Whenever waterproofing a basement, the first line of business is stopping all water from entering at the source. Reliable interior and exterior waterproofing systems are critical and this is our specialty. This goes far beyond simply drying the basement and “painting” concrete. Long term solutions must be incorporated or eventually water will return in one form or another. These advanced systems include: Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS), Drain Core Board, Epoxy and Carbon Fiber Solutions.
Water always looks for the path of least resistance, so waterproofing your basement has to include proper drainage around the perimeter of your home and making sure it seeks paths leading away from the house. Solutions not including the control and flow of water around the perimeter will be less expensive in the short run, but will be a lot more expensive in the long run due to the severe damage water can cause and the basement having to be waterproofed again and again. Let us show you why DryMaster will protect both your house and your hard earned dollars with permanent solutions meant to last a lifetime.
Your crawlspace was constructed in the place of a basement to save cost. It elevates your home off the ground which can be a necessity in damp or termite-prone locations. The crawlspace can also house the plumbing and ductwork of a home and allows access to service those systems.
Many crawlspaces often leak becoming damp and cold which can reduce air quality of the living areas above. A leaking crawlspace can undermine the safety of your home and your family’s health.
The elimination of water in the crawlspace is crucial to a healthy home. This step will help control mold growth, wood rot and insect infiltration. A wet crawlspace also draws rodents and pests which work their way into the living areas. Furthermore, a leaky and damp crawlspace might also be increasing your energy costs.
Many crawlspaces have dirt floors instead of concrete. Whether concrete or dirt floor, DryMaster will help the homeowner find the correct solution to a dry crawlspace.
A dry crawlspace will help control mold growth, wood rot and insect infestation, which can also alleviate any rodent issues. Reducing moisture can put an end to any mustiness or unsavory smells emanating from the area.
Over time, for a variety of reasons, foundations settle, footings move, and this can cause many issues inside and outside the home or structure. Most of these issues can be avoided with proper installation, but once the problems arise, they need to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage and even unsafe conditions. Now, many times, these are simply acts of nature as all houses shift and settle as they age and in severe cases, acts of God, such as earthquakes are simply unavoidable. Footing and foundation repair, cracks in the cement and other services require experience to make sure the problems are approached properly and integrity is restored.
Not every sign of movement requires repair, however, to much movement or damage in critical areas can lead to damage that’s permanent and ongoing unless the foundation is stabilized. It is critical to know the difference and that simply requires solid knowledge and experience. DryMaster will not only assess the situation properly but provide the most efficient solutions that will protect your home and save you money. Every property and situation is unique and will require individual attention. We are here to help!
French drains are man made trenches or channels for water to flow through in your yard and whose purpose is to control water flow to avoid structures where the water can or is causing damage or too much erosion. French drains are an excellent drainage solution. They are usually natural in nature and fairly noticeable with rocks at the bottom of the trench so that water flows and drains naturally without build up.
Water runs into the gravel-filled trench, then into a perforated drain pipe at the bottom of the trench. Water travels freely through the pipe, which empties a safe distance away from your house and home foundation. Depending on the situation, it flows into a lower area of your property, a drainage ditch, dry well, or street. Used both commercially and residentially, the beauty of French drains is that they don’t rely on one point of entry for water, but rather cover large surfaces. Their uses are almost endless. If built properly, their durability will last a lifetime.