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Michael C was very knowledgeable and we feel confident entrusting our home to them.

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Our experience with BA of WV was excellent. The contractor and project manager were thorough with the projections, planning and execution….

Our experience with BA of WV was excellent. The contractor and project manager were thorough with the projections, planning and execution. We felt supported and heard throughout the duration of the process. We were pleased with all of the people who worked on our property—they were helpful, respectful and clean. Our foreman and his crew (Cody, Josh and Zae) did quality work from start to finish. We are extremely happy.

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Caesar Goodman, the Field Inspector, arrived at my home on time. He was very friendly and professional. Easy to talk to, he explained my…

Caesar Goodman, the Field Inspector, arrived at my home on time. He was very friendly and professional. Easy to talk to, he explained my options in easy to understand terms. He described the process they would use to resolve my problem. He was very proficient in showing me online the process, costs, and available financial options. Very impressive.

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Had my basement window well replaced by Bix after it started to cave in and fill with water after a storm. They were quick to come out and…

Had my basement window well replaced by Bix after it started to cave in and fill with water after a storm. They were quick to come out and price it and got me scheduled quick as well. They came out on time and got the work done in a timely manner. The workers were friendly and professional. After a few rains they did a great job of coming back out and smoothing out the fill dirt and reseeding. I would definitely use them again.

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I had a very pleasant experience with Caesar of Basement Authority. He was very kind and professional, had a well put together presentation …

I had a very pleasant experience with Caesar of Basement Authority. He was very kind and professional, had a well put together presentation on what repairs were recommended, why and how they would address these concerns. I would highly recommend you consider using this company.

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Bill Burgette was a great help and excellent at explaining not only what the problem is, but also what he could do to fix it, and was super …

Bill Burgette was a great help and excellent at explaining not only what the problem is, but also what he could do to fix it, and was super willing to work with us on pricing as well. Highly recommend!

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I throughly enjoyed meeting Michael. He was able to explain my foundation issues and give me advice that I could understand. He allowed me …

I throughly enjoyed meeting Michael. He was able to explain my foundation issues and give me advice that I could understand. He allowed me to have my son in law listen to our conversation so he could ask any questions that were of concern to him.I can foresee doing business with Basement Authority in the near future!SincerelyJean McCorkle

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Very informative, took the ti e to explain all the problems. Appreciate ed

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Michael Cornecelli was extremely knowledgeable and informative and guided me through the process during his initial inspection.

Michael Cornecelli was extremely knowledgeable and informative and guided me through the process during his initial inspection.

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Austin Lee provided my yearly maintenance today. Prompt courteous service. This system has been a lifesaver.

Austin Lee provided my yearly maintenance today. Prompt courteous service. This system has been a lifesaver.

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Caesar Goodman was a delight and super informative in helping me make an informed decision on what to do with my ground floor. He answered…

Caesar Goodman was a delight and super informative in helping me make an informed decision on what to do with my ground floor. He answered all my questions and concerns effectively and patiently. Cesar is a great asset to Basement Authority‘s of WV. Highly recommend it. I now feel confident that my ground floor will be eliminated of me having to empty three dehumidifiers on a regular daily basis. What a relief!

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Bill Burgette did a great job! He was on-time, professional, honest, and has integrity. He was wonderful with his assessment and quote.

Bill Burgette did a great job! He was on-time, professional, honest, and has integrity. He was wonderful with his assessment and quote.

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We just had an inspection from BAWV. Caesar Goodman was on time for our appointment. He listened to our concerns and did the inspection right away. He went over the proposal to fix our problem step by step. We were impressed with his knowledge and the time he spent answering our questions. I would recommend him and BAWV without hesitation.

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Foundation Lifting and floor leveling.

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William B. was our punctual representative. He gave us reminds as the date approached and was delightful to speak with when communicating. …

William B. was our punctual representative. He gave us reminds as the date approached and was delightful to speak with when communicating. He gave our newer built home a thorough inspection and provided a detailed solution.

