Premier Waterproofing, LLC
2nd year as a Best Pick
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Based on 87 reviews
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"Our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations by starting and finishing on time, offering competitive pricing, and using long-term, proactive solutions to keep your basement dry all the time. We pride ourselves in leaving the environment cleaner than it was when we began."

Sam Shear | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Premier Waterproofing provides basement and crawl space waterproofing services to residential and commercial customers. The company also offers foundation repair, downspout extension, and basement finishing in addition to sump pump, egress window, French drain, and drainage system installation.
Minimum Job
All jobs require a $1,500 minimum.
Premier Waterproofing offers a transferable lifetime warranty.
Company History
The family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1996. Owner Sam Shear has over two decades of industry experience.
Additional Information
Premier Waterproofing sells and services most brands of French drain supplies.
Areas Served
Montgomery County, Chester County, The Main Line, Bucks County, Delaware County
A selection of 87 homeowner reviews:
“I liked everything. The technician explained everything that he was going to do. It was a good solution. The workers were great, and they cleaned up after themselves really well. They did a nice job. I'd give them an A+; I really would. I've had to deal with a lot of contractors in my life, and Premier Waterproofing was really exceptional.”
“They were great. They did waterproofing. Their sales guy, who was really more of an engineer, did great. They were willing to work with us on some special requests for how the work was to be done. They exactly diagnosed the problem. They were very helpful. They get an A+ from me.”
“They were great. They put in a French drain with two sump pumps. They were very honest, and they worked well together. They deserve an A+.”
“They did excellent work. I don't have any complaints. They did waterproofing.”
“They were very neat. They were getting rid of some of the mold and mildew. I would give my overall experience an A+.”
“We had a very good experience. They're the company that did the waterproofing for our basement. They were very knowledgeable, and they were very customer oriented. They walked the talk and they did exactly what they said they would do. Everything went very well. They get an A+—no complaints.”
“I thought they were very professional. They did a French drain. I give them an A.”
“They came in, and they did the job. They were very professional about it, and it was done quickly. They were installing a French drain for us. I would give them a solid A for my overall experience.”
“They did a great job. They get five stars. I have recommended them. They did waterproofing.”
“We haven't had any kind of major rain or flooding issues in our area yet to gauge the system, but they installed it 100 percent correctly. And in terms of the customer service experience, they were great. We did waterproofing. They installed a French drain system around the perimeter of my basement. They did what they said they were going to do. They didn't promise anything they couldn't deliver. They told me they could make this work happen without breaking the sheetrock on my walls, and they did just that. When they left, they left the place in a cleaner condition than they had found it, so that certainly reflected well. I would certainly give them an A. I've already recommended them to a couple of my family members.”
“They did a good job. They installed a sump pump. They just generally did a good job. I'd give them an A. I don't have any complaints.”
“I liked the owner of the company. He was very nice and oversaw everything. The workers couldn't have been nicer. They cleaned everything up. I mean when they were done, the place looked like they never even did anything. I definitely recommended them to a couple of my friends. I had my whole basement done. They dug it all up and put a trench down in there. I have two sump pumps, one in my workshop and then another one in the game room. I also had a plumbing company come out because my cousin was telling me about it. I was going to get a generator, because if it went down and I lost electricity, I would be screwed if the pumps wouldn't work. So, the system that I have now, I'm covered 100 percent, because mine works on the water system. There's a little level thing on it, and with the pumps that the plumber put in for me, if the electric pumps in there shut off for three minutes, it sends a signal to the other pumps to go on and automatically run off the public water. So there will always be two pumps working, whether it's the electric ones that Premier installed or the other one. That's what I wanted because my basement definitely got trashed before and I had the whole basement, like $30,000 worth of stuff, damaged. I didn't get covered for any of it because my area wasn't a flood zone, so I couldn't get flood insurance, but now with what happened to me, I'm insured if anything happens to the pumps. Thank God, because since I've had it done there were two occasions where neighbors around here got flooded and I didn't even get a drop. I came home from work, I walked down in my basement, and there were 16 to 18 inches of water. I'm talking about a loveseat, two couches, two La-Z-Boy chairs, furniture, TV, everything. I had to gut the whole thing. They did a super job. My sister-in-law had them, and that's how I heard about them. I was looking around for somebody to do the job, so I asked her, and she was very pleased with them. I'd give them A+. They did a great job.”
“They did a good job. They waterproofed the basement. I'd give them an A.”
“They showed up on time, did the job they were supposed to do, and then they were gone. They waterproofed the basement. I chose them over a different company because they had done some work for us previously and they're in the neighborhood. The overall customer service was good. I'd give them an A.”
“They waterproofed my basement. I'd give them an A. They did what they said they would do, and I expect that, but they did it.”
“They showed up when they said they were going to show up. They did the work, they were neat, and they were clean. I have nothing bad to say about them. They waterproofed our basement, and then they finished our basement. They get an A.”
“I haven't had a problem since they came, so they did a good job. They waterproofed the whole basement. I chose them over a different company because of recommendations, particularly from someone that I knew personally. The overall customer service was very good. I'd give them an A.”
“They accommodated our electrical requirements in terms of plugging in the sump pumps, and I liked the fact that they offer a transferable lifetime guarantee for no water in the basement. I'd grade them an A.”
“They got back to me almost immediately. They were very straightforward. They did the job, and it worked. I had two spots in the basement where water was coming in, and they sealed them. Their customer service was great. I'd rate them A.”
“They were very clear in spec'ing the job in the first place and about what the procedure would involve. They were very straightforward about scheduling. It was painless. They put French drains in the basement. They dug a trench in the basement, put gravel in the bottom of it, and then sealed the walls so that the water that comes against the foundation would drop down behind the walls into the trench and drain out of a single sump pump that they relocated from the middle of the room to the corner. It took them one day to complete the work. I would recommend them to friends. They earned an A.”
