The most common source of wet basements is water leakage through the joint where the floor and wall meet after a rain or snow melt. More than 90 percent of basements leak water from the joint between the floor and walls. Exterior water collects and accumulates in the pocket surrounding the foundation, causing hydrostatic pressure. Water then forces its way through the joint were the floor and wall meet creating a wet basement .
The cause of a wet basement can be minor, easily identified and simply corrected. Discovering the source of your water problem is the first step in fixing your wet basement problem.
The first step to waterproofing your basement is to manage your exterior water from the roofline down. If you don't have gutters installed on your home you're asking for a classic wet basement. Install gutters and downspouts wherever necessary around the perimeter of your home. Be sure to keep them free of debriswith filters for the downspouts and installing screens across the length of the gutters. Downspouts should be directed to carry wateer out 8 feet from the house's foundation with an Exterior Water Management System.
Another simple preventative tip for diminishing a wet basement is back filling any settling or low spots that would fill with water, as these tend to invite water into the basement. Sloping the exterior water away from the foundation by extending the downspouts prevents water collection around the outside of the basement walls. Roof water will now be directed alongyour gutters, flowing through the downspouts and carried safely away with your Exterior Water Management System.
Unprotected window wells are another common source of wet basements. These unprotected window wells act like containers during heavy storms collecting ground water and permitting water to seep into the basement. Protect your basement and low grade oowindow with an Exterior Water Managment System.
Some basements or crawlspaces are plagued with condensation from atmospheric moisture. Insulating water pipes and promoting good ventilation through sunlight and free movement of air can help decrease the moisture problem.
If your basement or crawlspace is stile damp and musty an air tight vapor barrier is your next step to eliminating the problem. VaporBrightTM is a multi ply nylon weave and polymer laminate design that prevents any odors and gases from entering the home and affecting you and your family. This brute, puncture and tear resistant vapor barrier locks the moisture out of the crawlspace, creating a clean, dry environment.
When a wet basement does not respond tot the above preventive tips, a basement waterproofing system is the next step to eradicate your wet basement and insure the value of your home. There are 3 basic styles of basement waterproofing systems:
Hybrid Systems - The waterproofing systems of the future! These systems have significantly increases longevity and are the most cost effective systems on the market today. They are an ideal solution to all basement waterproofing needs. Learn More...
Footer Systems - Integrate the reliable baseboard style system with the tried-and-true subfloor waterproofing system. These systems draw water seepage from the footing as well as any basement wall seepage. Learn More...
Non-Invasive Systems - Ideal remedy for basement waterproofing without the need for digging, trenching or jack hammering. These systems are great for monolithic poured slab foundations. Learn More...
Our Design Engineers will properly identify the origin of your water seepage and pick the ideal basement waterproofing system to correct the problem. Our waterproofing systems will protect the value of your, leaving you with a clean, dry basement for years to come. Let us thurn your wet basement into a comfortable room suitable for your home and family. Get your free design consultation today!
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