Basement Waterproofing in CO & NM, including Durango, Canon City & Grand Junction.

Keep Your Colorado & New Mexico Basement Dry

Installing a basement waterproofing system inside of your home is a fantastic idea. With all the innovations that have been made in the last decade on old-fashioned drain tile, French drain, and weeping tile systems in Colorado & New Mexico, along with the modern and more reliable sump pump systems, a waterproof basement is just a phone call away. If you have a wet basement and are looking for a solution, call Silver River Basement Systems today for a free basement waterproofing inspection and quote! They serve Grand Junction, Farmington NM, Durango and all areas nearby.

However, to keep this water out, and to create a dry basement, something more may be needed. Moisture can easily travel through the concrete and grout used in your foundation walls and floors - and even more easily through sections of exposed dirt.

Step 1: Install a Moisture Barrier on Your Walls and Floors

Peeling, Chipping, Basement Wall Coatings in Cortez

Even when the surfaces of your basement walls and floors look dry at a glance, you can be sure that moisture is entering the basement continually through the concrete in the form of water vapor.

There are several ways to tell if moisture is passing through to your basement. One of the most common is a white, flaky powder that accumulates on basement walls.

This is known as efflorescence, and it's left behind as moisture leaves the basement walls and enters the air.

Other signs include mold and musty smells in the basement and rust on your pipes, tools, or other metal in the space.

If you're not sure if your basement floor is adding to your basement humidity, check it out by laying a layer of plastic on a section of your basement floor for several days.

If the space underneath is damp, then you know the moisture that would have passed upwards was instead trapped underneath the plastic.

BrightWall® Basement Wall Coverings

Long-Lasting Basement Wall Coverings

Basement wall coating and paints are notorious for peeling and blistering off basement walls, eventually making the problem worse than ever.

The building efflorescence behind a waterproof coating will damage its bond, destroying it in a few months or years.

Instead, Silver River Basement Systems recommends installing BrightWall®, a plastic wall covering that is mechanically attached to the wall and can be installed as a vapor barrier. This easy-to-install basement wall covering will brighten the space and keep out moisture permanently.

ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting

Installing a Waterproof Basement Sub Floor in Alamosa

Covering a carpet with wood, chipboard squares, or carpeting will simply trap moisture underneath and lead to rot. Instead, install an inorganic plastic floor tiling system such as ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting.

This tile creates a complete vapor barrier on the floor that depressurizes the space and prevents the natural upward of movement of water from the floor. As an added bonus, each tile sits on raised pegs, creating a thermal break underneath that will make the surfaces of each tile 8-10 degrees warmer than the cold floor below. Carpeting and other floorings can be installed directly on top of this floor matting.

Both BrightWall® and ThermalDry® are available by Silver River Basement Systems in Grand Junction, Durango, Farmington NM, and the surrounding areas in Colorado & New Mexico.

Step 2: Install a Reliable, Energy-Efficient Dehumidifier

Comparison of Two Basement Dehumidifiers in a Pueblo home

Typical dehumidifiers are simply not powerful enough to keep a basement dry. Additionally, the cheap dehumidifiers sold at some hardware stores have collection trays that continually fill up, sometimes in as little as 8-12 hours. With 168 hours in a week, this means you'd have to empty your collection tray 14-21 times a week to keep it protecting your basement all the time?

Silver River Basement Systems has the answer to your dry basement needs: The SaniDry™ basement dehumidifier. This is the only dehumidifier available in Colorado & New Mexico that has the power and effectiveness you need.

Seven Great Reasons to Choose the SaniDry™

 

SaniDry™

Standard Dehumidifier

Cost/Pint

3.3 cents

10 cents

Max Pints Removed

100

30

ENERGY STAR® Rating

Yes

No

Self-Draining

Yes

Sometimes

Powerful Air-Circulating Fan

Yes

No

Can Be Ducted from Closet to Finished Basement

Yes

No

Odor-Eliminating Filter

Optional

No

Step 3: Service your Sump Pump Regularly

Sump Pump Service Diagram for Aztec dry basements

A sump pump contains mechanical parts, and like all appliances and utilities in your home, it will need routine maintenance. A brief annual visit by a service technician from Silver River Basement Systems can make sure your sump pump is clean and that all parts are working properly.

