Our Services

Our professionals will design the perfect waterproofing system for your home.  Water causes a number of unwanted problems such as termite infestation and can destroy your valuable items.  A dry basement will give you the healthy quality of life and peace of mind you deserve.  American Basement Company Inc. has a solution for all your needs, plus a Lifetime Guarantee.

Basement waterproofing

Unless you’ve spotted a moisture problem in your basement, you’ve probably never given basement waterproofing much thought. However, basement waterproofing is an important part of maintaining the health and integrity of your home.

Foundation Repair

Our expert professionals have the experience, training and drive to ensure top-quality, long-lasting results. Whether you use your basement for storage or as a living space, damage to its structure and the structure of your foundation can have a huge impact on the way that you feel about your home.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

If your house is built over a crawl space, it is highly recommended that you have it encapsulated to improve the health and safety of your home. Crawl space encapsulation will place a protective barrio between the dirt floor of the crawlspace and your home. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation will place a protective barrio between the dirt floor of the crawlspace and your home. This helps to prevent:
  • Mold from forming due to the high humidity and moisture levels of the earth. Crawlspaces create a naturally damp environment where mold can grow and thrive.
  • Insects and other pests from flourishing and entering your home.
  • Structural decay from damp, rotting wood under your home.
  • Radon gas seeping from the ground into your home.
What to Expect From American basement Company's crawl Space Encapsulation

First, we go into your crawl space and level it as much as possible. We will also remove anything that shouldn’t be there, such as mold or rotten wood.

Then, we measure the dimensions of the crawl space and cut a high-strength vapor barrier to match the space. This barrier is what protects your home from moisture, mold and radon gas. It is attached to the foundation wall around the perimeter of your crawl space, and all of the seams are closed with a special wide sealant tape.

The vapor barrier is also sealed around objects in the basement, such as steel beams or piers. We can also accommodate the need for a sump pump, as we have special pumps designed specifically to be used in a crawl space encapsulation.

Once everything is in place, your home is protected and your family’s health is no longer at risk. You can then consider your crawl space to be a clean place: Not only does it look much nicer, you can also store items there without worrying about damage.

Professional team

Our friendly, experienced professionals completely understand the value of your home, and how much it’s great condition means to you. That’s one of the reasons that they’re so dedicated to delivering the top-quality, long-lasting resolutions that you can really rely on.

We never use subcontractors for any of our work, and we always take the time and invest the effort to get the job done right. With Virginia Basement, you are guaranteed:

  • Friendly, hardworking and experienced professionals
  • Top quality, diligent services you can count on
  • Outstanding customer service you’re sure to appreciate

foundation repair

Basement foundation repair

Our expert professionals have the experience, training and drive to ensure top-quality, long-lasting results. Whether you use your basement for storage or as a living space, damage to its structure and the structure of your foundation can have a huge impact on the way that you feel about your home.

We understand how big of an investment your home is and we do everything that we can to restore the confidence and comfort that was lost due to foundation damage.

What To Expect From Your Foundation Repair

In order for us to repair your foundation, there are several things you should expect before, during, and after the process:

  • We will inspect your home’s foundation and surrounding structures to identify the problem areas and give you an estimate. Depending on your needs, landscaping around the home and interior carpeting or flooring may have to be cleared away so we can access your foundation.
  • We will repair cracks, sinking or any other foundation problems discovered during the inspection.
  • Once your foundation is repaired, we will always clean away any equipment and debris, replace any landscaping that was removed, and return your flooring and carpeting back to their original positions.

The end result will be a dry, stable, and even foundation, allowing you to rest easy again knowing you have a sturdy home for years to come.

Friendly, Professional Technicians

Our friendly, experienced professionals completely understand the value of your home and how much it’s great condition means to you. That’s one of the reasons that our staff is so dedicated to delivering the top-quality, long-lasting results that you can really rely on.

We never use subcontractors for any of our work, and we always invest the time and effort required to get the job done right. With American Basement Company, you are guaranteed:

  • Friendly, hardworking and experienced professionals
  • Top quality, diligent foundation repair you can count on
  • Outstanding customer service you’re sure to appreciate

Being the very best contractor for your needs is important to us. When it comes to ensuring that your home is in the best condition that it can be, we do everything that we can to deliver.

American Basement Company offers foundation repair in Elkton, Maryland as well as Newark, Wilmington, and New Castle County, Delaware.

Basement Waterproofing

Keep your basement dry and usable with American basement company

If you notice these telltale signs, it’s important to contact a professional to diagnose the problem:

  • Water seeping from the wall which may or may not cause puddles to form.
  • A white powder or crystal-like substance on your walls which is evidence of water seeping through the wall and evaporating.
  • A dank, musty odor which indicates excess moisture and mold growth.

Unfortunately, none of these signs popped up overnight; they have probably been going on for quite a while and only just now became evident. If these signs are present in your basement, it’s time to get your basement professionally waterproofed.

What To Expect From American Basement Company's Basement Waterproofing

Genuine basement waterproofing means taking care of the problem at the source, not just treating the symptom with cheap alternatives. American Basement Company has extensive experience in basement waterproofing, having worked in hundreds of basements over the years. We not only know what to look for but exactly how to solve your problem.

For this type of work, you should never accept an estimate over the phone. A true professional needs to physically check the problem to make an accurate diagnosis. At American Basement Company, we will personally come out to your home to determine the problem.

When we have analyzed your basement and determined what will be required, we will describe the problem clearly and provide you a detailed solution in our hassle-free estimate.

Sump Pump Install or Repair

Sump pump repair jobs can be required for a variety of reasons: Your sump pump has moving parts, it relies on electricity, and sometimes it may have to work pretty hard over an extended period of time if you have had a lot of rain.

But, no matter the situation, American Basement Company can handle your sump pump repair.

It is entirely possible that your sump pump may need service without you realizing it. If you are unfamiliar with what a sump pump is or how it works, brushing up on this crucial basement appliance will help you determine whether yours needs work.

Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing for exterior basements starts with the excavation around the perimeter of the foundation of your home. This is why it’s so important to choose experienced professionals you can trust to get the job done correctly. Our certified contractors will clean and patch any weak points in your foundation, then add a waterproof seal to the perimeter of your home’s foundation, ensuring that outside water will not seep through. We use only industry-leading products that you can count on to last for a lifetime and to keep your home safe for years to come.

American Basement Company understands that every home’s needs are different. We recognize that some homes have been exposed to several waterproofing methods in the past and that others may already be experiencing some extent of water damage. This is why we’re dedicated to customizing solutions for every project we work on, starting with sending one of our trained professionals to your home for a free assessment. We’ll evaluate your home’s waterproofing needs and provide advice for the best and most cost-effective methods of protecting your home against future water damage.

French Drain Systems

The simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding is to install a full-perimeter French drain in your basement.

Each of our drainage systems is designed to address a different, unique challenge that you may be facing. Some of these challenges involve the way your home has been designed, while others address unusual basement water issues.

No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you’re facing, our waterproofing products can be combined to create a solution that’s ideal for you!