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A Fundamental Overview of the Basement Waterproofing Process

 

Basement waterproofing refers to the method employed to stop or maintain water in the basement of a home. Typical basement waterproof and will implement the use of both trains and seals.

Waterproofing will be needed on your basement any time your home is built at the ground level. Extra consideration is needed especially in circumstances where rainwater can accumulate inside soil. When this happens the rain water can arrays the water table. When this happens you will wind up with a lot a pressure that pushes on the outside walls of your basement or foundation. This pressure is often referred to as hydrostatic pressure. Due to the immense amount of weight caused by the rain this water will begin to eat road your foundation walls.

Down the road this can lead to a collapse foundation, flooded basement, mold or other structural problems.

How The Basement Waterproofing Process is Implemented

Generally speaking, there are three main ways to waterproof a basement. All three methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Which method you will need in your basement will deep and on the specific type of problem you have. If the waterproofing inspector does his job properly, he will supply you with a detailed analysis as well as a specific plan to remedy your problem.

The first way to waterproof a basement involves sealing the interior walls or floors in your basement. Although this method may be effective in certain circumstances, Sunbeam basements does not typically employ this approach. This is because ceilings are easy enough to apply by the homeowner. Problems that cannot be rectified with ceilings will typically require the following approach.

The next way of waterproofing your basement is to install an interior water management system. Sometimes the user also called French drains. It is important to keep in mind that a French drain is not the same as a water management system. French drains may be a little bit cheaper but are nowhere near as effective in the long run. There are also vulnerable to all types of issues which is why we do not like using French drains.

The final way to waterproof a basement is to approach it from the outside of the home. Sometimes the dirt around the outside of the home is excavated. Then a layer of tar will be applied around the outside of your foundation. Depending on what your home is constructed in the grade of the dirt outside, drainage pipes may also need to be installed to redirect water flow into sewer drains.

If this sounds like a lot of work you would be right. A lot of basement waterproofing companies in New Jersey are not even aware that there are guidelines for waterproofing a basement. They may pride themselves on their unique systems, or tell you that they use some type of advanced technology, but the fact remains that waterproofing is a science. It is not in art form. Because of this there is no need to get creative with the solution. The best basement waterproofing companies typically follow suggestions made from top engineering schools like Minnesota’s Department of engineering.

If you would like to have a free waterproofing inspection feel free to contact us at any time.

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