For many of us, our home is our largest and most important investment we will make. Basement water leaks can threaten that investment by causing serious structural damage that reduces a home's value and threatens the health of your family.
Interior Drainage Systems
The most effective of the interior drainage systems is a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing.
By placing the drain pipe beneath the slab, it drains the area to a lower level. Similar to an exterior system, this drainage pipe connects to a sump pump system. The sump basin should have a sealed, airtight, childproof cover.
Exterior Drainage Systems
French drains are a time proven system for eliminating excess water. Specialized drain tiles are designed with perforations or holes to admit water. To prevent clogging gravel is placed around the perimeter of the drain tile to give water a path to the drain tile as well as filter soil particles.
Wall Crack Repair
A basement wall crack can let water leak in and flood your basement when concrete cracks. This water can cause mold and mildew to grow in a basement, causing an unhealthy environment in your home. By stopping water that leaks through a foundation crack, a basement can stay dry. In conjunction with foundation drainage, a quality sump pump and sealed sump pit, basement wall crack repair is one step to a complete sealed waterproofing system.
Structural cracks are repaired by filling the cracks with a high strength epoxy injection resin that bonds fractured concrete back together. The most appropriate crack injection resin is determined by the width of the crack and its location.