Carolina Basement Solutions in Winston-Salem, NC
It's no secret that North Carolina gets a lot of rain, but if you live in Winston-Salem, you're likely to see even more. The city's average rainfall is on the state's higher-end at nearly 47 inches a year. That means your home is at greater risk of water damage if left unprotected.
Carolina Basement Solutions has been providing top-of-the-line waterproofing services to Winston-Salem for the past five years, putting our knowledge and expertise to work for homeowners just like you. We offer custom solutions for both basements and crawlspaces, fully protecting your home from excess moisture.
If you need waterproofing services for your Winston-Salem home and want to receive superior service that educates you every step of the way, give Carolina Basement Solutions a call at (833) 641-0517 to schedule a FREE inspection today!
Basement Waterproofing Services for Your Winston-Salem Home
Considering your basement is underground, moisture is a looming threat. Without a reliable waterproofing system, your basement is at risk for mold, leaks, wall damage, flooding, and property damage. Carolina Basement Solutions utilizes basement waterproofing systems to divert incoming water into a drainage system and away from your basement. We offer a variety of options designed to meet your basement's specific needs while fitting within your budget. Our waterproofing systems all consist of the same critical components:
- Moisture barrier – Prevents all moisture from entering the interior of your basement.
- Diverter – Maintains open pathways to direct all water into your drainage system.
- Drainage system – Accommodates a high volume of water and is placed under your basement floor to collect and discharge all stormwater.
- Sump pump – Pumps the collected water out of your basement and discharges it away from your home. The sump pump is the heart of any basement waterproofing system.
We also offer an optional but highly recommended, PitBoss+ system to keep your sump pump running during power outages caused by hurricanes, thunderstorms, snow, and ice.
Water Damage in Basements
Over 60% of homes in the U.S. with basements suffer from problems caused by water and excess moisture. If you notice a white powdery substance on your basement walls, condensation, or leaks around basement windows and other penetrations, there is likely too much water entering your basement. You might also notice wet walls, drywall, or floors in your basement, all of which indicate a water problem. If the water damage is extensive, you may see cracked or bowing basement walls.
None of these signs of water damage should be ignored. Contact Carolina Basement Solutions at (833) 641-0517 for immediate basement leak repair. We'll investigate the problem and develop a solution to keep your basement safe and dry.
Wall Damage in NC & SC Basements
If your basement walls are cracked, buckling, leaning, or bowing, they suffer structural issues most likely caused by excess water in the ground around your house. As water builds up in the soil around your home, it exerts hydrostatic pressure against the walls of your basement. Hydrostatic pressure is the force exerted onto the walls of a home due to the amount of natural groundwater surrounding it. This causes them to bow, crack, and buckle. Basement walls can withstand an average amount of pressure from the surrounding soil, but if you have an older home or your walls were poorly constructed, they may not be able to withstand this pressure.
If you notice damage in your Winston-Salem basement walls, call Carolina Basement Solutions for help. Our team can assess the damage and stabilize your basement walls using carbon fiber straps. Our highly trained technicians will evaluate your walls and identify the root cause of the damage. If insufficient water drainage is at fault, we will install a waterproofing system to divert water away from your basement and prevent it from re-entering.
Wet Crawlspace Repair & Crawlspace Waterproofing
Many homes in the Winston-Salem area include crawlspaces, which are just as prone to problems caused by water as a basement. Excess moisture in your crawlspace can cause mold, pests, rust, wood rot, and even structural damage. Calling in a professional crawlspace repair company as soon as you notice signs of water in your crawlspace is key to halting, repairing, and preventing injury.
Carolina Basement Solutions can reinforce a sagging floor with Stabilizers and encapsulation to mitigate damage caused by water and prevent it from re-entering your crawlspace. As the Carolinas' Waterproofing Specialist, we can help you keep your crawlspace dry and your home safe from the devastating effects of excess moisture.
Do you need crawlspace encapsulation? Schedule a free inspection with Carolina Basement Solutions for quality crawlspace services in Winston-Salem. Call (833) 641-0517 or contact us online today!
Most crawlspaces have dirt floors, which naturally contain some water. Just like water outside your house, the water in your crawlspace wants to evaporate into the environment. When it evaporates into the air of your crawlspace, it is often absorbed into the wood framing. Over time, this results in wood rot and mold growth. A vapor barrier can be installed over your crawlspace's floor to prevent more moisture from entering the space. Dehumidifiers can also be used to control moisture levels in your crawlspace.
Flexi-Seal & Flexi-Foil Moisture Barriers
At Carolina Basement Solutions, we use the highest-quality products to provide the longest-lasting solutions. Our commitment to quality means that we use Flexi-Seal and Flexi-Foil barriers for superior moisture control in crawlspace vapor barriers and encapsulations.
- Flexi-Seal– Backed by a lifetime warranty, this reinforced, heavy-duty barrier is tough, durable, tear-resistant, and exceeds all building code requirements for crawlspace encapsulation. It also contains an antimicrobial additive for added protection against mold and mildew.
- Flexi-Foil– Flexi-Foil is used to line the walls and acts as a vapor barrier while insulating the foundation walls. It’s made of non-toxic aluminum, meaning Flexi-Foil is not only a moisture barrier but also a radiant barrier. It stops radiant transfer to increase your home’s efficiency and decrease your energy bills. In the summer, it reflects heat, but in the winter, it retains warmth.
Crawlspace Floor Supports
Houses built in Winston-Salem and throughout North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are typically constructed using wood framing materials, many of which are built over a crawlspace. Within a typical crawlspace, block or brick piers can be found, each supporting the floor framing above. It is not unusual to find areas throughout many homes where the floors are uneven or have settled, especially in older homes. This problem may become evident with cracks in interior walls, sticking doors, and sagging or uneven floors. It can be caused by various reasons such as natural settling over the years, heavy loads over unsupported areas, or rotten or damaged floor joists. Whatever the reason, Carolina Basement Solutions can install a Strong Post system to provide the necessary support to fix sagging floors.
Choose Carolina Basement Solutions for Your Winston-Salem Home
When your basement or crawlspace is damaged or threatened by water, you need a team of experts to stop the problem at the source, repair the damage, and prevent future issues. Carolina Basement Solutions is your trusted source of water damage repair solutions in Winston-Salem. We are local to the Carolinas and proudly serve South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and the Greater Charlotte area.
We guarantee to provide the highest degree of customer service and professionalism, which sets us apart from other basement waterproofing companies. Our dedicated and trained professionals install the most reliable systems and products available. We also offer same-as-cash financing to help you fit your basement repair into your budget.
If you have water issues in your basement or crawlspace, reach out to Carolina Basement Solutions. (833) 641-0517 or contact us online for a free quote today!