If it is not feasible to waterproof basements or foundations from the inside because of a finished leaky basement another solution that exist is waterproofing from the outside. Depending on the on the circumstance all that might be required is an epoxy injection with a layer of Bentonite clay.
This material is a highly cost-effective remedial waterproofing system that stops water infiltration in existing basements and foundations. This is a excellent solution and is an extremely effective way to stop water from penetrating concrete walls, masonry block and irregular stone foundations.
In extreme cases excavating is necessary to get to the footer drains. The digging is done as close to the house or foundation as possible. After that the proper waterproofing application is applied.
Insulated polystyrene drainage boards are designed to protect waterproofing membrane during backfill, and then to divert water from grade to a footer drainage system.
If you’re looking for a professional waterproofer in the Alsip, IL area, contact Forever-Dry Basement Waterproofing.
When protecting your foundation, drainage is the key element of any waterproofing system. Keeping a waterproof foundation is a difficult task. It is important to keep surface drainage away from your foundation as well as the correct drainage below grade. Forever-Dry Basement Waterproofing in Alsip, IL can help.
Uses the best highest quality materials and service features to eliminate cracks in the foundation and a leaky basement.
Is a tar based solution that is painted or rolled. It covers the foundation and protects it from moisture. Waterproofing materials are better and contains rubber additives which will stretching over cracks as your house settles.
Also we install downspout extension systems to invert water from your house to other drainage system in your yard to prevent pooling of water at the foundation or access points to your business.
Recessed Downspout Extension
Installing a recessed downspout extension which can be buried without clogging with debris will keep water from the downspouts away from the foundation without interfering with the yard’s beauty or accessibility.
Underdrains along the building perimeters draw-off excess ground moisture as well as surface runoff from downspouts. Trenches are lined with filter fabric and the space filled with rock.
Waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table. This higher water table causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and against basement walls. Hydrostatic pressure forces water in through cracks in foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing-foundation wall joint and up through floor cracks. Hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and is likely to contribute to mold, decay and other moisture related problems.
Foundation crack repair
Many foundation cracks can be repaired from the interior or exterior. We typically use our Epoxy / Urethane Injection Process. This process involves sealing the crack on the inside with epoxy and injecting a urethane resin which fills the entire crack to the outside wall.
Interior Drain Tile Installation
Interior drainage systems installed below the water in basement floors to collect underground water and wet wall seepage. A trench is dug round the inside perimeter of the wet basement floor. And A perforated plastic drain tile pipe is installed and surrounded by gravel. The floor is re-cement over the drain tile system. A French drain system usually connects to a sump pump.
Contact Forever-Dry Basement Waterproofing in Alsip, IL today for any basement waterproofing.