Basement Waterproofing

Your basement may not be filled with water, but that does not mean that it is waterproof. Let’s talk about effective waterproofing solutions.


Basement waterproofing is the process of installing multiple drainage and water-resistant solutions into your basement. RhinoLift is the top waterproofing company near Charlotte, NC. Our basement waterproofing solutions include the highest quality barriers, state-of-the-art drainage systems, and robust solutions to fight indoor humidity.

Basement Waterproofing Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of moisture intrusion early can save you from costly repairs and structural damage. Identifying issues such as water stains, musty odors, or visible mold early on can be crucial in preventing long-term issues. Our expertise in basement waterproofing solutions helps protect your home’s foundation and interior from the damaging effects of water. Here’s what to look out for to ensure your basement remains waterproof and functional.

Leaking Basement Windows

Foundation problems and aging seals can cause leaks to occur around basement windows or other wall penetrations.

Wall & Floor Cracks

Wall and floor cracks are direct openings in your basement where water seepage can occur and cause damage.

Rotting Wood & Mite Damage

Moisture can cause structural decay and attract wood eating pests which will damage beams and supports in your basement.

Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold loves dark spaces, untreated lumber, and high humidity levels. Mold spores can go airborne and get into your ductwork.

When To Call RhinoLift

Rain & Humidity

Charlotte, NC receives about 43.1 inches of rain annually, which is more than 13% above the national average of 38.1 inches! All this rain can have a negative effect on your basement. Without the right protections, water can pool around your foundation and seep into the soil around your home, leaking into your basement and causing floods, puddling, excess humidity, and even mold.

Our team recommends that you schedule an annual inspection; just like with every major function of your home, sump pumps and interior drainage systems need regular maintenance from a professional to ensure their continued functioning. Schedule your free estimate today.

Rain and Humidity

Red Clay and Soil

Charlotte is overflowing with clay soil, which is excellent for gardening and farming, but not ideal for a basement. Clay is an expansive soil, meaning that when a heavy rain hits, it grows larger and bears hydrostatic pressure onto the foundation walls in your basement. This causes cracking, bowing, leaking, flooding, and in the worst-case scenario, structural failure.

We recommend you redirect water away from your home with gutter extenders at least 10 feet away. Schedule your free estimate today!

expansive clay soils

New Construction

When builders construct your foundation or basement, they excavate a large amount of soil to build the bare bones of your home. After construction, they refill the soil around your home and attempt to pack it back in.

Poor compaction still presents a problem, as no contractor crew will be able to fully compress the soil to the way it naturally was. This leaves air pockets in the soil, which provides a way for water to creep in easier and affect your foundation.Schedule your free estimate today!

New Construction Waterproofing

Our Basement Waterproofing Solutions

RhinoLift specializes in providing premium foundation repair solutions. We understand that foundation repair may look daunting initially, but our goal is to inspect and educate you on the best possible solution for your home. Foundation issues should never be overlooked; we are licensed professionals to aid you. RhinoLift offers a wide range of foundation repair services with products backed by the largest and most trusted deep foundation repair product manufacturer, CHANCE, a Hubbell company.

Frequently Asked Questions


If you don’t fix basement damage, it can lead to a variety of issues that can impact the safety and value of your home. These issues can include structural instability, water damage, mold growth, and reduced living space. Over time, basement damage can worsen and become more costly to repair, making it important to address any signs of damage as soon as possible.

Basement damage is any type of damage or deterioration that occurs within a basement or crawlspace of a building. This can include damage to walls, floors, and foundation, as well as issues related to water infiltration, soil settlement, or poor ventilation. Basement damage can lead to a range of problems, including reduced living space, structural instability, and water damage, and can be caused by a variety of factors.

CHANCE is the world’s oldest and most trusted helical pier manufacturer, so homeowners can rest assured that RhinoLift is offering the best basement repair solutions. RhinoLift has vast experience installing these solutions and is proud to offer the best products in the industry. RhinoLift offers a life of the structure warranty, and CHANCE also offers a 30-year Peace of Mind Warranty.

Carbon fiber is a high-strength, lightweight material commonly used in the construction industry for various applications. In basement wall repair, carbon fiber strips or sheets often reinforce and strengthen foundation walls that have experienced cracking or bowing. The carbon fiber is applied to the wall using an epoxy or adhesive, creating a strong bond that supports the foundation.

Polyurethane is made by mixing two liquid components, which then expand and harden into a lightweight, high-strength foam that can be used to fill voids, level uneven concrete, and stabilize the soil. Polyurethane foam is an effective solution for many foundation repair issues and has the added benefit of being minimally invasive and requiring little to no downtime for homeowners/tenants.

At RhinoLift, inspections are FREE! We will visit the customer’s property during our on-site inspection and assess the issues. We will examine the affected areas, take measurements, and ask questions to understand the situation completely. This process allows us to identify any underlying problems and provide the recommended repairs.

Learning Resources

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Polyurethane Foams History and Current Use