We are East Tennessee's home waterproofing specialists. We take care of anything from basement water intrusion, crawlspace flooding, foundation repair, french drain installations, and just about everything between!
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Do you have water intrusion in your basement? Our team will professionally waterproof your basement, repair and protect your home from water intrusion, and ensure that this never happens again.
Having a basement adds value to a home. However, the value is only maintained if the basement is properly cared for. There are multiple factors that can affect the overall lifespan and health of your basement, but the most devastating factor is the damage caused by water intrusion.
DIY Waterproofing can be incredibly difficult and in most cases, ineffective. Stay Dry is family-owned and operated, and we pride ourselves in customer service. We will come to your home, assess your basement at no charge, and we will provide you with honest advice in moving forward to protect your home.
We also offer outside waterproofing on newly constructed homes and pre-existing homes. If you don’t know what type of waterproofing your home requires, we can help with that too! Our subsurface drains use a pipe installed underground to redirect water away from your home. Don't confuse subsurface drains and French Drains. Subsurface drains are oftentimes located underground in more visible parts of your property such as your yard, while French Drains are most oftentimes located near the footing of the home itself.
Retaining walls should always have a French Drain installed or weeping holes to alleviate the immense pressure build up of water on the other side of your basement wall. Our Inside French Drain System is a trench filled with small rocks that allows water to dissipate through the ground. We even use a finished panel in the walls to make sure no floor space is lost, and place downspouts a minimum of 10 feet away from your home.
Water intrusion is nothing to brush off, and should be taken seriously. Give us a call today to move forward in restoring and protecting your home.
Is your crawlspace weak or damaged by water intrusion? Call us immediately to assess your foundation and waterproofing needs. Together, we will work to repair and restore your crawlspace before the damage worsens.
Crawlspaces are oftentimes overlooked and forgotten about. Many homeowners are unaware of the condition of their crawlspace because of fear of spiders, snakes, rats, and other creepy creatures that linger below their home. While these varmints are truly terrifying, there can be an even more devastating problem progressing under your home that needs to be addressed by a professional before it's too late.
Unfortunately, ground water can seep into your crawlspace, and without a vapor barrier installed, this could mean big trouble for your home. Sagging or bowing floors could be a sign that you have serious water issues, most likely in your crawlspace, caused from erosion. Crawlspaces can hold massive amounts of undiscovered water and can cause trouble for your entire home if left untreated. Fortunately, Stay Dry has a proven crawlspace waterproofing system that actually works to protect your home from dangerous water damage now and in the future.
Our heavy duty complete crawlspace systems helped us win the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Super Service Award from Angie’s List. Whether your crawlspace repair job requires a vapor barrier, or a heavy duty sump pump, Stay Dry will go above and beyond to give you peace of mind about ground water seeping into your basement and causing devastation. We even specialize in pier stabilization, which we use to help stabilize the foundation of your home. Let us answer the questions you have. Call us today for your free consultation!
If you need a French drain installation or sub-surface drain services, choose our team to help.
As a homeowner, you should place great importance on educating yourself on the proper, most efficient ways to protect and preserve your home. A home is only as secure and as strong as its foundation. Careful evaluation should be conducted on your home's foundation frequently by yourself as well as professionals. You may begin to notice cracks and shifting on your interior walls as well as more severe cracks along the outside of your home. These are sure signs that your foundation could be in desperate need of attention.
Exterior cracks don't always mean that the foundation is in disrepair. If you take a closer look, you will notice the cracks may run horizontally or vertically. Typically, horizontal cracks are the ones that you should have checked out by a professional and that could mean that there is a more significant problem below the home. However, vertical cracks may lead to further cracking in the future as the home settles and shifts over time.
Another important part of a foundation that needs to be evaluated and monitored is the support system including jacks and piers. The piers are for stabilization of the foundation itself and if there is excess moisture around the foundation itself, there can be shifting in the pier stabilizers themselves. Oftentimes we notice that there were never enough piers installed below the home to properly support the foundation. At Stay Dry Waterproofing, we are equipped to install the proper amount of piers for the most efficient stabilization of the foundation and the house itself.
Below are some common foundation issues and concerns that we hear from local homeowners.
Common Home Foundation Issues
Difficulty in Opening/Closing Windows or Doors
Cracks in Flooring (Especially Basements)
Cracks in Interior Walls (Look Along Door Frames As Well)
Want to know what people think of our work? Check out some testimonials below!
"You can be certain we will recommend "Stay Dry Water Proofing Company" because of their outstanding job performance and customer service. Their name lives up to their reputation. Professional Diligence and Skill. Thank You Stay Dry Waterproofing!"
Diane Cresswell Grabetz Lalonde
"Great people that do fantastic reliable work. I wouldn't choose anyone else."
"I built a new house in downtown Cleveland. It is not unusual for water to stand in the crawl space of houses in that area. I had the Stay Dry System installed during construction and never had a problem with water in my crawlspace. I recently sold the house and the Home Inspector said: "If a crawl space can be called perfect, this is the closest I have ever seen." I trust their work completely.
