Water Proofing Surrey
Prevent Water from Getting into your Basement
Waterproofing surrey uses this system to prevent water from getting into your basement and usually is required anytime your basement is at ground level or below.
Waterproofing is needed when the ground water likely builds up in the soil and raises the water table, this higher water table causes Hydrostatic pressure (Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium due to the force of gravity – Wikipedia) to be exerted under the basement floors and against basement walls.
This pressure forces water in through cracks in your foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing foundation wall joint and up through the floor cracks.
This can cause major structural damage and will most likely cause mold, decay and other moisture related problems. The most common place for water to get into your basement is from the floor drain and / or joints in the foundation wall, concrete floor and footing.
Exterior basement waterproofing
In order to take this route, we excavate, exposing the foundation wall all the way down to the footing. Then we need to clean and inspect the exterior wall for any cracks. Once excavated, the walls are sealed with a waterproofing membrane and new drainage (weeping tiles) are placed at the side of the footing This is a good time to check the connection of the weeping tile to the drain or sump to make sure it is working properly.
Interior basement waterproofing
This is great for anyone who does not want to disturb the outside appearance of their home! No landscaping will be harmed here, and water will collect under the concrete foundation and be directed into your local drainage system
- They function by draining underground water from alongside the foundation footers and underneath the basement floor. They then, channel it with a French Drain, PVC pipe or through a patented product to a sump pump system, which will then pump the water from the basement.
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