Crack injections are the best and most effective way to waterproof and fix dry and or currently leaking cracked foundation walls, without costly exterior diging.
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Internal drainage systems
Interior waterproofing systems or internal drainage systems that are designed to divert water through a channel installed directly in to the floor slab on the inside of the home will deal with hydrostatic pressure which is the pressure of groundwater forcing its way through foundation walls.
Interior waterproofing systems deal with water after it has already found its way to the inside of a home, which is why many water proofers will refer to it as “water management” as opposed to water proofing. Since these systems do not stop water from entering, but merely re-routed it so that it can then be ejected via a sump pump in most cases.
There is a wide array of various types of internal drainage systems and each have their specific differences, but they all do basically the same task via a slightly different means and they are all usually installed the same way.
Installation means having to cut and jackhammer out a trench in the concrete floor slab, usually between 6 and 18 inches wide along the perimeter of the basement walls. A channel consisting of a weeping tile in most cases is then installed that will collect the water that has penetrated and divert it over to an installed sump pump system.
Good working order
For a system to remain effective and in good working order over a long period it must be maintained and kept clear of obstructions and clogging. In order to achieve this, it is important to install access ports so that high pressure water can be sprayed in to the system and loosen any debris, if the system should become bogged down.
Continuing success and longevity
Also, key in the continuing success and longevity of a system is a sump pump that will continue to pump out water from its basket and not overflow on to the basement floor. Power outages are a common reality during extreme weather conditions, and it is at these times you need your sump pump to be working optimally and continuously. So, it is a smart move to have a battery back-up option installed as an essential part of an effective and long lasting internal drainage system
Not without their downsides
While internal waterproofing and drainage systems can be the only available option in many cases, they are not without their downsides. When having to excavate in a finished basement or income property suite, the loss of income from a rental can be costly in and of itself, not to mention the time and money required to rebuild and re-decorate after the construction has been completed. This is one of the largest factors for the increased demand in leaky basements being repaired via the crack injection method.
Kevlar staples were made with shear strength in mind and are designed to add a structural fix to your foundation wall crack repair.
Radon testing for your home comes with a no obligation quote for the recommended repairs to make your home safe, with an optional on the spot quick fix repair service.
Water can sometime penetrate your home around the side of various service pipes as they enter and/or exit your home. This problem can be resolved with an inexpensive leak repair.
Leak Fix - Drainage Pipes
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