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Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Parkersburg, WV

Parkersburg has humid summers, cold winters, and siltstone soil. These environmental factors don’t mix well and provide little support for your home’s foundation. Basement Authority of West Virginia can help.

Charleston Local Office

Basement Authority of West Virginia

132 Rocky Step Rd.
Scott Depot, WV 25560
(304)-898-1872



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm

Award-Winning Solutions in Parkersburg

Basement Authority of West Virginia (BAWV), a Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across West Virginia. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, BAWV is here to restore your foundation or basement.

The Basement Authority of WV Process

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Why Homeowners Choose Basement Authority of West Virginia

Since 2003, Basement Authority of West Virginia, a Groundworks Company, has been helping homeowners throughout West Virginia repair and protect their most valuable asset – their home. We are the local, trusted provider of reliable basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, foundation repair, and concrete lifting and leveling solutions. Everything we install is warranty-backed and tested and proven to provide long-lasting support.

To address each unique home with cutting-edge, personalized, warrantied solutions, our professional team keeps you, the homeowner, in mind and produces high-quality results. You can depend on us to install everything the right way the first time, and we never back down from a job. By scheduling a free inspection and estimate, you can personally experience the excellence and rest easy knowing your home is permanently protected.

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Crew Installing Interior Drainage

Basement Waterproofing in Parkersburg, WV

Located in the western part of West Virginia, nestled between mountains and the Ohio River, Parkersburg homeowners are all too familiar with a wet basement. Although it’s common, a wet basement is unhealthy for you and your home. Annually, Parkersburg received 42 inches of rain and 16 inches of snow. This above-average precipitation means water drains below ground putting pressure on your basement walls. This pressure leads to cracks and water intrusion. Basement Authority of West Virginia uses customizable interior drains, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers to keep your basement dry.   

Foundation Repair in Parkersburg, WV

Parkersburg’s siltstone soil provides a decent base for your home’s foundation, but when you add the area’s 42 inches of annual rain and 16 inches of annual snow it can quickly become over-saturated and wash away the soil. When this happens beneath your home, you will notice signs of home settlement, like sticking doors, a tilting chimney, cracked foundation brickwork, drywall cracks, or nail pops. Basement Authority of West Virginia has solutions designed to provide extra stability to your home like foundation piers, wall beams, and anchors. All these solutions have been designed with your unique soil in mind and are customizable to keep your home safe.   

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Parkersburg, WV

Water and moisture are your crawl space’s biggest enemies. Unfortunately, Parkersburg, WV, is all too familiar with it. With humid and rainy spring and summer weather, it’s not uncommon to find water pooling in your crawl space. Water inside your crawl space means humidity, mold, and wood rot. Basement Authority of West Virginia offers a customizable encapsulation system to best meet the needs of your home. With products like vapor barriers, wall insulation, drainage, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers, you can be sure your crawl space will be clean and dry for years to come.  

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Concrete Lifting & Leveling in Parkersburg, WV

The siltstone soil in Parkersburg is moderately well-drained, but still, it can be washed away by the area’s 42 inches of annual rain and 16 inches of annual snow. When the soil washes away a void is created and the heavy concrete cracks and sinks into the void. Basement Authority of West Virginia uses cutting-edge polyurethane injections to lift and level your exterior concrete slabs. The innovative formula is lightweight and won’t wash out, making it ideal for lifting your driveway, sidewalk, pool deck, or interior concrete slabs.    

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About Waterproofing, Crawl Spaces & Foundation Repair in Parkersburg, WV

Foundation deterioration can be caused by a variety of sources, but they always fall into one of three categories: pressure, lack of support, or faults. Despite the fact that each of these issues is unique, they nonetheless express themselves in similar ways. The most typical signs of foundation problems include spreading cracks, unevenness, dampness, sinking, and heaving. You may discover secondary issues such as wood rot or mold if the damage to your Clarksburg foundation has been there for some time. Because the symptoms are very consistent regardless of the cause, it is vital to get professional assistance in determining the exact cause and the right treatment.

A basic fault or shortcoming in the building or structure of your Clarksburg property’s foundation is the least likely but most significant underlying reason. Defects can develop as a result of bad design, such as architectural errors, or the use of inferior materials, such as improperly mixed concrete. In either situation, the damage could be difficult to repair, and foundation replacement, in part or in whole, would almost certainly be required. On the other hand, damage caused by pressure, or a lack of support can typically be repaired and avoided.

Only the ground can exert sufficient pressure to cause damage to a structure (and incidentally, issues with support tend to be soil-based as well). The most prevalent soil in West Virginia is Monongahela silt loam, however, it isn’t always kind to foundations. Unfortunately, with time, this type of soil settles, creating a gradual shift in the foundation as well as the production of fractures and structural weaknesses that allow water to access the foundation and cause substantial damage. This type of soil may begin to move if it is continually flooded or drenched. When this happens, the hydrostatic pressure around a house can rise significantly, increasing the likelihood of soil runoff. Both of these issues can lead to foundation deterioration, including fragmentation, sinking, cracking, and lateral displacement.

The freeze-thaw effect describes how water freezes and then thaws again into a liquid form. If you want to minimize structural damage, you must protect the concrete on your Clarksburg property from moisture exposure due to the freeze-thaw phenomenon. When water condenses into ice, it expands by around 9%. Despite appearances, growing ice has the ability to displace concrete particles. The concrete weakens structurally over time when there is any form of displacement.

The freeze-thaw cycle can cause small craters to grow inside and along the surface of the concrete. Concrete is porous to begin with, but moisture seeps through even more with each new micro-tear. As more water travels through the concrete, the freeze-thaw cycle displaces the soil beneath it. You’ll wind up with an uneven, structurally weak slab once the concrete sets. On a slab that has been exposed to moisture over the winter, cracking is unavoidable due to the decreased tensile strength of porous concrete.

The severity of the winter climate dictates how dangerous it is to be exposed to the freeze-thaw cycle. Because some slabs like in sidewalks aren’t considered “heavy-duty,” freeze-thaw has a considerably bigger impact on concrete with low psi. Because it keeps the snow off your concrete throughout the winter, covering it is a vital part of slab protection. This way, if your slab settles, you won’t have to replace it due to breakage that prevents repairs.

Water seeps through cracks in basement walls, usually formed when hydrostatic pressure pushes up against the foundation. For that reason, foundation solutions exist to repair basement walls and keep them supported. Additionally, some basement waterproofing solutions drain water out of your basement to prevent seeping water from causing damage. At Basement Authority, we use wall repair beams and carbon fiber reinforcements to realign your basement walls and close any cracks that may have formed. In conjunction with these repair tools, we also install floor drains and vapor barriers to keep water from leaking into your basement in the first place.

Mold needs two things to grow – relative humidity over 50 percent, and organic material to feed on. Unfortunately, your crawl space is prone to both of these conditions. Most crawl spaces are built with wooden support beams which serve as a food source for mold. Moreover, many crawl spaces are built with open vents and directly above dirt ground. Both of these contribute to rising humidity in your crawl space. Using crawl space encapsulation prevents mold build up by removing moisture from the equation. Vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, crawl space supports, vent covers, and crawl space drains all reduce water damage below your home. When mold has no moisture, it quickly dies.

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Charleston, WV

132 Rocky Step Rd.,
Scott Depot, WV 25560