Exterior basement waterproofing
Sometimes a basement seepage problem needs to be taken care of outside of the home through exterior waterproofing systems. Interior drains are effective if the moisture problem is a result of a leaky cove joint (where the wall meets the floor), or from leaking floor cracks. However, if there’s a problem with clogged window well drains, exterior cracks or yard flooding, then an outside system may be the most effective solution.
Waterproofing exterior walls
We can install drain tile next to the footing and use a dampproofing tar material on the outside of the foundation walls. We can then install Platon wall board over the foundation. To finish, we will backfill to grade with stone or install a clay cap. We recommend that you place a plastic or rubber membrane on top of the stone or clay cap, and then lay wood chips or decorative stone for an attractive finish.
ABT will check to see if you need to install downspout extensions. Homeowners often don’t realize that water is getting into their home because the gutter downspout doesn’t extend far enough out from the building. If the downspout extensions are too short and too close to the foundation, water will eventually seep into the soil and into your home.
If you have problems with your lawn flooding when it rains or when there’s melting snow on the property, then you may need to improve the grading. We can provide you with re-grading solutions to take care of the problem.