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Basement Repair Services & Products
Waterguard Interior System
Drytrak Drainage Channel
Trenchdrain Drain Grate
Iceguard Discharge Line
Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
Drain Tile Installation
Supersump Pump System
Triplesafe Pumping System
Ultrasump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier
Sump Pump Installation, Replacement & Repair

Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
Smartdrain Water Drainage
Silverglo Wall Insulation
Terrablock Floor Insulation
Smartsump Sump Pump
Wallcap Block Wall Sealer
Smartvent Flood Vents

Foundation Repair Services & Products
Foundation Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
Smartjack Crawl Space Support
Stabl-Loc Wall Restoration

 

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Wall Repair in Buffalo, NY

Wall Repair in Buffalo, NY

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After a car struch this home, it seemed like things would never be the same. After the team at Frank's Basement Systems replaced the broken wall and window, the basement was better than ever!

Total Transformation in Buffalo, NY

Total Transformation in Buffalo, NY

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BrightWall has the power to brighten up any basement and cover unsightly walls. The panels also prevent water vapor from entering the basement AND will never mold.

BrightWall and WaterGuard in Buffalo, NY

BrightWall and WaterGuard in Buffalo, NY

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BrightWall can improve the look of any basement. 

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Professional Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Specialists in Buffalo, NY

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I just wanted to acknowledge Mike Ciocca. He met with us several times regarding our foundation problems. He is very knowledgable and thorough. As we were new...
Testimonial by Jeff & Wendy J. from Buffalo, NY
I would like to thank and recognize the three gentlemen that worked on our basement on Monday January 16th and Tuesday January 17th. Antonio, Qualen and Jamar...
Testimonial by Pat and Tom W. from Williamsville, NY
...your company will continue to be successful and be around for many more years to come. Thank you for a job well done.
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Trusted Basement Waterproofing & Sump Pumps in Buffalo, NY

Frank's Basement Systems is committed to customer service and is proud to serve our area. We have a professional team of technicians that are ready to help you find the best solution using quality products from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you so that you can have the best results for your home!

Installed sump pump in Buffalo, NY.

A basement that's wet or moldy isn't functioning the way it's supposed to as part of you home. Problems with basement waterproofing often stem from leaky pipes, flooding during heavy rainfall, or sump pump failure. When problems in your basement come up, it's time to call in the professionals at Frank's Basement Systems to help you find a solution. By installing vapor barriers and insulated wall panels, you can seal out moisture while ensure that the area is energy-efficient. 

Symptoms of a waterproofing problem

  • Wet or damp basement floor
  • Leaking or damp basement walls
  • Pooling or standing water
  • Crystaline deposit on concrete surfaces
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation
  • Sump pump issues
  • Leaky basement windows

We offer excellent drainage systems that work in tangent with our sump pumps to take any water and safely deposit it out of the house and away from your foundations. Our TripleSafe sump pump is sure to give you peace of mind when there is a problem with water in your basement. The TripleSafe pump has a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a third, battery operated back up pump. This system will ensure that even if the power goes out, you don't have to worry about your basement. 

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Crawl Space and Mold Damage Repair in Buffalo, NY

Complete CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation and vapor in Buffalo, NY. barrier

As one of the areas of the home that is often neglected, crawl spaces can often fall into disrepair which can cause more significant problems for other areas of the home. Some of the major signs that there is a problem with your crawl space are sagging floors, condensation, mold, wood rot, and foundation cracks. By installing a vapor barrier combined with our thermal insulation, you can seal out moisture, bugs and debris while making the space energy-efficient.

Wood rot, a major issue for crawl spaces prone to too much moisture, can not only produce a foul smell, but can also significantly weaken wooden supports. Surface mold is only on the outside of the wood, but wood rot is quite different. It eats into the wood, weakening it and causing the floor above it to sink. Even for homes that have mold damage, it is not always necessary to replace the whole wood beam. We offer crawl space jack posts to reinforce rotting crawl space beams and posts and get your floor back to its original, level position. 

Reliable Foundation Repairs in Buffalo, NY

For many homeowners, troubles with their foundations are caused by weakened, broken soil that can no longer support the weight of the structure. Some of the major signs that your foundations are in disrepair are sagging, uneven floors, cracks in the walls or floors, hard to open windows and doors, tilting chimneys, street creep, and cracks in the exterior walls. We offer a variety of proven solutions to these kinds of problems, such as I-Beam wall braces and foundation piers, and jack posts. 

