Solving Water Issues
Professional waterproofing companies offer a variety of different
waterproofing systems. Before hiring a waterproofing company,
thoroughly investigate the effectiveness of the proposed system. Some
common methods that professional waterproofing companies use are the
drainage method and the injection method.
Waterproofers who use the drainage method solve water problems by
removing the water pressure against the walls, foundation, or floor of
the basement or crawl space. This often involves installing a drainage
system around the outside or inside of the foundation walls. System
installation often involves digging down through the basement floor
next to the wall, installing the system, and then replacing torn-up
sections of floor. Because the process of digging through the concrete
basement floor creates a great deal of debris and dust, the work area
must be sealed off from the upstairs living area before work can begin.
Since the drainage system must be specifically designed for your home,
hire a reputable company that will stand behind its work.
Injection method. The
injection method is used to seal cracks in the foundations of homes.
The crack is located, small holes are drilled into the crack, and an
epoxy or polyurethane material is injected. This material expands, which limits water
from entering the home. Once the entire crack is full of epoxy or polyurethane, the
repair is complete. The injection method is not suitable for fixing all
types of water-related problems; therefore, homeowners should consult
with professionals before determining if the injection method is
suitable for their needs.