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 in our area. 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 leaks are uncommon, your home's air quality can be impacted and your ability to finish your basement is restricted.
Basement or foundation wall cracks can be a sign of foundation problems, or they might just be the result of normal shrinkage or settling. No matter the crack, it is always prudent to have an expert perform a thorough crack inspection to determine the cause of the crack.
Always contact a basement crack repair expert first before trying to fix a basement crack yourself. The reason is simple, being able to see the crack and measure the width will allow a trained professional to undersand the causes and potential risks.
When basement foundation cracks become structural and begin to pose a health and safety risk to the home's occupants, that is when foundation repair is necessary. Foundation repair is highly technical, challenging work that requires powerful machinery and skilled oversight. It should never be attempted by a homeowner.
You might be wondering whether your basement wall cracks are structural or are simply the result of normal settling over time. Only a trained basement technician can accurately assess a crack to determine the necessary course of action. Fortunately, the vast majority of basement wall cracks are the result of normal settling, and do not require full foundation repair.
Humidity and moisture are common in MA & RI basements
We are in business to create healthy, livable spaces for MA & RI families. There are many ways to lower the humidity in a basement or crawl space. Dehumidifiers are a good start, and can greatly alleviate basement moisture issues. Unfortunately, they are rarely enough to solve the problem.
We typically start by installing a wall vapor barrier along with a ground water control system to reduce the amount of moisture that enters the basement. Because condensation forms on cold surfaces in the late spring, summer and fall months, a dehumidifier is typically still necessary to ensure a clean and comfortable space all year round.
If so, you should consider taking action. Did you know that over 40% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of the home comes from the basement or crawl space? Because of this crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation is essential to your family's health.
A crawl space is essentially a small basement. In homes with crawlspaces, the living area is so close to the crawl space that moisture and unsafe air infiltrate the home, causing potential health hazards
The sump pump is the heart of the basement waterproofing system
If it 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 dry, you should make it of the highest quality and make sure that it is regularly serviced.
At Pioneer, we recommend our GrateSump pump liner with our FastSump Sump Pump. Our GrateSump liner has large punched holes that allow ground water to easily enter it to be pumped out and has a built in pump stand which keeps dirt away from the sump pump impeller.
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 also looking its best, we install durable and attractive vinyl basement windows.
Furthermore, if you have window wells, a leaking window well can cause major problems in a finished or unfinished basement. We offer a variety of 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 your home.
The Pioneer Basement finishing network recognizes that homeowners, should be given the choice of having a healthy and safe basement living area without compromising the quality, design, and overall appearance of the finished space.
Whether you're creating a new finished basement space or remodeling your existing basement, we can help you make sure that water never becomes a concern, and that the space is healthy and safe for you and your family.
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.