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foundation damaged due to badly installed basement waterproofing system

We plan to put an in-home theater in our basement. Can we do the waterproofing ourselves to save some money on this project? Truthfully, if you have the times, tools, talent and laborers, you can find a video on just about any DIY project online. Although YouTube has many videos on existing home waterproofing, it is not an easy DIY project.

Unfortunately, not all of these DIY videos are thorough enough to ensure perfect waterproofing to protect your costly investment of putting an in-home theater in the basement. Plus, other considerations need examination before you begin waterproofing, such as there might be a significant outside influence that is causing too much moisture in your basement, do you need a soil amendment, is a sump pump required and more.

Call the professionals at Parks Waterproofing to get a free, no-obligation assessment of your basement’s waterproofing requirements.

Always Consider a Professional Waterproofing

The licensed, insured and experienced technicians at Parks Waterproofing can examine all the issues and recommend appropriate remedies before you make a costly error with DIY.

Their first assessment will find the root of the problem causing the water or moisture in your basement. The priority must be to eliminate drainage and unstable soil conditions surrounding your basement, which could point to something larger than just waterproofing will eliminate.

The problem might start with your gutters and downspouts. If they leak or don’t point runoff away from your foundation (it is recommended that downspouts spill runoff hour feet away from the foundation) there could be problems. It would be best if you remedied that condition first. Likewise, improper grading around your home could funnel water toward your foundation, which could lead to a significant problem if not corrected before you renovate the basement.

Plus, the problem could be too much humidity inside your basement. Waterproofing will not correct that. You should install a good dehumidifier. We all know how humid North Carolina can get. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier might make it more comfortable throughout.

These are just a few items the Parks Waterproofing professionals can eliminate before they waterproof your basement so that you can remodel without worries.

Consider a Soil Amendment Assessment

Get the facts about a soil amendment from professionals. Parks Waterproofing has been doing soil assessments and amendments for more than a decade. Typically, a soil amendment is not necessary, but it is best to get an assessment and avoid a costly error.

Poor soil can lead to a foundation collapse in a worst-case scenario. However, it is easy to predict the soil’s ability to drain water away from the foundation. That’s what we do at Parks Waterproofing. The priority is to correct any drainage problem before we waterproof. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an assessment.

Posted on behalf of Parks' Waterproofing LLC

5287 Speedway Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone: (336) 927-3504

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Why You Should Choose Parks' Waterproofing!

Parks’ Waterproofing is the ONLY waterproofing company in North Carolina that offers maintenance free solutions in 99% of our custom solutions while maintaining the structural integrity of your foundation and code compliant

GFCI outlets trip often, pumps fail often, electricity fails often. Don’t let your dry basement be dependent on any of these!

Our Client Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 33 reviews

Courtney D.

I cannot say enough about Jody and his team of guys. Do yourself a favor and call them, but if you have other jobs schedule them last because they will set the bar so high everyone else will fall short. Jody himself came out a few times, and would text and call during the entire job checking in and making sure everything was going well. My house was actually a negative grade and they had to regrade all around the house, install a dehumidifier in the crawl space, installed new gutters and drains in the yard…they did so well I kept adding jobs! I have never come across this level of professionalism in this industry. I would call them again in a heartbeat!

Bryan B.

Jody saved us a ton of money by quickly and accurately diagnosing our wet basement issue as simply under-sized gutters. Instead of digging around the foundation and waterproofing, they installed new gutters, downspouts and drain lines, and our basement is now dry. Honest, professional, experienced, reasonably priced - give him a call before you have anyone start a waterproofing jobs you might not need.

Gail & Casey B.

We are pleased with the job at Granite Falls, NC. 5 star! The basement is dry and condensation is gone, bright white covering. The dehumidifier is hard at work, again thank you. The gutters are redirecting the rain waters. God bless you.

Debbie & Dave V.

We hired Parks’ Waterproofing to address a moisture issue in the basement of our log home in Buck Mountain. We were convinced during our initial meeting with Jody to go with his company based on the Waterproofing Lifetime Guarantee offered and other services his company provides such as hardscaping & landscaping. During the course of our waterproofing project and as we began to experience and appreciate the high quality of workmanship, we solicited Jody for ideas to expand the scope of the work into hardscaping and landscaping. As our confidence in Jody grew, we allowed him to incorporate his vision for our property that included a patio, a fire ring, retaining walls and walkways. His attention to planning and detail were impeccable. His cost-saving ideas were also much appreciated. Just as important to us was the professionalism of his field staff; they were extremely courteous and respectful of our property. The end result is spectacular; the quality of materials used and the fit and finish not only met but exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with and proud of our new hardscape and landscape features, and of course the waterproofing system is working; keeping our basement dry and devoid of humidity. We recommend Parks’ Waterproofing to anyone.

Johnny E.

I would highly recommend Parks' Waterproofing for any work I had for them to do. Jody was good about coming to my home and looking at what was going on with water getting into my basement. Come to find out that had a bad down spout. Jody was good enough to show me this and the problem was an easy fix. Jody made a 40 mile trip and would not let me pay him. Thank you Jody.

Kara M.

We were having water in our basement every time it rained hard. We feared the worst, and called Parks’ Waterproofing for an estimate. After inspecting our basement, Jody told us that the issue was a $10 pipe that we could replace ourselves. He could have tried to sell us an expensive system that we didn’t need but he was honest. We are grateful for this honest business.

Matt R.

As a real estate agent in the Triad, I can tell you that many major issues found in homes originate from improper water management. The first time I met with the Parks' Waterproofing, I could tell that they were the real deal. This team really knows their stuff! Parks' Waterproofing installed their patented, lifetime warranty, free-flowing waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of a family member's house to prevent water under the house, which was causing a huge mold problem. I have also used Parks' Waterproofing to install below grade drainage for my gutter system, plus, adding a catch basin under my deck, and grading. They did an amazing job! 5/5, highly recommended to anyone!

Greg G.

If you are having water problems in your basement or house...CALL PARKS WATERPROOFING! Jody listens, takes detailed notes, then lays out a plan of attack to eliminate the issue. We made the mistake of hiring a General Contractor first because they had the time to come out sooner than Parks. Big mistake that cost my parents a great deal of money. Believe me, wait for Parks. It is worth the wait. Even though Parks was busy, he updated us weekly with a spreadsheet showing us exactly where we were on his list. We never had to call him. After he fixed our problem, which required a great deal of digging and grading, his team came out and landscaped those areas and planted grass seed. My parent's yard has never looked this good. My only complaint is that Jody will not tell me what his seed blend is or sell it to me. JODY, what is your secret??? I highly recommend Parks Waterproofing and on a personal note, Jody is a good man. He actually cares about his customer. Regards, Greg

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