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Spring Rains Reveal the Need for Basement Waterproofing: Protect Your Home

Spring is a season of renewal and beauty, but it can also bring a flood of problems if your house is not ready. April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring the need for basement waterproofing. It is crucial for homeowners to understand the importance of waterproofing their basements to protect their houses from costly damage. 

1. Prevent Health Risks

Water leakage is not only damaging to your house, but it can also have severe health implications. Moisture can promote mold growth, a potential threat to your health, and your home environment. The damp and musty smell can be harmful to people with asthma, allergies, or weak immune systems. Preventing water penetration and sealing up foundation cracks not only protects your building materials but also keeps your family healthy.

2. Prevent Structural Damage

Water is a powerful force that can destroy your foundation walls, and bring about significant structural damage to your home. Foundation damage may be slow to surface, but it can affect the stability and safety of your home in the long run. Regular basement waterproofing inspections can catch any water damage and prevent a more serious issue in the long run.

3. Protect Your Investment

Your home is your most significant investment. Protecting it with waterproofing measures will save you money in the long run. Damage caused by water in the basement can be expensive to repair and not covered by your insurance. A dry, moisture-free basement also adds value to your home and makes it more attractive to potential buyers.

4. Increases Living Space

Basement waterproofing also adds functional living spaces for your family. A dry basement that is maintained can be transformed into a comfortable living space like a media room, home office, gym, or guest suite. Having extra living space in your home increases the functionality of your home and adds value to your home investment.

5. Professional Waterproofing Services

Through Spring rains, it’s vital to regularly monitor your basement and plumbing systems for any weak spots. It’s best to have a licensed and experienced Waterproofing professional, such as our team at Standard Water Control, provide accurate assessments for your basement and foundation. We provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to determine the best waterproofing solutions for your needs.

6. Our Solution

In most cases, Standard Water installs a sub-slab rigid drain tile system, the most effective system according to the University of Minnesota.  By placing the drain tile alongside the footing, water is allowed to drain to a level beneath the slab. Getting water across the footing and into the main drainage field is one of the biggest challenges to installing one of these systems.  Contractors have used several methods to move water across the footing.  Some installed small tubes from the block to the drainage field.  These are prone to sediment blockage, and also make it hard to replace the concrete floor to the same thickness as the original slab.  Other contractors installed washed rock on top of the footing, which isn’t prone to blockage, but again doesn’t allow the contractor to replace the concrete to the original thickness.  Our Patented Diamond Drainage Board solves that problem. We install a state of the industry sump pump with the best warranty in the business. 

Plus, you get our lifetime warranty. It’s good for the life of your foundation and you can transfer the warranty to the new owners if you ever decide to sell.

Add Battery Backup For Extra Peace Of Mind

With our custom branded Battery Backup System you can sleep soundly at night knowing that the rains will come and go without interruption. The backup pump moves 2,400 gallons per hour with a 10 foot head. The battery can run 7 hours straight or intermittently for days, and will remain viable for 5 to 7 years. The Backup Control Unit monitors household power, battery and pump conditions. It triggers and runs the backup pump once a week to assure proper operation and much more. Importantly, most backup pumps are tied into the same discharge pipe as the main pump. We think this is a problem. When you Combine our backup system with our Dual Seamless Discharge pipes you’ll also have added pumping capacity. If there’s ever an interruption in your electrical service the last thing you’ll have to worry about is your basement waterproofing system.


Spring rains may bring May flowers, but they also bring the need for basement waterproofing. Protecting your home from water damage and promoting a healthy home environment should be your priority. At Standard Water Control, we use the latest technologies to provide reliable and long-lasting waterproofing solutions. Contact us today for your basement waterproofing needs.