Basement Waterproofing Services in Rochester, Buffalo & Syracuse

Basement Waterproofing

Comprehensive Mold Management offers basement waterproofing knowledge to a wide range of residential Rochester and surrounding areas. All of our basement waterproofing comes with a lifetime warranty and a 5 year transferable, so that you can have peace of mind and added value in your home. Comprehensive Mold Management stands behind their work, with hundreds of satisfied customers. It will be one less matter for you to concern yourself with. The next time there is a heavy rain or you go away on vacation for an extended period of time, you can be worry free.

Interior & Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Comprehensive Mold Management offers interior basement waterproofing. This consists of all work being completed inside the basement. We excavate around the outside walls, down past the footer which enables us to install the proper drain tile to the sump pump. The drain tile system collects any water that is under your foundation, it diverts it over to the sump pump. The sump pump will pump any excess water out of the basement. In addition, we offer exterior waterproofing which consists of grading, downspout extensions and additional services. 

Drain Tile Diagram Drain Tile System

Basement Waterproofing Services

  • Sump Pump Installation - Sump pump installation is important to keep the water table down. If you do not live in an elevated area with good drainage then a sump pump would be recommended. A sump pump lowers the water table or if you have excess water under the slab it will pump out excess water. The sump pump will pull water away from where it is located. 
  • French Drains - A French Drain is a drainage system that is installed on the outside of the house. It is installed in areas where there is a low elevation area where grading is not possible. A pipe is installed to divert the water to an area where it will drain off to a lower section, away from the house or it would be connected into the sump pump.
  • Perforated Drain Tile -  Drain tile is a pipe that is run around the perimeter of a basement floor under the slab. It is meant to collect water from all areas from around the slab and drain it back to the sump pump. Then, the sump pump would kick on and drain it out. 
  • Downspout Extensions - A downspout extension is an extension of the downspout that is approximately 6-8 feet that drains water far enough away from the house. 
  • Grading - Grading creates a positive pitch which is necessary, so the ground and water pitches away from the house.
  • Wall Stabilization - Wall stabilization is needed when there is significant bowing of the foundation wall from the water pressure. Depending on the severity, it either needs to be excavated and replaced or reinforced with steel beams.

Pipe Drain System Sump Pump Install

Tips For Finding a Reputable Basement Waterproofing Company

  • Years in Business - Make sure the company you are hiring has been doing basement waterproofing for several years. Comprehensive Mold Management has been in the mold/basement waterproofing industry for a decade, however in the construction business for over 30 years. Reliability and longevity speak for themselves, it proves that you are experienced, knowledgeable and dependable.
  • Lifetime Warranty - Comprehensive Mold Management offers a lifetime warranty wherever our mold proof coating is applied.
  • Check Reviews - Make sure to take some time to do your research and look at reviews about the companies you are interested in. Ratings and reviews speak for themselves, you can hear firsthand from previous customers how their experience was working with the company. Check out reviews on Google, the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List.
  • Start to Finish - It is best to find a company that has the expertise and capabilities of doing all the work from start to finish. There are some companies that may be able to fix the cracks but are unable to do the rebuild or drywall. Comprehensive Mold Management can handle all the work for the project, from drainage and drilling weep holes to drywall and finishing work. It makes your life easier and keeps costs down by finding a company that can take care of all the work. Therefore, you can deal with one main point of contact verses several contractors.
  • Customer References - If you are considering a company but still have some questions or really want to do your research, ask the company for customer references.

Drain Tile Project 

Drain Tile Basement Drain Tile

This is a drain tile project Comprehensive Mold Management completed in a basement where we cut away the block wall, installed a new sump pump crock and new submersible sump pump with plumbing and a check valve. We installed new perforated drain tile with a mesh sock over the new drain tile. Back filled new trench with gravel and topped off with concrete to create a floating slab and drilled drainage weep holes.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump Pump Install

French Drains

French Drains

The above is a photo of an exterior french drain tile around the footer of the home. This is one of several services Comprehensive Mold Management provides for basement waterproofing. 

Glass Block Window

Glass Block Window