Foundation Waterproofing & Drainage

Foundation Waterproofing

Moisture is one of the chief causes of degraded home foundations. When water collects around your house for one reason or another, the saturated soil around the foundation expands, putting pressure on the foundation. This can result in foundation cracks and leaks that allow water to seep into the foundation and cause electrical hazards and mold growth.

Not only that, a weakened foundation will move, and that movement will travel up your home, leading to wall cracks, uneven floors, and, eventually, major structural damage to the house.

Foundation waterproofing is the process of preventing water intrusion, from subtle water seepage to flooding when the ground is over-saturated.

Basement Foundation Repair. 100% water & weather proofing and insulation, drain system and dry well installation

French Drain

Exterior foundation waterproofing involves digging down to the foundation footer to install or replace drainage pipes, commonly known as a French Drain System.

A French drain is a common basement waterproofing solution. It is also often used along driveways or in damp areas of a lawn.

French drains are a simple and effective way of removing unwanted groundwater. It’s a trench that consists mainly of a gravel-filled trench and some perforated drainage pipe. Water, either from the surface or in wet soils, is collected by the gravel and seeps into the pipe which carries it away.

Installing a French drain is a very involved task that means digging all the way down to the footings. It’s a job for a pro! Contact us as we know how to do a job right!