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Interior waterproofing

Finding moisture in your basement isn't just an annoyance—it's a potential warning of deeper issues. But there's no need for alarm; we're ready to assist you.
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Reinforce your home with interior basement waterproofing

Interior Basement Waterproofing is our fix to water sneaking into your home. It's straightforward: we target the moisture that can damage your home and health. Our approach is practical, offering sturdy solutions to secure your basement against leaks and dampness. We stick to the essentials to offer comfort and durability, without overcomplicating things. Let's get right to it.

Understanding interior basement waterproofing

Interior Basement Waterproofing is all about control—guiding water away from your home's foundation and into a specialized drainage system under your basement. True waterproofing halts water at the door, but in some cases, making a stand outside isn't an option due to space or budget. That's where interior methods shine, offering an effective alternative for keeping basements dry.

How it works: the interior basement waterproofing process

Installation is a careful process. It involves cutting into the edge of your concrete floor right up against your foundation. From there, we dig a trench to lay a 4-inch drain pipe, hugged securely by gravel. This pipe channels water to a sump pump, which then sends the water out and away from your home. It's detail-oriented work, but it makes all the difference.

Our system includes an innovative touch: dimpled plastic sheeting sits at the wall base and under the slab edge, encouraging water to flow right into our drainage setup. It also helps ease the pressure deep beneath your floor—a frequent culprit in leaks, especially with block foundations.

Other important information to know

Diving into the details matters. Here's a quick, down-to-earth breakdown of what every homeowner should know about their basement's hidden aspects.
  • Sump pump systems

    If you live in the city there’s a good chance you do not have a sump pump system in your basement. If this is the case your weeping tile system will be connected to the city sewer or storm drain system. Once in a while we find that the weeping tile system does not drain properly due to a plugged or damaged line. If this is the case we may have no other alternative but to install a new sump pump system into your basement and connect the weeping tile system directly into it. This will in turn remove the water that fills up your weeping tile system so it does not overflow and show up as seepage in your basement.

  • Old septic tanks, cisterns, and wells

    Once in a while we uncover old septic tanks, water cisterns and water wells that are still connected to the house. In these cases we will advise you of the situation so we can decide what the best course of action to take.

  • Private electrical and gas lines

    Although we order utility locates they do not mark out private electrical or gas lines that were installed privately. If you are unsure about such lines we can arrange to have them located for an additional fee. If you are certain where these lines come out of the house we can work together to identify them and use extra caution while excavating.

  • Removal & disposal of concrete/asphalt or the like

    Sometimes we need to cut away concrete driveways, walkways or patios in order to access the foundation for excavation. In these instances it is best to consider replacement be done at least a year or so after the completion of your waterproofing project. Unless you replace the original soil with a special compaction type material the original soil will still settle some. This means if you install concrete, asphalt or hardscaping too soon you will not be happy when it shifts, sinks and settles on you.