A flooded basement can be a huge headache, not only in terms of time spent cleaning up, but the time and money spent repairing the damage caused by all that extra water. You may not even have the proper equipment to clean if mold growth has started or there is significant standing water. You want to keep your family safe, which is why it’s best to call the professionals like those at Adams Foundation Repair. We have years of experience in the industry and can get your basement waterproofing project done quickly and efficiently so that you don’t have to deal with the mess a second time.
What Causes Basement Water Problems?
There are many contributing factors to serious basement flooding or even minor leakage in your home. If you’re experiencing more water than usual, it might be due to some natural factors or simply the way your home was built. Leaking and flooding can be caused by:
- Poor basement sealing
- Drainage system failure
- Improperly installed downspouts
- Debris in gutter
- Bad pipes or hot water tank
Some of these can easily be fixed by simply replacing the drainage system or cleaning out a gutter. Others aren’t so simple and may require work by our professional team. To be sure of what’s causing your water problems, it’s best to give us a call. We’re always ready to help you!
How Can I Waterproof My Basement?
Foundation cracks are a main contributor to serious leaks or flooding in your basement. Thankfully, we offer polyurethane crack injection repair so that you can be sure your basement is sealed for years to come. The resin involved in the process transforms from a liquid to a solid, expanding to fill every inch of the crack as it cures. This process should be used before any serious flooding or leaks have occurred in case you can’t go back and perform waterproofing later, however, we have other solutions if it is too late for polyurethane crack injection repair.
Interior Basement Waterproofing Solutions
When you’re dealing with flooding, you want to make sure you choose the system that does the best job for the best price. At Adams Foundation Repair, we want to help you make an informed choice. As far as interior waterproofing solutions go, our Poly Drain and Quick Flow drains work on most homes. We will help you decided on the best solution for your house. We can customize our solutions for each basement we work with. This equipment is the strongest system on the market today.
Polydrain – Flexible Cove Diverter
Our Polydrain uses Air-Gap Technology to increase water drainage and help restore the foundation floor to its original thickness. The design maintains a 5/8” gap between the footer and replacement slab, creating a waffle pattern that channels the water below and supports the concrete above. Polydrain is laid directly onto the footer and extends over the drain system. Eliminating gravel on the footer boosts water flow by removing resistance. By extending Polydrain up the wall, the weep holes are protected and any moisture from the foundation wall is channeled into the drainage system.
Polydrain is made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) thermoplastic, and can be bent and folded as needed with no cracking. Polydrain is a great solution to interior waterproofing with these main areas:
- Increases water into drain system
- Eliminates sweating of concrete – no more callbacks!
- Allows thicker replacement floor
- Excellent for thin floors and high footers
- Heavy-duty construction grade material
QuikFlo is an advanced drainage product designed specifically for foundation waterproofing. Utilizing air space, QuikFlo minimizes gravel needed, installs faster, and drains the maximum amount of water in silt, sand, and clay soils. The design collects water from under the floor slab and channels it into the basin. Therefore preventing water problems in your basement in the future.
Our 5-year warranty sump pump has 3/4 horsepower sump pump featuring submersible, cast-iron, and stainless-steel construction with an energy-efficient 5 amp motor. It also features a top suction design that eliminates clogging and air-locking.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Solutions
If you’re trying to repair a wet basement, it is important to also consider exterior basement waterproofing solutions for your home. Many times, exterior solutions include excavating around your home to identify and remove the problems. We may also install an exterior drain to divert water away from your home with products like the Hydro-Channel basement drainage system. This system is critical in preventing future water drainage into your basement or crawl space. It is installed to direct water into your sump pit instead of through the cove joint. This product is:
- Made with transparent PVC for easier inspection
- Made of heavy-duty materials that won’t collapse
- Can be used for new or existing foundations
- Prevents water seepage and creates a thermal break, reducing cracks in basement floors
- Has a clean, finished look
We will always work with you to determine what the best solution is for your home. We may use some of these options together or only one. It all depends on the current status of your home’s waterproofing systems. Your family’s health and safety are our number one concerns, so choose our team of professionals today!
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
If you are looking to get rid of pesky water leaking into your basement, contact a company you can trust. We stand by the products we choose to fix your home. Whether your home’s been affected by some small leaks, full flooding, or you just want to take some precautions before disaster strikes, we’re there for you. Adams Foundation Repair has the expertise and skills you need to get the job done right. Give us a call today for a free quote!