Foundation & Basement Waterproofing
|The team from Foundation Waterproofing are experts at damp proofing and waterproofing basements for new construction.|
Foundation Waterproofing offers both damp proofing and waterproofing professionally applied to new home construction and light commercial projects in our Northeast Indiana service area.
AskTheBuilder.com has some excellent points about the difference between waterproofing and damp proofing.
Foundation waterproofing is often confused with "damp proofing." Damp proofing is a process which retards or slows water penetration into foundations. Damp proofing is usually performed by applying unmodified asphalt coatings to the foundation surfaces. Most of these products become brittle when dry. Some of them can actually be dissolved by ground water. Virtually none of them have the ability to bridge foundation cracks.
Waterproofing, on the other hand, is very different from damp proofing. Waterproofing compounds are designed to stop water infiltration. These compounds or membranes can be extremely effective when applied on the exterior of a foundation system.
Most of these compounds have the ability to bridge cracks that might later develop in a foundation. This is extremely important. Some compounds can bridge much bigger cracks than others. When installed properly, these waterproofing compounds can keep a basement dry for many, many years.
To learn more about the difference is between damp proofing and waterproofing, visit AskTheBuilder.com.
Foundation Waterproofing waterproofs basements with a thick membrane coating that is affordable and comes in a variety of options and warranties.
We also repair cracks in concrete walls with an injected liquid resin which expands to create a permanent flexible foam seal that water cannot penetrate. It can be applied to wet or dry surfaces. This process completely fills the crack from front to back and is the most effective repair procedure available. For basement walls, the crack is injected from the inside which eliminates the need for excavation on the outside.