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301-729-1859


Mailing Address:
First General Services,
12816 Winchester Road SW, Cumberland, MD, 21502

Phone Number:

Local: 301-729-1859
Toll Free: 800-962-1741

E-Mail:

info@firstgeneral.biz


Proudly serving families and businesses from Connellsville, Uniontown and Somerset, Pennsylvania to Cumberland, Westernport and Frostburg, Maryland to Martingsburg and Romney, West Virginia as well as all surrounding areas.

FAQs

We've got the answer to all your
basement waterproofing questions!

Q: Why is it better to fix it on the inside, instead of the outside?
A: A lot less money, less intrusive, & a life time warranty!

Q:  Why not just put in a sump pump?
A: A sump pump only collects water from a limited area, not the entire basement.

Q: How do you stop the water coming up through the cracks in the middle of the floor?
A: If you waterproof the entire perimeter of the basement, (from the inside), 99% of the time that will stop it. Because it’s coming in from, the outside of the walls & running in under the floor. You catch it where it comes in

Q: How do you get the water out of my block foundation?
A: When we waterproof we drill holes in the block underneath the floor. That allows the water to run into our system.

Q: Can I still finish off my basement after you install the system?
A: Yes, absolutely!

Q: How does the water get to the sump pump?
A: It travels through our patented Water Trek Aqua Route System to the sump pump.

Q: What about the water coming down my walls?
A: Great question! As we install our system, installing the Flexseal Rubber Wall Membrane is recommended. That directs the water into the waterproofing system.

Q: What if the electricity goes off?
A: We strongly recommend installing a Battery Back-Up Sump Pump.

Q: Can I just clean my gutters out & that’ll fix it?
A: That’s a nice myth. Once the water has found it’s way into a basement, it will continue to come in. Basement leaks do not fix themselves. The problem will continue to increase.

Q: Can I paint my walls with waterproof paint?
A: Paint will not stop the water. It’ll look great…until the first rain. After that you’ll have water & paint on the basement floor.

 

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