BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SERVICES
Serving Long Island, Queens and all 5 boroughs
Basements are typically built with cementitious materials such as cast in place concrete, block, and brick, and usually have a concrete slab for a floor. The reality is that these materials can be porous and tend to crack. Basements are also typically situated in the ground. In many locations, water can sometimes be found in the ground. Basements are not intended, designed or built to be boats. So, it is only natural for the water that’s in the ground to find its way into a basement and it is no surprise that they leak.
Water penetrates through the cracks in the foundation walls and floors. Water also comes in at the location where the walls and floors meet because the basement is not created with a monolithic pour. The separate pours create a cold joint which is similar to a crack. Water may also leak at penetrations where a lally column passes through the floor or where conduits and pipes enter the walls. Rarely a waterproof condition exists where dissimilar materials meet. Water will flow into basements if the top of the foundation wall is below the adjacent grade and basement window sills when the wells have flooded. Lastly but just as important, water could pass through the walls and floors via capillary action.
In the old days, wet basements didn’t seem to pose as much of a problem because basements tended to be unfinished and used mostly for utilities. But as people wanted to expand their living space into the basements, this became unacceptable. Finishing basements with wood framing and wall board became common. Fabric couches and particle board furnishings were introduced into basements. When these organic materials became wet, mold had a tendency to proliferate. This created a health hazard for the inhabitants of the basement and the whole house because the stack effect brought mold spores throughout the upper levels of the house.
Boccia Inc. has been waterproofing basements on Long Island, in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk since its inception in 1955. They have completed literally thousands of jobs over that time and garnered a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience that is unrivaled in the industry. They have waterproofing systems still functioning today that were installed when President Eisenhower occupied the White House.
When Boccia Inc. consultants design a waterproofing system for a basement, they consider all the potential sources of water intrusion from below grade. Drawing from years of experience, they survey and assess all of the basement elements and consider how they will perform under periods of heavy precipitation. With this in mind, they design and recommend basement waterproofing systems that will keep the basement dry under these conditions. They know what will work and won’t work because their systems have been tested under every storm that long Island had been subjected to for decades!
Experienced, knowledgeable Boccia Inc. professionals will then install these basement waterproofing systems with attention to details. They work as cleanly and efficiently as possible, attempting to limit disruption under the conditions of installation. Their goal is to do the job once and right because they stand behind all their work. The result is that Boccia Inc. has the absolute best reputation in the waterproofing industry throughout Long Island, from Queens to Nassau to Suffolk.