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Common causes of basement leaks & floods in Boardman & Youngstown, OH

What causes basements to leak?

Drainage systems are an essential part of your home. They carry away rainwater, and prevent it from accumulating in the soil around your home. Specifically, French drains, or footing drains, are a tried and true solution to groundwater control. They have been the preferred method for centuries

After heavy rains, the ground around your home becomes saturated with water and constantly exerts pressure on your foundation. When your drain pipes are clogged the system cannot work effectively. This can cause water to seep into your basement through small cracks and joints in the walls, resulting in leaks.

To prevent your basement from leaking, you need to install an effective foundation drainage solution, with a powerful sump pump capable of routing excess water away from the home.

French Drains
(the old-fashioned solution)

Footing drains are a tried and true solution to groundwater control. They have been the preferred method for centuries, as they work well in most situations. If your home was built less than a century ago, chances are that it has a footing drain in place.

A footing drain, also known as a french drain, is an underground drainage pipe that lies near the base of the foundation. It’s commonly made with corrugated or clay pipe, and its role is to divert water away from the foundation to reduce basement flooding.

However, the footing drain has a fatal flaw. It’s extremely prone to clogging with mud and fine particulate. In order to fix a clogged footing drain, you need to unearth it first.

Interior Perimeter Drainage Systems

We install a drainage solution made for the 21st century that is tailored to your home’s needs as part of our Healthy Basement Certification groundwater control approach.

We install a drain inside your basement along its perimeter. This configuration is far less likely to clog, and has the benefit of being much easier to maintain and service.

We offer two types of drainage systems to address every area of your basement as a part of our Level 2 Healthy Basement Certificate.


GrateDrain™ provides a drainage solution for general basement water problems.


GrateTrench™ is the solution for bulkhead water problems

Sump Pumps

Our sump pumps are the star of the show. They excel at getting water out of your basement and away from your foundation fast.

Our drainage solution routes nearby groundwater into our GrateSump sump pit, disposing of it quickly and efficiently with our FastSump Sump Pumps.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Traditional sump pumps rely on your home’s electricity to operate.

Yet, what happens when a storm knocks down the power and your sump pump is off when you need it most?

Our Level 3 Healthy Basement Certificate offers two types of battery-operated backup systems. Grate Sump Plus™ and Grate Sump Plus II™.

Both are designed to keep your basement dry no matter how much water tries to get in!

Grate Sump Plus

The Grate Sump Plus™  provides effective protection for your basement during power outages. It will automatically kick in during power outages and automatically recharge when the power comes back on.

The battery powers one 4-amp pump for up to 8,000-10,000 gallons. This system can be configured with two batteries for up to 12,000-14,000 gallons output.

The system also comes with a low battery alarm and LED indicator to let you know in advance if more power is needed.

Grate Sump Plus II

Our Grate Sump Plus II™  is the ultimate protection for your basement.

This dual-pump system can handle virtually any amount of water, and keep your basement dry even during prolonged power outages.

It has all the powerful features of the Grate Sump Plus systems, doubled!

Like all of our products, the Grate Sump Plus II is also nationally backed by our Healthy Basement Certificate with a limited Transferable Lifetime Warranty!

Healthy Basement & Healthy Crawl Space Certificate

The Healthy Basement and Crawl Space Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!

We offer 6 levels of Healthy Basement Certificate, and 5 levels Healthy Crawl Space Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.

Steps towards a healthy basement and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

Steps towards a healthy crawl space and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

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Jamison Waterproofing offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.