Basement Waterproofing Avon

Basement Waterproofing Avon Interior water drainage

Although interior water drainage is not technically waterproofing basement, it is a widely accepted technique in mitigating basement water and is generally referred to as a waterproofing basement solution. They function by draining underground water from alongside the foundation footers and underneath the basement floor. They then channel it with a French drain, PVC pipe, or through a patented product to a sump pump system, which will then pump the water from the basement. Foundation sump pumps can be installed through do-it-yourself kits, plumber installations, or by a professional waterproofing contractor and generally come in plastic and cast-iron models.

To simplify:

Water enters the home via the basement wall/floor joint, through cracks in the foundation walls and/or holes created by faulty or decaying masonry/brick.
A perimeter trench drain such as a French drain collects the water before it enters into the basement.
Wall vapor barriers/retarders and drip moldings are used and incorporated into the sub-slab perimeter drain to collect water coming from wall cracks and other foundation wall defects, such as pipe protrusions.
The drain directs the water to a sump pump.
The sump pump directs the water out of the house.
Exterior waterproofing basement

Exterior Basement Waterproofing Avon prevents water from entering foundation walls therefore preventing the winking and molding of building materials. Waterproofing a basement from the exterior is the only method the IBC (International Building Code) recognizes as adequate to prevent structural damage caused by water intrusion. Prior to the 1980s much of the original exterior waterproofing was actually damp-proofing using a degradable asphalt-based covering.

Basement Waterproofing Avon

Basement Waterproofing Avon begins with excavating to the bottom sides of the footings. Once excavated, the walls are then sealed with a waterproofing membrane and new drainage (weeping tiles) are placed at the side of the footing.