hundreds of thousands of basements across Canada and the United States.

To keep up to date, our dealers meet at our International Headquarters several times a year.

At the headquarters, our dealers receive ongoing training courses, certification tests, and tips and tricks of the trade from experts from all over the world.

Finding Quality Basement Products

Millions of basements flood every year, and each company that sells waterproofing products is rushing to sell them their particular line of products. Some of these products are great, some are good, and some, well... some products don't stay on the market long.

Our dealers have exclusive access within their service area to the Basement Systems line of patented, award-winning waterproofing products -- they're literally not available anywhere else!

Our Award-Winning Systems

Our full-time Research & Development department keeps us on the cutting edge of an ever-evolving industry of waterproofing products.

Here's an example of just three of the waterproofing systems our dealers install:

The UltraSump® Battery Backup Pump - Capable of pumping more than 12,000 gallons of water on a single battery charge.

The SaniDry™ XP Dehumidifier - An energy efficient air system that's compatible with ductwork and removes up to 100 pints of water per day.

The WaterWatch® Pump Alarm - A pump alarm that sounds off in the event of failure, and is compatible with many home alarm systems.

"Wait -- Did You Say You Waterproofed It Yourself?"

Most homeowners have seen a do-it-yourself waterproofing system in action, and for the most part, they weren't impressed with the results. When you're selling your home, it will be that much harder if they know the waterproofing system wasn't professionally installed.

At Basement Systems, we provide a lifetime, written warranty with each of our completed systems. This warranty can be transferred to the next homeowner, should you decide to sell the home a few years down the road.

Here's some shots of DIY waterproofing jobs we've encountered:

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Let Us Install A warrantied Waterproofing System In Your Home!

Since our dealer network first opened in 1987, we've grown to be the largest network of its type in the world -- with more than 300 dealerships stretching across the United States and Canada. Our waterproofing crews are able to install a warrantied system in your home quickly and effectively -- usually in less than two days' time.

We encourage you to meet with one of our professionals before making the decision to do it yourself. It costs nothing to sign up for a basement waterproofing estimate with your local dealer.

Each free estimate comes with no obligation and includes an on-site inspection, a personal consultation, and a written cost estimate. We'll also mail along a copy of our full-color waterproofing book, which is packed with information about waterproofing, as well as our available products and services.

Quality, Innovation, Patents, Awards

Our innovative and forward-thinking approach to designing products has solved wet basement problems that the basement waterproofing and crawl space industry has faced for decades, and our patented sump pump systems are the smartest and most reliable. Plus we listen to our customers and respond accordingly! Basement Systems Inc. has been awarded 24 Patents and 19 Innovation Prizes on waterproofing products we use every day, including a battery back up sump pump system. This approach ensures the best waterproofing systems and solutions available.