Basement waterproofing involves techniques and materials used to prevent water from penetrating the basement of a house or a building. Waterproofing a basement that is below ground level can require the application of sealant materials, the installation of drains and sump pumps and more.
Waterproofing is very important, yet it is often ignored by homeowners. Waterproofing your basement can prevent water damage to your home, health issues from mold, and it will save you money in the long run.
Waterproofing your home protects the walls from creating a seepage. Waterproofing before there's an issue can prevent damage from occurring. The inner part of your home is exposed to many weather conditions, like rain, snow, and sun rays. Even if you had the walls sealed by using steel, concrete, when the home was built, it still will crack and get rusty.
When water finds its way into your home it can cause mold. Mold can lead to so many issues when you breathe in the spores mold projects into the air. These spores will go straight to your lungs and cause health issues. Waterproofing can help protect you, your family, and also pets from having health issues from mold.
It's always better to prevent rather than cure. Even though waterproofing may seem like a costly expense you may be tempted to put off, it's always cheaper to prevent a problem than fixing it after water damage has already occurred. Mold can be very expensive to remove from a home and it can be very costly to have to reconstruct the foundation or walls due to a leak that could have been prevented.
It's always better to be proactive and prevent a huge costly problem from occurring in the future. Please get in touch with us today to learn how we can help protect your home from water damage!
A French drain or weeping tile (also trench drain, filter drain, blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain, land drain, French ditch, sub-surface drain, sub-soil drain or agricultural drain) is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom (see images) to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock.
French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations and as an alternative to open ditches or storm sewers for streets and highways. Alternatively, French drains may be used to distribute water, such as a septic drain field at the outlet of a typical septic tank sewage treatment system. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure.