Your basement is the part of your home that is most likely to leak, as it sits below the ground level. Water can pool against your home, or can breach your walls due to groundwater pressure. One of the ways in which you can protect yourself against any damage, is to have a basement wall system installed.
Water can find its way into your basement through your foundation walls, when it pools against your home or leaks in. When this happens, it often shows on the interior of your basement as damp patches. If left untreated, the damp can cause an unpleasant odor, and mold can grow in the humidity. All in all, water damage makes your basement an unpleasant environment, and even if you don’t use it for much it will still effect your home. Waterproofing your walls is one of the main ways in which you can stop your basement from being damp. Professional basement wall systems are the way to go.
The aim of a basement wall system is to make sure that any water that touches your walls doesn’t cause any harm, and that water is channeled away from your home. There are two major routes that you can take if you want to waterproof your basement. Both have their advantages, and it is possible to have both treatments for extra protection:
Interior basement wall systems consist of waterproof delta membrane layers which are installed on the inside of the walls. This allows any water that gets in the walls to drain down into the drainage below, which is also installed. The drainage carries the water out of your home, and is discreetly tucked below the ground level so that the basement remains aesthetically pleasing with the system in place. This is a form of water control, and means that water will never sit in your walls, or pool in your basement.
The exterior basement wall systems are the most beneficial and long lasting, and actually stop water form getting into your walls at all, but they also require the most work, including exterior excavation down to the footing. Top grade waterproofing is applied to the exterior walls, all the way down, and drainage is installed so that water is carried away.
Direct Waterproofing are experts in foundation waterproofing, and can make sure you never experience damp problems in your basement again. The interior wall systems are popular because they are highly cost effective, while still providing a solution. The exterior basement wall systems are popular because they provide the maximum level of protection against damp and water damage. All of our services start with a consultation, so we can sit down with you and assess your situation and your goals. Contact us today to find out more about our basement wall systems, or to arrange a free consultation. Call For a FREE Estimate: 416-454-7575