Basement & Foundation Repair Specialists
Basement Waterproofing refers to techniques used to prevent water from entering the basement of a house or other building. Effective below ground waterproofing will include both drainage and sealers.
Basement waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Basement waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table.
This higher water table causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and against basement walls. Hydrostatic pressure forces water in through cracks in foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing-foundation wall joint and up through floor cracks.
Hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and is likely to contribute to mold, decay and other moisture related problems.
Interior weeping tile system
Interior weeping tile system can also be referred to as perimeter drain system and is an alternative to the traditional external excavation of foundation for waterproofing. External waterproofing is still the ideal solution for waterproofing however in some cases is not an option.
The interior drainage system will keep the basement dry and will provide drainage for the water that flows and pools within the the concrete or cinderblock foundation. A drainage system will be installed at the footing around the perimeter of the basement beneath the floor . This will allow the water to drain thus preventing leaking or seeping from the concrete onto or beneath the basement floor. An dimpled membrane will be installed on the exposed walls.