Basement Waterproofing Done the Rightway!
In Philadelphia and the entire Delaware Valley, basement waterproofing is very important for your home’s longevity. Foundation water problems can arise with the snowy winters and heavy rains in the spring. Wet basements and crawlspaces are the leading cause of indoor air quality problems. Mold, mildew, and radon can penetrate into your home and cause severe health issues. Not only are we experienced and highly trained in all the services we provide, but we also stand behind our work. We take pride in completing a job the RIGHTWAY. You can be assured that our company will explain all of our options and provide quality workmanship backed by our professional customer service team and competitive prices.
Our company is certified in mold remediation and basement waterproofing. We’ll work with you to make sure you get the service you need, by assessing the problem and making an honest and accurate recommendation.
Our basement waterproofing service areas include Pennsylvania (PA), New Jersey (NJ), and Delaware (DE).Read More
What is Basement Waterproofing?
The most effective of the interior drainage system is a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing. This requires removing and replacing concrete at the slab edge. By placing the drain pipe beneath the slab, it drains the area to a lower level and ultimately to a sump pump. The pump should have an airtight, childproof cover. A critical component of this method is the dimpled plastic sheeting (mira-drain), placed at the base of the wall and beneath the slab edge. Mira-drain is similar to a small egg crate and permits free drainage of the wall into the drain pipe. It is less expensive than many specialized drainage channel systems. Once the floor is cut 12” from the footing of the home, cement and debris are removed and a channel is dug. The channel is then cleaned and the proper slope is installed. Then each cell of cinderblock is drilled, removing all water which has accumulated within the foundation walls. Once the blocks are drilled, water no longer builds up in them and will flow freely through the holes into the drain system. The sump pump discharges outside of the foundation wall, according to local codes. The floor is resealed with concrete and all debris is removed by our basement waterproofing company.
That’s when the problems begin!