Frank's Basement Systems has the tools and the years of expertise to get the job done right the first time! Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff and trained technicians are ready to help you find a solution that will give you quality, long-lasting results for your home. Call us today for a free estimate!

 

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Case Studies From Buffalo
Helical
This home had been condemned due to structural failure. The crawl space had been repeatedly shimmed up with cinder blocks and pieces of 4X4. It was...
Resolving
Yvette had experienced repeated basement flooding over the years. The water typically reached ankle depth. She noticed that when the drains in the...
Cracked
This client has two large wall fractures which were leaking significant water through the walls and across the basement floor. Water is the #1...
Press Releases From Buffalo
Our brand may look different, but the professionals at Frank's Basement Systems, formerly Frank's Home Services, remain your trusted source for basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repair solutions. We will continue to provide the same high-quality services that homeowners in Western New York have depended on for over 35 years.... [Read more]
This year, Frank's Basement Systems received an awards at the Team Basement Systems International Convention for ranking in 41th place among the Top 50 FSI Dealers in Total Sales.... [Read more]
Job Stories From Buffalo, NY
Basement Waterproofing Cheektowaga, NY

Tineka had struggled with water in her basement for a long time. The water had caused damage to her walls and her belongings. She got fed up and decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free estimate on a permanent solution. 

Christian inspected the basement and confirmed a lot of the water was coming through the porous block walls. He recommended interior drainage, CleanSpace vapor barrier, and a TripleSafe sump pump system.

The CleanSpace vapor barrier traps water coming through the walls. This system will prevent any water from entering the basement and causing damage. The water trapped by the CleanSpace drains into the drainage system and leads into the TripleSafe sump pump system.

The TripleSafe system has 3 sump pumps to ensure there is always a functioning pump in the basement. The first back up pump starts working if the first pump fails or is overwhelmed. The second back up pump is a battery back up pump in the event of a power outage.

The combination of CleanSpace, TripleSafe, and interior drainage will keep Tineka's basement dry all the time! Call today to schedule your free estimate. 

Basement Wall Repair in Buffalo, NY

Matty had just purchased an apartment building and noticed the floors were not level and the doors were sticking. He decided to have a free estimate done by Frank's Basement Systems to ensure the building was sound.

Frank Nati visited the building and found that two of the walls were failing. While it seemed to be a monumental task, the team at Frank's Basement Systems was up to the challenge.

The two failing walls were supplemented with the Stabl Lock wall system. PowerBraces are installed along the walls support the weight of the house and then tied together with rebar. Forms are put up on either side of the PowerBraces and new concrete walls are poured. 

To protect the new walls, WaterGuard interior drainage and a SuperSump Plus sump pump system were installed to keep water out of the area.

Matty could now confidently rent out the building knowing the walls are stable thanks to Frank's Basement Systems.

Full System Installation in Buffalo, NY

Jacob and his wife had recently bought their home and were already having concerns about their basement. They had 3 wall cracks leaking water and an old sump pump. They wanted to be able to use their basement without fear of water damage. They decided to call Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate. 

Donnie Spacone visited their home and confirmed the leaking cracks were a problem. Because of their future hopes for the space, he recommended a full basement waterproofing system. This includes a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system, TripleSafe sump pump system, BrightWall wall panels, SaniDry dehumidifier, as well as FlexiSpan to repair the cracks. 

With this entire system installed by our veteran foreman Rob Sirotski, this basement is 100% protected against water and water vapor. Jacob can now begin to finish his basement or continue to use it as is.

Call us today to protect your home and expand your living space! 

Bowing Wall Solved in Buffalo, NY

Jan and Christine had a partially finished basement with cracks in the walls. These cracks were a sign of a larger problem: a shifting wall. They decided it was time to act now before the damage became worse. They called Frank's for a free estimate on their structural concerns.

Mike inspected their basement and recommended 6 Power Braces be installed along the shifting wall. The braces would serve to support the wall and actually straighten it over time. 

In addition to the Power Braces, 6 cracks in the walls needed to be fixed prior to the basement being finished. FlexiSpan was used on all six to permanently fix the cracks and prevent water from leaking through them. As an extra measure, a full perimeter interior drainage system was also installed to protect against water and flooding.

With these repairs finished, Jan and Christine can fully finish their basement with the confidence their wall is supported and water won't ruin their work.

Wall Replacement in Buffalo, NY

Kristeen and Joanne had two basement walls caving in and were concerned for the stability of their home. They called Franks Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate and to understand their repair options. 

