Why is my basement leaking?
In a home without any type of basement waterproofing in place, water can enter into your home for many reasons. When rain falls and drains below the soil, this creates an increased water table and significant hydrostatic pressure against the foundation. Cracks then develop within the walls and floors, giving water a place to enter into your home.
Gutters that are too close to your foundation also play a factor as this allows for pools of water to build up. This further increases hydrostatic pressure against your foundation.
Corners that are not properly sealed can be another area of concern. Unsealed corners can allow water to seep in from under the footing through cove joints.
Although unexpected, periods of extreme drought can also cause waterproofing issues. Extreme heat and lack of rain causes soil surrounding your home to shrink up and leave large gaps, ultimately leaving your foundation unsupported and vulnerable. When rain finally does come, the gaps that were formed allow water to reach the foundation quickly and create significant pressure against it. This can cause cracks to form and water to seep through to the inside of your basement.
All of these problems lead directly back to the ultimate issue: hydrostatic pressure. Many waterproofing contractors do not relieve pressure against foundation walls, only providing cheap, temporary fixes. If hydrostatic pressure is not addressed and reduced, it will continue to build up and cause further foundation problems. Often, a cheap, temporary solution can cause high-cost problems down the road.
What can be done about it?
Davis Concrete Correctors uses the most effective interior drain tile system on the market, the HydraWay Waterproofing System, to ensure that your basement or crawlspace remains dry.
Most likely, your basement already has an original drainage system on the foundation’s exterior. The average new home drainage system is often not able to handle the water flow needed, or slowly becomes clogged over the years. This results in the original drainage system becoming a problem source instead of a preventative measure. Davis Concrete Correctors solves this common problem by installing the most effective interior drain tile system in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area. We guarantee that this repair system will satisfy your waterproofing needs and keep your home dry, for the lifetime of your home.
Hydraway Interior Drain Tile System:
- Proven reliability - Only fix it once!
- Cost-effective solution
- More efficient than traditional slotted drain tile and other drainage systems
- Unmatched flow capacity – Capable of 75% greater water flow than other methods!
- Advanced engineering - Fusion bonding and hollow core design allow HydraWay to hold up under high ground pressures
- Guaranteed to NEVER clog!
- Mold and fungus resistant
Our patented system provides unmatched protection for leaky basements and crawlspaces. The HydraWay System can remove water 75% faster than traditional corrugated drain tile methods, guaranteed to never clog. This industry-leading performance is made possible by a honeycomb-like design that allows the surface of the drainage system to have 75% open space for water to seep into the drainage system and away from your foundation. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and keeps your basement dry and comfortable. This revolutionary waterproofing technology can be used to protect basements, crawlspaces, retaining walls, and other drainage applications.
Our five-step process to protect your investment:
- Remove part of the concrete flooring along the affected wall.
- Drill small weep holes through the wall under the floor, releasing any hydrostatic pressure build-up. (Step 2 is only for block wall foundations.)
- Install HydraWay 2000 and HydraWay 300 along the foundation wall.
- Install a sump pit, sump pump, and a discharge pipe to eject any water out of the house and away from the foundation.
- Repour the removed section of floor to its original thickness. This preserves your home’s structural integrity.
HydraWay’s reputation for using innovative technology to protect homeowner’s investments has earned widespread adoption by installers across the country who demand the best performing solutions for their customers. This System captures water seepage before it reaches your basement, which relieves hydrostatic pressure and prevents any further damage to the foundation. This results in a comfortable, dry living space.
Davis Concrete Correctors is the exclusive provider of Hydraway in the Northwest Indiana and surrounding area, and is dedicated to protecting your largest investment. At Davis Concrete Correctors, we believe that every problem has a solution and we work diligently with homeowners to find a solution that meets their specific needs. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, crawlspace, or leaking basement wall cracks, Davis Concrete Correctors has a lifetime waterproofing solution for you.
Call us today or fill out the Estimate Request Form and never think about a leaky basement again!