We offer several services done from inside the home:
Poured Foundation Crack Injections
Crack injection, is the simplest and most economical way of solving basement leak issues, but unfortunately are only applicable to homes with poured concrete foundations. Typical repairs can be done in under 1.5 hours, and with minimal mess, and no digging. The repair consists of a row of holes drilled along the crack, and a polyurethane, rubberized injection that fills the crack from the inside out, and top to bottom. All of our crack injection repairs come with a lifetime transferrable guarantee.
This system is useful for older houses that could be constructed of anything besides poured cement. e.g – cinder block, brick, rubble. It is an economical solution, as it saves excavating and disturbing the landscaping outside. It is also helpful in cases where there are obstructions that are preventing the external method, such as pools, decks, patios etc.
1. The first step is to remove any wall coverings and flooring around the area of the leak, to expose the foundation wall.
2. Next the floor is broken up 12" out from the wall running parallel to the footing, to accommodate weeping tile and sufficient ¾" gravel.
3. We will then install perforated weeping tile which is placed alongside the footing, so that it absorbs any water that penetrates the foundation wall or floor.
4. If there is no existing sump-pump, we will install one and connect it to the weeping tile, in a location that minimizes any waste of livable space. The pumps we use are fully submersible, and very quiet.
5. A membrane is installed against the wall and under the floor to direct any water into the weeping tile and then into the sump-pump.
6. After the system is complete, we fill the trench with cement, level the floor, ready to put your basement back together.
1. We offer sump pump inspections and maintenance.
2. We do new installations or replacements of existing pumps.
3. If you are unsure if you have, or need a sump pump, give us a call and we can send out an experienced basement leak technician to assess the area.
The traditional method of waterproofing has always been done from the exterior of the home. Although the interior methods are more cost effective in some cases the correct way to address the problem is, from outside the home. Although it carries the burden of being messy and a " big job," our experts do their best to minimize the mess, and have your property back to normal in a timely fashion, without any headaches. All external drainage systems come with a 25 year guarantee.
1. We start by getting locates , and assess any issues or obstacles that need to be addressed prior to starting excavation, such as landscaping, decks, driveways, walkways etc.
2. Once the area is clear, we excavate along the foundation to expose the foundation wall, the footing, and potentially the weeping tile.
3. If there is no weeping tile, or the existing tile shows signs of damage, we will install new perforated weeping tile, and connect it to any existing tile that is there, that proves to be functional.
4. We then use a rubberized membrane instead of tar, to coat the foundation wall. This has proven to be longer lasting, and provide a better form of waterproofing.
5. After the rubber is applied, the foundation membrane is installed down the wall, and wrapped over the footing, providing a surface for water to run down, and be absorbed into the weeping tile.
6. The trench is then backfilled with sufficient ¾" gravel, to allow proper drainage, and provide an easy path for the water to follow into the weeping tile. After the gravel is in, we fill the remaining portion of the trench with dirt up to proper grade level. Any excess is removed and disposed of.
Window wells can be installed alongside an external drainage system, or by themselves. They are necessary if a basement window falls partially or entirely below grade level. If a window well is already in place, it can be tested by running a hose into the well. If installed correctly, a window well should never fill up with water, it should drain into the weeping tile and be routed away from the foundation.