Cracks, gaps, and holes in your basement walls or crawl space walls are not only unsightly but also open up the home to huge problems. They can allow water, typically from heavy rains, snowmelt off, and nearby waterway overflows, to run directly into your basement or crawl space. When this occurs foundation waterproofing is your best option to solve the problem.
Furthermore, standing water left untreated can contribute to mold and mildew growth, which can cause a variety of health effects in sensitive individuals.
Additionally, it can cause an electric shock or electrocution, which can render your home unsafe. It can also ruin your home’s materials, such as carpeting, tile flooring, and wood structures. Therefore, if you have a leaking basement or moist crawl space area, we strongly recommend that you immediately fix this. Take the necessary steps to stop the water protruding into your home.
At Foxhill Construction, we believe that your home is your haven. We are knowledgeable and experienced in residential and commercial waterproofing techniques.
Proper problem diagnosis is paramount. After thorough and careful inspection of your home or business, we put together a restoration and waterproofing action plan. Our goal is to stop all leaks intruding into the building infrastructure and also to eradicate any moisture buildup present. Protect your home or commercial property investment and also all the people within.
Waterproofing Paints and Primers
Waterproofing paint is similar to the acrylic paint used to coat the interior of your home. Except it has a more elastic consistency in order to absorb water. It also helps prevent fungal growth, which is common with water leaks.
Waterproofing paint is easy to apply, homeowners use it as a quick way to seal their basement walls from leaks. However, did you know waterproofing paint is nothing more than just a thicker version of paint? It does little to actually repair the wall and stop the seepage of water through the foundation.
In fact, once the paint is applies, water will continue to build up inside the basement wall and over time cause the paint to peel away from the walls, leaving them unprotected. The trapped water also helps contribute to the further destruction of the wall, which will result in major issues later. Therefore, in order for waterproofing paint to work sufficiently, all cracks, pores, and gaps must be properly repaired before applying the product.
Dampproofing applies to the foundation of a home during the building process.
It is a thin layer of mixture, in most cases either tar or an asphalt-based mixture, that is brushed on or sprayed on the exterior of the foundation to seal out soil and moisture. However, unlike waterproofing, it is not intended to seal out water that enters but rather to prevent it from entering through porous walls to begin with. Dampproofing offers no protection from below. It also plays no beneficial role in eradicating moisture and water that has already entered the home.
Interior Drainage Systems
An interior drainage system helps alleviate groundwater pressure that pushes its way through the walls of the basement and is considered one of the most hassle-free ways to waterproof the basement.
During the interior drainage system process, drainage piping is installed, which directs flood water to a sump pump system that then removes the water. There are also backup battery sump pump systems that continue to operate during a power outage to prevent flooding.
Essentially, during interior waterproofing, the inside area of the concrete floor is broken open, and a clog-free drainage pipe is installed to keep the basement dry.
Exterior Drainage Systems
An exterior drainage system, also called a french drain system, involves excavating a trench along the perimeter of the footer to install drainage pipes. It can also be used to replace existing pipes. In addition, a water membrane is also sometimes it applies to the exterior of the foundation to further keep out water.
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Your home or business is perhaps one of the biggest investments you will ever make; therefore, if you have a leaking basement or a wet crawl space, don’t let it ruin your property! Or cost you extensive money on repairs. Together, our expert waterproofing contractors have decades of experience in residential and commercial waterproofing and restoration repairs. We can provide the expertise needed to address your water-leakage issue. Furthermore, it is our goal to provide the highest standards of quality in each job that we perform. We guarantee it 100%. Contact us today for a free quote.