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Basement Waterproofing Options
Everdry Waterproofing has been providing basement waterproofing solutions since 1978. We offer all types of foundation repair and waterproofing solutions for smells and dampness, bowing and cracking walls and water issues. Listed here are some of the more commonly available solutions to waterproofing a home.
Option 1 – Total Excavation
In this method, the contractor uses a backhoe to dig around the outside of the home’s foundation all the way down to the footing. After the wall is completely exposed, the original footer tiles are checked and, if needed, replaced. The wall is then sealed with waterproofing materials, such as tar and plastic. Gravel is poured over the pipe and the dirt is replaced in the hole.
Protects outside walls from cracking and seepage
Enhances outside drainage system
Addresses 1 of 4 ways moisture affects your foundation
Most labor intensive
Messy- usually destroys landscaping and grass near site.
Warranty covers walls only
Does not address humidity which causes mold growth.
Option 2 – Interior Systems
Inside drains may be used to waterproof from the inside of the basement. Typically, this involves opening the floor around the perimeter of the basement, digging a trench, and installing pipe and gravel around the footer. The contractor also installs ‘weep-holes’ small, one-half- to three-quarter-inch holes in each block cavity to release any water that may be trapped. The holes are covered with a plastic molding or styrene panel before the floor is re-concreted.
Effective at removing hydrostatic pressure at base of foundation
Least expensive waterproofing
Does not disturb landscaping around outside of house
Addresses 2 of the 4 ways moisture gets in the foundation
Highest risk solution since it brings surface water inside, then pumps it outside
Unprotected outside walls susceptible to more cracking and leaking
May lead to undermining of footer
Warranty covers floor only
Does not address humidity which causes more growth.
Option 3 – Multi-Step Systems
Best for creating usable space and protecting your investment
Effective at removing hydro-static pressure at base of foundation
Protects outside walls from further cracking and seepage
Warranty covers walls and floors
Addresses 4 of the 4 ways moisture affects your foundation