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1st State Waterproofing is a reputable waterproofing company having been in the business for the past 30 years. Vitold Tussey started the business and served Delaware for the past 30 years helping many home owners get their basements and crawlspaces dry. Now after many years of hard labor he has passed on the business to his daughter Hannah Tussey and son-in-law Aaron Johnson to carry on all his hard work. Hannah and Aaron spent their first 3 years working under Vitold’s supervision. Aaron was always a quick learner and having 7 years prior of construction work under his belt it was no time before he was ready to be handed the ropes. Now Aaron is the co-owner and lead Forman. You will see him on estimates, and leading every job. Hannah is happy to be out of the basements and answering phone calls and emails to set up appointments. We are a small family owned business that are happy to help with any water problems or future construction projects you may have! 

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We will set up a day and time to take a look at your water issue or future home project. After we have seen the problem we will send you a written proposal and diagram of the work to be done with the price, and if applicable the warranty. Then it’s up to you to decide when you’d like to get started! 

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1st State Waterproofing helps home owners with water issues in their crawl spaces and basements. Some of the things we specialize in are: French Drains, Sump pumps, Egress Windows, Window Wells, Foundation Cracks,  Exterior Drains, Waterproof Painting, Vaper Barrier, Channel Drains, Pop up Drains, Waterproof Membranes, Battery backup for sump pumps, water powered sump pump backup, Replace old basement windows for new, and Demolition/removal 
Other inquiries : Decks and Finish Basements 

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Wilmington, DE, USA


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What Our Clients Have to Say

Last summer, my basement flooded when water came through my crawl space in a very bad storm.  I was overwhelmed as I was sitting in the basement at the time trying  to avoid a tornado!  I had two feet of water in my basement and many things destroyed.  Aaron and First State saved the day for me!  They pumped out the water and they emptied the basement of debris as quickly as they could as I was afraid of mold.  Then, they installed a new French Drain in my basement once they removed the old, clogged French drain along with a sump pump. They also installed another French drain and sump pump in the crawlspace that had flooded.  A lot of hard work and dedicated service.  I would absolutely recommend.  They are honest and hard working.Would recommend? Yes 

We hired 1st State Waterproofing for the French drain, Egress windows and then finishing our basement. They did an excellent job at every stage. Some parts of the work were complicated, but Aaron, Hannah and their team were patient and made sure every thing was completed to our satisfaction. The basement which saw water whenever there was heavy rain is now waterproofed and has been transformed into a beautiful living space, thanks to 1st State Waterproofing.Would recommend? Yes 

We have used lst state water proofing at two of our homes. They are excellent and we are thankful to have found them! Definitely a 5 star experience! Would recommend? Yes

This is the second house and fourth job for which I have hired 1st State. Hannah, Aaron and their crew provide customer service that is unparalleled. They always respond to phone calls and texts quickly, provide quick and accurate estimates and address any concerns along the way with great solutions. I have never had any issues with water in either of my basements after 1st State installed my french drains. I just had them back to install an egress window and I am delighted with the result. As always, they were polite, efficient, and went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right and the price was fair. I cannot recommend 1st State enough! Would recommend? Yes 

I highly recommend this company.I hired 1st State waterproofing to install A french drain system in my basement and they did a great job. Thank you for your best customer service!Anything to add? Hannah and Aaron are the best!Would recommend? Yes

I was trying to sell my house but had major water leakage from rainwater into my crawl space. I could not go to contract without getting that done. 1st state not only solved the issue they came out as quick as they could and did it for a very fair price. The crew was VERY friendly, professional, and they KNOW what they are doing! 
I very highly recommend this company. You will be very impressed! Would recommend? Yes

1st State Waterproofing are true professionals! Their work was excellent, efficient and clean. They did a fabulous job in stalling a French drain and sump pump in my difficult city basement.  I will certainly use them in the future for any needs. Anything to add?Excellent customer service and fair pricingWould recommend? Yes

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