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Burying discharge lines is a fundamental aspect of some waterproofing systems as the pump must transport water to a different location. To add the greatest beauty and appeal to your landscaping, consider installing our LawnScape™ Outlet as an underground extension to your downspouts. Its green color blends in with your lawn and lawn mower traffic won't hurt it. A buried pipe directs water away from your home and onto the surface through the special LawnScape™ outlet. The lid comes off easy for cleaning.
Mr. Jeff Martello inspected the bowing foundation wall and it was determined the amount of movement was unacceptable and required medium-duty reinforcement. CarbonArmor is an ideal product to permanently reinforced the bowed basement walls. Foreman Austin Stone installed the straps and the customer was very satisfied.
This basement had a long standing basement water issue. The client was a painter, so he didn’t want us to address the walls after repair. He did, however, want us to stop the basement seepage and leaking the caused the basement wall deterioration. After our system was installed the walls will take about 15-30 days to dry out based on ambient temperature and humidity.
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If you need help fixing your leaky or wet basement, damp crawl space or failing foundation, Keystone Basement Systems is your expert in Allegheny County, PA. We offer proven basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, crawl space repair, and foundation repair services. We are a family-owned company that's been in business since 2003, providing quality solutions and award-winning service. Our crews are very familiar with the Allegheny County area, so you can always count on us to be there on time. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you or schedule your free inspection and cost estimate!
With service from Keystone Basement Systems, you can benefit from:
Whether your Allegheny County home's basement floods once a year or gets wet every time it rains, the hassle of cleaning a wet basement is something no homeowner should have to deal with. The good news is you don't have to. Keystone Basement Systems uses Basement Systems' proven products and methods to repair basement leaks, prevent flooding and rid your basement of mold-causing moisture.
Our basement products and solutions include:
With our basement waterproofing system installed, you won't have to worry about waking up to a flooded basement the next time there's a heavy rainstorm in Allegheny County. Our waterproofing specialists can design a system that addresses your home's specific needs.
If you have a crawl space below your home, when's the last time you've looked inside? For many homeowners, the crawl space is an area of their home that they avoid. Puddles of water, moldy floor joists, and dead critters are all common problems in Allegheny County crawl spaces. But the problems below your home could be affecting your comfort and air quality upstairs without you realizing it. Do you smell musty odors or have cold floors in the winter? Then you might benefit from our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation. Our heavy-duty crawl space vapor barrier is warrantied for 25 years against rips and tears!
We install a variety of products for the crawl space:
Foundation problems in Allegheny County are typically related to poor, weak soil or inadequate drainage around the home. Foundation piers, wall anchors, wall brackets, and wall braces are proven-effective solutions for fixing foundation issues and improving a home's structural integrity without the need for a full foundation replacement. Keystone Basement Systems offers patented, warrantied foundation products installed by trained specialists.
Common warning signs of foundation problems in Allegheny County:
Ready to get started on your basement waterproofing, foundation repair, or crawl space repair project? Contact Keystone Basement Systems today to schedule your inspection and free cost estimate in Allegheny County, PA or nearby areas.
A homeowner from Gibsonia, PA called us regarding sagging floors in their home. The floor platform was uneven when they moved in 6-years ago and continued to get worse. Over time, there was a pronounced dip in the middle of the floor and the sagging floors were deemed unstable by a 3rd party engineer. Their engineer advocated that the floor platform be leveled and reinforced so that they would remain safe and level into the future. The engineer recommended a high level contractor be used and hence Keystone Basement Systems was called out to the home.
Keystone has extensive experience repairing sagging floor platforms in our area. For the last 19+ years we have lifted and reinforced thousands of issues just like this. We used a series of SmartJacks and Reinforcement Beams to lift and secure the area. The floor platform had sunk 3.75" before the work started and was permanently restored to 0.25" off perfect level when done. This was almost perfection.
The homeowners had a leaking basement that they wanted to have professionally addressed. We sent out our most seasoned inspector, Mr. Kelly Blackburn, to assess the foundation to see what was required to fix the foundation permanently. After his site visit, a scope of work was presented and the homeowners put their trust in Keystone.
