Basements of constructions such as houses, buildings, hotels, industries or companies are susceptible to moisture and damp due to their closeness to ground water table. It is easier for ground water to seep in through cracks and crevices and give rise to mold and fungi. Spalling of the walls is common which happens in dark and humid conditions such as the basement. This may lead to weakening of the walls and the foundation of the building.
Usually, at places which have high levels of groundwater, the water may seep in through the cracks in the basement. Also, poor drainage system may enhance basement moisture where rain water or waste water accumulate near the foundations of the house rather than streaming away from it. Basement waterproofing would require the construction of proper drainage system and renovation of the interior and exterior walls.
Basements are more prone to damage due to use of poor construction material in the form of concrete. Concrete is cheap but is not waterproof and can be damaged easily. Also, water pipes which are installed for drainage systems may become clogged with debris and lead to accumulation of water. Waterproofing companies provide for services which involve renovation of interior and exterior walls.
Interior waterproofing involves filling of cracks and crevices with sealants which can last for a long time and are durable. It also involves the use of sealants as coating material for the inner walls. Exterior waterproofing is a much more labor intensive process and time taking.
Waterproofing companies provide the professional workers and equipment required for exterior waterproofing as well as high quality chemicals which can be used for sealing material. It involves excavating the soil near the foundation and filling the basement with poly-ester material which can last long and hold the basement from water drainage.
Waterproofing companies also provide services which involve construction of proper drainage system and construction of slope which can help to drain the water away from the construction rather than towards the basement. The conventional methods used for waterproofing can also be enhanced by the use of new technologies and techniques which involves the use of crack injections such as epoxy injections or polyurethane injections at the cracks and crevices which would last long and do not require extensive labor work.
The waterproofing techniques allow for easy management of basement waterproofing and proper drainage of water so that it does not accumulate at the basement. Strengthening of the foundation of the building can keep the construction standing through bad weather and storm. Water percolation through concrete walls can lead to cracks and peeling of the painting or buckling of walls making it rough.
There is fear of breaking of the walls and permanent damage. Basement waterproofing when done at the earliest can prevent large construction damage and strengthen the interior and exterior. It is important to keep the rain water or snow fall from accumulating and stream them away with proper drainage. Debris should be cleaned from drainage system and the slope should be constructed to take the water away from home.