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We can repair damage to your foundation due to moisture entering through cracks in your walls.
We can also install products to prevent future water problems in basements and crawl spaces.
When water builds up next to foundation walls, it can cause pressure that can lead to bowing and cracked walls. Water also often seeps in through the wall cracks because of the force produced.
How Does Water Get Into Your Home?
Water also sometimes enters where the basement walls meet the floor. This area is tough to seal off completely. Windows in the basement wall can be a good entry point for water, as they require a break in the surface of the concrete. Water might also seep in over the top of the foundation, especially if the home was built on low ground.
At Rapid Foundation Repair, we not only have a basement waterproofing solution for you regardless of where water enters your home, but it is also one of the factors that we use in determining which of our basement waterproofing systems to suggest.
What Happens When Water Gets Into Your Basement?
Once water gets into your basement, even for the first time, the consequences can end up being costly.
Wet, damp basements can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew, which contribute to respiratory problems. Your basement likely also will acquire a musty smell.
And this isn’t even mentioning the water damage to any items in your basement, the cost of which can add up especially fast if you have a finished basement.
One ‘Solution’ That Doesn’t Work
Damp Proofing: In the past, many homes were treated for dampness by spraying a solvent-based asphaltic solution on the foundation. While this process was termed “waterproofing,” it was actually “damp proofing.” These asphaltic coatings didn’t stop the water. Actual basement waterproofing materials will effectively prevent both water and water vapor transmission.
True Solutions for Your Basement Waterproofing Problems
There are two methods of exterior waterproofing, which can be used either together or separately.
The first involves items such as French or channel drains, catch basins, and dry wells. The goal with these is to direct excess water away from your home, reducing pressure on your basement walls and limiting the amount of water that could squeeze through any exterior cracks.
The second involves placing a waterproofing membrane on the outside of your basement wall, often used in concert with a dimple board to direct water into a drainage pipe below. The membrane keeps water that does reach the exterior of your basement wall from getting any farther.
How these solutions are applied can be specifically tailored to your home, yard, and the water problems you are having.
Read More about exterior waterproofing solutions from Rapid Foundation Repair.
When you think of interior basement waterproofing, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a sump pump. Sump pumps are the engine of a basement waterproofing system, and at
Rapid Foundation Repair, we are experts in installing them.
We can even install battery backup sump pumps to prevent your basement from flooding even if the same storm that brought all of the water also knocked out your power.
In many cases, though, simply having a sump pump isn’t enough, especially if you have a finished basement.
The sump pump can pump water out of your house, but the key is getting the water to the sump pump without it affecting the rest of your basement.
That is where interior drainage systems come into play.
Interior drainage systems allow any water that enters your basement walls to flow into a drain pipe beneath your basement floor and from there empties the water into the sump pit.
The water stays completely out of sight and, most importantly, this prevents it from damaging anything in your basement.
Read more about our interior drainage solutions.
Experienced Installers, High-Quality Products
At Rapid Foundation Repair, we partner with Earth Contact Products for our foundation repair and waterproofing products.
ECP offers a plethora of fantastic interior and exterior waterproofing solutions. All of their products are quality-made and tested — proving to be some of the best waterproofing solutions on the market.
Your basement is in good hands when you see us show up with ECP products in tow. These are the types of systems that Rapid Foundation Repair uses and trusts.
Contact Us to Find Out More About Our Waterproofing Services
Call Rapid Foundation Repair for your free in-home estimate on our basement waterproofing services.