“I liked their professionalism, thoroughness, and follow-through. I had a leak in my basement, so they did waterproofing—sealing it up in the part where the leak would come from, and then replacing my sump pump with a more professional, better one. I chose them over a different company because they were local. Also, when they came out, I had three people come out, and I found that there was just something about Sam Shear that came across as credible. That's why I picked him over the others. I'd give them an A.”
“They were very responsive and professional. They left everything all clean, so they didn't make any more mess than what would be reasonable with the work that was being done. I had a couple of follow-up questions afterward, and they were very responsive and thorough. I'm definitely very happy with the work—they did it well, quickly and professionally. They did waterproofing down in my basement. We did the better part of one room, about two and a half of the four sides where there was water coming in, and I haven't had a drop in there since in the four years since the work was done. I'd definitely give them an A, no doubt.”
“He did exactly what he said he was going to do, he did it in one day, and they cleaned up. They had to cut a trench around the whole perimeter of our basement, put in a French drain with a pipe and a sump pump, and then pour the concrete back in. I chose them over a different company because I talked to a couple of companies and I liked what he said. I'd grade them an A.”
“They showed up when they said they would. They did what they said they were going to do and cleaned up very well afterwards. My sump pump hole in the basement floor was too small. They enlarged it and put one in that was correct for my home's square footage. They did a battery backup system, cut into the foundation, put down a bigger hole, and then had to repair it after they put the plastic tub in there. I chose them over a different company because I just heard good stuff about them from a lot of people. I'd give them an A.”
“I had a very good experience with them. I had good service, and they were good workers. Everything went very well. They waterproofed three or four basements. It took them a couple of days to complete the work. They get an A.”
“It is a company that I refer often—I'm a realtor. They're honest, and they do good work. They offer a warranty on their work. In two of my houses, I had water infiltrating my basement, and they took care of it for me. I chose them over a different company because it was straight talk, and I understood what the situation was. They didn't use big words to change the way they present the sale, like, 'Do you know that there are three thousand lakes within five square miles, and there's water pressing against your walls, and they're all going to cave in?' When they came in, they said what was going on, what they would do quick and easy, and it wasn't a big deal. They didn't overplay it or try to take advantage. They are an A company. They're great.”
“I liked the way they did the job and cleaned up. I liked the way they explained everything thoroughly before they started. They showed us a slide picture of it. They put a sump pump in and dug a trough around part of the cellar to the sump pump. I'd give them top grades. I had no complaints.”
“Premier Waterproofing was excellent. All the workers were very friendly, and the owner was very conscientious in following up. They waterproofed the basement; they put in a French drain and sump pump. I'd give them an A+ because they were really good.”
“The crew from Premier Waterproofing was fantastic. They were so clean, neat, and personable. They were all really, really great. They totally waterproofed the basement and put in French drains. They also put in the dehumidifying system and two sump pumps. They did a great job, and I'd give them an A grade.”
“I had a very good experience with Premier Waterproofing. They laid a new pipe outside, and they did an excellent job. Water was coming into the basement, so they suggested a solution and sent a couple of people over to fix it, which was very nice of them. I'd give them an A+ because they did a very good job.”
“They gave excellent service, and they were very helpful. I would definitely recommend them. I chose them over a different company because of some local recommendations. I had some foundation wall leaks, and they had to put in a drainage system in my basement, do a sump pump, and fix some exterior work done by another party who had done a bad job. I'd give them an A.”
“They were responsive, professional, informative, and knowledgeable. They installed waterproofing systems in two of my properties. The overall customer service was great, and I'd give them an A+.”
“They did a fine job. They did the work on time and in the budget. They did basement waterproofing, and they also did downspout drainage. They get an A.”
“They were just overall easy to deal with and cleaned up very well. Everything was done according to how they said it would go. They did basement waterproofing. I chose them over a different company because a friend had recommended them. I'd rate them as an A.”
“They were fine. They had the ability to know what was wrong and to tell me exactly how they had to fix it. I went with them, and it appears that truly was what they had to do. They did extensive work. In my other home up in Yardley, I had two cracks in the concrete walls from the original building, which wasn't the association's problem, but I had to get it done. There were two cracks, and they brought in a professional to take care of that. Then they put in an interior French drain and a sump pump around the whole property, which was a townhome/condo. They did all that work in three or four days. They were there, did the work, and were in and out. Right now, from what I've seen, there's no more water coming in the cellar at all. Basically, what they did was waterproof the cellar. I chose them because I was looking for someone local, since I don't live there all the time. I just looked locally because I wanted somebody local if something went wrong so I could go at them and find out why it went wrong. I'd have to give them an A.”
“The owner was very friendly—he was a really good guy. They did a sump pump for me, and I'd give them an A. They were pretty good.”
“They did a good job and did exactly what they promised, which is that they would do it right the first time and that there wouldn't be any leaks or water accumulation in the basement. It was all accurately done. They did A-grade work.”
“Everything's been great. The basement's dry, so they did their job. I'd give them an A. They did a good job, they were thorough, they showed up on time, and they did the job quickly. They get an A.”
“I was very pleased with them, and I've used them twice. He did exactly what he said he would do, and he did it very quickly. His people were courteous, and he was very clean. He did a drain in my basement around my basement wall. I chose them over a different company because of word of mouth—they were recommended by a friend. I'd give them an A.”
“The salesperson was very prompt in responding to my initial queries. They've done work for me twice on two separate jobs. The second job was even quicker, and the workers were very clean, neat, and efficient. They did similar work each time. I have two sump pumps, so the first time, they replaced part of my French drain and installed a sump pump. The second time, they replaced a second sump pump. I'd definitely rate them as an A.”