Water seepage can cause all manner of problems for foundations, so waterproofing your foundation is an important step for ensuring the safety and longevity of your home.
The biggest hassle of traditional foundation waterproofing is the digging. The immediate perimeter around the entire house needs to be dug up to install an exterior drainage system, which means that landscaping, porches, patios, etc. all need to be relocated, which creates a huge mess and serious hassle.
Stone foundation walls are porous, and as such can leak water from nearly any part. Installing a drainage system that can safely relocate the water is an important step, and at Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair we recommend the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. This drainage channel is set into the footing where the wall and floor meet, capturing any moisture and effectively evacuating it out to a set drainage point.
The next step is installing an effective vapor barrier over the stone walls that tucks into the WaterGuard system. This barrier will prevent any water leaks from getting into the basement through the stone foundation walls and also keep the wall itself dry, prepping the area for potential finishing.
The final part of this process is setting up a proper sump pump system, and we suggest the security provided by the TripleSafe sump pump installation. This features two AC-powered sump pumps and a third battery powered sump in case of power failure, as well as an alarm to notify if there is an issue with water removal.
Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can install a proven waterproofing solution in your home, even if you have porous stone walls. Call or contact us today to find out more!