Frank Nati visited Kristeen and Joanne's home and inspected the walls in question. He recommended the 68' of wall be removed and rebuilt. In addition to new walls, Frank also recommended WaterGuard interior drainage be installed along the new walls.

Greg and his crew worked diligently through tough weather conditions to complete the job before winter hit. The walls were completed and WaterGuard was installed to ensure the basement stayed dry. 

Kristeen and Joanne can now rest easy knowing their home's foundation is sturdy as it should be.

Don't let structural repairs scare you! Call us today for a free, no obligation estimate!

Saved From The Bulldozer

Allen heard the words no homeowner wants to hear: your house is being condemned for structural failure. The foundation of his Buffalo home was no longer considered strong enough to support the weight of the home. After receiving this news, he decided to call Frank's Basement Systems in the hopes his home could be saved.

Rick Pilarski visited the home and performed his inspection. He found the walls leaning in and makeshift supports in the crawl space made out of cinder blocks and pieces of lumber. 

The answer to Allen's woes were helical piers. These piers were drilled down into the ground on the interior and exterior of the home. Brackets were installed to the footer of Allen's foundation and attached to the piers. The piers would now be taking the weight of the house instead of the foundation.

Thanks to the 23 long days of work by the Frank's team, Allen was able to keep his home and feel safe about its structure.

 

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No More Flooding!

Over the years, Yvette had experienced repeat flooding in her basement. It typically happened when the drains at the street backed up and water typically reached ankle depth. Despite an unusually dry summer, she noticed her basement continued to flood. She needed a permanent solution to her problem before permanent damage was done. She decided enough was enough and called Frank's for a free, no obligation estimate.

Rick Pilarski performed his inspection of Yvette's basement and decided a 4 step solution was just what she needed.

The first step was install our patented WaterGuard drainage system around the entire 104 ft. perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is specifically designed not become blocked with foreign matter. To ensure the system is flowing properly, inspection points were installed every few feet. 

The second step was to install BrightWall paneling on all the basement walls to trap water before it enters the basement. The patented BrightWall panels prohibit mold and mildew growth and clean with a wet rag. The panels trap the water and force it down into the WaterGuard system. 

The next step was the installation of our patented TripleSafe system including a 1/3 horse power primary pump, a 1/2 horse power back up pump, and a battery backup pump. The WaterGuard system runs into the TripleSafe system to be pumped up and out of the basement.  

The final step was to remove the water from the air with a patented SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. Dry basement air is critical to the health of everyone in the home, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier removes moisture from the air more efficiently than any other dehumidifier on the market. 

Now Yvette never has to worry about her basement flooding again! Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate!

Rebuilding After A Car Hit Buffalo, NY

As if a Buffalo winter doesn't present its own challenges, a car struck the corner of Daniel's house in the middle of January and caused serious structural damage. He contacted his insurance to file a claim for the broken wall, window, and floor joist. Once the paperwork had been taken care of, Daniel called Frank's Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate.

Mike Ciocca performed his inspection and designed a plan to return Daniel's home back to normal. His plan included rebuilding the broken wall from the footer up, installing support posts across the basement, and installing interior drainage. 

Because of the extent of the damage to the wall, the concrete floor had to be broken so the footer could be replaced. While the floor was open, 49 feet of interior drainage was placed around the perimeter of the basement and 2 floor drains. 

To help support the weight of the house, our crew installed a total of 7 support posts across the basement. These posts are installed into the concrete floor and will help take the weight of the house.

The cabinets and paneling were replaced and the basement looked better than it did before!

No matter the cause, Frank's Basement Systems will complete a free, no obligation estimate for all your basement concerns!

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Wall Replacement Buffalo, NY

Alma had already had one of her foundation walls replaced in the past. Now it was time to have another one done. It had begun to fall inward and was only going to get worse. She called Frank's Basement Systems to come take a look.

Upon inspection, Rick agreed the only permanent solution for Alma was to have the entire wall replaced. The mortar had broken loose between the second and third layers of blocks causing the wall to buckle and fall inward.

The first step to a new wall is to remove the existing one. Our team placed jacks to support the weight of the house and began digging outside. Once the crew had dug down to the footer, they carefully took the wall down and removed all the old blocks. The wall was then rebuilt up to where the old wall had been. 

As an extra layer of protection, a waterproof membrane and dimple board were attached to protect the new wall.  

After seeing the finished work, Alma will be calling Frank's when it is time to replace the last wall!

