• Top Choice For Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair in the Jacksonville, Illinois Area

  • Have you noticed that your basement is wet? Are you worried about cracks in foundation walls that could point to structural instability? If so, it’s time you called a local basement waterproofing and foundation repair specialist that has the tools and skills needed to solve your problems. At Sure Dry Waterproofing, we’re a family-owned and operated company that provides a wide variety of services to customers in the Greater Springfield IL area and all surrounding towns and communities. Established in 1979, we use the experience to ensure complete satisfaction for our customers – call for an estimate and inspection today!

  • In the Greater Springfield, IL area, there’s no contest when it comes to waterproofing and foundation repair. People know that Sure Dry provides service from a trained and professional staff that understands how to serve commercial and residential customers, alike. Additionally, we take pride in being able to offer a variety of quality services that ensure we have a solution that fits your home’s specific problems. Below, you’ll find our complete list of services. Please don’t hesitate to contact our staff with your questions.

    • Basement Waterproofing
    • Leaking Basement Prevention
    • Basement Flooding Prevention
    • Subsoil (Crawlspace) Drainage
    • Mold Removal
    • Mold Remediation
    • Basement Drainage
    • French Drains
    • Downspout Extensions
    • Grates
    • Trenching
    • Basement Sealing
    • Sump Pump Installation
    • Window Well Installation
    • Floor Crack Repair
    • Wall Crack Repair
    • Foundation Crack Repair
    • Crawlspace Crack Repair
    • Sump Pump Installation
    • Backup Pumps
    • Sump Pump Failure
    • Water Heater Failure
    • Structural Support Beams
    • Epoxy Injection for Cracks
    • Block Replacement
    • Crawlspace Vapor Barrier
  • As a homeowner, wet basement problems are the last thing that you want to have to deal with. They cause a mess, make your home structurally unsound and can even aid the infestation of bugs and the growth of mold and bacteria. With that being said, it's important to understand the causes of basement waterproofing problems and what you can do to fix them. Our team employs a range of strategies to rectify wet basement problems. Find those strategies listed above, and read about the causes of waterproofing problems below.

  • Causes of Waterproofing Problems

    There are two main causes of waterproofing problems, the ‘clay bowl effect’ and hydrostatic pressure. Please review the following problems below and talk to a waterproofing professional about these and other things that may be causing wet basement or wet crawlspace problems at your home.

    • Clay Bowl Effect – This principle refers to the soil that’s directly around your foundation. When it’s excavated to build the foundation, it’s filled back in as loose soil, which isn’t as sturdy and becomes saturated with water much easier. When this is saturated with water, it begins to push inward on walls, causing cracks, bowing, bulging and other foundation damage.
    • Hydrostatic Pressure – This is mostly seen after large rainstorms where lots of rain is dropped in a short period of time. When this happens, the soil around the home is saturated, causing water to leak into your home through cracks and openings.

    Sure Dry Waterproofing offers effective solutions for all your basement and crawlspace water issues including:

    • Perimeter (Subfloor and Sub Soil) Drainage Systems
    • Doorway Drainage Systems
  • Unfortunately, with waterproofing problems comes foundation damage that can cost thousands in repairs. It’s important to understand the signs of foundation damage to ensure you can get fast help that will limit the money that you have to spend on repairs. Additionally, putting off foundation problems makes your home structural unsound and unsafe for everyone inside and around the home.

  • Signs of Foundation Damage

    • Horizontal cracks along foundation walls
    • Stair-step cracks along foundation walls
    • Diagonal cracking at the corners of the foundation walls
    • Inward bowing or bulging walls
    • Walls that slid inwards at the bottom near the floor
    • Walls that lean at the top near the ceiling
    • Heavily saturated soil present around the structure
  • Foundation Repair Options

    • Structural Support Beams – These are used to rectify problems such as bowing and bulging walls. The support beams are installed to restore a straight, sturdy foundation wall that can be relied upon.
    • Concrete Leveling & Concrete Jacking – This process is used to repair the effects of foundation damage on your concrete surfaces. It involves lifting (or jacking), stabilizing and sealing the concrete to restore a flat surface.
    • Epoxy Injections for Cracks – This is used to fix cracks in foundations. The epoxy is much stronger than the surrounding concrete, which helps to bind the wall back together and resist further damage.
  • What Our Customers Say

  • I was very pleased. The estimate was thoroughly explained to me. No pressure to buy anything I did not need. The job was done in a very timely manner and totally cleaned the area. No mess for me to deal with. I would highly recommend Sure Dry.

    Install Interior Foundation Drains or Sump Pump Mary H. in Royal, IL

  • Needed my basement waterproofed from previous family experience I called Sure Dry for a quote. Don came out the following day and gave me a quote right on the spot. I hired him to do the work and was very pleased with the results. Communication, clean up, the time it took to do the work and how well the work was done was great. His experience definitely showed. I would highly recommend Sure Dry.

    Waterproof Inspection / Certification Service Brian W. in Springfield, IL

  • Very pleased. The owner/operator is hands on which contributes significantly to the superior quality workmanship. I would highly recommend Sure Dry without reservation. HUGE THUMBS UP!

    Waterproof a Basement or Foundation Jackie S. in Jacksonville, IL

  • Call the Experts for Basement Waterproofing Today

    When you have a wet basement, you need the experts. Our experienced, well-trained waterproofing professionals know just what it takes to keep basements dry all over Central IL. They work in basements in crawlspaces every day, gaining the necessary experience to handle any problem.

    Are you experiencing musty smells in your basement? Do you notice damp walls and other signs of water leakage? Feel from to give us a call at (217) 381-6186 for more information about our waterproofing services or answers to your questions. We offer free, written inspections and estimates from our owner to customers in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Pekin, Springfield, Taylorville, Urbana and all surrounding areas throughout Central IL.