Water that gets into the foundation of your home can cause serious damage. In basements, this may be in the form of water damage, but problems also affect other types of foundations like crawl spaces. Therefore, you may want to have improvements done that help keep the water out and prevent damage. Here are some tips to help with choosing foundation improvements that help keep the water out and prevent damage:
1. Dealing with Damage to Old Exterior Foundation Drainage
With old foundation drainage systems, there may be problems with old drain tiles and materials failing. If there is damage to an existing foundation drainage system on the exterior of your home, it may need to be repaired. A better option is to update and replaced damaged foundation drainage system and improve the drainage of landscaping around your home to protect against damage from water. An excavation service can help with digging up old drain lines and preparing for the installation of a new drainage system and waterproofing for the exterior of your foundation.
2. Repairs and Upgrades for Exterior Foundation Waterproofing Systems
There may also be a need to do repairs and upgrades to outdated exterior waterproofing systems. These systems are a combination of the drainage and a physical waterproofing barrier or sealant. When upgrading the exterior waterproofing, there are options for materials like membranes and materials that are designed to reduce static water pressure that causes damage to the foundation.
3. Outdated Exterior Waterproofing That Has Cracked and Damaged Home Foundation
Sometimes, the failure of exterior waterproofing leads to structural failure like a crack in the foundation. When left unaddressed, these problems will only get worse, which is why they require repairs. Once you have had cracks in the foundation repaired, they are going to need an occasional inspection to ensure they are working, and further repairs are not needed.
4. Interior Foundation Waterproofing, Improvements, and Mechanical Solutions
The interior foundation waterproofing and mechanical systems inside your home can also be improved. You may want to consider solutions like installing an interior drainage system and sump pump well to remove water and moisture. This will require the removal of concrete and installation of the drainage system below the concrete slab or walls.
These are some tips to help choose the best improvements to prevent problems with the foundation of your home. If you are having problems with water getting in, erosion or other issues with your foundation, contact an excavation service, like Tri County Construction, for help with exterior drainage improvements and watershed designs for landscaping around your home.