Learn why hundreds of Massachusetts and Rhode Island families trust their basement waterproofing to Pioneer.
Basement waterproofing is the term most people think of when it comes to solving their wet, leaky basement problems. Most of the time basement waterproofing involves diverting ground water from coming in the basement by installing a "French drain" system. Pioneer Basement is the leading local basement waterproofing contractor, serving MA & RI families with a sub-floor drainage system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems effectively without worry of clogging from soils under the floor. Our systems can be designed to meet the needs of any home, regardless of age or size.
If your basement has ever leaked or flooded, then you should consider a quality basement waterproofing system. Without basement waterproofing, water problems never get better, they only get worse. Even if water seepage is only a once a year occurrence, your home's air quality can be impacted and your ability to finish your basement is restricted.Pioneer Basement's waterproofing system is a sub-floor drainage system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems effectively without worry of clogging from soils under the floor. Our systems can be designed to meet the needs of any home, regardless of age or size.
We've been fixing basement wall cracks in Rhode Island and MA for years.
Most small hairline cracks are normal shrinkage cracks. Often our technicians are able to repair these cracks by simply injecting them from inside the basement. However, some basement wall cracks are more than normal shrinkage cracks, these cracks may in fact be a symptom of a more serious structural problem. A basement inspection by one of our experts will help determine if your cracks are structural or not.
It is important to contact a basement crack repair expert first before trying to fix the crack yourself. The reason is simple, being able to see the crack and measure the width can tell our trained professionals a lot about why the foundation cracked to begin with. If our inspector determines it is a normal shrinkage crack, he or she will happily refer you to BasementDepot.com where you can purchase a "do it yourself" crack repair kit.
Whatever your basement or foundation issue, Pioneer Basement and Ram Jack New England have the solution.
Pioneer Basement is proudly the only authorized distributor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island of Ram Jack. Ram Jack offers the best-in-class foundation repair solution to fix the toughest foundation cracks, bowing and settling problems.
Contact our foundation repair team today at 508-536-0604 or visit our Ram Jack website for more information about how to fix foundation cracks through external repairs.
Rhode Island and Massachusetts have a challenging climate for homeowners with basements. High humidity and rainfall in our area create moist, damp basements that are often uncomfortable.
At Pioneer Basement, we fix moist, damp basements to create healthy, livable spaces for MA & RI families. There are many ways to lower the humidity in your basement or crawl space. We typically start by installing a wall vapor barrier along with a ground water control system to reduce the amount of moisture that is allowed to enter the basement. Unfortunately, simply putting a drainage system with a wall vapor barrier will not always take care of the high humidity in the basement. Because condensation forms on cold surfaces in the late spring, summer and fall months, a dehumidifier is often required to ensure a clean and comfortable space all year round.
In the last several years, Pioneer Basement has been installing the Moistu-Vac™ System on our GrateDrain™ Systems for our customers. This system includes a piping to the roof of the home and a fan which is installed outside or in the attic that draws air and moisture up from underneath the basement slab. This innovative system can remove up to 13 gallons of moisture from under the basement slab each day, preventing moisture from even entering your home or building.
It is important that all crawl spaces in the home be totally encapsulated to keep ground humidity and moisture from coming up into the upper levels of the house.
Because over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes from the basement or crawl space in a traditional home, crawl space encapsulation is an essential component of home health.
A crawl space is really nothing but a small basement. Because your living area is so close to the crawl space it is very important that you protect your home from the damaging effects of a damp, wet crawl space. Besides installing a CrawlShield™ System on all the walls and floors, it is also necessary to close up all the crawl space vents and install a dehumidifier to keep the relative humidity in the crawl space safely below 50%.
Most basement waterproofing systems rely on a sump pump as the final mechanism to get water out of the basement.
It is the heart of the the basement waterproofing system. If the heart stops for any reason, the system will fail and your basement may get wet despite all the money you paid for basement waterproofing. That is why if you are going to rely on a sump pump to keep your basement water free, you should make it of the highest quality and make sure that it is serviced by the experts at Pioneer Basements.
We recommend our GrateSump with our FastSump Pump. Our GrateSump allows ground water to easily enter it to be pumped out. The GrateSump has large punched holes that allow water to enter more quickly than other products, and includes a permanent mesh filter that will keep stone from entering through these holes.The GrateSump also has a built in pump stand which keeps dirt and debris away from the sump pump impeller. Dirt simply falls into a specially designed trough away from the pump motor, keeping the sump pump working properly in even the toughest conditions.
Basement windows are notorious for being hard to open and drafty.
Further, the wet environment near the ground or in a window well often causes metal windows to rust and wooden windows to rot. To ensure that your basement stays safe and dry while looking its best, durable and attractive vinyl windows should be installed.
Furthermore, if you have window wells, a leaking window well can cause major problems in a finished or unfinished basement. Pioneer Basement Waterproofing offers quality basement windows as well as various solutions for window wells.
If you've ever touched concrete walls in a basement, you know that water vapors are able to pass through concrete basement walls.
These vapors contribute to the high humidity levels in basements. Installing a durable vapor barrier will prevent these vapors from entering your basement and creating an unsafe moisture level in the your home.
A high quality, durable vapor barrier on your walls will direct water down to the drain sytems below and keeps it off the studs and sheetrock or paneling. It will also keep water vapor from getting into the basement environment and lower humidity levels in your basement and home.
Our Pioneer Basement Finishing Network recognizes that homeowners, who would like to utilize their basement, should be given the choice of having a healthy and safe living area without compromising the quality, design, and the overall appearance of a new finished space. Whether you're creating a new finished basement space or remodeling your existing finished basement, health should be your number one priority.
Expand your living space with a new finished basement. Create a family room, play area for the children, entertainment room, game room, basement home theater, and or an in home office. Whatever you needs are, we would be honored to provide you with a new healthy finished basement.
Pioneer Basement Waterproofing proudly serves all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including greater Boston, the North Shore, the South Shore, Providence, Western Mass, Newport, South County RI, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Our helpful service teams and experienced basement waterproofing professionals come right to you to review your situation and propose a tailored solution that meets your needs and budget.