"Mike Brindle and his Stay Dry crew completed a crawlspace French drain and foundation waterproofing job on our house. They were on schedule, professional and extremely neat. Their work was completed as promised and their cleanup after the job left our landscaping looking as it did before the job was started. Job well done."
"I am very impressed with they guys from Stay Dry Waterproofing. The work I needed done was not the best of conditions to work in, extremely wet and muddy, tight spaces, and to be honest just a real mess. However Mike and his crew completed the work in just 4 days like it was just another day at the office.They were very punctual and did exactly what they said they would do. I would definitely use stay dry again and highly recommend them."
"I would highly recommend Stay Dry Water Proofing to anyone with water issues in their crawl space. After obtaining three estimates I chose Stay Dry because their philosophy of getting the water out just seemed to make good sense to me. Also, their estimate was much lower than others. Anyway, one year later my termite inspection went great. The technician commented on what a great job was done and how dry everything was. This inspection took place the day after raining all night with flood warnings issued in the area. At the time the work was done, everything went exactly as promised. I would give them 5 stars."
"I would highly recommend Stay-Dry Waterproofing Company to anyone experiencing moisture problems under their home. I had other companies assess my crawlspace problems. Those companies use scare tactics to make you believe theirs is the only solution. I was impressed with Stay-Dry's reasonable assessment and common sense solutions to our moisture problem. I was given a scheduled time and Stay-Dry was able to install our French Drains and sump pump system ahead of schedule. For those who have had bad experience with contractors promising something and not delivering as promised, you will be very pleased with Stay-Dry Waterproofing. We were very pleased with their service and would highly recommend them."
Bruce & Brenda Eakin
"Wow what a positive experience yesterday with Mike Brindle of Stay Dry Waterproofing. I contacted 3 waterproofing solution companies to access my wet crawlspace ... They had a lot of slick marketing propaganda to support their very expensive "new way" solution to take care of my crawlspace dilemma. Then Mike’s assessment . . . "There is nothing wrong with your crawlspace except for some normal condensation from the usual humid summer days in Chattanooga". His solution was for me to buy a $20 box fan to provide some air movement. He charged me nothing & wouldn't even take a bottle of water for his efforts. It is great to find someone that is as honest & trustworthy as Mike is. He will be the first one I will call on any future basement or crawlspace issues. I have already told this story many times to anyone that will listen. Thanks again Mike!"
"I built a new house in downtown Cleveland. It is not unusual for water to stand in the crawl space of houses in that area. I had the Stay Dry System installed during construction and never had a problem with water in my crawlspace. I recently sold the house and the Home Inspector said "If a crawl space can be called perfect, this is the closest I have ever seen." I trust their work completely. Also bought a house for my son, and the basement was a wet mess in one corner. They came and did the work needed to make it perfectly dry. Two years later and not a drop of water in that area. I highly recommend this company, not only do they do what they advertise, but they also stand behind their work. Not to mention...which is very important to me.....they came when they said they would. That is a rare find these days!"
"My wife and I recently purchased a home in Cleveland, TN. When we had the home inspected, we found out there was a large amount of standing water in the crawl space. Stay Dry Waterproofing has an excellent reputation in town, so we decided to give them a call. They were there the next day to take a look and prepare an estimate. We received an estimate the day after that. The price was excellent! They began work immediately and completed the job on the exact schedule they gave us. The work was exceptional and we are extremely happy with the results. I would most definitely recommend them to anyone who needs any such work done!!
"Dear Mike, I would like to express my sincere appreciate to you and your crew for the outstanding way you solved my Crawl Space water problem. You projected four days and complete the job in three days. I know this was a difficult job because your men had to use jack hammers to dig through the hard surface filled with rocks. When you left, the shrub area was back in place, the outside ditch was filled in and the grass sod was replaced. One could not tell any repairs had been made and everything was left very clean. Feel free to use this letter as my recommendation."
"Thank you so much for the wonderful work you and your company did in our crawlspace. Our crawlspace is completely dry after installing the system. The musty odors are gone as well. You are the most professional person we have had at our home since we built it 10 years ago. I was so impressed with the fact that we could not even tell anyone had worked here when you and your crew were done. I cannot thank you and your company enough. We would highly recommend YOU to anyone we come in contact with. Thank you so much."
Tom & Diane S.
"Recently a water drainage issue became evident on my property in Chattanooga. I made a call to Mike Brindle at Stay Dry Waterproofing and he immediately identified the problem, presented me with a corrective plan and cost estimate. Mr. Brindle performed as a reputable contractor should, by correcting the problem on time; in a professional manner and within the estimate given me. Although he did additional work not specified in the estimate, he did not present me with any surprise charges when the work was completed. In today's culture it's difficult to find a man of his caliber who will do as he says with an emphasis on quality. Mike Brindle is a true professional and I would not hesitate to call upon him at any time in the future."