Everyone knows that a leaky basement is a problem. What few people realize, however, is that the solution to that problem is different for every homeowner. When considering the cost of waterproofing a basement, it is important to assess all the relevant factors. Accordingly, the task may cost as little as several hundred dollars or more than 10,000 dollars.
First, you need to consider the source of the leak. In some cases, water may not be effectively diverted away from the home, which means that drain pipes, gutters and yard grading are the issue. However, cracked walls and clogged pipes can also lead to problems that need to be addressed. Because of this, waterproofing solutions can vary widely, including water-resistant primer, crack injections and exterior tiling and drainage. The price points will vary accordingly with each solution depending on how invasive it is.
Next, the size of the basement is also a factor. For obvious reasons, smaller basements are going to be cheaper to fix. Homes with more expansive basements, however, are going to require much more work to effectively waterproof. Therefore, the overall square footage is a very important factor to remember when calculating the cost.
Additionally, the quality of the materials influences the final total. As with any home improvement project, it is possible to choose low grade or high grade materials. While low grade materials carry a lower price tag upfront, they often do not work as well or last as long, which can lead to more expenses down the line. This is why it is important to consider the cost of waterproofing as a long term investment in order to make an effective choice.
Finally, the length of time needed to complete the work impacts any cost estimate. Most contractors charge by the hour, which means longer projects will cost more money. The length of the project will depend on the nature of the solution, the size of the basement and the capabilities of the repair team. This is why it is beneficial to work with a trusted, reliable team that will stay on schedule.
Ultimately, with this much variation in the price, it is essential to work with an expert. This will ensure that the best solution is enacted and that the results lead to long term success. If you are thinking about waterproofing your basement, please contact us today for an individualized estimate.
This is an approximate cost based on standard labor and material. Every situation is different and therefore costs may vary greatly. If you would like to schedule a free estimate, please contact us to schedule your basement inspection at no cost.