Everdry Waterproofing specializes in residential basement waterproofing and foundation repair including crawlspace repair, which protects your home’s equity and safety.
Here are some of the more common available solutions to waterproofing a home.
Total excavation consists of digging out all the dirt next to the foundation walls down to the footer level, replacing the footer tiles, sealing the walls, covering that with gravel and backfilling with soil to grade level.
With this method of waterproofing your basement, the work is performed from the inside of the basement. The floor is opened next to the outside walls, and drain tile is installed and surrounded by gravel. The pipe is connected to a sump pump, which discharges the water.
This method includes work both inside and outside the home. Outside, the dirt around the home is dug out by hand. The foundation is inspected for cracks that could allow water, bugs, dirt and pollutants in. These cracks are then sealed. A sub-surface drain is installed to stop any casual surface water from running down the wall and into the basement area, surrounded by gravel, and the dirt is replaced.
Inside the home, all wall cracks are sealed to make the walls structurally sound. An inspection trench is opened, and the footers are inspected and reinforced where needed. A sub-floor drainage system is installed and the trench is filled with gravel and topped with concrete. A perforated crock is installed and packed in gravel with safety lid. A pressure relief system is installed to effectively lower the water beneath the floor.