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Interior Waterproofing Virginia

Barriers for your Basement and Sub-Floor Drainage System

basement drainage VirginiaInterior drainage systems are one of the most significant aspects of residential waterproofing and moisture management. In a lot of cases the practice of installing an interior drainage system is less expensive and less invasive than exterior waterproofing. Cracked basement walls need a barrier installed in combination with a sub-floor drainage system. We are your interior waterproofing Virginia provider.

An interior drainage system is not, by any means, waterproofing. Interior drain systems is a water method agent that relieves excess water from around and under your homes foundation.

Moisture problems in existing basements are very common, but often are not understood or properly treated. In a basement that is seldom used and separate from the living spaces above, this may not present a great problem. However, most basements are connected to the rest of the house. In addition, basements are increasingly used as finished living and bedroom spaces. In these cases, moisture problems are not only annoying and uncomfortable, but can lead to significant health problems. Mold and mildew can grow in damp carpets and beneath wall coverings. Finishing a basement without first dealing with the moisture problems can result in making health conditions worse and lead to significant damage and a loss in property value.

Why install an Interior Drainage System?

Interior drainage systems are one of the most important aspects of residential waterproofing commercial waterproofing, and moisture control. Correctly installing a drain tile system in your interior basement is one of the most important steps in your drainage system. It is also one of the most misunderstood aspects of your basements waterproofing system. These systems are buried and cannot be easily modified or corrected.

In a lot of cases the process of installing an interior drainage system is less expensive and less evasive than exterior waterproofing is. A perimeter drainage system will still prevent unsightly water on a basement floor and flooding, but may not eliminate water seepage if there are cracks in your basement foundation walls. A cracked basement wall will need a wall vapor barrier installed in conjunction with the sub-floor drainage system. If your cracking foundation wall is significant, they should also be dugout and sealed from the exterior as well to stop dirt or mud from flowing inside. It is also a good idea to have a sump pump that is updated and installed.

To learn more about our sump pumps visit our sump pump page. With a sump pump you will have another line of defense against the heavy downpour. If you are unsure if your sump pump is outdated or in running order you can give us a call and we’ll come out to check it for you before the rainy season starts.

Keeping your home safe is important. Our professional staff can help inform of problems that may arise in your home and help you fix and repair them as needed. We are your trusted interior waterproofing Virginia service provider.