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The inspector that was assigned to come and assess. Very friendly, finally got answers to my questions, took pictures showed pictures and the problem areas

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Ceasar Goodman is the friendliest and most professional Tech we've had out at our home. Really appreciate that he close the gate so the…

Ceasar Goodman is the friendliest and most professional Tech we've had out at our home. Really appreciate that he close the gate so the pups didn't run off

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We had Caesar Goodman as our technician today. He was on time , professional and knowledgeable . I would certainly recommend this company…

We had Caesar Goodman as our technician today. He was on time , professional and knowledgeable . I would certainly recommend this company especially for foundation inquiries.

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Bill Burgette very nice and knowledgeable on repairs and explained the problems and solutions very well.

Bill Burgette very nice and knowledgeable on repairs and explained the problems and solutions very well.

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Caesar Goodman was extremely helpful. He took his time to explain every option after a very thorough inspection of the areas in question. …

Caesar Goodman was extremely helpful. He took his time to explain every option after a very thorough inspection of the areas in question. I would recommend Caesar and his company to anyone.

Proudly Serving Throughout West Virginia

Beckley

Beckley, WV

With above-average rain and snow, homes in Beckley are at major risk for foundation damage. Basement Authority of West Virginia has plenty of solutions designed to provide long-term repair for your foundation. 

Charleston

Charleston, WV

Silty, clay soils in Charleston are at risk for swelling when exposed to precipitation. This puts your foundation out of line and causes damage around your home, but Basement Authority of West Virginia has industry-leading solutions that keep your foundation protected. 

Clarksburg

Clarksburg, WV

Clarksburg naturally experiences above-average amounts of rain and snow. It also contains clay and sandy loam soils. This combination can be detrimental to your foundation and causes structural problem signs. Basement Authority of West Virginia has world-class experience and solutions that protect your home from damage.

Parkersburg

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.

West Virginia

West Virginia

Homeowners across the state of West Virginia can end up experiencing foundation problems, crawl space issues, sinking concrete, or leaking basements due to annual weather patterns. Learn more about how we can help protect your home.

Wheeling

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling’s soil and heavy rain do no favors for your home’s basement, crawl space, or exterior concrete slabs. Basement Authority of West Virginia has proven solutions to stop the problem permanently.

Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Reducing Water Damage

You can reduce water damage in your West Virginia basement by properly waterproofing the area. Once your basement is waterproofed, it should combat water damage, as well as the issues that occur as the result of water damage, such as efflorescence and mold growth. Keeping your basement dry also ensures that any belongings stored inside will remain safe from water damage that may occur. 

Preventing Mold Growth

Mold flourishes in dark, damp environments, such as your home’s basement and other dark areas in your home. Waterproofing your home’s basement can prevent mold growth. This ultimately prevents the spread of mold to areas of your home, as well as ensures your living environment is as safe as possible to live in.

Eliminating Excess Humidity 

Waterproofing your basement can also combat humidity levels. Waterproofing your basement can ensure your basement remains free of excess moisture. This keeps your basement belongings from being ruined, as well as prevents mold and wood rot from forming in your basement, where it will slowly be broken down by organic matter.

FAQs

A sump pump is a type of drainage system that collects water in a pit and pumps it away from the foundation. It’s ideal for homeowners who are dealing with basement flooding and need to keep that area of the house as dry as possible. If you already have a sump pump in your basement, you should be aware that having just one may not be adequate.

As a homeowner in West Virginia, your property is likely to see a lot of water. To keep up with the massive amounts of water that flow around your foundation, it would be worthwhile to invest in a second or even third sump pump. Your sump pump’s lifespan could be shortened and fail sooner than it should if it is overworked due to the constant pumping of water. Your basement will quickly flood if this happens, and the structural damage caused by the failure will cost more than a second pump. All of our sump pumps can be equipped with a battery backup system, ensuring a dry basement at all times.

If you’re not sure if you need a new sump pump, keep an eye on it during the summer. Summer in West Virginia is the rainiest season, so monitoring the sump pump when it’s at its most active can be very beneficial. If the water in the pit is running at an excessive rate, you’ll need to get a new pump. This will ensure that the equipment works for years without breaking down.

As the name implies, an interior drainage system will be placed around the inside perimeter of your West Virginia home’s basement. The wall flange fitted along the wall and floor joint will be the only visible part of this system. The majority of the water from leaks collects here. Any moisture that tries to sneak into your basement will be captured by the system and directed to a powerful sump pump, which is at the heart of the entire drainage system.

