Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Waterproofing, sometimes referred to as water management, is best described as the installation of systems in and around a structure for the purpose of preventing water from penetrating a house or other structure and controlling the direction the water takes. Most water problems start on the outside of the home and typically begin due to either a lack of maintenance (such as allowing gutters to become clogged) or a change in the surrounding environment.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Exterior water around a structure can come from somewhere as close as your own gutter system or as far as several miles away. Exterior water is managed using many different exterior basement waterproofing systems. Each system is designed to handle very specific water problems. Exterior basement waterproofing is also the only way to guarantee a watertight basement without relying on interior drainage solutions. Some of the exterior basement waterproofing methods we utilize include ensuring your yard has the appropriate grading so that water naturally flows away from your home instead of toward it, as well as more involved processes that include digging a trench around the footing of your home and applying a waterproof membrane.
Managing Surface & Subsurface Water
Surface water is controlled by creating paths for the water to flow and is either channeled away using swales or diverted to underground drainage pipes. Subsurface water is typically picked up in Saturation Trenches or “French Drains” and carried through underground drainage pipes to daylight. Water that is not picked up by these foundation waterproofing systems can soak deep in the soil and create a hydrostatic pressure that pushes water into your basement or crawlspace through cracks in walls, gaps in footings, and from below the structure. Water that gets inside the structure is typically rerouted through an interior drain system before it can make it to the floor and is then discharged through a sump pump to daylight. Sump pumps are installed in an approved basin that sits below the floor and collects water to be discharged to daylight.
Call today for basement waterproofing solutions
Excess water in and around your basement is more than just a nuisance, it can lead to costly repairs if you don’t apply some kind of basement waterproofing to protect your home. Call Foundation 1 for help with your basement waterproofing and remember—you can rest your foundation on our reputation.
Our Waterproofing Services:
Exterior drainage and grading is typically the first place to start when you are getting water in your basement or crawlspace. Proper drainage is not only for stopping water intrusion, but poor drainage and grading is also the number one cause of foundation damage.
As you might imagine, this is a more involved process and does cost more, but to create a watertight basement (ie: reducing or eliminating reliance on internal drainage solutions), approaching waterproofing from the outside is required.
Interior drainage systems like our Dura-Dry System is a tried and true way of keeping water out of your basement or crawlspace and comes with a lifetime warranty against any future water intrusion. Combined with a good sump pump this is a permanent solution for waterproofing.
Sump Pump Installation
Our full line of Pro Series Commercial grade Sump Pumps in combination with our high-efficiency Bell Sump Pump Basin will give you peace of mind knowing that you have the best most reliable system on the market today.
Foundation Crack Repair
While many wall cracks are a sign of a foundation problem, they are not always signs of a failed foundation. Let our engineer certified evaluators give you a free consultation to see if you need foundation crack repair.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Creating a healthy home starts from the ground up. Crawl spaces are full of moisture that moves upward, toward the living spaces, due to the stack effect. Up to 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of a home comes from the crawl space! Crawl space encapsulation can help control your home’s moisture.
Call Today for Basement Waterproofing!
Don’t wait until it’s too late, call Foundation 1 today for an estimate on basement waterproofing services to protect your home. We do interior and exterior basement waterproofing so you know that no matter what is causing or could potentially cause your basement to flood will be taken care of!