Basement waterproofing just isn't something any property owner truly wants to spend considerable time wondering about. Even so, if you're dealing with moisture in your basement, it is important that you find out everything you are able to about waterproofing your house, so that your basement can continue to be clean, safe, and moisture free.
Our company offers basement waterproofing to the following locations: Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Charleston, Huntington, Scott Depot, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Weston, Wheeling, Beckley, and surrounding areas of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Basement waterproofing is important for taking proper care of your home. Protecting the foundation of your house is one obvious reason why you need to waterproof the basement. If you have a leak and your basement is continually exposed to water, this may lead to foundation damage such as bowing basement walls.
A wet basement is surely an attractive environment for all kinds of mold growth, which can pose a health hazards in your basement. The most common causes of mold growing on walls are high humidity, condensation, and water leaks (which are often hidden inside the wall).
This issue can also attract termites into the home, as they're attracted to standing water, and places of high humidity, such as a wet basement.
Interior and Exterior Drain Systems
To fix wet basements and properly waterproof it, our company utilizes The NoWater System. This specially-designed waterproofing system is a result of years of testing, experience, and commitment to designing the most effective and lasting interior drainage system for basement environments.
It is made of two components: the Bullet Track® and the Footing Gutter™. The Bullet Track® pushes water from the wall-footing joint, below the basement floor, and into the Footing Gutter™. Once here, the water is eventually pushed into a sump pump and out of the home.
For exterior basement waterproofing we install french drains and downspout extensions. French drains will channel the water from your lawn away from your home, and prevent it from building up against the foundation. Preventing excess moisture next to the foundation is way to prevent basement walls from bowing or buckling.
Adding a downspout extensions will help facilitate gutter system into diverting the rainwater further away from the home. These downspout extensions makes sure the rainwater doesn't come out through the downspout, and simply accumulate next to the foundation wall where it will eventually seep back into the soil.