Wet Basement Remedies

Are you worried about a basement leak? Here are the best remedies for wet basements and leaks.

Did you know that moisture in your home is a common problem that can cause serious issues to your building and your health?

Although moisture problems in existing basements are very common, they are not often understood or properly treated. Today, basements are increasingly being used as finished living and bedroom spaces. Especially as we are spending more time at home than ever before, it’s important that every part of our home is comfortable, safe, and dry.

Moisture problems aren’t just annoying and a bit uncomfortable, they can lead to big health problems. When moisture enters a room, mold and mildew can grow on carpets, beneath wall coverings, and in many other nooks and crannies. 

If you have a basement with moisture problems, it’s important to solve them the right way, with expert help.

Common Causes of Wet Basements

To resolve wet basement problems, it’s necessary to understand what’s causing the problem, and the mechanisms that allow it to enter the basement. The main causes of basement moisture are commonly:

  • Liquid water from rain or ground-water
  • Interior moisture sources 
  • Exterior humid air that enters the basement and condenses on cool surfaces

At JC Merritt, we will identify the causes, and their methods of entering the basement. This involves inspecting the entire area, and connected sources outside and inside. We’re ready to help restore your basement to a dry, safe, and comfortable environment for you and your family. With over 40 years or experience in restoring and remedying wet basements, we’re just a call away from eliminating moisture, mold, and mildew from your home.

  • Home Additions

    If you’re ready to expand your living space and create a larger footprint to your current home, JC Merritt, Inc. is ready to help. We are experienced contractors and can bring your project from an idea to full reality!

  • Home Remodeling

    When it’s time to update your home, turn that unused attic or basement into functional space, or give your house more curb appeal, JC Merritt can handle it all – from small jobs to complete structures.

  • Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

    Now is the perfect time to update your kitchen or bath! Forget trendy fads – JC Merritt’s designers and craftsmen can bring your outdated spaces into the ultimate classic modern style. From farmhouse to contemporary, we do it all.

  • Shoreline Restoration

    JC Merritt, Inc. has extensive experience helping shoreline homeowners protect their property from erosion and complications. We can fix nearly any structural problem you might have, and can help prevent further damage from happening.

  • Structural Repair

    We have the necessary equipment to lift and repair your home or building, including historical structures. Our unique knowledge of older buildings rivals any other and we aim to preserve antiquity and value to the area’s historic buildings.

  • We Handle Insurance Claims

    If you’ve experienced an emergency situation, JC Merritt can help be a liaison with your insurance company and submit your claims directly to your carrier. Our goal is to create as little stress to our clients as possible during difficult situations.

Emergency Services 24/7

Don’t hesitate to call us day or night in an emergency. We respond quickly if you’ve experienced a flood, ice damming, a fallen tree, a break-in, or any other type of situation where you need our help to get your home back to safety. Our clients are like our family, so give us a call! 860.355.8238

Other Services We Provide

Here are just some of the types of projects we can work on!

  • Home Inspection
  • Commercial Property Inspections
  • Commercial General Contracting
  • Design Build Construction Services
  • Value Engineering Services
  • Excavation Services
  • Site Utilities
  • Pool House
  • Construction/Remodel/Renovation
  • Deck Construction/Remodel/Renovation

  • Cedar Roof & Oiling
  • Basement Remodeling
  • New Home Construction
  • Home Entertainment Rooms
  • In-home fitness rooms
  • Saunas
  • Steam Showers
  • Post & Beam Buildings
  • Foundation Replacement & Repair
  • Site Drainage Work

  • Insurance Repair Work
  • Property Management for Out of State
  • Homeowners
  • Property Restoration Management Plans
  • Footing drains, building drainage
  • troubleshooting
  • House Jacking
  • House Moving
  • Barn Repair