What’s the absolute best method of waterproofing foundation walls? Should you pay a professional to do the waterproofing from the inside of your home, or the outside? In truth, the answer ultimately depends on what works best for you, given the information you receive. Each of these methods can be quite effective when performed with the right products and correctly.
Make Sure You Select The Right Company
As technology continues to advance, the building codes and standards of the construction industry advance as well. Daily information overload can leave you feeling like your head’s spinning, and you might not know what to do. There are times when seemingly no amount of research is capable of eliminating the grey areas. Numerous companies specialize in foundation and basement waterproofing. Each of these entities operates slightly different from the others, and everyone will say that their methods are the best. Sadly, many companies won’t have the ability to offer you the choice of both options. This places you right back at the start where you’re again wondering which of the two is the best choice.
Get Knowledgable Advice On What’s Best For Your Home
“Can’t I just contact a single company that’s able to provide waterproofing from the inside of my home or the outside and get knowledgeable advice on which option is going to be best for my home?”. The answer is that yes, you actually can!
We specialize in both exterior and interior waterproofing and boast a team of highly trained and certified professionals who can help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each method while helping you determine which option is going to be right for your home. This means no more calling countless companies and being made to feel as though you’re making the wrong choice if you opt to go with the other type of service. Unless you like taking time off of work at random because no one is able to conveniently arrive on the same day.
As an educated consumer, you’ve already taken the time to do the necessary research, you know that both methods seem sensible enough, but you’re no industry expert, and we certainly don’t expect you to be one. Why should it be your responsibility to measure up the pros and cons? This isn’t something that you need to do any longer. Our experience in this field has taught us that versatility in our services is essential for success. We haven’t pinned ourselves to the proverbial wall by committing to just one method of repair.
We mentioned the continual advances that are occurring in technology, but how is this applicable. Well, a lot of older buildings were built entirely without waterproofing. The top picks in building materials during the time were CMU blocks, hand-mixed concrete, and brick. These mixtures develop gaps and cracks over time that allow moisture to enter the primary building structure.
The Different Options
Currently, when commercial and residential buildings are erected, the below-grade portion of their foundations (that which is underground) is usually waterproofed with one of three proven methods. The industry standard is the sheet membrane system given that it’s incredibly strong, resistant to acidic soils, and ultimately self-healing. The other two options in waterproofing include liquid applied members that need uniform application at the appropriate thickness and admixtures which are added to concrete mixes as supplemental compounds.
The Difference Waterproofing & Damp-Proofing
These practical methods of foundation waterproofing shouldn’t be confused with damp-proofing, which is only intended to guard the foundation from moisture, not protect it against large quantities of actual water. This is a method that’s frequently put to use in a residential building given its overall ease of application and significantly lower cost to builders.
Contact Ramco Foundation Repairs Today!
Each of these methods makes it necessary for the whole foundation to be exposed, which can be a massive job when performing a repair. The proximity of any secondary structures can render waterproofing from the exterior impossible. Given just how labor-intensive inside and outside waterproofing happens to be, it is important to choose a waterproofing contractor who both knows what they are doing, and who also has the ability to offer alternative solutions. When you want the best results, go with the best contractor. Trust the seasoned experts at Ramco Foundation repairs for all your foundation and basement waterproofing needs.