Waterproofing FAQs

How much does it cost to waterproof my basement?

Repair costs vary depending on the type of work required. Waterproofing a crack in your foundation wall may cost as little as a couple hundred dollars. If your problem is more extensive such as leaks through floors or wall/floor joints (cove), the installation of drain tile may cost several thousand dollars.

How long will it take to repair my basement?

Waterproofing a crack in your foundation wall takes hours – not days! Installation of a drainage system will take from as little as 1 day to several days depending on the scope of the project.

Do leakage problems ever recur after the repair is completed?

Only a very small percentage of our work ever requires service. If however you were to have a problem, contact our office immediately. We will quickly determine the cause and take the necessary steps to remedy it. One of the most important reasons for our 35 year longevity and reputation is our willingness to stand behind our work.

Will I have to sit around all day waiting for your estimator to show up?

No! When you contact our office you will receive a scheduling date and exact time. No waiting for salesman. One of our highly trained estimators will analyze the problem and will provide you with a free written estimate.

Should Seitz Bros. fix my leakage problem before I sell my house?

Definitely. Failure to let the buyer know of any water problems can result in a legal dispute. Disclosing the seepage problem to a prospective buyer is an alternative, however, this usually results in a substantially lower offer because the buyer generally exaggerates the cost of the repair.

Can Seitz Bros. fix one small area?

Yes. If leakage is through a crack in your basement wall then it can be quickly and permanently repaired. It does however depend on your particular problem. Because Seitz Bros. is an experienced full service waterproofing contractor, the repair method we recommend and the scope of the project will be based on the specific conditions in your basement.

Does Seitz Bros. waterproof crawlspaces?

Yes, as long as we have at least three feet of headroom. Many of the same techniques utilized in full depth basements can be performed in crawlspaces.

Can I solve my leakage problem myself?

There are several things you can do to help minimize the problem including extending your downspouts and cleaning your gutters on a regular basis. Most paints and patching materials available at your local hardware are ineffective. If water leakage continues, we recommend you contact a professional waterproofing contractor such as Seitz Bros. to permanently repair the leakage.

How do I know that Seitz Bros. will solve my problem permanently?

We take great pride in our company and the work that we do. The fact that most of our work comes from referrals says it all! See what our customers have to say about us on our CLIENT LOVE LETTER PAGE. You can also check us out by asking one of your neighbors chances are we’ve done work right around the corner.

As part of our waterproofing service, we provide 3 convenient locations covering places like Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton at our Trexlertown location in the Lehigh Valley; or Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Stroudsburg at our Tannersville office in the Poconos; and Hazleton, Reading, and Lancaster at our Tamaqua Headquarters in Eastern and Central PA. We also service parts of New Jersey and New York. Call today to schedule an appointment and see why you are calling the best waterproofing service in PA.