Ohio State Waterproofing has been providing basement solutions since 1978. We offer all types of foundation repair and waterproofing solutions for smells and dampness, bowing and cracking walls and water issues. Listed here are some of the more common available solutions to waterproofing a home.
Excavation consists of digging out all the dirt that sits by the walls down to footer level; replacing the footer tiles, sealing the walls, covering that with gravel and backfilling with soil to grade level.
In this scenario, work is performed from the inside of the basement. The floor is opened next to the outside walls, and drain tile is installed and surrounded by gravel. The pipe is connected to a sump pump, which discharges the water.
Outside walls are opened by hand, and inspected for cracks that could allow water, bugs, dirt and pollutants in. These cracks are dug and sealed. A sub-surface drain is installed to stop any casual surface water from running down the wall and into the basement area, surrounded by gravel, and the dirt is replaced. All above grade cracks are sealed, along with windows.
Inside, all wall cracks are sealed to make the walls structurally sound. An inspection trench is opened, and the footers are inspected, and reinforced where necessary. A sub-floor drainage system is installed, and the concrete floor that was removed is replaced. A perforated plastic crock is installed and packed in gravel with safety lid. A pressure relief system is installed to effectively lower the water beneath the floor.