At Rigidize Foundation Technologies, we have many different types of waterproofing systems and products we can install to put a stop to your wet basement problems. It is not uncommon for homeowners to see water in their basements or crawl spaces. A lot of homeowners want to know how the water is able to get inside. It can get in through wall or floor cracks, over the top of the foundation (due to poor yard drainage or grading), through leaking basement windows with clogged well drains, through clogged floor drains, through the cove joint (where the wall meets the floor), or the moisture could be related to a plumbing issue, such as with a leaking pipe or backed up sewer line.
All of this moisture can cause a lot of problems once it gets inside your home. It can stain walls, floors, ceilings, and it will ruin anything in its path. This moisture can damage wooden materials below your home, as well, including support beams and floor joists. These structures are partially-responsible for helping to hold up the weight of your home. So, if they aren't as strong as they should be, you are going to be experiencing problems with the structural integrity of your entire house, sooner or later. Additionally, this moisture can lead to the development of mold and mildew under your home. When this fungus grows, it releases spores into the air. When your family breathes this in, it can make them really sick.
In fact, mold has been known to cause: respiratory problems, coughs, headaches, sneezing, skin irritation, allergies, fatigue, cold/flu-like symptoms, asthma attacks, and many other types of serious medical problems.
Fortunately, we offer both interior and exterior waterproofing services to help with keeping moisture at bay so that it can't cause damage in or around your home.
If your home is at or below grade, then you could benefit from having an interior waterproofing system installed, such as a drain. We can install the following:
- Water channel
- Drainage pipes
- Sump pumps with lids
- Battery backup sump pumps
- Vapor barriers
- System clean-out
When you have an interior waterproofing system that is properly installed and maintained, you will be able to have water moved out of your home and away from your foundation so that it can't cause problems. One of the most effective systems that we offer is the perforated drain pipe that is installed along the perimeter of the footing. When the drain is installed under the slab, it will be able to drain the moisture away to a lower level. The pipe is connected to the sump pump. Once water in the sump basin reaches a certain level, it is pushed out of the home.
Your basement may be flooded due to excess ground water because of flooding or a heavy rain. We can provide you with the following products:
- Waterproofing membrane
- Dimple drainage board
- Perforated drainage pipe
- Sump basin
- Primary and backup sump pumps
- Drain pipe fittings
- Discharge line for sump pumps
The waterproofing membrane can prove valuable since it creates a barrier on the outside of your foundation wall against water leaks. The dimple drainage board will be made from a solid, formed, three dimensional core that is covered with geo-textile filter fabric. The drain pipe is installed under the foundation and it will be able to drain water away so that it doesn't pool up. All of these products used in conjunction with each other will provide you with protection against water trying to make its way into your home.
Reliable Basement Waterproofing Products and Services
We highly recommend using our tried and proven waterproofing products and services. We have many years of experience in the business, and we will be able to come up with an effective plan of action for getting you the dry, safe, and healthy basement that your family deserves.