The forecast for the next few weeks is filled with rain. While the colder temperatures are finally here for the winter, it doesn’t mean there’s no way to get waterproofing for your crawlspace or basement. Waterproofing at any time of the year is better than none at all. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the available waterproofing options at Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry and what you may wish to consider.
Get to the Root of the Problem
In many cases, waterproofing companies will come out and say that they are resolving the issue and everything seems fine until the next big thunderstorm. The problem with their method is usually that they are covering up the problem rather than getting to the heart of it. Most waterproofing cases will involve some form of foundation repair because most leaks and water problems are caused by foundation problems.
The first step is to perform any foundation repair necessary. In many cases, this will involve foundation underpinning like push piers or helical piers. The steel piers are driven deep into the solid ground where they provide solid support for your home’s foundation. Any mold problems will also be taken care of before any other work starts. Next, any superficial cracks are sealed. After this, options like vapor barriers, interior drain systems, exterior dimple drainboards, and sump pumps and dehumidifiers.
Vapor barriers keep water from coming back in by keeping moisture and damp out. They are also great for unfinished crawl spaces. Interior drain pipe systems under the floor are a great option to make sure that any water that does come in is directed to the sump pump immediately. The sump pump is a safeguard that cuts your stress and worry during storms and flooding because you know your basement or crawlspace will be safe. Lastly, exterior dimple boards will direct water away from the home and towards the sump pump, and dehumidifiers will get rid of any extra moisture in the air.
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Call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry today for waterproofing in your Virginia home. We are happy to come out and perform a free estimate and find out what’s going on. Once we have an idea, we’ll be able to recommend the best course of action to resolve it and get to work. For more information, give us a call today!