Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our FAQ page! Here, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we receive from homeowners and property managers about basement waterproofing, our services, and what you can expect when working with us.

Please take a moment to review these questions, and if you have any further inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

What’s the process for getting a free inspection and quote?
Simply reach out to us via our online form or call us at (612) 888-6743 to book your free inspection. We’ll assess your needs and provide a detailed quote for the necessary services.
How long does it take to install a drain tile or sump pump system?
Installation times can vary based on the specifics of your home and the system being installed. Generally, a drain tile system takes 3-4 days to install. We strive to minimize disruption and complete the work efficiently.
Is installing a drainage system a big ordeal?
While it might seem like a major project, our expert team ensures the process is straightforward and not as daunting as you might think. We’re committed to making it as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
Have more questions? We’re here to provide the information and confidence you need to make the best decision for your home. Contact Waterproofing Northeast today for more information or to schedule your free inspection and quote.
What is a drain tile system and how does it work?
A drain tile system is a waterproofing solution that removes excess water from around your foundation, preventing water from entering your basement. It involves installing a perforated pipe around the perimeter of the foundation, covered with gravel and a filter fabric, to collect and redirect water away from your home.
Can a drain tile system be installed in an existing home?
Absolutely! While it’s easier to install a drain tile system during the construction of a new home, we have the expertise and equipment to retrofit this system into existing homes with minimal disruption.
Why do I need a sump pump?
Sump pumps are essential for homes prone to basement flooding. They actively pump out water collected by the drain tile system, keeping your basement dry and protecting your home’s foundation from water damage.
How often should my sump pump be serviced or replaced?
We recommend an annual inspection to ensure your sump pump is in top working order. Depending on its usage and quality, a sump pump typically needs to be replaced every 5-7 years.
How much will it cost to waterproof my basement?
The cost of waterproofing your basement can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the size of your basement, the extent of the moisture problem, and the specific waterproofing methods required. Generally speaking, projects can start around $3,800. This investment not only protects your home from potential water damage but also adds significant value by enhancing its overall safety and integrity.
Why choose Waterproofing Northeast versus the cheapest option?
At Waterproofing Northeast, we believe in doing the job right, which includes investing in high-quality equipment, hiring skilled professionals, and conducting thorough training. While our services might not be the cheapest, our commitment to quality ensures that you receive the best value for your investment. Our trained experts are dedicated to identifying the most effective and economical solutions tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you pay for nothing less than what’s absolutely necessary to keep your home dry and protected.
Where is Waterproofing Northeast located?

We’re proudly based out of Minneapolis, MN, serving the Twin Cities. Our address is: 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

How do I get in touch with Waterproofing Northeast? 
You can can call us by phone: 612.888.6743 or reach out by submitting a contact form located on our Contact page. 

How did Waterproofing Northeast start?
Our company began when our founder, Andrew, started working on basement projects for extra cash. It turned into a passion driven by a desire to provide quality waterproofing services with integrity and personalized care.

Ready to safeguard your home from water damage? Contact us today to schedule your complimentary inspection and quote!