It’s a beautiful sunny day outside, and you’ve been working hard all week long and finally, it’s Friday. The workday finally ends and you finally arrive home ready for some rest and relaxation. You know what you want, so you make your way down the basement to fetch a cold, refreshing beverage. As you get to the bottom of the stairs and take that last step, something feels “off” in the basement.
What is that? Everything feels damp. Oh, well, you think, it’s just the humidity (and you really want that cold beverage).
But as you get further into your basement – squish? Oh no! The floor is wet and as you keep going the floor keeps getting wetter and wetter, and soon you’re standing in a puddle!
Your basement is leaking! You need to waterproof your basement, and one of the best ways to do that is exterior waterproofing from Basement Worx.
Exterior waterproofing can prevent basement moisture issues such as:
Exterior waterproofing provides your home with the necessary systems to keep moisture where it belongs – outside. When combined with a superiro interior drainage system and a sump pump system (one that actually works), an exterior drainage system will help prevent water from getting into your home and causing flooding, water stains, mold, structural damage, and other problems. If you need exterior waterproofing in Pennsylvania, you’ve come to the right place – BasementWorx provides top quality exterior waterproofing solutions for your home.
There is a lot that goes into making sure that your home is properly waterproofed and it starts with creating an effective exterior and surface drainage system. The next step is to move on to the pipe drainage system, but before you do, there are two key surface drainage components that you can check to keep water away from your home’s foundation:
Rainwater Collection: The first thing you’ll want to do is to ensure that your gutters and downspouts function properly and are not clogged – we see this all the time. So what should you look for? Check that they are properly installed and, again (this is important) that they are not clogged with debris. Even though hardly anyone does this, it is recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least once or twice a year so that they can adequately channel excess water away from the home. If you’ve never had your gutters cleaned, do yourself a favour and prevent yourself some possible major headaches down the road and get them cleaned.
Surface Water Drainage: The second thing you need to look at is the ground around your foundation. Make sure that it is properly sloped so that water does not have the chance to pool around the foundation. If you find any places where water is pooling, be sure to fix it right away.
These steps are an excellent way to begin the basement drainage process. Once you have made sure that your home’s surface drainage system works well, it is time to move on to exterior drainage.
Exterior waterproofing will ensure that your home stays dry. It will prevent all that extra water that is stored in the ground from flowing towards your basement, where it can seep in through even the tiniest cracks in the floors, ceilings, or walls.
Exterior waterproofing works, and although it will involve some excavation, it is a worthwhile process. The basic process includes picking a suitable spot for the drainage system, excavating that particular spot to make sure that there will be no disturbances, and installing the drainage system. Though the system doesn’t prevent flooding, it will work with an interior drainage system wonderfully and provide a formidable wall against a leaking, wet basement, which leads to many other problems. These problems include cracking walls, loosening foundation, and cracking floors, and more.
The above video talks about the problems faced with a 100 year old stone foundation home in Hamilton. Grading problems, no drainage system (weeping tile) in place when it was built and the resulting problems this created. We excavated the stone foundation, waterproofed the stone walls and introduced a weeping tile system to remove the water from the base of the foundation and added extra gravel for better drainage.
Permanent foundation repair solutions that keep water out for good!
Using innovative “state of the art” products is what guarantee’s our success. Given the opportunity, we will properly seal your basement so it stays dry for many years to come. To learn more about our guaranteed external waterproofing process click here and you will be guided to our foundation repair page. If you want us to inspect your foundation and provide you with a formal proposal click here or call 289-880-7988 to schedule an appointment.