Basement Waterproofing Methods and Systems
Basement waterproofing involves the techniques and processes that restrict the water from penetrating into the basement of the building. To waterproof, a basement below the ground level needs a sealant material, drain, pump, etc. Because the basement surface generally tends to wet always. Water in the soil exerts pressure on the underneath basement floor and walls. This pressure causes cracks and water to enter inside through these cracks. This results in structural damages and the development of decay and other moisture-related problems. Companies are now focusing on innovative systems to cater to the growing demand for basement waterproofing.
Different types of basement waterproofing methods
In poured concrete foundation, crack and pipe penetration gaps are the major entry point of water content. Such openings can be sealed from the interior of the building. Using epoxies, it is a strong adhesive used to seal the cracks. Interior sealants are good to control the high atmospheric humidity content in the basements. And these are designs to control the basement humidity at a low level.
Interior water drainage
A drainage system will help you to prevent the water in the basement. It moves the water from the basement foundation to down the floor. A common system for avoiding penetration is to create a channel around the basement floor. And install a PVC pipe system to make the flow easier.
Exterior basement waterproofing
Exterior waterproofing is done to prevent the building from any exterior damages. It helps the building to prevent exterior structural damages. Polymer-based products last for a long time. And it does not affect the soil PH problems. Polymer-based waterproofing products can be sprayed directly into the wall. It is fast curing and semi-flexible too.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
If condensation is the main source of wet, then interior basement waterproofing is enough. It is also effective if minor dampness occurs. You can effectively save your basement by installing a backwater valve.
Foundation crack injection
It is used when a poured concrete is cracked from a settlement or the expansion and contraction of the concrete. Sealants like epoxy are used for structural purposes, while hydrophobic and polyurethane injections are used mainly to prevent water or moisture by seal the crack.