Our foreman, Mr. Brad Stone, installed the internal waterproofing system and the homeowners were very impressed. In addition to leaving a public review of the work, they mentioned Brad by name.
Andrew visited the client today to investigate a leak in his basement. After a thorough foundation analysis, Andrew found the problem area ad designed a repair plan specific to the needs of the home, relative to the intended use of the space. The solution includes WaterGuard and a TripleSafe unit for the appropriate protection.
After the inspection the customer was so impressed with Andrew's repair plan he awarded us the business and posed with the yard sign!
The client called us because of a wet basement and musty and moldy odors. They wanted a determination as to why this was occurring and what could be done to abate the issues. We sent out our senior inspector, Mr. Darryl Butler, to diagnose the cause. Darryl expertly determined what had caused the problem and recommended the necessary repairs to address the concerns. The client hired us and was very satisfied. They even left a great review and before and after pictures.
The church rectory located next to the Christ the Light of the World Church in Duquesne would get over an inch of water in the basement when it rained. We were contacted by Rev. Dennis Colamorino to address the issue. After an inspection of the property the damage was associated age related deterioration rather than any defect. As such, the building was retrofitted with a waterproofing system to prevent basement seepage and flooding.
An internal french drain using WaterGuard was installed with BrightWall Waterproofing Wall Membrane. A TripleSafe Pump and other features were employed to permanently ensure the basement remained dry. The project was a huge success. On the last day of the work their was a very large rain event. During the final review Rev Colamarino commented on how dry the pace was and that if the work was not done there would be an inch of water on the floor. He was extremely impressed.
Chris Bailey spearheaded this project from the beginning. This was a finished area that was taking on water. Our initial visit is a visual, non-destructive inspection. This is where you need a pro. Rather than ripping down walls to see what is going on, we use infrared imaging, hygrometers, moisture detection equipment, etc. Without any impact to the basement, we found out what area was leaking and designed a system to address the deficiencies. After impressing the client we earned their business.
David Cain, Sr. was the project foreman assigned to this project. He was matched because of his ability to perform intrusive work with little permanent impact. WaterGuard was installed and the basement was permanently protected and under warranty.
The customer was very pleased and gave us a nice review. We did, however, get a call from the client. After promptly sending out a service technician we found that it was a matter of condensation and not water intrusion. Dehumidification was added to resolve the matter.
This client called our office because they had a wet basement and high humidity. There was a musty smell in the basement and they also had a moldy smell. The point of water penetration in the basement was not obvious at first. Our office sent out Mr. Jeff Martello to determine the issue as he has a vast diagnostic knowledge and capability.
After Jeff listened to the needs of the customer he performed his inspection and fund that the water penetration was coming under a bench and drawer fixture. The wood was rotting and producing the musty and moldy smell. He designed a system to address the needs of the home and the homeowner hired Keystone to fix the issue.
Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Cheswick, PA
The home located on Nixon Road in Cheswick, Pennsylvania was leaking and had foundation cracking. The owner called Keystone Basement Systems based on reputation and online reviews. Our Inspector Chris Bailey was sent to the home to perform a foundation diagnostic. After a thorough inspection Chris resented a solution using Foundation Piering and WaterGuard. The solution solves all of the issues for the homeowner so they can maintain their home's value.
We were called out to a property on Millport Road to investigate a wet basement with seepage and odor. Inspector Brian McWhirter was assigned to the project and was able to determine that the home was leaking from a crack in the foundation. The owner placed his business with us and we were able to solve the basement issue within a few days. The customer was so impressed with the quick turn around time and the cleanliness that he gave us a review on Google and our website.
Give us a call at 1-844-311-5098 or fill out an easy online form and we would be pleased to help you like we helped this client.
A crack was discovered by the homeowner which was very concerning. Because there was no previous knowledge of the crack, they were not sure if it was a problem or not. Service Manager Mr. John Rivera and his team had similar concerns as to whether the crack was actively moving or not. Thus a crack monitor was installed to verify if active movement was occurring.
After a period of evaluation it was evident that the crack was widening as the result of subsidence. Excavation of the area ensued. The soils had compacted, which allowed the foundation to sink. Push piers were driven down to bedrock to support the foundation independent of the native soils with poor bearing capacity. Additionally, the crack was stitched using CarbonArmor carbon fiber strapping to ensure it never opened up again.
