French Drainage System InstallersOne Cost-Effective and Practical Waterproofing Tip

Most of the homeowners’ problems about water seepage could be attributed to inevitable seasonal conditions. Rapid runoff, as well as the frozen ground’s disability to properly and effectively absorb water, could leave only one site for that water to go. Unfortunately, it would be right through your walls. Spring and fall rainy seasons typically are peak times when unlikely water seepage is experienced. Homeowners could easily associate water seepage problems with costly drainage and excavation. However, are you aware that with just about $500, you could actually complete a waterproofing project?

You do not need to always look at those expensive drainages and excavations whenever you need to remedy water seepage problems at your walls. You could eliminate the problem through high-quality masonry waterproof paint. When you look for an effective product or material to eliminate water seepage in your wall, remember that a waterproofer would do, instead of a water sealer. Obviously, there are significant differences between the two.

Water sealers are only repelling water. They would not actually stop water penetration through the walls. On the other hand, waterproofers penetrate the surface of walls and bond to the masonry. This way, they could serve as integral barriers that would completely arrest or stop water seepage. Take note that waterproofers are not like ordinary paints, which merely adhere to wall surfaces so that oncoming water pressure could easily force them off.

If there is a wet basement wall, you should take it as a sign of a much larger problem. Remember that water coming through could come from several types of possible sources like blocked drainage pipes, improper grading, leaky gutters or downspouts, or ruts that could direct runoff at the ground toward the building foundations. You should immediately seek to correct the problem or else you would be facing much greater risks and hassles in the coming days. Corrections should be combined with the proper application of high-quality waterproofing paint, which is still the most effective way for prevention of water on masonry surfaces.

At the same time, it is also necessary to determine if condensation or seepage is the actual source of the problem regarding wet walls. You could find it out by a simple test. To do so, dry a small portion or area of your affected wall using a hair dryer or a cloth. Then, tape a piece of about a foot-square aluminum foil securely and tightly to the just-dried interior basement wall. Leave it there for a day or for several days. When you remove the foil, take note which side is wet.

If the side facing the room is wet, condensation is the problem. To remedy the situation, you may use a dehumidifier for waterproofing the room. If the side facing the wall is wet, take it as a confirmation that seepage is present. However, you should also be aware that both problems could possibly happen at the same time. If that is the case, you may find and hire budget waterproofing services that are offered in your area.

Foundation Waterproofing Your Home

Foundation Waterproofing

 

Foundation Waterproofing your home is one of the best ways to keep water out of your basement. If you are having water intrusions into your home, then you should consider having it checked out by a professional. There are many different reasons how water finds its way into your foundation. If you have not had a issue in the past and it’s a new problem, then it may be from soil erosion around your home. Foundation waterproofing is a proven way to prevent it from entering the home at all. Although it can be more expensive to have your house waterproofed after is has been built. Usually foundation waterproofing requires some excavating around your home to expose the homes foundation. 

French Drains

This is certainly a better way of waterproofing then say adding french drains to your basement. French drains do work well and can be an inexpensive alternative to foundation waterproofing. But this does not prevent the water from entering your home. French Drainage systems are meant to direct the water into the ground so that it does not have the opportunity to flood the basement. These systems are proven to alleviate your water intrusions, but conversely you really want to prevent it from entering in the first place. If excavation your property is really not an option, then you should seriously consider using french drains. 

Foundation Waterproofing Membranes

Foundation waterproofing membranes are one of the methods used to waterproof homes. The membrane is designed to seal your home tightly from water seepage. The membranes are made of rubber materials and make an almost impenetrable seal around your foundation. Again it will require excavation to expose the foundation in order to be sealed with the foundation waterproofing membrane. Some basement waterproofing companies will seal your home from the inside to prevent the water from entering your basement directly. But the water will still try to find a weak spot to seep through. Again this is why it is best to seal it from the outside to prevent any water intrusion. 

Foundation Waterproofing Systems

Using other methods of foundation waterproofing systems is another option. Concrete waterproofing can provide the sealing power that one needs to prevent water from seeping in. There are many products out there that will allow you to do your own foundation waterproofing. You will obviously have to do this from the inside, since you will not have the ability to excavate the outside of your home. Cactusboard is a quality foundation waterproofing system that has proven to work well when applied correctly. If you are considering doing the foundation waterproofing yourself, make sure to purchase a waterproofing system that is seamless. This will make sure that your home is seal tight to keep any water from finding its way in. Remember “water has a memory, and it doesn’t forget”! 