The service specialist will test the pump, check the sump alarm battery, and check the charge on your battery backup sump pump. The sump and liner will be cleaned out, and problems with the discharge will be checked. The technician can look for new emerging problems in the basement and will flood check the system to ensure it's working properly and your basement will be dry.

Contact a Basement Waterproofer in Colorado & New Mexico

A Silver River Basement Systems waterproofer installing a basement drain for a dry space

Silver River Basement Systems is the premiere basement waterproofing contractor in Grand Junction, Durango, Farmington NM, and other parts of Colorado & New Mexico. If you're in need of wet basement repair, we're ready to help. Waterproofing is our specialty, and with our great reputation in the community, you can be sure we'll be in business whenever you need us.

We offer free, no-obligation estimates to homeowners in our area. Each estimate includes an in-home inspection, a written quote, and a free copy of our 88-page color book on basement waterproofing. Call or contact us by e-mail today for a free basement repair quote

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Serving CO & NM including the Greater Grand Junction area
Our Colorado & New Mexico Service Area
Cities in Alamosa County, CO
Alamosa
Hooper
Mosca

Cities in Archuleta County, CO
Arboles
Chromo
Pagosa Springs

Cities in Conejos County, CO
Antonito
Capulin
Conejos
La Jara
Manassa
Romeo
Sanford

Cities in Custer County, CO
Westcliffe
Wetmore

Cities in Delta County, CO
Austin
Cedaredge
Cory
Crawford
Delta
Eckert
Hotchkiss
Lazear
Paonia

Cities in Dolores County, CO
Cahone
Dove Creek
Rico

Cities in Fremont County, CO
Canon City
Coal Creek
Coaldale
Cotopaxi
Florence
Hillside
Howard
Penrose
Rockvale

Cities in Gunnison County, CO
Almont
Crested Butte
Gunnison
Ohio City
Parlin
Pitkin
Powderhorn
Somerset

Cities in Hinsdale County, CO
Lake City

Cities in La Plata County, CO
Bayfield
Durango

Cities in Mesa County, CO
Clifton
Collbran
De Beque
Fruita
Gateway
Glade Park
Grand Junction
Loma
Mack
Mesa
Molina
Palisade
Whitewater

Cities in Mineral County, CO
Creede

Cities in Montezuma County, CO
Cortez
Dolores
Lewis
Mancos
Mesa Verde National Park
Pleasant View
Towaoc
Yellow Jacket

Cities in Montrose County, CO
Bedrock
Cimarron
Montrose
Naturita
Nucla
Olathe
Paradox
Redvale

Cities in Ouray County, CO
Ouray
Ridgway

Cities in Rio Grande County, CO
Center

Cities in Saguache County, CO
Crestone
Moffat
Saguache
Sargents
Villa Grove

Cities in San Juan County, CO
Silverton

Cities in San Miguel County, CO
Egnar
Norwood
Ophir
Placerville
Telluride

Cities in Rio Arriba County, NM
Abiquiu
Alcalde
Canjilon
Canones
Cebolla
Chama
Chimayo
Cordova
Coyote
Dixon
Dulce
El Rito
Embudo
Espanola
Gallina
Hernandez
La Madera
Lindrith
Los Ojos
Medanales
Petaca
Tierra Amarilla
Truchas
Vallecitos
Velarde
Youngsville

Cities in San Juan County, NM
Aztec
Blanco
Bloomfield
Farmington
Flora Vista
Fruitland
Kirtland
La Plata
Nageezi
Navajo Dam
Newcomb
Sanostee
Sheep Springs
Shiprock
Waterflow

Our Locations:

Silver River Basement Systems
P.O. Box 905
Ship:1871 North Hwy. 149
Lake City, CO 81235
1-970-238-8873