Water cannot be stopped. The best we can do is ‘manage’ the water. If we can manage the water and make it go where we direct it— We will no longer have a water problem. Water will go to its easiest path of resistance. Over time it begins to erode. The Grand Canyon is a perfect example. With our foundations being porous this water can sit in block walls as well as being absorbed by concrete and brick. This can create hydrostatic pressure. When you have hydrostatic pressure it can compromise the integrity of the structure-your home. We have the solutions for managing your water issues and can guarantee you will never see any water in your basement.
Types Of Drainage Systems For Your Basement
The purpose of a drainage system inside your home is to keep it from flooding. The lowest point of your home is susceptible to flooding from even a mild rainstorm or snowfall. That is why it is important to be prepared. Drainage systems can apply both internally and externally while basement waterproofing remains a popular option. At Carolina Crawlspace Pros, each specific job is designed to fir the age and layout of a home.
Internal drainage systems are a more common choice as they are less intensive, invasive and expensive to install. Carolina Crawlspace Pros can provide you with a drainage system that won’t break the bank, but will still keep water out of your basement. We have extensive experience waterproofing all kinds of homes.
Waterproofing is the most popular internal solution for outfitting your home with a drainage system. Waterproofing can be a solution for finished and unfinished basements. The process entails filling in any cracks in the foundation and the process is less expensive than installing external systems. A basement should be kept dry at all times and waterproofing the entire lower level will keep water from seeping in. This solution will protect the inside of your basement, although it will not address major water issues outside of your home. For example, soggy yards will continue to produce water flow, although waterproofing a basement is a strong defense.
An exterior drainage system can involve a lot of labor and be very costly. It may involve trenching and digging up your yard. That is why it pays to have a solution with that make your life a lot easier to manage. Basement waterproofing makes sense in more ways than one.
Benefits of internal drainage system
The first benefit of waterproofing your basement is that it will protect the structural integrity of your home. By keeping water out of your basement, you will not have to worry about any moist cracks or leaking that occurs in the middle of the floor. This will also allow the water table to remain beneath the slab. Air quality throughout the home is also improved and that is because the drainage system helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Harmful mold spores will not be able to grow in your basement.
Carolina Crawlspace Pros offers drainage systems that can accommodate all types of floor thickness and square footage. It is our mission to keep your basement dry and we will utilize the best techniques to make that happen, regardless of the setup of your home.