Choosing the right Waterproofing Contractor is critical if you are going to have a professional waterproof your homes foundation. Make sure that the contractor has the experience to get the job done right…the first time. We here at Morgan Basement Waterproofing have been waterproofing foundations for over 30 years and guarantee our work. Call us today for a FREE Estimate or Inspection. (610) 696-0100

Foundation Waterproofing Materials

What are Foundation Waterproofing Materials? These are waterproofing material is what a professional full service basement waterproofing company will suggest to use to keep water from entering your beautifully finished basement. It is a material that is applied directly to your home’s foundation. There are a variety of ways that the waterproofing installer will use to apply the material to your home.

  • Using a sprayer to apply the fluid type of foundation waterproofing membrane sealant
  • Using a roller or trowel to affix the rolled or sheet type of foundation waterproofing membrane

The best option may be the Sprayed Waterproofing Sealant simply because when it cures, it will provide a seamless protection that will hold up well against the foundation expansion. The expansion comes from the foundation being exposed to hot and cold conditions. The rolled or sheet type don’t expand as well and maintain their shape, so this exposes the material to gaps that can form in places along the foundation. 

Foundation Waterproofing Interior Applications

Now there are other ways for you to consider to prevent water from entering your basement. But these usually means doing it from the inside of your basement, and if you have a finished basement, then you will have to tear up the carpets or tiles. And if you are doing a French Drain installation, it may require you to remove the drywall, paneling, etc to install it. 

Now if your basement is still unfinished and you would like to keep your cost down, then you may consider doing an interior basement waterproofing system. Such as a French Drain System, Interior Waterproofing Membrane, and if you only have a Crawl Space then you can use a Vapor Barrier System. 

But the best way to eliminate you Wet Basement issue is to have the water never enter your home. And this is accomplished by using a Foundation Waterproofing Membrane on you outside walls. The only way to do this is to have your exterior exposed and then placing the waterproofing material around the foundation. If you home has already been built, then the waterproofing company will have to dig trenches around your home to be able to install the foundation membrane. Obviously if you building a new home you can have the builder install it while it being built. Doing this will almost certainly keep your home’s basement dry. And while yes, at some stage the material will have to be replaced, it will take many, many years for that to happen.

Foundation Waterproofing Applications

Why Does Your Foundation Leak?

Porous Materials in Foundation: Depending on the type of materials used to construct your home, i.e Poured Concrete Walls, Brick, Concrete Block, Stone, or even Telephone Tile.

  • Poured Concrete will have tendency to crack and although cracks can be filled, they still need to be dealt with. 
  • Brick, Stone, Telephone Tile, and Concrete Blocks need Mortar to bind them together and this mortar is what water attacks. And that is how you get water seepage with these types of foundation walls. The mortar that holds the wall together will now start to weaken at points and the foundation will continue settling. Now you will have to have the foundation walls repaired or the water intrusion will only get larger. 

So now hopefully you have a better understanding of what you can do to eliminate your wet basement. Foundation Waterproofing is more costly but it will benefit you and your family in the long run. You will gain more useful square footage that will add more value to your home. Adding a finished basement to allow you to have a media room, home office, fitness room, wine room, or place for the kids to play can make all the difference for quality of life or the selling of your home. 

We here at Morgan Basement Waterproofing have been installing Foundation Waterproofing Membranes for over 30 years. We are a family owned company that will provide an affordable price for any waterproofing project. You will not be visited by a salesman, but by the owner of the company who will assure you an honest quote for ONLY the work that needs to be done. Call  (877) 401-4777 or click here to email us today for a Free Estimate or Inspection.

 Basement Waterproofing Tips

Q: Why Do I Have A Wet Basement In My Southern New Jersey Home?

A: In New Jersey you have a wet basement because you live a coastal state that receives its fair share of weather events. Combine that with a low water table level. And you have basement waterproofing issues whenever a rain or snow event raises the water table.

Simple Wet Basement Fixes

You also may just need to make some adjustments to your home. Your basement becoming wet can also be caused by the grading of your soil that is up against your home. Try Grading the soil so that it slopes away from the house and runs away from your basement.

Other Issues that Cause Water Damage

Now lets set our sights on looking at your downspouts, gutters and other drainage systems. It is also imperative to make sure that all of these are helping move the water away from your house and not down into your basement making it wet.

Once you check these things and you still encounter a wet basement when it rains. Then Call Morgan Basement Waterproofing for a FREE Estimate to determine what is causing water damage to your basement.

Wet Basement

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We have been in Basement Waterproofing Business for over 30 years and we can ascertain what is causing your basement to become wet.  Call Morgan Basement Waterproofing at (877) 401-477 or in New Jersey call us at (732) 777-7888.

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