Exterior Basement Waterproofing Company
Exterior Basement Wall 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
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.