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Your Basement Waterproofing Experts in the Cleveland and Akron Area

Updated: Jul 26, 2023


Basement waterproofing in Cleveland and Akron Ohio

Tony Tomaro Construction and Waterproofing is a local waterproofing company offering the highest quality workmanship and waterproofing services in the Cleveland and Akron area. We go above and beyond to make sure that homeowners are completely satisfied with our services. Working with us you can expect all of our waterproofing work to be done by our team - we do not subcontract.


Using the latest state-of-the-art technology and methods we can meet your waterproofing needs. Did you walk into your basement to discover that it’s wet or musty? Our waterproofing specialists can discover the source of the water and fix this problem.


The Basement Waterproofing Solutions We Offer


As a homeowner you don’t want to discover that your basement has water in it. Whether your basement is damp or has a musty smell, it’s a sure sign that water is getting into your basement. We can protect your home by waterproofing your basement. We offer the best basement waterproofing services in the area. Our waterproofing experts can identify exactly where a musty smell is coming from, where water is getting in, or why there’s mold growing in your basement.


We offer a high-quality, cost-competitive waterproofing system that will keep your basement nice and dry! Our waterproofing specialists offer solutions that last for the long run. If you’re in Cleveland, Akron, or the surrounding area we can help fix and prevent:

  • Musty basements

  • Basement flooding

  • Damp or cold basement walls

  • Wet basements

  • Floor cracks in basement

  • Cracks in basement walls

Want to learn more about our basement waterproofing services or do you have water in your basement that needs to be addressed now? Give us a call today! We’re a local fully licensed and insured waterproofing company that has 35+ years of experience in the area. We offer free waterproofing estimates in Cleveland, Akron, and the surrounding areas.


When To Waterproof Your Basement


One of the most important things you can do to protect your property is waterproofing your basement. Basement waterproofing is also a vital part of basement finishing. If you’re a homeowner who is planning to use your basement as a living space, you will want to make sure it is waterproofed. Here are two times when you should get your basement waterproofed.


When You Are Finishing Your Basement

It’s not uncommon these days for homeowners to look for ways to make the most of their home’s space. One answer to this is basement finishing and conversion. Basement finishing and conversion is the process of taking an unfinished basement and turning it into a usable space for living.


As you can imagine, waterproofing is a crucial part of the process of finishing a basement. No one wants to live in a space that is damp, musty, or has the potential to be flooded during the rainy season.


Waterproofing your basement during a basement conversion has a number of benefits. The most obvious benefit is that it will allow this space to be a healthy area for individuals to live and sleep in. Waterproofing your basement will prevent mold from growing, reduce the chances of pests, and lower the humidity. It will keep your basement from flooding and allow the homeowner to enjoy this space during all times of the year comfortably.


In addition, waterproofing your basement will help with your energy bill! How so? By keeping your basement dry it will be easier than ever to cool or heat when needed.


Waterproof Before Damage Occurs. Don’t Wait!

The basement is the foundation of a home and if it’s damaged - it can be expensive to fix! Waterproofing your basement is a great way to prevent damage to your home and save you money in the long run.


Don’t wait for damage to your home or for flooding to start before waterproofing your basement. The benefits of waterproofing your basement before damage occurs far outweighs the drawbacks of waiting until your property is damaged.


By holding off from waterproofing your basement you’re exposing your property to damage that will lead to expensive repair costs. Depending on the damage that is done to your property, it can cost not only more than waterproofing would have been, but you’re still going to want to waterproof your home afterwards to prevent it from happening again. Don’t wait until it’s too late!


Tips for Keeping Your Basement Water-free


Here are a few tips from our waterproofing experts to help keep your basement waterfree.


Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear

Especially before winter, take the time to clean out your gutters and downspouts. You want to make sure that water is able to drain off of your property easily and without obstruction. Leaves and dirt are often the main culprits of blocking water from flowing properly in gutters.


Check Basement Windows for Sealing Issues

If your basement has windows you’ll want to inspect them to ensure that there are no cracks or sealing issues. If they’re not sealed properly, you will have moisture problems in your basement.


