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Your Trusted Basement Waterproofing Experts Since 1978 Homes throughout Knoxville, Greeneville, Johnson City, Bristol and surrounding areas often have basements or crawlspaces which are susceptible to water leaks. If you have wet walls, wet floors, or structural damage contact us to have it fixed the right way with a budget friendly recommendation.

8 ways water can get into your basement

Common Basement Waterproofing Problems and Solutions

Basements are designed and built as sturdy masonry structures that go underground. When the disturbed soil that surrounds the basement saturates with rainwater, this water will find ways to enter through the basement walls into the home’s environment. Water seeping into your basement has consequences that reach far beyond the basement. Ignoring this important sign will allow quick and easy access into your home’s living spaces.

8 Ways Water Can Enter your Basement:

1 - Cove Area Seepage

Where the floor meets the wall. Water seeps in through this (joint) because it is the most vulnerable joint in the foundation.

2 - Wall Seepage

As concrete/block basements age, and the dried exterior parging begins to crack, water is absorbed through the walls, filling blocks, and penetrating poured concrete.

3 - Masonry Floor Cracks

Water from heavy rains accumulates under and around your basement’s foundation exuding hydrostatic pressure. As this pressure increases, weak points in the concrete crack allowing water to enter.

4 - Masonry Wall Cracks

As water tables rise, the same hydrostatic pressure exudes force against the walls as well, finding weak points in block or concrete walls crack, allowing water to enter.

5 - Basement Stairwell Overflow

Stairwell drains work on the premise of gathering water and draining it underground. However, during heavy rains this can work in reverse. Allowing the stairwell to fill with water and overflowing into your basement.

6 - Window Well Overflow

Window wells work on the same premise as the stairwells, with no free disbursement of the water, an overflow through the window will occur.

7 -Below Grade Fireplace Seepage

As in the case of cove seepage water can enter through the joints where the footer, wall and fire block meet.

8 - Any Through-The-Wall Utility Piping

Any man-made opening through a sealed wall is a potential entry point for water. Caulks, sealant and matting eventually biodegrade and are doomed to fail over time.

Ameri-Dry Systems® Patented Solutions With decades of experience, Ameri-Dry® has the Basement Waterproofing Solution that fits your needs!

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Our Process​ Take the first step towards a dry and secure basement by contacting us today for a professional assessment! Our team is ready to provide you with reliable solutions that will keep your basement watertight for years to come.
Professional Assessment

Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation assessment. We'll send our knowledgeable experts to evaluate the extent of damage, identify the root causes and provide you with a comprehensive plan to address the issues.

Customized Solutions

We design a tailored solution to meet your needs. Our team explains the recommended methods & products that will effectively prevent future water intrusion, ensuring a dry and healthy basement or foundation environment.

Expert Installation & Protection

You can trust our work will be installed correctly, providing you with long-lasting protection against future damage. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your basement and foundation are safe, and your home's value is preserved.

Let Ameri-Dry Be Your Home’s Ultimate Defender!

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Did You Know?

There are over 100,000 types of mold that live and thrive in moist environments, like basements, crawl spaces, and cellars. These can cause SERIOUS health problems!