RDC: Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

by RDC Restoration

RDC has over 20 years of experience protecting homeowners from disaster losses. Basement waterproofing is an essential step toward preventing hazardous conditions such as structural damage, mold related health issues, and destruction of personal property.

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Waterproofing Components

Crack Sealants- Concrete crack sealants are specifically designed for repairing cracks both horizontally and vertically concrete surfaces. To prevent further damage, it seals and waterproofs the crack.

Interior water drainage- When water appears around the perimeter of your basement in the cove joint area, or where the floor meets the wall, it is typically brought on by hydrostatic pressure. This pressure is created whenever the soil around your home expands due to heavy rainfall or excessive melting snow. Your water table underneath your home rises and will be pushed by the excess pressure through the cove joint and into your basement. When this happens RDC uses a drain tile system. This system is one of ways to permanently put an end to the leaks. It gathers any excess water and diverts it to a sump pump.

Exterior Waterproofing- For finished basements a repair done from the outside of the home is preferred. Exterior drain tile systems are your best choice. The system diverts any excess water away from your home. Their exterior wall solutions help protect your foundation walls from the elements, and will help keep cracks in the foundation from leaking in the future.

High winds also often result in damage to important utilities around the house causing major power outages or even floods as water mains and pipes burst. Storm damage, through all these different means, can wreak serious havoc on your property and cause fire damage, water damage and all kinds of other hazards.


Basement Waterproofing Technologies

RDC Restoration uses state-of-the-art basement waterproofing technologies. These best in the industry tools are:

Sump Pumps- Installed in the lowest part of the basement or crawlspace, Sump pumps helps keep the area under the building dry and prevent it from flooding. Water flows into the sump put through drains or natural water migration through the soil. It then pumps water out of the pit and away from the building.

Backup sump pumps- If your primary sump pump fails, a one-time investment gives you an added flood protection and a peace of mind. Primaries fail due to frozen or clogged discharge pipe, a power failure, a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, a damaged power feed line, a float switch problem (either stuck or broken), your pump may burn out, get unplugged or get jammed with mud, a impeller or drive shaft breakage, or too much water leaking into your basement or having a clogged intake. There are two types of backups: 12-volt high output powered, or water powered. Both systems help eliminate the risk of basement flooding. However, a backup pump should only be used as a backup and never as a primary. They are only designed to help in times of emergency.

Dehumidifier- Affecting basements more than upper levels of a home, excessive moisture seeps through the foundation, either through water leaks, or due to high humidity levels within the home. The Basement Health Association cautions that relative humidity levels above 80% in basements cause mold and mildew development. Using a dehumidifier helps keep levels to 50% and can prevent mold and mildew to grow. This protects indoor air quality and preventing damage to your home.