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Basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired.

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Stop water from flooding through leaking cracks in your floor

One of the more perplexing issues that homeowners face with their wet basement is the challenge of stopping water from rising up through their basement floor.

Fortunately, basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired as part of a proper perimeter drainage system.

If you’d like a free quote for repairing basement floor cracks, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We serve in Huntsville, Madison, Birmingham and throughout Alabama and even into Columbus, Georgia. In Tennessee, we service Chattanooga, Nashville, and nearby. Our Mississippi service area services include Biloxi and the surrounding areas.

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Steps to Waterproof A Leaky Floor Crack

When it’s necessary to fix a leaking basement floor crack, we at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists often suggest installing a lateral line drainage system to collect water from the crack and redirect it to your sump pump. When installing this kind of floor drainage system, we follow these three steps:

We strongly recommend that your first step is to install a perimeter drainage system. This will usually intercept the water before it reaches your floor crack, ensuring a dry basement and eliminating the problem.

When direct drainage is necessary, we can remove a section of the basement floor and run a line of PVC underneath. This PVC line would lead to your sump pump. When pitched properly, any water entering the drain will be directed naturally to the sump pump.

After the drain has been installed, your waterproofer will backfill with stone and place fresh concrete over the area for a clean, professional look. Allow three days for this concrete to cure properly before walking on it or reapplying weight to the surface.

Are Lateral Drains Always Needed?

In most cases, a lateral drain will not be recommended for waterproofing your basement cracks in the floor. Most water that collects under the floor will be taken care of by the sump pump or perimeter drainage system before the water can push up through the floor cracks.

In the case of serious flooding through cracks, however, creating a lateral line to your drainage system is an easy, cost-effective way to help keep your basement dry.

We waterproof basements in Alabama, including Birmingham, Huntsville, Madison, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Madison, Decatur, Columbus, Auburn and many areas nearby.

In also offer Tennessee waterproofing in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Watertown, Clarksville, Brentwood, Franklin, and even Chattanooga and surrounding areas.

Our Georgia waterproofers serve areas like Summerville, Trenton, and Columbus.

In Mississippi we serve areas like Biloxi and Waynesboro.

To learn more about what we can do to waterproof your basement, call or e-mail us today for a no obligation, free basement waterproofing quote!

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Water can also rise directly through the porous concrete of your floor slab.

Carpet or wood installed on the concrete will trap this moisture underneath, resulting in mold and rot. You should always seal your basement floor before installing carpet or organic materials.


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Birmingham, AL

(205) 286-5520
(205) 859-8550
130 Interstate Commerce Crt. Bldg. 100 & 200
Alabaster, AL 35007

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 212-8210
(423) 226-3582
214 Industrial Park Dr.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Huntsville, AL

(256) 344-6717
(256) 445-9070
2415 Jordan Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

Knoxville, TN

(865) 290-1305
(865) 290-1306
3028 E Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37914

Mobile, AL / Biloxi, MS

(251) 250-1901
(251) 220-3457
3131 Hamilton Blvd.
Theodore, AL 36582

Montgomery, AL / Columbus, GA

(334) 209-5411
(334) 203-4899

Nashville, TN

(615) 246-7220
(615) 235-0525
1519 Heil Quaker Blvd.
LaVergne, TN 37086