1. The constant sunshine and warm weather earned Florida the nickname of the "Sunshine State"; nevertheless, the tropical state also has the highest average precipitation of any state leading to flooding.
2. One of the consequences of such frequent precipitations is that homeowners in Florida have to deal with frequent basement or crawl space seepages.
3. If you allow these areas to be wet, moldy, humid, smelly, and unhealthy, you're abandoning an entire floor of space in your home. Additionally, the basement air - filled with odors, dust mite feces, humidity, and mold spores - will rise into the rest of the house, ruining the healthy environment of the home.
Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair
If you've decided to put an end to your basement leakage or flooding, you've come to the right place. Since we opened our doors for business in 1996, we've been drying wet basements throughout the state of Florida.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Exclusive, Patented Products
World's Best Sump Pumps
Permanently Dry Basement or Crawl Space
Lifetime Transferable Warranty
Greater Home Value
Peace of Mind
Basement Systems' patented WaterGuardbasement waterproofing system is a surefire way to dry out your basement. We also provide the world's best sump pumps to keep the water out of your basement for good. The basement waterproofing products we offer also include the SunHouse window well (as seen on HGTV's "I Want That" show), a powerful and energy-efficient basement dehumidifier (The SaniDry Basement Air System), basement walls and flooring, and more.
Florida's Trusted Waterproofing Company
"I can highly recommend IEM. They were very professional, tremendously courteous, and surprisingly inexpensive..." Read Full Testimonial
Tanju C. of Jacksonville, FL
Our frame house is located right on the river and has a basement. Its size is approximately 1,500 square feet with about 1/3 on soil and 2/3 on concrete slab. The basement was quite damp and during strong rains could take on about 2 inch of water. The old sump pump could minimize the damage, but the accumulative damage was pretty strong. Especially in a frame house the structure is very susceptible to water and the damage and odor travels throughout the house. When we bought the property last fall we decided right away that this has has to be fixed right away. After researching a couple of companies we decided to go with IEM. They were courteous on the phone and were ready to dispatch a specialist the next day for a free estimate. PJ arrived at our house and did a thorough inspection. Since nothing had been done in the 100 years before (except for the old sump pump) and our location right on the river he recommended to encapsulate the basement and install further water barriers around the property. So in detail they performed the following: Basement Encapsulation: ---------------------------------- - remove old insulation, regrade the dirt, clean and disinfect the subflooring system - dig a trench around the perimeter of the basement - install a pipping system and and backfill the drainage system - remove all 15 windows units and replace it with newer windows - install drainage matting throughout the basement ground cover - remove old sump pump and install a sump pump with 2 failover systems - ensure all trench systems feed into the sump pump for max efficiency - install a 20 millimeter thick polythene membrane on the ground - install the polythene membrane on the wall to a height of 4 feet - install an industrial sized dehumidifier to eradicate any further excess moisture Foundation Wall Repair: -------------------------------------- - remove plants, pavers and anything else which might interfere with work progress - excavate soil around foundation wall completely around the building to about 2 feet - clean and prep foundation wall surface - repair mortar joints and concrete block surfaces - apply a coating of surface bonding cement to all foundation wall surfaces - apply commercial waterproofing compound on all of the surface areas of the foundation wall and footer- install a french drain system and a discharge line around parts of the perimeter The contract price was set fixed at around $45k and IEM estimated a 2-3 week time frame. During the project Clay and his amazing team encountered tons of unanticipated issues. The strong roots from the trees around the building had disintegrated the walls much more than was visible at first. Many bricks where simply hollowed out and Clay and his team were rebuilding a good part of the wall foundation completely from scratch. Since we're located in a historic district IEM could not simply install new windows, but were painstakingly remodeling each of the 15 windows by hand (sanding down, paint in previous color, sand clean each glass plate, fix all joints) and now those historic windows look like new. IEM also took care of getting the permits from the historic society to make the necessary changes. Clay and his team worked highly professional and efficient. Nevertheless it took more than double the anticipated time to finish the project. All the trouble with the windows was neither in the contract nor was it anticipated. Nevertheless IEM did not charge us a dime extra. I can highly recommend IEM. They were very professional, tremendously courteous, and surprisingly inexpensive regarding all the work that had to be done. Moreover, there were so many aspects to consider and it was great to have the same points of contact for all those issues (Clay and PJ). Both were very responsive to any concern and addressed them all. Moreover, even the company owner and basement guru John come out several times to make sure everything went smoothly. We feel very happy that we chose IEM. Our once damp basement which was ruining our frame structure is now a dry basement and solid for the next 50 years! The odor is completely gone and the whole house should get less hot in summer and less cold in winter.
"Our architect and subcontractor are also very impressed with the quality of your work." Read Full Testimonial
Marie S. of Lake Butler, FL
You were willing to educate me. I really got a lot out of the book you sent me. Our architect and subcontractor are also very impressed with the quality of your work. Thank you.
I am a very satisfied customer of Indoor Environmental Mgmt. John Hassler and the entire team were true professionals. They went above and beyond to insure that our crawl space concerns were addressed. He (John) took ownership of the problem which gave us confidence that the remedy (encapsulation and structural) would be done the right way even if it exceeded the original quote. Additionally, our job was completed ahead of the schedule and I have never seen such a hard working implementation crew as Carlos's team. Everyone we dealt with at IEM was responsive and professional.
To everyone at IEM, Thank you, thank you, for your very propt service and wonderful crawl space reconditioning, everything was great! Highly recommend to anyone who needs this job done!
Whether you live in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee or Tampa, your local basement or specialists from our international dealer network will help you find a solution tailored to address your specific concerns. They offer you a FREE Estimate and Inspection.
Don’t call a handyman who fixes one or two wet basements a year to solve your wet basement problem. Go with the experts who have been revolutionizing basement waterproofing since 1987. Basement Systems has solved wet basement problems for hundreds of thousands of homeowners throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. As a Basement Systems company, we offer patented – and proven – products that aren't available to other contractors. We can provide a permanent solution to your basement waterproofing problem and will back it up with a lifetime, transferable warranty.
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Recent job requests for basement waterproofing in FL:
Project Location: Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Search Request: waterproofing wood basement
Comment: After heavy rains of Irma, water seeped into parts of my one-level property (built on a slab) and ruined the carpet, furnishings, and plywood subfloor. I think maybe the gutters & drainage system were overwhelmed, which resulted in the leaks ... We evacuated so I'm not sure exactly what happened. Returned after 3 days and it seemed there was just a bit of seepage, but even 3 more days afterward, the water continued to be absorbed by the carpet all the way to the other side of the room. It has now been dried with fans and a dehumidifiers. Now, I am trying to determine the best way to remedy the problem before replacing the carpet & furnishings, so that the same type of damage does not happen again during the next heavy storm. Also, there are areas that grow mildew rapidly during the hot summer, even though air conditioning is working fine inside. Suggestions?
Project Location: N Lake St, Crescent City, FL 32112
Comment: Walkout basement leak after Irma. Seeping through walls and slab. Live on a lake with high water table.
* What is a Free Estimate and Inspection? A system design specialist from one of our dealerships will inspect and measure your basement or crawl space completely FREE of charge.You will also receive one of our books (valued at $14.95) at no cost to you including free shipping.
** Warranties vary by product and service. Check with your local dealership for specific warranty information.