Types Of Basement Waterproofing
Water intrusion in basements is one of the leading causes of structural damage to the foundation. Damp walls and water stains are the earliest warning signs that your home may be suffering from structural damage. In order to keep your house safe, it’s important to understand the differences between the types of basement waterproofing.
The materials used to build your basement are porous, which means water can still seep through. Over time, the continuous water seepage erodes your foundation, making it structurally unsafe. True waterproofing is the prevention of water from gaining access to any part of your home. Accomplishing that requires an understanding of what causes water damage, the severity of the damage already incurred and the unique features of your basement. Most low quality solutions temporarily mask the problem, giving you a false sense of security as the foundation incurs more and more damage.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
Interior basement waterproofing refers to any work done to the interior of your basement in order to keep it dry. The right interior solution will effectively provide a dry basement, and protect your home.
- Puddles of water
- Discoloration of walls (water stains)
- Peeling wall paint
- Efflorescence (white powder)
- Bottom block decay
- Musty smell
- Mold growth
Interior Waterproofing Solutions
- Interior french drains
- Sump pumps
- Battery powered auxiliary pumps
- Masonry waterproofer
- Foundation coating
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Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Exterior waterproofing refers to any work performed outside of foundation walls. In addition to assisting interior methods to keep water out of your basement, our customized solutions will help prevent the onset of mold by minimizing moisture build-up on your foundation walls.
- Damp walls or floors
- Musty smell
- Mold growth
- Horizontal cracks on walls
- Bowed Walls
- Water Intrusion
Exterior Waterproofing Solutions
- Removal of expansive clay soil
- 5x thicker membrane
- Exterior french drain
- Clog proof filtration fabric
- Custom waterproof panels
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What You Should Know About The Types Of Basement Waterproofing
Protecting your basement from water intrusion requires a combination of water management and waterproofing solutions. When the types of waterproofing used are customized for your house, the hydrostatic pressure surrounding your house will be kept to a safe level. If there is water seepage through basement walls, it will be redirected out of your home and away from your foundation.
To learn why your basement leaks and find the solution that will keep your family and home safe, take advantage of our FREE 68 Point Inspection.
Any repairs made by Keystone Basement Systems’ certified waterproofing specialists include regular maintenance, and are backed by our Lifetime Warranty