Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Your basement walls are under constant pressure from groundwater that is absorbed by the soil beneath and surrounding your home. This pressure, when left unchecked, will eventually exert force against exterior walls that exceeds their designed capacity. Without the right waterproofing solution, your foundation will crack and walls will bow inward, making your home structurally unsafe.
Water, one of the most destructive forces in nature, can cause damage to your foundation in a variety of ways. To protect your basement from water damage, you have to treat the causes of basement leaks, not just the leaks themselves.
When the signs of leaky basements are noticed and addressed early on, a custom exterior basement waterproofing solution can be designed to protect the structural integrity of your house and keep your basement dry.
Keystone Basement Systems will use a combination of exterior waterproofing methods that are customized to prevent water from penetrating your basement, protecting your foundation from water damage.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Solutions
The water being absorbed by the soil surrounding your foundation needs to have a place to go. The right combination of exterior waterproofing solutions discussed below will ensure that place isn’t through your basement walls.
Waterproofing Membranes and Sealants
Waterproof membranes and sealants prevent water from seeping into your basement.
Benefits of our products include:
- Bridges and protects foundation cracks.
- Membrane can be customized for every foundation type.
- Military grade waterproofing for extreme temperatures.
- Enhances the life of the foundation.
- Environmentally safe.
Learn more about how our waterproof membranes are installed.
External drainage systems provide a means of egress for water that is absorbed by soil around the foundation.
Benefits of our drainage systems include:
- Safely discharges water away from the foundation.
- SDR-35 pipes or higher are used for increased durability.
- Gravel backfill for faster filtration of water.
- Several layers of filtration fabric protects against debris in pipes.
- Clean out ports for ease of maintenance.
Learn more about how are external drainage systems are installed.
What You Should Know About Exterior Basement Waterproofing
There are a number of waterproofing products that are designed to protect your basement from water seepage. The products that will work best for your home are determined by the foundation type, the causes of water damage and certain geological factors for your area.
Find out which exterior waterproofing solution is right for your home by taking 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.