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BrightWall and Basement Waterproofing in Buffalo, NY

Francis bought her home knowing it had a history of the basement flooding. While she had never seen it flood, she new there was a large amount of moisture in her basement at any given time. She decided to get a few quotes on what it would take to have a dry basement once and for all. One contractor told her they couldn't do the work she needed, but Frank's Basement Systems could.

She met with Ray Smith who recommended a multi part solution: drainage, wall panels, sump pump, and dehumidifier. 

The first step in her solution was to hang our patented BrightWall panels on all of her walls. BrightWall traps moisture coming through the wall and forces it down to the floor. More than that, it brightens your whole space and cleans with a wet rag. It will also never grow mold!

The second step was to install our patented WaterGuard drainage system around the entire basement. WaterGuard and BrightWall work together to keep water from entering your basement. The water trapped by the BrightWall flows down to the WaterGuard system and into step 3: the UltraSump sump pump.

The UltraSump system will pump any water coming from the WaterGuard system or from the floor (i.e. hot water tank leak) up and out of the basement.

The last step in Francis' solution was a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona will remove 100 pints of water per day while using the same energy as a dehumidifier that only removes 40 pints per day.

No matter how water tries to come in, Francis is ready with her four part comprehensive solution from Frank's Basement Systems.

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Basement Waterproofing, Buffalo NY

Regina decided to take down the paneling from the walls of her basement that had been there since she bought the house. They were peeling and sagging, so it seemed like the right time to finally tear them down and replace them with something nicer. Much to her surpise, the unsightly paneling was not her only problem. Years of moisture seeping through the walls had caused the blocks to crack, crumble, and shift. The sagging paneling was only a symptom of a much larger problem.

After checking local contractor reviews online, Regina decided to give Frank's a call for a free, no obligation estimate. Upon intitial inspection, Frank found more cracks than Regina initially thought. He recommended WaterGuard drainage around the perimeter of the basement, a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, and to repair the cracks in the walls.

After one day of digging, removing old clay drain pipes, and installation of our patented WaterGuard waterproofing system and TripleSafe sump pump system, Regina was well on her way to having a dry, usable basement.

Once all the concrete had hardened completely, Regina's walls were fixed and a new utility sink was installed by our plumbing division, Mr. Plumber. She could finally begin to use and enjoy her basement. 

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Work Requests From Buffalo, NY
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My crawl space smells, I believe is the source of flys in the house, the insulation is falling, and there might still be something living under there.
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We have two cracks in basement wall that tend to leak during rain storms / spring thaw. We are looking to finish basement in future and would like to know that the water problems are resolved before spending money on finishing the space.
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Damp basement, musty.
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Basement water when it rains heavy. Need estimate and solution.
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Looking to get an estimate for an egress window for an already finished basement.
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Would like a consult and quote to see if our sump pump needs to be replaced.
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Water in the basement
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Hello - I am looking for someone to perform repairs to our foundation. It isn't in too bad of shape, but some of the old surfacing is coming off, and there are cracks that need repointing. I would like to have the surface prepped to the point where I can apply a new gray-tinted Drylok or other equivalent coating myself, though I would entertain estimates for that work as well. We also have a small concrete front stoop that needs resurfacing. Again, if you would like to offer an estimate to paint it to match the foundation (including proper surface grip), I would consider it, though I will most likely end up doing that myself. We just had new gutters put on the house, so we are looking to move on this asap. Thanks! Best, David
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I have no basement and my house is leaning.
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This person has filled out the Star Power Pro survey on franksbasements.com that you sent them and is interested in another service you provide: primary service. Please contact them to schedule a new appointment for this service. This is a no-charge lead.
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I have a slant in my living room and kitchen my house Chyna leads to the right side very significantly I need to know how about I go to replace it or fix it
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The second floor is very crooked and I'm guessing it has to do with the foundation.
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I have a large crack in the brick foundation in basement.
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My basement get wet when it rains.
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Basement is a dirt crawl space. House is sagging in middle and we want it leveled, or as close to level as we can get it. My daughter is pregnant and living in the hose. There is a lot we want to do in the next 12 weeks and everything depends on getting this done first. We also would like the crawl space looked. The sump pump is down there. We also want to have the windows looked at.
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Basement wall buckling ... On the driveway side ...
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Standing water in back yard
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Wet basement. Mold on the walls. Need help. Also need financing options.
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Looking for yard drainage solution
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Having crawl space structural problems. Sagging floors and interior walls are cracking.
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