The Benefits of Basement Waterproofing: Why it’s Worth the Investment in Metro Atlanta


According to, Atlanta, Georgia witnessed 119 days of rain in 2022. Unfortunately, between the Peach State’s signature rolling hills and the propensity for flash flooding, flooded basements are not uncommon. While basements hold their fair share of advantages – such as more room to spread out and create additional living spaces, extra storage space, and increased resale value – the fact that they can flood (or, at the very least, leak) makes it critical to protect your investment. Basement waterproofing involves searching for and sealing any existing holes or cracks in your foundation and basement walls, then adding a protective layer of waterproof finishing products to further protect you from future leaks.  Since 2006, H2O Proof & Foundation Repair has been proud to offer basement waterproofing among our services to home and business owners.  

Preventing Mold Growth 

With any water leak comes the growth of mold and mildew. That is particularly true given the confined space of a basement – much of which is underground – paired with Atlanta’s notoriously humid climate. If left unchecked, mold can cause allergies and infections in some people. According to Healthline, touching mold or breathing in its spores can lead to symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, eye irritation, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, skin rash, headache, lung irritation, and wheezing.  

Improving Indoor Air Quality 

We’ve found that one of the most common first signs of a basement leak – besides standing water – is the presence of a “musty” smell. That unpleasant odor indicates that you may have mold spores in the air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air we breathe inside our homes or offices can be filled with 100 times MORE pollutants than you might find outdoors. The EPA suggests “Source Control” as one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality. By waterproofing your basement, you’ll be taking a crucial step towards increasing the quality of the air your family or staff members breathe.  

Protecting Your Property Value 

When it comes time to sell your home, if you haven’t remediated a basement leak and waterproofed it from additional damage, you could incur far more than mold growth and musty smells. Repeated water leaks could challenge the integrity of your home’s foundation over time. Basement waterproofing is a vital step in protecting one of the most significant investments many of us will ever make in our lifetime – a home or business. 

Are you concerned about basement waterproofing costs? Not only will H2O Proof & Foundation Repair provide you with a comprehensive estimate of our services so there are no surprises, but we also offer several affordable financing solutions. It’s important to remember that doing nothing can prove a very costly decision. 

If you’re considering having your basement “waterproofed,” contact the experienced team at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair for a FREE no-obligation inspection. We know you’ll be impressed with our customized solutions, financing options, and lifetime warranty. To schedule your inspection, call the H2O Proof team today at 678-426-8618, email us at, or complete our online scheduling form. We would consider it an honor to help you protect your home and family – a task we take very seriously. 


Shannon “Red” Logan


Red is a hands-on leader with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Born and raised in Acworth, he is an amazing example of a Georgia boy who grew from the ground up in construction. Red landed his first job at 15 as a block mason’s assistant – carrying blocks and helping to build foundations. By 17, he was building homes side by side with his father – a job he enjoyed for 12 years. He also spent four years as a fabricator in a machine shop. By 29, he went to work for Eric’s father at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair.


During his time here, Red has learned everything there is to know about both pre- and post-construction waterproofing. His experience as a fabricator has also proved invaluable. Thanks to his understanding of the fabrication of components for structural lifting, we brought fabrication in-house at H2O – which has led to cost savings for our clients. Not only is he an excellent asset to our company, but also to the residential and business clients we serve.

Eric Collett


From the age of 10, this second-generation waterproofer from Cumming, GA virtually grew up in the foundation business. His father, Rick Collett, launched H2O Proof & Foundation Repair in 2004. Every chance he got, Eric would follow his father to job sites, and – as he got older – would help the crew repair foundation walls and waterproof to earn pocket money. After graduating from South Forsyth High School, he began working in the family business full-time – believing that hands-on experience is the best education you can receive in this industry. After being in the field for eight years, Eric transitioned to a project management role where he oversaw crews, analyzed issues, and proposed solutions on a wide variety of pre-and post-construction waterproofing and foundation repair jobs. His project expertise ranged from homeowners having foundation issues and investors flipping homes to commercial developers and builders of new construction homes.


Boasting nearly 25 years of experience in structural lifting and foundation repairs, Eric has also been trained and certified on the restoration side of the industry. He is proud of the fact that the company his dad launched, and Eric continues to grow today has helped everyone from families to large corporations all over the Southeast stay dry and safe in their homes and businesses. He credits the fact that his company is based on its own firm foundation of long-standing relationships, industry knowledge, and unwavering integrity for H2O Proof & Foundation Repair’s success.

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