Basement Waterproofing Sheker Heights

Basement Waterproofing Shaker Heights

Water damage affects almost 85% of all homes. Sealing out water from your home, with quality basement waterproofing products, will allow you to utilize every square inch of potential living space and keep your home structurally sound for years to come. Water entering a basement is a common problem for poured concrete basements, block basements and especially rock basements. Sealing your basement will allow for an expanded living space or safe, dry storage.

 Types of Basement Waterproofing Shaker Heights

Basement Waterproofing Shaker Heights must be first broken down into two categories. First, there is sealed waterproofing from the outside the structure. This type of waterproofing or basement sealing, collects surface and subsurface water and directs it away from the home. Often times this incorporates a coating that seals the foundation directly along with a French Drain tile system that lies next to the foundation. Next, there is “waterproofing” from inside the structure. This type of waterproofing should actually be called water management or water control. When using interior waterproofing you are actually collecting water that has entered your basement and sending it to a sealed sump pit system.

Why is it happening?

Poor Drainage
Properly working gutters, downspouts and grading direct water away from the foundation. .

Exterior Drain System
Plugged or improperly installed exterior drains cause excessive pressure on the foundation.

Plumbing Leaks
Water from leaky plumbing is often a major contributor to foundation problems especially in slab on grade construction.

Sump Pumps – Basement Waterproofing Shaker Heights 
Weak or improperly sized sump pumps cannot remove water from around and under your home.Poor Building Site Preparation
Cut and fill situations, where soil is removed from part of the lot and stacked on another, must be compacted properly before your home is constructed; otherwise unexpected movements of the soil beneath the foundation may occur.

Lack of Interior Drainage
Water pressure from under your slab can cause cracks and water infiltration into living spaces. By installing a sealed interior drain system water is quickly diverted away from the foundation.

Wall Cracks
Wall cracks and ruptures create a path for water to enter your home causing high humidity and possibly mold and mildew problems.

Foundation
Fluctuating soil moisture levels, beneath the foundation, is the number one cause of foundation repairs. Maintaining a consistent moisture level allows for a stable foundation.

Stop these causes of water damage with a free Basement Waterproofing Shaker Heights estimate