Solving Water Problems
Before hiring a waterproofing company, thoroughly investigate the effectiveness of the proposed system.
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 foundation of homes. The
crack is located, small holes are drilled into the crack, and an epoxy
material is injected. This material expands, which limits water from
entering the home. Once the entire crack is full of epoxy, 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.