Water pooling and flooding in your basement can cause several different water problems and structural problems throughout the entire house. Not only can wet basements detract from the structural integrity of your home, but they may also lead to serious health problems fro you and your family. It is important to have a damp or leaky basement repaired as soon as possible to prevent annoying water issues, health problems, and damage to your home and personal possessions. The basement waterproofing team at Ground Up Builders Inc. can take care of your wet basement in no time, with our premiere waterproofing techniques.
There are several different signs that you are dealing with a water problem in your basement. If you see any of the following symptoms in your basement, contact a repair professional right away:
These are all signs that you are in need of basement waterproofing from Ground Up right away. Before you invest in waterproofing services, it is important to determine what is causing your wet basement. Normally, water in the basement is the result of water seepage or leakage from basement walls and foundation cracks. If surface water is allowed to pool and build up around your foundation, it may seep into the basement through foundation cracks or through the porous concrete. Groundwater can also enter the basement, as it is often pushed through cracks in the basement walls by hydrostatic pressure in the soil. However the water is entering your basement, it is important to have it taken care of right away. Contact Ground Up today to find the cause of your wet basement and provide a solution that is both effective and affordable.
To keep water from seeping into your basement, you can install exterior drainage and waterproofing systems. The first of these systems, the surface drainage system, uses gutters, downspouts, and the grading of the soil around the home to prevent surface water from pooling in your yard and around your foundation. The exterior drainage system, consisting mainly of drywells and drainage pipes collects helps to collect this surface water and carry it away from your home's foundation. Exterior waterproofing keeps groundwater from seeping through the foundation walls by using a waterproof membrane on the exterior of the foundation walls, and a drainage board that helps water to drain down and away from the foundation walls.
Interior drainage can also combat wet basements by removing water that has made its way into your basement. This system uses drain channels and pipes below the footing to catch water and carry it to the sump pit, where it is stored until the sump pump turns on. Once turned on, the sump pump pumps water out and away from the home and foundation.
If you are in need of waterproofing solutions for your wet basement, contact the professionals at Ground Up Builders Inc. today. We provide quality waterproofing for residents of the Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee areas.