Finding water in your basement is a serious issue that signals that you need foundation waterproofing services done by a professional waterproofing and foundation repair expert.
The issue won’t be resolved until you hire a professional as soon as possible. One way a foundation waterproofing company can stop water from getting into your basement is by installing interior drain tile systems.
Keep reading below to learn about these tile systems and other ways you can divert water away from your home.
How Can Interior Drain Tile Systems Help You?
If water keeps seeping into your basement or crawlspace, you may want to consider interior drain tile systems.
Hydrostatic pressure causes groundwater to be pushed through cracks in your floor slab or cove joints (the cove joint is where the wall and floor slab meet). This water pressure is the result of having so much water in the ground around your house that the soil can no longer absorb it fast enough. The wet, saturated soil expands and puts pressure on the foundation and floor.
Our team of experts can install an interior subfloor drain tile system around the perimeter of your basement or crawlspace walls. The new drainage tile will direct water to a below-floor sump pit where a pump system will discharge the water from the interior sump pit and direct it away from your home.
While the materials for this job are relatively low-cost, there is a tremendous amount of physical labor involved. We recommend calling a residential basement waterproofing company to do the installation. Installing these tile systems requires heavy equipment and expertise in basement waterproofing.
The Importance of Home Basement Waterproofing
Waterproofing your basement is the best way to protect your home’s foundation.
Even though it’s common to see small cracks in your basement wall, your reaction should always be to fix them because sooner or later they’ll allow water into your basement or crawlspace.
Several problems can occur if you ignore signs of foundation damage. First of all, cracks will increase in size, threatening the structural integrity of your home.
Water seeping into your home will speed up the foundation damage and result in the growth of mold or mildew. This poses a significant health risk for your family.
In serious cases of basement foundation damage, walls begin to bow laterally or begin to sink/settle vertically. This would result in a much larger structural foundation repair.
Tips on Improving Your Home Drainage
Taking preventative steps around your home can prevent water seepage or serious foundation cracks before they begin.
Remember, most of your foundation issues result from hydrostatic pressure. You need to relieve this pressure by diverting water away from your home.
Here are some home drainage tips:
- Keep your gutters and downspouts clear
- Slope your yard to direct water away from your foundation
- Install foundation drains in key spots
- Design your landscaping so it helps with drainage
- Eliminate low spots in your yard where water may pool
Improving your home drainage is easy to do and will save you on big repairs down the road.
Basement and Crawlspace Waterproofing Services
Interior drain tile systems are an effective option for you if you continue to experience water seepage in your basement or crawlspace. This system will capture water around your foundation and divert it away from your home.
Call us today at 847-382-2882 if you have any questions about home basement waterproofing services or if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.