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Water has the potential to cause more damage than anything else to your home. Without basement waterproofing, even relatively minor basement leaks can cause thousands of dollars to repair and clean up. Gordon Energy is here to help you prevent such a nightmare or if it has already happened to fix it right so it does not happen again. Our team of basement inspectors have years of experience in basement waterproofing.
Get a bigger sump pump.
If your home has a sump pump, in some rare cases it might not be big enough to handle the work load of your water table. You may opt to install a new sump pump capable of handling your needs and preventing leaks.
Install a battery powered backup.
If your sump pump failed due to a power outage, then you may need to think about installing a battery backup unit. These units will operate and prevent basement leaks even when the power goes out.
Make sure rainwater is getting away from your house.
Do you have the proper grade around your foundation to divert water away from your foundation? Are your gutters discharging water at least 10’ away from your house? Anything you can do to get water away from your home will help to minimize the ground water table directly beneath your basement floor, and maximize basement waterproofing. We offer assistance by installing a French drain, burying your gutter downspouts, and adding dirt around your foundation. (see French drains)
Install a sump pit basin & sump pump in your basement floor.
A sump pit and pump Provide a place for the water that exists under your floor to go to before it floods your basement. If your home has a nice 4” or deeper bed of gravel beneath your concrete floor, water should be able to travel through it and migrate into your newly installed sump pit basin. If you do not have a good bed of gravel under your concrete floor, you may need to install an interior drain tile (see below). We usually recommend installing the sump pit basin first, then wait to see if it works before taking the next step. We always try to look for the least expensive solutions first!!!
Install an Interior Drain Tile.
An interior drain tile system is a 4” tube with holes in it that is installed directly beneath your basement floor. It helps to ensure that ground water that may exist beneath your basement floor actually gets to your sump pump basin. This improves basement waterproofing by preventing basement leaks when your gravel bed is not deep enough to allow the proper flow of ground water to your sump pit basin.
Temperature & moisture changes expand and contract your concrete walls and the earth next to it. This continuous movement and pressure will often to lead to the formation of cracks and potentially basement leaks.
Inject the crack
This is a relatively economical basement waterproofing method. We can inject one of many liquid products into the crack by pressure.
Install an Interior Track System
An interior track system is installed directly where your concrete floor meets your foundation wall. It is designed to catch any water that leaks through your wall. The track system controls this water so it never gets onto your floor. Many homeowners opt to do this when they have a cinder block wall, stone foundation, or a poured wall foundation with too many cracks to economically repair. It is kind of a sure “catch all” for any leaks in your wall. The track system terminates into a sump pit basin, keeping your floor dry. The advantages to this is that if new basement leaks form, this track system will be in place to control those leaks, too.
Dig up the outside.
A more expensive basement waterproofing option is to dig up the dirt on the outside to expose the foundation wall & install a true rubberized membrane over the crack. If you have multiple basement leaks, you may opt to dig up the outside of an entire wall or more depending on your circumstances. In this case, we would also recommend that you install a drainage board on your wall and an exterior drain tile system at the base of your foundation wall to help eliminate any hydrostatic pressure on your wall. These methods will stop the water before it gets to your foundation.
Whatever problem you are having, we always put all of the solutions out on the table and try to create the most economical plan for you. We ask ourselves, “what would we do if this was our house?” Not all solutions are cut and dry. If we can find a basement waterproofing solution that doesn’t cost you a dime, we will gladly tell you about it. If we aren’t so lucky, we start with the most economical solutions, determine and discuss their effectiveness, then work our way up to the guaranteed solutions. We let you decide after you are totally educated. Most of our competition start at the top and don’t even consider some of the more economical possibilities. Sure, you get a lifetime guarantee with lots of small print, but you will pay for it.