Internal Waterproofing Solutions
INTERNAL WATERPROOFING IS ALSO A SOLUTION
If outside waterproofing is not possible under some reasons then it can be done from inside of the house. Rooter Team will make an individual approach and strategy for your situation.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Mold grows in a wet/damp environment, all that is needed for it to grow is water and dust. Which is why a moist basement is the perfect place for it to grow. Mold can become a very serious issue when it is left alone and nothing is done to or for it. It will destroy the area that it infects, and can harm the health of people that are living in your house. How, you might ask? Since mold creates allergens, irritants and toxic substances, it becomes dangerous for humans. If someone has inhaled or touched the mold, they put themselves at risk to develop allergic reactions. People with lung problems, like bronchitis and asthma, are a lot more sensitive to mold.
WHAT IS INTERIOR WATERPROOFING?
Interior waterproofing ensures that leaks in the basement are rerouted away from your home. Water in your basement is very dangerous, especially since that is where the foundation of your home is located. If the foundation of your home becomes wet, it becomes soft and weak. A weak foundation then causes more expensive and urgent problems in your home.
HOW TO HANDLE IT?
There are two methods that can be used for interior waterproofing, using a sump pump, and using vapour barriers.
A sump pump is best described as a large basin that sits in your basement and stores water. The water is then taken out of the basement and in the opposite direction of your home.
Floor and Wall
The internal waterproofing adds drainage to the inside of your home that can reroute water inflow. The biggest benefit of having an internal waterproofing system is having the ability to stop water from going through the wall, and under the footing too.
The basement walls that are going to be penetrated will be drained out by a draining membrane. This will create a barrier between your wall and your living area. Water that tries to travel under the footing, will show up as moisture spots and leaks on you basement floor, this will be protected by the drainage board and drained through new weeping tiles.
OUR TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERNAL WATERPROOFING
- Protect working area with tarps, plywood, tarps, plastic and etc
- Break a concrete floor along the foundation walls inside
- Excavate trench beside footing for weeping tile installation
- Install a weeping tile with filter cloth and fill up the rest of the trench with gravel (extra filter cloth may be installed). Weeping tile is connected to discharge place (Sump Pump)
- Attach drainage membrane to a foundation wall
- Patch concrete floor
- Clean working area