Basement waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage are especially needed in cases where the ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table. When the water table is higher it causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floor and against the basement walls. This pressure forces water in through cracks in the foundation walls, and through openings caused by the expansion and contraction of the wall joints and up through floor cracks. This hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and can contribute to mold and decay. The longer water problems are put off, the worse the problem gets and the more it will cost to fix them in the future. Ground Up Builders uses only the very best in waterproofing products from Earth Contact Products. These include:
Ground Up Builders offers both interior and exterior waterproofing solutions for your basement waterproofing repair needs. Our interior waterproofing system includes an ECP sump basin, 4 inch perforated drain pipe, water channel, and combination primary/back-up sump pumps. We will inspect your basement waterproofing needs and recommend and install the basement waterproofing solution that is best for you.
The most effective of the interior drainage systems is a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing. By installing this drain pipe beneath the slab, it drains the area to a lower level. This drainage pipe connects to a sump pump system. The sump basin and sump pumps are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of waterproofing products made in the industry.
The ECP sump pump basin (sump pump pit) is molded from high strength, impact resistant polyethylene to provide years of service in collecting the water from around foundations because it will not crush or deteriorate. The bell shape of the ECP sump basing makes the sump pump more efficient and increases the life of the basement drainage system. The sump pit has holes in each side for incoming drain tile and all have a sturdy sealed lid. When the groundwater fills the pit to a certain level, a switching device activates a pump. The water is dispelled outside and the pit starts collecting water again.
The ECP sump pump that is utilized by Ground Up helps remove the water that has accumulated around and under the foundation and discharges it away from the foundation. These sump pumps are the most energy efficient, highest performing and longest lasting sump pumps on the market today. These sump pumps combined with the ECP bell-shaped sump basin, you will be assured that the system will last for many years.
Protect your home and investment from water damage which can damage possessions and create mold by installing an interior drainage system. It will save you money in the long run and maintain the value of your home. Contact the professionals at
Ground Up Builders for all of your interior
waterproofing and drainage system needs. We proudly service
Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas of