dry otter

Winston- Salem
Basement Waterproofing

Basements are notorious for leaking, but they don’t have to be. Dry Otter Waterproofing has been providing solutions since 2013.

We have the knowledge and expertise to turn your leaking basement into a dry, usable space. Our excellent Google reviews and A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau show our commitment to quality work and satisfied customers.

Why is my basement leaking?

Basements in the Winston-Salem area can have water issues because when a builder digs a basement, they must dig out a section larger than the actual basement.

Once the basement is finished, the remaining loose soil is backfilled against the foundation walls to close the gap.

Water is then attracted to the loose soil when it rains; over time, the pressure builds and pushes against your basement walls, eventually seeping into your basement, usually where the wall meets the footers.

Footers are rectangular and much wider than your foundation.  They are meant to keep the weight of your home equally distributed and safe from shifting. Constructed of concrete reinforced with rebar, when water seeps through these blocks, it can leave behind a white powdery residue, which we call Efflorescence.

How do you know if your basement needs waterproofing?

Contact Dry Otter Winston-Salem basement waterproofing if you see any of these signs.

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Basement Waterproofing

Water and elevated humidity levels in your basement can cause multiple issues, impacting both your home’s value and your health. Our approach tackles these persistent problems to maintain lasting dryness.

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Basement Dehumidifier

A basement dehumidifier is a device crafted to improve the air quality in a crawl space by removing moisture and humidity, and replacing them with dry air


Basement Sump Pump

A basement sump pump is used to remove standing water and water accumulated by the drainage system, thereby minimizing the chances of mold growth and potential damage to the foundation.

Why is water in my basement a problem?

Water damage like standing water, leaks, and condensation can often be overlooked if you don’t go into your basement frequently. Regular monitoring is essential because water in your basement can lead to negative long-term consequences for your home.

Heavy rains, common in our area, aggravate the issues and can worsen the situation. To avoid costly repairs, contact Dry Otter to evaluate your situation.

How long does the waterproofing process take?

There are multiple ways water can infiltrate your home and our initial inspection will help us give you a more specific timeframe. We typically expect our basement waterproofing services to be completed within 3 to 5 days. 

How long does basement waterproofing last?

Basement waterproofing done correctly and applied to all the basement walls should last the lifetime of your home. Regular sump pump maintenance is required, but that is all.

What are the benefits of waterproofing your basement?

Proper waterproofing keeps your home safe and dry and gives you peace of mind when it rains or you’re away from your home.

How does Dry Otter Waterproof a basement?

The first step is the installation of a floor drain around the perimeter of your crawl space or basement that diverts water into a sump pump so that it can be pumped out of the basement.

Next, a plastic wall liner is added to direct water coming in through the block walls to the drainage system. Often, as an added precaution, a dehumidifier is installed to remove water from the air and direct it into the sump pump.

Get Your Winston-Salem Basement Inspected for Free

If you’re in search of top-notch Winston-Salem basement waterproofing services, begin with a complimentary basement inspection from Dry Otter Waterproofing. Our team will assess the optimal waterproofing strategy for your basement while also pinpointing and resolving any additional issues.

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Proudly serving the Greater Charlotte Area since 2013
We’re one of North Carolina’s top-rated contractors for basement and crawl space repair and waterproofing, serving homeowners across the greater Charlotte area.

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Our process includes the following inspections:

Crawl Space Inspection:

Basement Inspection:

Our expert will personally visit your home and examine the issues you are having with your basement or crawl space foundation.

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