Basement & Crawl Space Waterproofing

Waterproofing Your Home Or Business Can Prevent Mold, Mildew, Flooding, and Foundation Problems

Water damage affects almost 85% of all homes. Sealing out water from your home, with quality basement waterproofing products, will allow you to utilize every square inch of potential living space and keep your home structurally sound for years to come. Water entering a basement is a common problem for poured concrete basements, block basements, and especially rock basements. Sealing your basement will allow for an expanded living space or safe, dry storage.

To learn what is causing your basement water problems and how to successfully repair your leaky basement, you must find a qualified sealed basement waterproofing contractor. Our national network of waterproofing experts can give you a free estimate for the very best system for your home.

internal waterproofing diagram

Types of Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing must be first broken down into two categories. First, there is sealed waterproofing from the outside the structure. This type of waterproofing (or basement sealing) collects surface and subsurface water and directs it away from the home. Oftentimes this incorporates a coating that seals the foundation directly along with a French Drain tile system that lies next to the foundation. Next, there is “waterproofing” from inside the structure. This type of waterproofing should actually be called water management or water control. When using interior waterproofing you are actually collecting water that has entered your basement and sending it to a sealed sump pit system.

Frequently, the waterproofing system that was installed when your home was built is of poor quality. The exterior spray is not waterproofing, it is a damproofing material. Combining this with an exterior drain system that is not installed correctly and routed to very poor-performing sump pits or basins is a recipe for disaster. This combination results in wet basements and the need for foundation repair work.

Luckily, with today’s basement leak repair technology and research, quality waterproofing contractors can solve these problems by replacing current ineffective systems with high-quality sealed systems designed to keep your home healthy and free from water for many years to come. Replacing poorly installed exterior drain tiles with new high-performance sealed systems and directing them to sealed sump pits that house heavy-duty sump pumps can help maintain a dry and healthy home for your family. Adding a sealed interior drainage system is often required to remove water that is beneath concrete floors, causing cracks and flooded basements. When combined with crack sealing procedures or foundation repair work, water will stay outside of your home where it can be used by landscaping plants and trees.

how water enters your basement

Interior Basement Waterproofing

Open-backed or “open” interior basement systems cause humidity and radon problems in many basements across the country. These systems sit on top of your basement footing and allow moisture and soil gases to enter living spaces, causing health problems for many. This is why “closed” or sealed basement waterproofing systems are the only choice for homeowners wanting to protect their home. Sealed interior drainage systems are a combination of a sealed sump pit and a sealed drain tile system that locks moisture and soil gases below the basement floor. During your free waterproofing estimate, your design professional will show you the advantages of a sealed basement waterproofing system. Our qualified basement waterproofing professionals can now provide special financing options upon providing your free in-home estimate.

Let My Foundation Repairs match you with an Earth Contact Products contractor that can assist you with professional waterproofing systems and solutions.

Recommended Blog Posts

How to Repair A Crumbling Foundation

08/07/2022

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

How to Repair A Crumbling Foundation A crumbling foundation can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only is it a sign of structural damage, but it can also be costly to repair. Take a look at the causes of residential foundation crumbling, what to look for to correctly identify a crumbling foundation, and how to…

Read More

What are Helical Piers?

08/01/2022

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Foundation Settlement and Sinking, Residential Foundation Repair

What are Helical Piers? If you are looking for a foundation repair solution that is both affordable and durable, helical piers may be the answer you are looking for. Helical piers are screws that are inserted into the ground and used to support foundations. They have been used for years to provide stability to structures…

Read More

How to Fix Sticking Windows

07/27/2022

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair, Seasonal Foundation Concerns

Windows are a crucial part of any home. They provide natural light and ventilation, and they also add aesthetic value to your property. However, windows can sometimes stick, which can be annoying and even dangerous. In this blog post, we will discuss what causes windows to stick and how you can fix them! How to…

Read More