All of the work received a 25-year transferable warranty.
The homeowner contacted Keystone to evaluate a basement water issue as well as a bowing wall. Inspector Kelly Blackburn evaluated the home and determined that a waterproofing system was needed, but more importantly the walls required structural repair. Moreover, there were other walls with cracks that were not as severe, but concerned the customer. Crack monitors were installed to evaluate these areas as they were not necessarily in need of repair. More information is needed to make a final determination.
Austin Stone was the foreman on the project and he installed PowerBrace, WaterGuard, Crack Monitors and a TripleSafe Pump. The owner was very pleased and asked to leave a review. By following our core values we are able to show the public that we are a different company and one that is a force for good. Another satisfied customer.
The homeowner called us because of a leaking basement and high humidity that was causing a musty odor. Inspector Andrew McIntire was sent to the home to inspect the issues that it was having. The basement odor was strong and it was obvious that there was a lot of water damage. A Sedona High Performance Dehumidifier was proposed to address this aspect of the problem. The wet basement was caused by an age related foundation leak. WaterGuard was proposed to address this problem. The client was pleased with the plan and wrote a kind review online.
It’s never a good thing to have a bowed or cracking basement foundation wall, but it is even worse when the basement is finished because usually the finishing materials are in the way of where the repairs will be placed. Most contractors are not experts in foundation repair and require the entire finished wall to be removed in order to repair it. An expert firm like Keystone Basement Systems, Inc may be able to make more precise points of entry into the finished wall to reinforce it, while keeping a good portion of the finished wall in tact. This way, the restoration cost is far less than if the wall had been completely removed.
CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcement System is a state-of-the-art solution for bowing and cracking foundation walls. Using the same technology the Army Corps of Engineers uses for reinforcing bomb shelters, the system reinforces walls and is guaranteed.
The CarbonArmor® System includes flexible carbon fiber fabric straps that are up to 10 times stronger in tension than steel. Using high strength epoxy resin, the carbon fiber straps are bonded to the interior face of the wall. The straps will stabilize the wall. This system requires no exterior excavation, installs quickly, and won't impact future basement finishing.
Taylor of Coraopolis, PA wanted to waterproof his basement after experiencing several water leaks that caused damage. Taylor set up an appointment with Keystone Basement Systems to see what repairs could be done to protect his basement from harm. Field Inspector Chris B. worked to design a customized plan to waterproof the space.
Keystone Basement Systems went straight to work installing the new waterproofing products, WaterGuard and TripleSafe. Head foreman, Chris L., and his team installed the WaterGuard drains in the basement to collect the water leaks that then directs the leaks to the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump then pumps the leaks out of the home entirely. With the help of many people here at Keystone Basement Systems, this basement is dry and safe!
Amanda of Crescent Twp, PA was looking to have some waterproofing work done in her garage, so she decided to call Keystone Basement Systems. Field Inspector Jeff M. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, and a WaterGuard system.
Foreman, Austin S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home dry in three ways. It includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of the basement floor and it is used to collect water that seeps through the basement walls. It then takes that collected water and guides it to the sump pump in order for it to be removed from the home.
Chris Bailey came up with a plan that included horizontal straps across the top of the wall that did not have a viable top attachment. Most companies would have just installed the supports without a proper top attachment because they would not have spent the time to come up with an alternative plan to PROPERLY protect the customer’s home. Chris Layne opened that wall to find that we had a situation even worse than previously thought. A bad company/foreman would either walk away or maybe continue on without thought for the integrity of the structure. Chris knew what he was looking at and made the only responsible choice which was to WAIT! He knew that to properly fix a wall this bad, it required a special support structure that had to be installed first. This was not part of the original plan as we did not know how bad the wall was behind the finished wall. Chris and his team lost an entire day of productivity waiting for Chuck Morrison who dropped everything once he heard about the issue and drove the KBS braces out to Chris to properly brace the wall. Chris and his crew were able to brace the wall finally by the end of the first day. They got started on the repairs on day two which meant the job would run long and so he worked through the weekend to make sure he did not fall behind with other customers and ruin their plans! The end result is a proper solution that protects that customer’s most prized non human possession.
