Flooded Basement Waterproofing is Fairfax Contractor is our specially. Northern Virginia home’s basement has flooded. The most important step for you as a homeowner is to deal with any flood is to act as quickly as possible.If Your basement is currently flooding, call us for emergency service at 703-725-7945. Flooding basements can cause untold damage to your home’s foundation, carpets, insulation, and drywall. It is very important to address any wet basement problems before damage such as toxic black mold and mildew start to form on the walls and carpets of your basement. Do not enter a flooded basement if the water is over 16” because of the risk of electrical shock. The first step if your basement has flooded from a natural disaster, broken pipe, strong rain storm, hurricane, or just a large amount of melting snow is to call Fairfax Contractor for help. Act quickly because most homeowners insurance does not cover groundwater infiltration. We are here to stop further water damage. Water can enter your basement in three distinct ways. Number one is that groundwater is entering into your basement through cracks in the foundation walls. The other way water can enter your basement is through the joint between your basement foundation walls, and the slab of your basement. And the third way water typically enters your basement is through basement window wells.
How Can The Water Be Removed From A Flooded Basement
The first step Fairfax Contractor will do in an emergency situation is to remove standing water in your basement. We may use a sump pump attached to a garden hose if the water is over 3 inches in depth. If your basement has standing water Shop Vacuums can be used by hand to remove any other standing water in a flooded basement. When any visible water has been removed the carpets, household furnishing and any water soluble should material will be removed from the home.
The next step is to set up dehumidifiers and industrial air mover fans will be set in place. This is important for removal high levels of humidify or any more of the water in your basement. We have the equipment and manpower for emergency service when your basement may have flooded. Call Fairfax Contractor at 703-725-7945 to get an emergency team on site to minimize any potential damage.
Waterproofing A Crawl Space
Many homes built in Northern Virginia have a crawl space that has been designed into their homes. These problematic crawlspaces can create large amounts of moisture, mold, and ultimately undermine the structure of your home. Crawlspace areas can create water-related problems for your entire house. Though your basement may be completely dry if your crawlspace is having a waterproofing problem it may be the time you have this problem checked out. The problems in your crawlspace may be cracked block, improperly laid vapor barrier or standing water. Many times, when Fairfax Contractor takes on a crawlspace waterproofing project we will analyze and determine what problems you may have. Sometimes the problem is standing water in your crawlspace area can be corrected by installing a sump pump crib to evacuate water that is standing in your crawlspace. We are experts at creating drainage systems for crawlspace areas in your home. Some problems have to do with cracks in the foundation of your crawlspace, we close these cracks out with hydraulic cement. Whatever kinds of problems you are experiencing in a damp or wet crawlspace, we have the expertise to fix the problem once and for all.
We Can Repair The Damage Caused By A Flooded Basement
After most of the water has been removed it is important to remove some if not all of the dry wall and insulation so that it does not get contaminated with toxic black mold. When your basement has been dehumidified and completely dried out it time to restore the damage.
The million dollar question is why did my basement flood. Fairfax Contractor may give you the answer to this question. As experts in interior drainage, we will look for the root cause of the water infiltration into your basement. Often times the solution to your flooding basement is quite apparent. We will completely evaluate the exact cause of your flooding basement, and recommend time-tested solutions. Our evaluations are free of charge and can be quite helpful in deterring why you experienced the flooding. We our experts in the field of interior drainage problems.
If you have flood insurance or your basement was flooded by a broken pipe we can work with your insurance company to get you the most amount of money to cover the damage. We employ some of the best carpenters, painters, and drywall experts to put your basement back into its original state.
We Can Fix You Basement so It Won’t Flood Again
If your basement was flooded by groundwater from a major storm, hurricane, or other natural disasters we can implement a wide range of basement drainage systems. The first thing to consider if the basement of your home is built from cinder block is there cracks along the joints that would just let water flow through to your basement. If this is the case and your basement is flooding from a failing block wall we can joint the missing mortar with new cement and it may stop the infiltration of water into your basement that easy. If your basement was flooded with groundwater from a major storm, hurricane, or other natural disasters we can implement a wide range of basement drainage systems.
The first thing to consider if the basement of your home is built from cinder block is their cracks in the joints that would just let water flow through to your basement. If this is the case and your basement is flooding from a failing block wall we can repair the missing mortar with hydraulic cement and it may stop the infiltration of water into your basement that easy.More complex solutions may include, installation of sump pump, excavation of your exterior foundation walls for waterproofing, or installation of a French interior drain system. In some cases, you should fix your wet basement from the exterior of your home.
Often Times Faulty Window Wells Will Make Your Basement Flood
Water can infiltrate into your basement in many ways, sometimes a flooding window well is a source. Fairfax contractor has a time-tested method to fixing flooding window well problems. Click this link, and it will give you more information on how to repair your flooding window well problem.
We Can Repair The Damage Caused By A Flooded Basement
When the cause of your flooding problem has been repaired we then can come in a remodel and repair the damage. We can handle all of the demolitions of damaged drywall and carpeting. Perform mold remediation, using the best biocides. Repair the areas that are causing the basement flood. Pull all necessary permits to re-frame your basement, install new insulation.
As General contractors, we have the personnel to put your basement back to it’s original state. Fairfax Contractor is a Virginia licensed Class A Contractor. We employ some of the best carpenters, painters, and drywall experts to put your basement back into its original state.
Where We Fix Flooded Basements
Fairfax contractor can fix flooded basements in the Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA.. We also do remodeling projects in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in a, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County we install waterproofing repairs in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally, we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.