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Basement Waterproofing Rochelle Park, NY

Vulcan Basement Waterproofing In Rochelle Park, NY

The first attempts at keeping water out of basements were done assuming all the water came from the walls. Since we knew that raising the ground around the house didn’t always work, we tried digging up around the house and applying tar or pitch to the walls. That didn’t always work either. The next attempt was to try to patch existing cracks from the inside as well as the excavation from the outside. That didn’t always work either. The military had a substance they used to seal underground tanks and since we were the only company specializing in water in basements, they asked us to try it. It was a slurry solution that when applied around the basement walls at set intervals, was to expand and seal the wall to prevent water penetration. It seemed like the perfect solution to our customer’s biggest complaints… no digging, no damage to lawns, shrubs, driveways, etc. We developed a pressure pumping process and patented it. The solution was so well received that others approached us for permission to use the process as well. Soon there were over 80 franchises in the U.S., Canada and even England. When applied in perfect soil conditions the process seemed to work to keep the water from coming through the treated walls but it didn’t always work. In clay soil the substance expanded and cracked walls or pushed in blocks. In sandy soil the substance expanded away from the walls and did not seal out the water as expected. Even when the walls were sealed perfectly there was often water on the floor.

What happens to the water?

You will not see any water. It removes the moist air and replaces it with warm dry air from upstairs. This means there is no reservoir to empty on a daily basis.

Will an E·Z Breathe system increase my heating/cooling bills?

The effect on your climate control bills is minimal, based on the fact that the E·Z Breathe system draws the air from the very lowest part of the home. This air is always the coldest, most polluted air in the home/building to begin with, and due to its damp nature it is also the hardest to heat. Once in operation the E·Z Breathe unit dries the air out, and since dry air is easier to heat than damp air, your heating system does not work as hard to maintain the desired temperature.

Where is the E·Z Breathe unit installed?

The E·Z Breathe unit is placed at the lowest level of the home or building on an exterior wall. With the unit’s finished appearance and whisper-quiet fan it can be placed in any room.

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Testimonials

This was the second visit by Vulcan – the service technicians were very professional and did an amazing job – reviewed the project with me and explained what they were going to do and why they needed to do it – then they started right in and did the work. I would highly recommend this crew to anyone looking to get a water issue resolved in their basement.

Steven B.

Great service, very knowledgable staff and hard working crew! Install went well: 160 linear feet of underdrain pipe and crushed stone with 2 sump pits (one pit with 1 pump and the other upper pit with 2 pumps). Pumps run fine when needed. We now have a dry finished basement with peace of mind. Thanks Vulcan, great job!

Christopher H.

Our basement flooded several times and had water level of up to 4 feet in one corner of the house. Vulcan assessed the situation and added french drains and new sump pump. They were very professional and not too costly. We haven’t had any issues since, this was in early 2000s.

Tom F.