Basement Waterproofing

Expert Basement Waterproofing Company in Greater Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield and Nearby

Effective waterproofing solutions for your leaky basement

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Don't have a wet basement ever. The combination of a TripleSafe® Sump Pump System and SaniDry® dehumidifier provides your basement with incredible humidity control and can prevent water problems in the future.

A leaky basement is a nightmare for many homeowners. It can be hard to figure out the exact cause and even harder to find a solution. Luckily you won't have to worry about any of that with The Drying Co./ThermalTec's help. 

Our team of expert waterproofers will thoroughly examine your basement and identify the causes of the problem. Whether it's musty smells, mold problems, or just a generally wet basement, you can rely on us to both identify and solve your problems.

Interested in learning more about our comprehensive waterproofing solutions? Contact us online by clicking below or give us a call at 1-833-933-3111 to schedule your free estimate for your Williamsburg, Henrico or Greater Richmond area waterproofing services. 

Before and After
  • Basement Waterproofing Saluda, VA
    Basement Waterproofing Saluda, VA

    Basement Waterproofing Saluda, VA

    This Saluda basement had major water issues in the basement. The WaterGuard Drainage System and SuperSump were installed to help keep this basement dry ALL the time. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace
    Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

    Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

    This homeowner had concerns about water entering their basement, especially during the heavy rainfall the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond have been seeing. The solution was to install a complete basement waterproofing system. CleanSpace was installed covering the below-grade portion of the basement walls to direct any water infiltration into the drainage system. The WaterGuard Drainage System was installed to collect any water entering the basement that was directed downward by the CleanSpace and direct it toward the SuperSump System. The SuperSump System is a 1/3 hp sump pump, that pumps water out of the basement and away from the home. In these photos, you can see the bottom of the stairs in the basement. The before photo shows staining on the walls and a collection of silt and sediment where the floor meets the wall. these are clear signs that water is entering the basement. Since the basement is used for storage and laundry this poses a threat to the homeowner's valuables and washer and dryer. In the after photo, you can see the dark line of cement around the perimeter of the basement where the WaterGuard system has been installed and the bright white walls that are lined with CleanSpace. 

  • Installing a Basement Super Sump in Richmond, VA
    Installing a Basement Super Sump in Richmond, VA

    Installing a Basement Super Sump in Richmond, VA

    A homeowner in Richmond, VA was experiencing flood within their basement and had us install a Super Sump to help remove any excess water. The Super Sump has an efficient 1/3 cast iron pump on top of a CleanPump stand with an air-tight lid covering the sump basin. It is also equipped with a WaterWatch alarm system in case the pump fails or the water exceeds its capabilities. A drain line is connected to guide any water collected out of the basement and to a predetermined location on the homeowner's property.

  • WaterGuard System in Barhamsville, VA Basement
    WaterGuard System in Barhamsville, VA Basement

    WaterGuard System in Barhamsville, VA Basement

    WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of the basement. The system is designed to go around corners and be adapted to fit in tight or odd spaces, so the basement stays dry all the time. WaterGuard also doesn't require you to tear up your entire basement floor to install!

  • Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
    Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA

    Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA

    This Petersburg, VA home had an issue with water entering their basement. A trench drain was installed around the exterior basement door. This drain will collect any water that enters the basement through the exterior door. 

Why does my basement get wet?

Basement leaks can often be mysterious and seem unexplainable. How could your basement be leaking without heavy rains or standing water? Unfortunately, this is because there's actually a variety of ways for water to seep into your basement.

clay bowl effect

The Clay Bowl Effect

After your foundation is laid, the area around your foundation will be refilled with soil. However, this soil is generally far less dense than the undisturbed soil around it. This allows water to collect in the soil around your foundation. As this water builds up it will begin to pressure your foundation walls and, eventually, cause cracks. 

hydrostatic pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure

When water soaks the loose soil around your foundations the soil will start to expand. As the soil expands it will push outwards, straight into your foundation walls. This steadily increasing pressure will start to cause cracks and then water will flow into your home through these cracks.

Our solutions to your basement waterproofing problems

While leaks can be a pervasive issue that's difficult to address, don't panic. The Drying Co./ThermalTec offers the solutions that you need to keep your basement nice and dry. We offer:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • Frozen discharge line prevention

We also offer a lifetime written warranty transferrable to your home's next owner. So if you're interested in selling your home then our system can actively help you. Not only will the actual protection system make your home more valuable, but the warranty will also provide future buyers with confidence that the home is protected.

Six reasons you should choose The Drying Co./ThermalTec for your basement waterproofing

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  1. Quality products: Basement Systems® dealers use a complete line of patented, award-winning products that have been keeping basements throughout North America dry for over 30 years.
  2. Fast installations: Our system installs quickly, with most projects completed in just one to two days.
  3. Experienced crews: A crew of experienced contractors will arrive to install your system quickly and professionally. Each one is a waterproofing specialist who dries basements every day.
  4. Cost-effective system: Our waterproofing system can be customized to fit your budget, and it costs about half as much as an exterior waterproofing system. Our system works for both finished and unfinished basements.
  5. Locally-owned and operated company: The Drying Co./ThermalTec is the locally owned and operated member of the Basement Systems network. We have products and training that simply can't be beat!
  6. Free waterproofing quotes: We offer free waterproofing quotes to homeowners in our service area. Our quotes come in writing, and there's no obligation!

Choose The Drying Co./ThermalTec for reliable and effective basement waterproofing services

The Drying Co./ThermalTec are your waterproofing experts in Greater Richmond. With our team of expert and experienced waterproofers we can keep your basement dry all the time!

Do you have a leaky basement? Are you experiencing mold and mildew, or having to deal with a musty smell? Does your basement regularly flood? The Drying Co./ThermalTec can help. Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule your free basement waterproofing estimate! We are proud to serve Midlothian, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, Chester, Fort Eustis, Sandston, Toano, Hampton, Quinton, Henrico, and nearby areas in Virginia.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

The Drying Co./ThermalTec
236 Industrial Blvd
Suite A
Toano, VA 23168

The Drying Co./ThermalTec
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 637
Toano, VA 23168
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