Most basement waterproofing companies will suggest installing an interior french drain equipped with a sump pump when you start to see water issues arising in the basement. Although this makes for a great backup plan, you are inviting water to come in using that method. This is the outside of the foundation wall. Can you see why painting the interior wall and installing an interior french drain would be ineffective? Not only are you allowing the water to penetrate your home’s foundation, but you aren’t even dealing with it until after it’s too late – this is called “damp-proofing”. Installing an interior french drain with sump pump, then painting over the wall block will not fix the deteriorating block, remove moisture, or prevent mold. In fact, it will only become a larger problem in time. Through our exterior basement waterproofing, we will prevent the water from penetrating your home’s foundation entirely. Please take a few minutes to view the video explanation below.
The difference here is that we are dealing with the water problem from the outside – preventing it from entering your home at all!
By excavating down and exposing the house’s foundation, we were able to powerwash the existing block work, patch it up, and apply a rubberized membrane to make the wall water tight.
In this instance, we also diverted the downspouts in the effected area, as well as re-graded the back yard to eliminate negative water pitch.
Other instances may call for an exterior french drain up against the house as well, but because we corrected the grading of the yard – and added a retaining wall which included a drainage system, we didn’t need a french drain here.
For more information on our basement waterproofing services, please follow this link or simply give us a call at 856-931-5475.
When there is a heavy rain, are you experiencing water pooling up near your downspouts? Chances are, that’s because the majority of the rain water is being channeled & concentrated towards one centralized point, and it has nowhere to go. Sometimes the cheapest & most effective solution is to simply re-locate your home’s downspouts. Some people have roofs the size of a basketball court. Just imagine a basketball court mounted on the top of your house… slightly tilted so that one corner was the lowest point. Now imagine water running down the entirety of this basketball court, and funneling down to that one corner. It’s alot of water for one area to undertake. Now that the water is being channeled down through a singular downspout, it’s flooding out the exit area by default. When the grading is bad, that water naturally pools up against the house. When large amounts of water sit stagnant in one area, it takes much longer for it to evaporate. As a result, the water sits & corrodes, searching for it’s lowest point. If it happens to be sitting up against your home’s foundation, this can oftentimes result it water finding it’s way into your home. Again, the simplest – and most cost effective – way to help alleviate this water drainage issue… simply re-locate the downspouts. Check out the video example below.We know the idea of spending money on fixing this issue is not an easy pill to swallow. But when you think about the type of damage the water can cause if it were to get into your house… this is the smartest preventative measure you can make to protect yourself from taking a huge financial hit in the future. For a free water drainage solution consultation, give us a call at 856-931-LISK – or simply fill out this form.
Effective & Inexpensive Drainage Solution – Downspout DrainageWhen we get a heavy rain… are you experiencing water pooling up near your downspouts? That’s because the rain water is being channeled & concentrated towards that one centralized point, and it has nowhere to go. Sometimes the cheapest & most effective solution is to simply re-locate your home’s downspouts. “Where do I go from here??” Just call