Other Exterior Wet Basement Treatments
As well as the main exterior wet basement treatment, you might find that you can address water damage problems from the outside of your home in a number of ways.
Window wells can often be a place where water can build up and leak into your basement. This can happen if the well is badly designed, or the drainage damaged or blocked. Unblocking drainage and installing new window wells can help to stop water pooling.
French drains are usually installed as part of the main exterior wet basement treatment, but can also be used as a separate treatment when water pools in your yard or against your home.
If the grading around your home allows water to collect in certain areas, especially against your foundations, then proper grading may be an appropriate treatment.
Other Interior Wet Basement Treatments
As well as the full interior waterproofing treatment, you may find the following beneficial as individual treatments.
Sump pumps make an excellent solution if your home comes under damage from very heavy rainfall or flooding, and can deal with even extreme situations. The treatment ensures the water is pumped away from your home.
Weeping tiles and french drains are often used as interior wet basement treatments. They are contained in a trench under the floor, and safely carry water away.
Foundation Crack Repair:
This is a big one for anyone who is serious about keeping their basement dry. Cracks and gaps can form in foundations as a home settles, or due to pressure from soil and water. Repairing these cracks is crucial to keeping water out, and keeping your home stable and sturdy. Hydraulic cement or epoxy resin can be applied to the cracks.