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“No Digging” Waterproofing Process

GREAT LAKES WATERPROOFING’S BENTONITE INJECTION IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Foundation wall cracks
  • Foundation mortar joint cracks
  • Porous foundation walls
  • Moist foundation walls

Drain Tile System Installation

A drain tile system is necessary when a structure is located on a high water table or when excess water pressure builds beneath a basement floor. Great Lakes Waterproofing’s installation of a drain tile system is the solution to address this hydrostatic (under-floor) pressure.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Regular plastics become brittle and easily crack when they are exposed to harsh weather conditions. Great Lakes Waterproofing uses research-backed polyethylene as the base material in its crawl space encapsulation, which has a similar appearance and texture as a pool liner. This long-lasting material prevents rapid molecular breakdown and can survive wet crawl spaces in harsh Midwest temperatures. By installing two layers of polyethylene-based material that is wound with nylon, Great Lakes Waterproofing is able to extend the product’s life almost 7x greater than normally expected!

CARBON-KEVLAR STRAPS AND ANCHORS

Great Lakes Waterproofing installs Carbon-Kevlar straps that help distribute pressure and reinforce foundation walls. The Carbon-Kevlar straps are secured with top and bottom anchors that prevent any foundation wall movement.

Additional perks include:

  • Epoxy Rivet Technology
  • Result is stronger than original foundation wall
  • Non-corrosive and non-flammable
  • Manufacturer’s Lifetime Product Warranty

Elevator Pit Waterproofing

Great Lakes Waterproofing uses a higher standard than what is typically found in the industry. We identify all of the areas of water intrusion and tailor our response to address each concern. In doing so, Great Lakes Waterproofing is recognized by leading elevator manufacturers and by state inspectors as a leader in achieving solutions for elevator pit waterproofing concerns.

Available services:

  • Bentonite injection system to prevent water seepage through the pit walls
  • Drain tile and sump pump system to address hydrostatic (under-floor) pressure
  • Mortar joint and crack repair
  • Stabilization and reinforcement of pit walls
  • Stabilization for cracks, crevices, and weak spots in the wall
  • Epoxy coating to prevent moisture/humidity build-up

I-Beam Installation

Great Lakes Waterproofing uses I-beams as support units when sections of a foundation wall are significantly displaced. We use steel I-beams and adhere to best practice installation guidelines of fastening them to the strongest supports in the structure: the footing and sill plate. Additionally, we distribute the pressure by attaching a secure steel plate to floor joists. This engineer-recommended method allows for some natural settling of the structure while also maintaining foundation stability.

Satisfied customers since 1978

We purchased our house from someone who had hired them initially. So we are a license transfer of warranty. We had them come out to our house twice to service some water issues and they very prompt, courteous and did an excellent job. It’s been around three years now and all is dry.
Mark K.
“It was very good. They were prompt, came exactly when they were supposed to, did what they were supposed to do, and the crew was pleasant. It was the type of experience that you’d want if someone was doing work in your home. The job took a couple of days and it has worked just fine.”
Dawn S.
Very good customer service and communication about the project at hand. I would highly recommend Great Lakes Waterproofing.
Barbara B.
Very quick turn-around on work. Helpful people. Finally, I’m excited to be a home-owner!
Jon B.
I researched this company and discovered it invented the outside-injection process in the 1970s for sealing basements without having to dig up the ground/foundation. They understand the concept that, if the water is coming from the outside, you need to treat it from the outside to keep the water off the wall! Other companies only have the inside systems that don't address the source (external) of the water. Great Lakes has a variety of options, and the volclay-bentonite they provided for my house permanently stopped the water and mold!
James G.

A job well-done is priority #1.

Great Lakes Waterproofing is one of the largest and most dependable basement waterproofing companies serving the greater Michigan area.

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