Fix Cracks in Floor or Walls

If you spot any cracks in your basement’s walls or floor you’ll want to reach out to a waterproofing expert right away. Cracks in the walls or floor are issues that should not be taken lightly. Get them repaired as soon as possible to prevent future damage to your home.


Don’t Allow Water To Pool Around Your Home

Pay attention to the area around your property and make sure there are no areas where water tends to puddle up. Water that pools right next to your home will seep into the ground and can lead to basement water issues.


You can prevent water from puddling by making sure that the area around your home slants away from the building. Keep the nearby drains and drain pipes free of debris so they can properly drain water.


Why Should You Consider Waterproofing in Akron and Cleveland?


If you’ve lived in Cleveland, Akron, or the surrounding areas you know how the winters can be! Heavy rains and storms can damage your home if your basement isn’t waterproofed. A waterproofed basement can save you from costly repairs in the future. In addition, waterproofing your basement will:

  • Increase your property’s value

  • Prevent mold and mildew growth

  • Allow the space to be livable

  • Keep your belongings safe from moisture or water damage

  • Protect the foundation of your property. Waterproofing your basement protects the structural integrity of the building from water damage.

  • Waterproofing also can help prevent pest problems. It can help keep pests out of your basement, but also make your home less habitable to insects like termites that thrive in damp environments.


When to Call a Basement Waterproofing Specialist


Most common water issues that affect properties are avoidable. By waterproofing your basement or installing proper drainage in your yard you can fix water issues and keep them from happening in the future. Here are a few signs that your basement can benefit from waterproofing:

  • Musty smell

  • The air or walls feel damp

  • Cracks in the floor

  • Cracks in the wall

  • Consistently battling against mold and mildew growth

  • Noticeable water seepage when it rains

  • Water stains on the floors, walls, or around windows.

  • Flooded basement


If you have spotted any of these signs, then there’s a good chance you have moisture problems in your basement. Tony Tomaro Construction and Waterproofing can help you remedy these problems quickly!



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Frequently Asked Questions


Is a Small Amount of Water in My Basement OK?

Regardless of whether it's a small or large amount of water, if the water is coming from outside of your home (i.e. rain) into your basement it is a problem. Water in your basement can cause serious damage to your home and belongings. It is important to address the problem immediately and contact a waterproofing specialist to prevent further damage.


Neglecting to fix a water issue in your basement can lead to a costly repair to your property, but also can lead to mold growth, which can lead to health problems and further structural damage.


How Long Does Basement Waterproofing Last?

Getting your basement waterproofed is an investment. Your property's value will increase, you’ll keep your property damage-free, and have a space in your home that is comfortable to live in. There is a 25 year warranty against leakage only as long as the water flows freely to the street from the storm line.


How Much Does It Cost To Waterproof a Basement?

Every property is different and has different waterproofing needs. We pride ourselves in offering fairly priced waterproofing services. Give us a call today and we can give you a free estimate to waterproof your basement.


Working With Our Basement Waterproofing Company


At Tony Tomaro Construction and Waterproofing, we have worked on many waterproofing projects across Cleveland and Akron, and understand that no two properties are alike. Our customers have options to choose from when it comes to our basement waterproofing services.


At the beginning of each project, we start by inspecting your property and locating the problem areas. We’ll provide you with a few possible solutions to address the issues. With each project, we aim to provide high-quality work, a quick project timeline, and reduce any disruptions for you. As we progress through the project, we will frequently and clearly keep you up-to-date on the project’s status.


Our customers are happy with the work we provide and our work speaks for itself. Our clients have rated us as a 5-star waterproofing company on Google. Feel free to read the reviews to get to know us a little better! With 35+ years of waterproofing experience in the Cleveland and Akron area we are sure you’ll be happy with partnering with us!


Receive a Free Quote With Tony Tomaro Construction and Waterproofing


We offer a number of waterproofing services. Our services include interior basement waterproofing, exterior basement waterproofing, basement flooding, basement crack repair, crawl space repair, and sump pump installation and repair.


Work with our professional team to prevent moisture and water getting into your basement. We serve the counties of Cuyahoga, Medina, and Summit and would love to work with you. Contact us today to receive a free quote for our basement waterproofing services.





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