Problems We Fix

Below are the most common basement water problems. Place your mouse over a water problem for more information. Not sure which water problem you have? Please call us. We serve both residential and commercial customers.

Leak Over Foundation

Anytime water accumulates along the exterior of your home, there is a possibility it will travel into your basement or crawl space over the top of the foundation. Call Forte Waterproofing for the solution.

Window Seepage

Very often, water can seep in through a basement window. Whether you have old, deteriorating windows that need replaced, or a window well waterproofed, Forte has the answer to stop the water penetration.

Surface Deterioration

Concrete can deteriorate over time, which may cause the surface to erode, which can let moisture in. If you notice the surface of your foundation walls becoming crumbly or “honeycombed”, contact us for a solution.

Foundation Wall Crack

Cracking of foundation walls can occur for many reasons: settling, seasonal freeze and thaw, etc. Whatever the reason, cracks can be repaired and sealed by our knowledgeable and trained mason contractors and waterproofers. We can return your foundation walls to their original pre-crack strength.

Form Tie Pin Leak

Form tie pins in foundations are very susceptible areas for water to find its way into your foundation or crawl space. Sealing the area around a tie rod is one of many services performed by Forte Waterproofing.

Cove Joint Leak

The cove joint is the seam where the foundation wall meets the floor. Ground water may seep through this area after a heavy rain, or during times of a high water table in the vicinity of your home or business. This is usually referred to as hydrostatic pressure.

Sump Pump Overflow

A sump pump is used to pump water from your basement to a suitable location outside of your home. Occasionally, a sump pump may fail, which will allow the sump basin to overflow, causing water to enter into your basement. Forte Waterproofing not only installs new sump pumps in conjunction with our patented drainage system, but we also replace failing sump pumps. Additionally, we install battery back-up systems, in case your sump pump quits working due to an electrical outage in your home.

Mortar Joint Leak

Masonry foundations, such as block, brick and stone, are built using mortar. Mortar can deteriorate over time, which will allow water to seep into your basement or crawl space. Forte has over fifty years of experience in constructing and repairing foundations. This is your guarantee that not only will we waterproof your masonry foundation, but we will repair it properly.

Floor Crack

Cracking of basement floors is very common. There are many reasons why a basement floor might crack. Cracks in floors are generally not sealed, but if water is seeping through the floor cracks, then you will need to have that issue addressed. Call Forte Waterproofing for the proper solution to relieve the hydrostatic pressure from under your floor.

Step Crack

Cracking of foundation walls can occur for many reasons: settling, seasonal freeze and thaw, etc. Whatever the reason, cracks can be repaired and sealed by our knowledgeable and trained mason contractors and waterproofers. We can return your foundation walls to their original pre-crack strength.

Seepage Around Pipes

Quite often water seeps in through an area that a pipe penetrates the foundation wall. The penetrations could include locations of water, sewer, gas or electric lines. This is a very common problem. Forte Waterproofing has sealed around thousands of pipes and will be happy to take a look at your problem area. We will provide the proper method to stop the water from seeping in – permanently.

Our Solutions

Forte Waterproofing fixes basement water problems for good. We provide the following services for pre-existing homes and new construction.

  • Seal cracks with high pressure epoxy and urethane injections from the interior or exterior of your home. Restore walls to their original pre-crack strength.
  • Seal areas of wall penetrations, including water lines, well pipes and form tie pins.
  • Install drain tile systems (interior sub-floor and exterior).
  • Spray applied dampproofing and waterproofing of foundation walls. Dampproofing is designed to repel moisture. Waterproofing is a thicker rubber membrane that can actually bridge small shrinkage cracks.
  • Setup humidity control and air purification systems.
  • Install vapor barriers in crawl spaces.
  • Install sump pumps, including battery back-up pumps.
  • Seal and waterproof window wells.
  • Install new basement windows and block in existing windows with concrete or glass block.
  • Install new egress windows in pre-existing homes. Claim your lower level square footage by adding an egress window.
  • Brace and rebuild walls.
  • Repair foundations including poured concrete, block, brick or stone.
  • Install foundation vents in pre-existing homes.
  • Install and tile out downspouts to a designated area in your yard.

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