We understand how frustrating it can be to have water problems in your basement. Right Solutions Waterproofing Services offers a variety of solutions depending on your particular need. Unlike other companies who use internal systems to address external water, we offer external solutions to address the problem once and for all. Many of our customers have tried multiple failed solutions before they call us, and we have been able to come up with a permanent fix to their water problems.
Foundation Wall Cracks
Cracks in the foundation are all too common. While they seem to pose no immediate threat, the fact is, most foundation cracks have the potential to grow wider and cause serious problems down the line. Most foundation cracks form as a result of shrinkage from excess water within 28 days after the concrete was initially poured. Through time, foundation cracks typically grow larger, resulting in a greater opportunity for water seepage or the possibility of structural deficiencies.
Low Pressure Crack Injection
In order to properly repair a foundation crack, the void must be properly fi lled by the appropriate material – either epoxy or polyurethane foam. The material is injected at a low-pressure by a specially equipped professional manual dispensing tool. It takes a dedicated amount of patience for the contractor to inject the exact amount of material necessary to properly fill the crack. Pending the size of the crack and other potential complications, a typical crack can be repaired in under an hour.
Concrete slab cracks are commonly found on basement and garage floors, concrete decks and patios. These cracks are quite noticeable and may infl uence the value of your home.
We repair these cracks by applying a specially formulated polyurea material, Emecole 555. This application is dispensed into the crack at low-pressure, filling the crack from top to bottom, tightly bonding the concrete. This application sets extremely fast leaving a nearly invisible look, usually after 20 minutes. Follow-up decorative concrete overlays may be applied the same day.
Interior Drain Tiles
Interior drain tile works when ground water seeps into the pipe through the perforations and is carried to the sump pump and removed instead of seeping into the basement.
Because the drain tile is positioned next to the footings on the inside of the foundation, it is in a prime spot to alleviate numerous causes of water infiltration:
Hydrostatic Pressure – When water accumulates in the ground below a basement, the natural pressure of the water can force it up through even the tiniest cracks in a basement floor. With interior drain tile in place, the water flows into the drain pipe instead.
Cove Seepage – Water from a number of sources, including hydrostatic and lateral pressure and seepage down the outside of foundation walls can enter the basement through the cove joint, the place where foundation walls sit atop the footings.
Window Wells – Rain water can accumulate quickly in window wells, resulting in seepage around poorly installed or aging windows. Window well drains can be tapped into interior drain tile if there is no other convenient source of discharge to alleviate this problem.