Comparing Basement Waterproofing Systems
Having a wet basement can be one of the most frustrating experiences a homeowner can have, maybe just as frustrating when comparing basement waterproofing systems available from various basement waterproofing contractors. Waterproofing contractors typically choose a solution or waterproofing method that they stick with regardless of the basement water problem.
You will find several basement waterproofing contractors that only install interior basement waterproofing systems and they often have a very convincing reason why you will end up with a dry basement for the least amount of mess and investment. Interior basement waterproofing systems will collect water building up underneath the basement floor which typically leaks out at the wall and floor joint / seam. This is a good solution for ground water build up and really the best solution if water is coming up through cracks in the basement floor away from the perimeter. If you have surface water problems however and your basement walls are wet or leaking water this may not be the best solution for your foundation.
Wet or leaking basement walls up high of mid-way down the basement walls are an indication that the seal on the foundation is no longer functioning properly and water is running through the basement walls. This problem can result in mortar rot and decay of the foundation that will eventually lead to structural integrity issues. The best basement waterproofing systems for solving a wet foundation wall is to fix it on the outside by performing a full excavation of the foundation to the very bottom. Exterior basement waterproofing systems should consist of a coating on the foundation walls, repairing cracks and weak points and a waterproof membrane installed over top. Combined with new exterior footer drains in gravel that take the water away from the foundation this system will restore and protect your foundation for decades giving you a very dry basement.
The best basement waterproofing contractors are those who impartially offer all basement waterproofing systems and will evaluate the problem that is causing the basement water leak. They will then recommend the solution that will solve the source of the problem and any options you may have.
Pioneer is a full service basement waterproofing contractor established in 1979 with perfect customer service. We evaluate the cause of your basement issue and only recommend what you need, what will best fix your basement waterproofing problem.
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