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Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior WaterproofingWhile a lot of basement companies will focus primarily on waterproofing the inside of the home, it is also important to take care of the outside of the foundation. Water is able to get into a home in a variety of ways, and this includes over the top of the foundation because of a yard drainage issue, through cracks in the walls or floors of the basement, through a clogged floor drain, through the cove joint (where the wall and floor meet), or through a basement window with a seal that has been damaged from the water. Regardless of how the moisture is getting inside, it's a problem that must be taken care of at the source. Sometimes, this source will involve water from outside of the foundation.

Our team will be sure that the cause of the basement moisture problems are taken care of properly with customized waterproofing plans of action. For example, if water is pooling up on your lawn, it will eventually make its way into the soil. When this happens, it's only a matter of time before it finds its way into your basement, or it causes serious problems for your foundation, including the development of leaning or bowed walls.

French Drains

This exterior drain system is installed in the lowest lying area of a lawn. It is designed to collect water and stop it from pooling up on the lawn and causing problems. The drain will have pipes that can connect into the home to an interior waterproofing system where it will eventually be directed out to a safe distance away with the use of a sump pump. There isn't much excavation required for this kind of drain, and installation is fairly fast and simple.

Waterproofing Membranes

Membranes can be applied to the outside of your foundation walls to stop water from getting into the basement through wall cracks that are caused from the natural shrinking and curing process of concrete. The membrane has tiny dimples in it that will allow water to pass through and into a special drainage system which will carry it into the sump pump system and away from the home.

Downspout Extensions

Extensions can be added to your downspouts to prevent water from being deposited next to your foundation walls. When this happens, water will continue to build up until it eventually proves to be too much and breaks through basement window seals or seeps into the soil and eventually into the home. The extensions will ensure that water is deposited a safe distance away.

Please feel free to give us a call today to see what we can do for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Waterproofing in Lancaster, OH
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