Different Effective Methods To Waterproof Your CrawlSpaceBasement

Do you know how to waterproof a crawl space?

Among the reasons that reduce the life of the foundation, and, therefore, a residential building, are precipitation, melt and groundwater. Poor-quality (or damaged) internal crawl space waterproofing is not able to withstand moisture penetration. The most formidable consequence will be corrosion and destruction of reinforcement; this will be followed by the destruction of the foundation, which takes on the entire load. The whole house may be in disrepair.

Why do you need internal waterproofing of crawl space

In order for basement waterproofing to fully fulfill the responsible protection mission, it is necessary to choose the right method, carefully observe the technology and use suitable materials.

Crawl space waterproofing is necessary if:

  • in this area, the groundwater level (GWL) is high and periodic (seasonal) flooding of the basement occurs;

  • due to mistakes made during construction, condensation forms on the walls of the basement;

  • insulation is damaged, water penetrates into the basement;

  • it was decided to convert the basement into a living space (a restroom, a workshop, a gym).

A leak or high humidity in the basement can cause material damage to the owner in the form of a crop that has died from mold and fungus. A threat to human health and the condition of the home also becomes probable. To fix the problem, you need to determine the causes.

What materials are used for waterproofing

Interior basement waterproofing from the inside from groundwater is carried out using different types of materials, forming two large groups:

  • built-up;

  • painting or coating.

There are several methods for performing waterproofing, taking into account the characteristics of the building, the surrounding soil and the materials themselves. Basement waterproofing in Seattle, Everett and Bellevue can be ordered from our company.