Frequently Asked Questions
No matter how well your home was originally built, leaks can happen over time and cause severe damage to your home. This can be quite costly if these problems are not handled quickly, so hiring the best waterproofing contractor is extremely important.
Dog Gone Waterproofing can assess your situation in a timely manner and provide you with our recommended strategy to fix your leaky basement or crawlspace and stop those leaks from ever happening again.
The first step in our process is getting you on our schedule, so one of our certified waterproofing specialists can come out and inspect your home.
During that inspection, our expert waterproofing inspector will carefully assess your problems. How is the water getting in? What needs to be done to stop it? What needs to be repaired after your water issues are fixed? And what needs to be done to prevent this from happening again in the future?
Once all of that is assessed, our findings and our proposed solution will be clearly documented and explained to the homeowner. Our clients are always kept in the loop throughout the process.
Sometimes. If we think a repair is minor enough, we will discuss that option with the homeowner to see if they're comfortable handling a basement leak repair on their own.
But you'll still want a waterproofing expert to assess your leaky basement situation.
Water damage that is not properly diagnosed and assessed can cause a lot of future problems.
When Dog Gone Waterproofing comes out to your home for our initial water leak inspection, our certified waterproofing inspectors are carefully trained to fully explain the situation you are dealing with. We treat every home as if it were own and give you our honest opinion on how we'd handle it.
If it’s a minor basement sealing issue that the homeowner or even a handyman can fix, we will discuss that option. If it’s a more extensive wet basement repair that needs to be handled by a professional waterproofing contractor, we will let you know what our game plan would be to resolve your problem and you can decide how you want to proceed.
At Dog Gone Waterproofing, we pride ourselves on not only coming up with the best solutions for your basement leak repairs, but making sure we have a long term game plan in place so you don’t have to deal with these issues in the future.
Before we start on any wet basement solution, we will carefully assess your specific situation and give you all the information you need to make sure your leaky basement problems are resolved permanently.
We don't have a one size fits all approach to waterproofing. Every home we work on gets exactly what they need and only what they need to make sure their water problems are solved once and for all.
Unfortunately, not all homes are created equal and not all neighborhoods have the same issues with water runoff. One neighborhood may have water flooding into every one of their crawl spaces and another neighborhood one block over may not have any issues.
Every home is different and sometimes even new builds can have waterproofing issues that need to be corrected.
Some are due to a lack of knowledge from the builders. Some are due to a builder or subcontractor cutting corners when they shouldn’t. Some are just due to bad luck that unfortunately couldn't be foreseen until the home is completed and some heavy storms have had time to come through.
Sometimes a simple ground shift can cause water issues for a home that has never had any problems in 20 years.
Water is relentless and deceptively powerful. Drainage issues can cause major damage if the water is not properly diverted away and/or out of your home.
We give free estimates on any waterproofing work that you may need done on your home. Just call our office to get on our schedule and we will get a certified waterproofing specialist over to your home within a matter of days and give you a game plan to resolve your issues.