Corey called us with water coming through the walls of his basement and mold slowly creeping up from the floor. he was concerned about the long term effects of the water and mold and wanted his basement to be dry, safe, and more pleasant to look at. We sent our system design specialist Chris Bailey out to do a full inspection of the house and determine the cause of the problem as well as create a custom solution.
With water entering the walls at both high and low points, as well as the cove (where the walls meet the floor), Chris determined that a full perimeter waterproofing system was needed in order to provide complete protection. This included the WaterGuard below-floor drain system to collect the water and a sump pump to actively discharge the water collected.
Popular in the Pittsburgh Area are coal cellars, root cellars, and unconditioned rooms under front porches. In this case, Chris Baliey found the left wall, although small was pushed to a large degree. He knew we had a fix for that!
Foreman, Austin Stone installed 2 PowerBraces in short order. The precision of his work and the quality products we use will allow for a more solid foundation. Now this cellar can be used safely again.
A Carnegie homeowner contacted Keystone Basement Systems after noticing a steady leak in their basement. Kelly Blackburn, was sent to the home to provide a quote for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection of the basement, Kelly presented his findings to the homeowner and recommended the WaterGuard French Drain and SuperSump Pump System as the best solution.
The homeowner agreed this was the best solution for their home and scheduled their installation appointment. A few weeks later, our crew led by foreman Juan Pantojas, arrived at the home and installed the systems.
A homeowner in Carnegie found cracks along the back wall of her walkout basement. Inspector Chris Bailey recommended CarbonArmor straps to sure up the wall. Foreman Austin Stone and his crew performed the job expertly. Ann is happy she can now finish her basement and increase her living space.
A homeowner living in Sewickley, PA noticed that water was seeping through the floors of their basement, so they contacted Keystone Basement Systems. A wet basement can cause structural damage and health risks to your home. Installing a durable waterproofing system prevents these issues from happening.
Our Field Inspector Brian provided a thorough inspection of the basement. After, he presented his findings to the homeowner and recommended the WaterGuard coupled with a TripleSafe sump pump system as the best solution. WaterGuard will collect any outside water seeping into the basement. The water is then directed to the SmartSump Pump System where it's pumped back to the outside. Our crew, led by foreman Austin Stone installed the systems a few weeks after the estimate was provided. Peace of mind was restored to the homeowner knowing their basement is fully protected.
A resident in Penn Hills, PA was experiencing water coming into their basement walls and floors during heavy rainfall. The cause of this issue is loose soil that is used to fill the hole around the foundation. Over time, this soil settles and becomes saturated during periods of heavy rainfall. This weight of saturated soil puts hydrostatic pressure on the walls, causing water to seep in. Dry weather is also a part of the problem during periods of drought. The soil can shrink away from the foundation when it is dried up, leaving voids for the next rain to easily flow down into the basement. There are many negative effects of a damp basement such as smelly damp carpets, condensation, mold, and increased heating and cooling bills.
The owner of this home in McKees Rocks, PA was in need of basement repair. he noticed that the basement always had a damp, musty smell. he also thought that there might be mold in the basement. Keystone Basement Systems inspected the basement and determined that the relative humidity in the basement was very high. High humidity is a great environment for mold growth and should be treated right away. The inspector, Nick, also noticed that moisture was entering the basement in the form of water vapor through the concrete walls. Concrete is porous and was allowing moisture to get into the basement.
David, one of Keystone Basement Systems' foremen, and his crew installed over 100 feet of WaterGuard drainage system partnered with a TripleSafe pumping station.
The installation crew also installed a Sedona basement dehumidifier to keep this basement dry and prevent future mold growth. The homeowner had a dehumidifier previously, but it was a standard dehumidifier and not powerful enough to dry all of the air in this basement. The Sedona is the best basement dehumidification system available because it can filter particles out of the air to less than two microns in size, which is smaller than any mold spore or dust mite dropping! The SaniDry dries out the air in this basement and even dries out the building materials! The homeowner was thrilled with the new look and feel of his basement!