Foundation waterproofing is a preventative, rather than a reactive, measure to ensure a dry basement. Exterior foundation waterproofing is best accomplished when a house is being built, but it may be done with any basement, whether it is poured concrete or masonry block walls. Dryworx professionals can assist you in understanding the steps of determining what your basement requires.
Wet basements occur when water from the surrounding soil seeps through fractures and porous areas of the basement wall. Concrete walls may have locations where water can leak through due to issues during the pouring process, while masonry block walls may develop cracks.
Water entering your basement is also affected by the type of soil. Soil absorbs rainwater and expands; the amount of expansion varies depending on the type of soil. Much of the area's soil absorbs a lot of water, expands a lot, and drains poorly. All of this swelling and expansion causes pressure around the foundation, that can push water through any small gap.
Many of these difficulties can be addressed by outside basement waterproofing. Excavation of the dirt out from the external basement wall, installation of a suitable waterproofing membrane, installation of a drainage system, and covering the surrounding area with gravel are the basic steps. The basement wall may require some treatment where the waterproofing membrane may vary. Our qualified specialists at Dryworx will be able to inform you about the elastomeric waterproofing membrane which will work the best for your basement. The gravel fill is extremely significant because of the type of soil in our area.
The advantages of outside foundation waterproofing are substantial. It keeps water from getting into the basement rather than dealing with water that's already entered. It conducts water extract from the foundation to the outside drainage channels. The gravel removes the pressure gradient that would otherwise accumulate. The most crucial benefit is that it provides you with a dry basement. Having an outside foundation waterproofing system eliminates not just seepage or wet patches, but also musty aromas, allowing your basement to be used as a living space.