Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing is designed to keep water from entering your basement.  Exterior  waterproofing can be a very effective waterproofing method and can be  completed on basements with both poured concrete or masonry block walls. 

Waterproofing your basement from the outside helps to stop water before it enters your  basement.

This differs from interior  waterproofing in both the concept and scope of repair. This  approach stops seepage at the source and is popular among homeowners that do not  want work to be performed on the interior of their home.

Exterior waterproofing is very costly and can be very disruptive to your family and home.  In most cases porches, decks, patios, sidewalks and landscaping will need to be removed  in order to excavate.

We bring in large equipment to excavate the exterior perimeter of your home. This will  damage landscaping, hardscaping and lawns.

Keeping Water From Entering Your Basement

Waterproofing Method’s

Most foundations are concrete in design and are subject to cracking and erosion should  water be allowed to enter it.

Cracks in your home’s foundation are one of many ways for water to seep in through your  basement walls and floors. Basement doors, windows, and window wells that aren’t properly  installed or aging are other paths for water seepage.

Another common reason for basement water intrusion is clogged or crushed exterior  drainage tile. The existing exterior drainage tile that is installed around the perimeter of your  home is made of a plastic perforated 4″ pipe. 

It is installed in the “mud zone” around your home – meaning it sits in the dirt. When water is introduced, this causes silt to infiltrate the tile and the tile then becomes clogged over time and ceases to function. 

The only way to unclog the exterior system is to excavate around the home and replace the  existing tile with another 4″ perforated tile that will eventually clog again.

Exterior Basement Wall Waterproofing:

Exterior Moisture Barrier

Exterior basement waterproofing  involves digging out the dirt around basement walls,  applying a moisture barrier and installing a specially designed dimple board that deflects  water away from the wall and into a new drainage tile.

Exterior Waterproofing is one way to waterproof a finished basement  that is used regularly, as it stops water at the source and does not require work to be performed on the interior of your home. 

The added expense and stress that goes along with it is not needed or wanted by our clients most of the time.