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Whether the culprit is poor drainage or high water tables, many homeowners know what an expensive mess a flooded basement can be. That is wy many opt for the peace of mind that comes with having a basement waterproofing system installed. At Rapid Foundation Repair, we offer several basement waterproofing methods in Pierre so that we can pick the best solution for your specific problem.

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Reasons water builds up around your foundation

  • Gutters filled with debris
  • Poor grading around your foundation
  • Standing water in your yard
  • Poor soil compaction around your home
  • Insufficient drainage moving away from your home

How Does Water Get Into Your Pierre Home?

One of the most common places for water to enter is any cracks that may have formed in the floor or walls. Wall cracks and floor cracks are common in many homes.

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.

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.

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.

Solutions for Your Basement Waterproofing Problems

Exterior Waterproofing: Drains and Waterproofing Membranes

There are two methods of exterior waterproofing, which can be used either together or separately to keep your Pierre basement dry.
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.

Interior Waterproofing: Sump Pumps and Drainage Systems

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.

Seeking a Basement Waterproofing Company Near You in Pierre? Contact Us Today

Call Rapid Foundation Repair for your free in-home estimate on our basement waterproofing services.