Interior Basement Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing from the inside.
When waterproofing your basement there are a variety of factors to consider. Between hiring a contractor and determining your home’s specific needs, the cost is one aspect which can weigh heavily on a homeowner’s mind. However, waterproofing your basement doesn’t need to be as expensive as you may think. Depending on your home’s unique requirements you might consider waterproofing your basement from the inside to cut down the time and cost associated with a repair.
Interior drainage systems, also known as French Drains are popular waterproofing solutions for homeowners whose basements are unfinished, underpinned, or constructed of block, cement, and stone. Interior drainage systems work to waterproof your basement from the inside, and do not require extensive modifications to the home. These interior solutions generally cost a fraction of the price of an exterior solution, making them an appealing option for homeowners.
When installing an interior drainage system a contractor will first excavate the trench , instal weeping tile pipe and connect the weeping tile to the Sump-Pump system. Basements constructed using blocks may then be drilled to release any residual water, before a plastic or rubber drainage membrane is installed. Drainage pipes are also fitted to help channel water below and away from the basement flooring. Any gaps and spaces are then filled with stone and cement. Interior drainage systems are currently the only viable long-term solutions for waterproofing a basement from the inside, as they will not weaken a home’s foundation over time or affect the structural integrity of the structure.
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