Leaky basements or foundation drainage problems can be quite serious. While a leaky basement might seem like a minor issue initially, water seepage can damage carpets and drywall and produce mildew that is potentially hazardous to your health. That’s not even talking about the potential damage to furniture and other belongings.
If water pooling and seeping on your property has become a problem, you’ll want to contact a waterproofing contractor.
Professional waterproofing contractors can install exterior drain tile systems, seal leaking foundation walls, re-grade the perimeter of the home for proper drainage, and replace settled concrete that might be allowing water leaks. Finding the right waterproofing solution is paramount to keeping your home and your family’s health protected.
Here are some tips on finding the right contractor for your home.
Check Company References
If you want to find a quality waterproofing contractor, you’ll want to start by looking at company references. Company references will give you an opportunity to look into how the public views the company and the work that they provide.
- Former Customers
Former customers are a great option when you are looking for company references. Ask former customers about their experience, and if they had any problems with the company in question.
- Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau, or the BBB, allows potential customers to evaluate a business by looking at service complaints. The BBB keeps records on company complaints in addition to how they handled the complaints. The BBB can help you easily spot a shaky contractor or a scammer.
- Company History
Companies without any history are suspect. You want to work with a contractor that is established and has former jobs and clients that you can verify. A reputable contractor with a history in the area will be licensed and meet all regulatory requirements. If a contractor does not have the proper licensing, that is a major red flag.
Get A Written Contract
When you start talking with a waterproofing contractor, you’ll always want to make sure that you keep official correspondence in writing. This protects both sides. When it’s time to get into the specifics of the job at your property, you definitely want to have a written contract.
Written contracts include the details of the deal, along with estimates on the cost of the work and the length of time necessary to get the job done. Other important details you need in writing include the costs of labor and all materials used. You shouldn’t work with any company that doesn’t want to put the details of the job in writing, because it’s easy to have potentially costly errors and misunderstandings otherwise.
If you do need a waterproofing contractor, you shouldn’t put off the company vetting process. Water damage can result in mildew and fungus growth that is potentially hazardous to humans. In addition, water can cause irrevocable damage to drywall, furniture, personal belongings, and other household items.
At AAA Reick’s, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are getting the best waterproofing solution in Minneapolis. Our company is fully licensed and has the experience to tell you exactly why water is pooling on your property. After a property evaluation by our company, we’ll work with you on the best solution for your individual water pooling problem.
The vast majority of water pooling is due to poor drainage, but we can quickly find the source of your issue and help you figure out how to start the process for repair. We’ll include all of the details of the job in a written contract that our team will abide by. We take the protection of our clients’ homes, valuables, and health seriously.
Let us stop water flooding your basement in less than a week’s time—call AAA Reick’s today at: (612) 369-6626