The Complete Basement Waterproofing Guide For Midwest Homeowners
Discover the most common ways water gets into your basement and what you can do to keep it dry.
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What is Interior Basement Waterproofing?
Interior basement waterproofing refers to sealing and safeguarding the interior walls and floors of a basement against moisture, dampness, and water intrusion. This involves using various advanced waterproofing techniques and materials such as sealants, coatings, drainage systems, and sump pumps to prevent water from entering the basement and causing damage to the structural integrity of the building.
Interior Basement Waterproofing Solutions
There are various interior basement waterproofing solutions available in the market. These include:
Drain tile system – A drain tile system comprises a perforated pipe and gravel that help collect and transport excess water to a proper outlet. It’s also an excellent solution for controlling hydrostatic pressure that can cause water seepage through the basement walls.
Sump pump – A sump pump helps drain and remove excess water from the basement. It’s suitable for areas prone to heavy rainfall or regions with a high water table.
Waterproofing coatings – These are applied to the basement walls and floors to prevent water penetration. They’re available in a variety of materials.
Vapor barrier – Vapor barriers are ideal for homeowners in high-humidity areas.
Waterproof insulation – The insulation material is attached to the basement walls to form a barrier that prevents heat transfer and moisture between the outside and inside of the basement.
Interior Drainage System
The Epp Foundation Repair Interior Drainage System is a permanent solution for your wet basement. We provide the best option to solve your basement’s water problems for good. The Epp System is an interior basement waterproofing system installed under your floor and around the perimeter of your basement in the affected areas using a sealed interior drainage system. The water is then directed through the system to the Epp Foundation Repair exclusive Sump Pump System for discharge.
Advantages of the Sealed Drainage System
Collects water at the lowest point of the basement
Allows for lateral drain-tile to be installed if needed
Floor can be poured back to original thickness
Time proven method
Allows more gravel to be installed to provide better drainage