It is important to make sure that your basement is kept dry, safe, and healthy. Doing so can help to preserve the home’s structural integrity and it can help to prevent additional problems in and around the home. Water is able to get into the basement in a variety of ways, including over the top of the foundation, through the cove joint (where the wall and floor meet), through leaking wall or floor cracks, through the basement window, or the problem could be related to a plumbing issue.
Moisture here can cause a lot of expensive damage, including wood rot to support beams and floor joists. This decaying wood doesn’t just endanger the home’s structural integrity, but it can also be very attractive to unwanted pests, including termites and roaches. Furthermore, moisture in this area of the home can lead to the growth of dangerous mold or mildew. This is a fungus that can grow on walls, floors, or ceilings, and it can make the home smell very musty. Additionally, it can cause a variety of serious health problems. These issues can all be avoided by making sure that an effective waterproofing system is installed below the home to help keep it moisture-free.
Having a properly designed and installed waterproofing system will ensure the specific location where the water is entering your home is being focused on. This way we can properly collect, control, divert, and remove the water from your basement without it causing any problems.
Wall Crack Repair
Whether the cracks in your walls are inside the basement or on the outside of the foundation, we have a repair solution that can both seal off the crack and prevent it from growing any more. This will help seal that area from having any future leak issues.
Entire Wall Solutions
We can install an interior liner that covers the entire wall to guarantee the water is controlled and diverted before it can get into your basement area. We can also install an exterior collection system to stop the water before it has a chance to enter the basement.
Leaky Wall Cracks
- Water is erosive and will continue to deteriorate the crack until it works its way to the inside of your home.
- When a wall cracks, there are two pieces of concrete that are tightly wedged together. This is significant because the expansion-contraction cycle of the ground can move those two pieces in opposing directions, causing the crack to open and most patches to fail.
Sump Pump Issues
At the heart of your basement waterproofing system is a sump pump. The sump pump keeps water flowing away from your home. When your sump pump fails, the drain tile and window well drains will back up and the result could be several inches of water in your basement. That is why it is important to have a quality sump pump that will be reliable when you need it most.