Local Waterproofing Experts in The Raleigh North Carolina area.
Are you experiencing standing water in your crawlspace or signs of moisture coming through your foundation walls? There are many signs that may indicate that you may be experiencing a water intrusion issue at your home. These conditions untreated can cause cracking and failure of foundation components, poor air quality and integrity of the structure. Serving commercial and residential customers in the Triangle area, we have a team of experienced technicians who can protect your building from the ravages of water damage, as well as assist with mold remediation and mold removal if the water has already taken its toll.
COMMON SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A WATER INTRUSION ISSUE IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS
- Standing water in the crawlspace/ Basement area
- Mold on wood floor joist or sub-floors
- Damp and moldy foundation with white staining
- Exposed ground surface
- Hanging and falling insulation throughout crawlspace area
- Washed out soil areas along exterior of foundation walls
- Water intrusion after heavy rains
- Musty smell coming from crawlspace or basement area
The good news is that there are solutions that can take care of your water issues.
The solution is our many services that we offer for waterproofing homes and buildings in the Raleigh “Triangle area”. Waterproofing has multiple working components that make a system the right solution for your waterproofing problem. “There is no cookie cutter approach to waterproofing” each project is different and requires experienced experts to create a system that works for your unique situation.
Why Is Waterproofing Necessary?
The fact is, you can’t avoid the fact that your building will come into contact with water, and water is one of nature’s most powerful forces. Standing water in the basement, washed out soil along the exterior of your foundation, and a musty smell are signs water intrusion has already begun.
What Is The Danger of Water Intrusion?
From a structural standpoint, allowing water intrusion to continue is a recipe for disaster long term. More immediately, water damage can lead to a mold issue very quickly, which could have serious health repercussions.
French Drainage Systems – This type of drainage system creates a barrier drain on the interior or exterior of the foundation and diverts water to an exit point or sump pump system. This solution diverts unwanted water through an underground drainage system which consists of a drain pipe tunneling through a sloped trench which is then covered with gravel. This way, water can be drawn away from foundation to a sump pump system or exit point.
Sump Pump – This system allows the water diverted to an area to be pump put to a predetermine area away from the foundation. Once water is diverted, it can be sent to a sump pump which will further remove it safely. Essentially, this solution consists of an enclosed storage area for the water with a pipe that extends from that water to an exit point; the water is safely removed from the building through that pipe.
Diverters – These establish and maintain open water pathways to direct all water into a drainage system, this system helps relieve hydrostatic pressure by allowing water flow against basement and crawlspace foundation walls. Rain naturally sinks into the ground, meaning that water will inevitably come into contact with a building’s foundation. Diverters control this contact by creating a pathway for the water toward a drainage system when it applies pressure to the foundation.
Dehumidifiers – These units act as an air system that intakes the moisture in the area and converts it into water so it can be discharged away from the foundation. They reduce the humidity levels in areas where installed. High humidity levels are the number 1 factor for mold growth. Humidity is the largest contributor to mold growth. When water enters an area through the foundation, the moisture must quickly be eliminated or mold might begin growing. Dehumidifiers will immediately collect the moisture and ensure it doesn’t develop into a problem.
Exterior Rubber Membranes – Drainage System ‘French drainage systems” this type of drainage system creates a barrier drain on the interior or exterior of the foundation and diverts water to an exit point or sump pump system. To avoid any water intrusion into the foundation, exterior rubber membranes can be applied around the perimeter of the building below ground level. These will prevent water from entering through any cracks or weak points.
Exterior Rubber Coating – Drainage System ‘French drainage systems” this type of drainage system creates a barrier drain on the interior or exterior of the foundation and diverts water to an exit point or sump pump system. Like membranes, rubber coating seals the foundation to prevent water intrusion. Coating can be applied much like paint, creating an almost flush layer of water protection.
Landscape Drainage – Special grates and drains are installed on grade to reduce water from draining to the structure. Water naturally flows downhill and pools when it encounters a structure in its way. By installing drains and grates on a grade, landscape drainage utilizes this physical principle to prevent water from reaching a building at all.
Vapor/Moisture Barrier – A 12-20 Mil Plastic barrier is installed on ground surface to reduce moisture from rising into the wood and structure. All our vapor barriers are installed per code and are sealed at the seams and anchored to the soil surfaces. A plastic barrier can be installed on the interior of a structure if moisture can’t be prevented from entering. This barrier will ensure that the moisture never materializes into mold or causes damage to the structure itself.