There are different waterproofing methods and it is not so much that there is one better than another, but that some are more suitable for certain housing and soil conditions. By performing a thorough inspection we can determine which method is best for your specific case.
We do basement and crawlspace waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete lifting and leveling, drainage systems, sump pump installation, dehumidification, mold removal, and radon testing.
If we can identify the root cause of the problem and apply waterproofing methods accordingly, then yes, the solution will be permanent.
Of course, just fill out our contact form and we can book a slot at your earliest convenience to get a free estimate.
We serve Hendersonville, Asheville, and Western North Carolina. For more specific areas you can check our service area map and find your city.
Hydrostatic pressure is caused when water pressure builds up outside a foundation. The weight of the water pushes downward until it finds the path of least resistance, and since a basement is nothing but a hole in the ground it is easy to see why it would come in the small seam at the floor / wall seam. It is usually recommended to discharge the water at least 10 feet or more away from the foundation. We accomplish this by installing an anti-freeze device and a solid pipe out to a yard drain. This pipe is buried underneath the sod and is hardly noticeable.
FastDrain™ is a dual chamber system that is designed to accept ground water faster than any other drainage pipe on the market, yet it is placed just under the floor in front of the footer. This design allows ground water to only be pumped if water is going to come on the basement floor and doing so quickly when called upon to work.
GrateSump™ is our specially designed sump pump collection system. It was designed by someone who installed thousands of sump pump systems over the years. It is not as deep as other sump liners on the market and it will not encourage undermining of the foundation. We use our FastSump to pump the ground water out and away from the foundation.