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FAQ's

What does it cost to waterproof my basement?
How long will it take to repair my basement?
Do leakage problems ever recur after the repair is completed?
Will I have to sit around all day waiting for your estimator to show up?
Should I fix my leakage problem before I sell my house?
Can I fix one small area?
Do you waterproof crawl spaces?
Can you fix my basement even though it is finished?
Can I solve my leakage problem myself?
How do I know that Atlas Restoration will solve my problem?

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How much does it cost to waterproof my basement?
Repair costs vary depending on the type of work required. Waterproofing a crack in your foundation wall may cost as little as $200. If your problem is more extensive such as leaks through floors or wall/floor joints (cove), the installation of drain tile may cost several thousand dollars.

How long will it take to repair my basement?
Waterproofing a crack in your foundation wall takes hours - not days! Drain tile installations will take from as little as 1 day to several days depending on the scope of the project.

Do leakage problems ever recur after the repair is completed?
Only a very small percentage of our work ever requires service. If however you were to have a problem, contact our office immediately. We will quickly determine the cause and take the necessary steps to remedy it. One of the most important reasons for our 25 year longevity and reputation is our willingness to stand behind our work.

Will I have to sit around all day waiting for your estimator to show up?
No! If the source of your leak is visible and it is a crack in your foundation wall then you qualify for our Crack Express service. Just pick up the phone and call our office to receive a price and scheduling date. No waiting for salesman. A trained technician will come to your home and permanently repair your seepage problem. You save time and money. If the source of the leak is unknown or water is coming through the floor or through the cove (wall/floor joint) then we will schedule an appointment for one of our highly trained estimators to analyze the problem. Generally, we can provide you with a two hour window for your appointment.

Should Atlas fix my leakage problem before I sell my house?
Definitely. Failure to let the buyer know of any water problems can result in a legal dispute. Disclosing the seepage problem to a prospective buyer is an alternative, however, this usually results in a substantially lower offer because the buyer generally exaggerates the cost of the repair.

Can Atlas fix one small area?
Yes. If leakage is through a crack in your basement wall then it can be quickly and permanently repaired. It does however depend on your particular problem. Because Atlas Restoration is an experienced full service waterproofing contractor, the repair method we recommend and the scope of the project will be based on the specific conditions in your basement.

Does Atlas waterproof crawl spaces?
Yes, as long as we have at least three feet of headroom. Many of the same techniques utilized in full depth basements can be performed in crawl spaces.

Can Atlas fix my basement even though it is finished?
Yes. Foundation crack repairs can often be done from the outside. If necessary, we can even remove and replace outside concrete. If we need to work from the inside, we will minimize disruption to interiors. However, it may be necessary to remove a section of the paneling/drywall, pull back carpeting or remove a portion of baseboard.

Can I solve my leakage problem myself?
There are several things you can do to help minimize the problem including extending your downspouts and cleaning your gutters on a regular basis. Most paints and patching materials available at your local hardware are ineffective. If water leakage continues, we recommend you contact a professional waterproofing contractor such as Atlas Restoration to permanently repair the leakage.

How do I know that Atlas Restoration will solve my problem permanently?
We take great pride in our company and the work that we do. The fact that most of our work comes from referrals says it all! See what our customers have to say about us on our testimonials page. You can also check us out by visiting the Better Business Bureau or by asking one of your neighbors-chances are we’ve done work right around the corner.