2020 Waterproofing Basement Costs

Some things change, and in 2020 that seems more true than ever.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the need to keep your basement dry. While you can always clean up after flooding and drainage issues, it is far better to avoid them in the first place.

But as a homeowner you will want to anticipate those costs to better budget your money and your time, and place a value on the investments you have made.

Using the general guidelines below will help you make the right choice for your situation.

Residential basement waterproofing costs vary by region. For this article we have referenced averages in the Cincinnati metro area and the Mason suburban region, for people in southwest Ohio looking for this information.

Individual situations will vary, of course, based on a variety of factors including the cause of the water infiltration, the setting of the house, the condition of the foundation, and more.

General Costs of Basement Waterfproofing in Cincinnati

Full basement waterproofing in Cincinnati averages $7,518. The typical range for this work falls between $4,000 and $12,000 with some projects costing nearly $20,000.

Of course there are lots of options here, including how completely watersealed the final work is. The full treatment can include digging out around the outside of the foundation, laying external waterproofing membranes, filling cracks, backfilling, drains and more.

A less comprehensive solution, perhaps one focusing on individual cracks and internal waterproof or moisture-proof paint will of course be cheaper by a magnitude.

General Costs of Basement Waterfproofing in Lebanon, Ohio

Even as far north as Lebanon, these same average costs hold up. It can be helpful to think of the projects in terms of the square footage.

Full waterproofing can average out to between $5 and $10 per square foot of your basement. If this is cost-prohibitive there is one acceptable alternative.

Perhaps your problem is more about moisture than water. In that case, you can hire someone to take a range of moisture-proofing steps that will economize, eventually costing between $3 and $6 per square foot.

Of course, you need to match the solution to your situation. If you’re finding standing water, a reputable company will not let you merely moisture-proof your basement. It would be a waste of time, and they would be back after the next major water event to make larger repairs.

When talking about moisture, mold, and all the problems that come with a wet basement, it is important to match the solution to the problem.

As always, Mar-Flex solutions are available to help you find the right solution for your southwest Ohio basement.