Waterproofing Lawrence KS
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Our Waterproofing Process
Inspection: The first step in waterproofing a foundation is to inspect the foundation walls for cracks, gaps, and other areas where water can enter. A professional waterproofing contractor will identify the areas of concern and determine the appropriate waterproofing solutions.
Surface Preparation: Once the areas that require repair have been identified, the surface of the foundation wall is prepared for waterproofing. This may include cleaning the surface of the wall to remove debris, chipping away any loose or damaged concrete, and ensuring that the surface is smooth and free of any obstructions.
Repair: The next step is to repair any cracks, gaps, or other areas where water can enter the foundation wall. This may involve filling in cracks with epoxy or polyurethane injection, applying a waterproof membrane or coating to the surface of the foundation, or installing drainage systems such as weeping tiles or French drains.
Backfilling: Once the repairs are complete, the foundation walls are backfilled with soil or gravel to help direct water away from the foundation.
Exterior Drainage: To further prevent water from entering the foundation, a professional waterproofing contractor may also recommend installing exterior drainage systems such as downspout extensions or grading the soil away from the foundation.
Overall, professional waterproofing of a house foundation involves identifying areas of concern, repairing any damage or weaknesses, and implementing solutions to prevent future water intrusion. Working with a professional waterproofing contractor ensures that the foundation is properly protected from water damage, which can lead to more costly repairs down the line.
Why you need your Foundation Waterproofed
Water can be very damaging to a house foundation if it is not properly waterproofed. When water infiltrates a foundation, it can cause a variety of problems such as:
Cracks and Damage: Water can cause the foundation to crack and weaken, leading to structural damage and potentially compromising the integrity of the entire house.
Mold and Mildew: Moisture in the foundation can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can be harmful to both the structure and the health of the occupants.
Basement Flooding: If water infiltrates the foundation, it can lead to basement flooding, which can cause further damage to the house and any possessions stored in the basement.
Reduced Property Value: A damaged or weakened foundation can reduce the overall value of the property, making it more difficult to sell or refinance.
Waterproofing the foundation is therefore important to prevent these problems from occurring. Properly waterproofing the foundation can help to ensure the longevity and stability of the structure, protect against potential damage, and increase the overall value of the property.