A drain tile system may be the required waterproofing solution when large amounts of water pour into a building over or through foundation walls, or hydrostatically up through the basement floor often first evident at the cove where the foundation walls meet the floor. Untreated excessive water pressure can result in extreme damage to a building’s foundation.

Water travels the path of least resistance, which is often located in or around a building’s basement, and can result in significant damage to the structural integrity of a building. Great Lakes Waterproofing has developed optimal solutions to seepage concerns that are based on recommendations from engineers and architects who specialize in foundation design and construction. Our choices of materials and supplies, including sump pumps, piping, concrete, and even rock size, are recognized as best-in-industry practices.

A flume channel system is another example of a modern solution to a wet basement problem. Great Lakes Waterproofing may install a flume channel to control water when a monolithic floor (i.e., no foundation footer) is present or when the installation of a traditional drain tile system is otherwise impeded. The flume channel diverts water to a floor or sump basin.

Great Lakes Waterproofing offers a TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE, which also requires a team approach with homeowners who need to keep their gutters, downspouts, and grading in proper working order for any installed materials to be completely effective.

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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.