The sump pump has a float mechanism that tells it how much water has gotten into the basin. When it reaches a certain level, the pump will turn on automatically and begin pumping water away from your house. You won’t have to worry about needing to turn it on in the middle of a storm, for example. Thousands of gallons of water may be drained with our pumps. If you have a battery backup hooked to your sump pump, it will keep churning away water from your home even if your electricity goes out.

Our sump pumps also contain an alarm system that sounds when they turn on and when the battery power is low. You can contact our basement specialists to get the backup battery replaced so that it does not go out in the middle of a storm. This system can be installed in less than a day and will not interfere with any other pipes in your home. After only a few hours, you’ll have a completely waterproof basement.

Although foundation wall fractures are not always symptomatic of structural failure, they are the most obvious sign of structural damage caused by basement water infiltration. Wall cracks can appear in a variety of ways, and they typically paint a clear picture about why and how they formed.
Differential settling, for example, frequently causes stair-step or vertical wall fissures. The most common cause of differential settlement is rainwater. Water that funnels beneath your foundation walls and washes out and erodes the soil below produces voids. The hefty foundation walls that sit atop void-laden earth simply cannot hold them, and the walls will begin to break, shift, or settle down into the void.
Hydrostatic pressure is another typical cause of foundation wall cracks. Hydrostatic pressure can cause horizontal or diagonal wall cracks in your foundation walls. These fissures will widen over time, and your walls may buckle, bow, or shear. This is a big structural problem, as if your walls aren’t treated, they could collapse completely.

The area where your basement’s wall meets the floor is known as the space’s cove joint. These seams are exposed to a substantial amount of groundwater, putting your home’s structural supports at risk. As a result, seepage and flooding are fairly prevalent at these places in your basement. Cove joint leaks can create havens for mold development if left unchecked for an extended period of time. Similarly, leaks in these areas can contribute to hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic presser can then compromise the structural integrity of your foundation by leading to cracks, bowing, or sinkage, thereby lowering your home’s total value.

However, these joints do not leak at random. If you don’t take precautions to waterproof your basement and property as a whole, you can find yourself dealing with undesirable seepage after every major downpour. Alternatively, seepage in these spots could indicate damage to your foundation or basement, which you should investigate immediately. The most typical reasons of basement cove joint leaks are hydrostatic pressure, shifting of the foundation, and internal and external leaks.

When it comes to your West Virginia home’s basement, there are a lot of potential reasons of dampness. Some are quite harmless, while others have been connected to major damage to your home’s structure or interior workings. Damage to your property’s plumbing systems and any related appliances is, of course, the most prevalent and simple to identify source of moisture in any basement. Small leaks in pipe joints or deterioration in appliances such as water heaters can cause significant increases in humidity over time. Of course, more severe plumbing floods are more likely to produce dampness, but they’re also less likely to be tolerated for an extended period of time.

Other factors include structural deterioration or a seepage process. While seepage is rather common, it can have major consequences for your property. Because of the porous nature of concrete as a building material, seepage occurs. If the earth outside your home is saturated, the water it stores has a good possibility of seeping through the concrete walls of your basement. This rarely results in significant standing water, but it does increase the humidity in your home. It’s also possible that it’ll leave a white residue on your walls known as efflorescence.

Finally, damage to your home’s structure, foundation, or basement walls is a common but important problem that should not be overlooked. While foundation damage and bowing basement walls are the most serious types of damage that can cause dampness, any crack in your home’s structure can allow water in over time. As a result, you should promptly call an expert to ensure that your wetness is not due to a structural issue.

Our innovative, high-quality solutions have been tested and proven to keep water out of your home, making it a safer place to live.

Paints and wall coatings, for example, are merely temporary bandages that do not address or treat the basis of the problem. While you can use a special sealant on your walls and floors, it will pop and flake, suggesting that there is still moisture present. Water takes the path of least resistance as well. It will find another route in if it is unable to enter through one spot.

So, save your time and money by avoiding quick fixes. Your basement and your family will benefit greatly from our long-term solutions that include interior drainage systems, sump pumps, wall vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and more. All these products were designed to work together to give your home the comprehensive protection it deserves. To install these varied systems, our expert team uses dependable, specialized equipment and cutting-edge technology.

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