Basement Waterproofing


The Everdry Multi-Step™ System is your total waterproofing solution!

Option 1 – Total Excavation

In this method, the contractor uses a backhoe to dig around the outside of the home’s foundation all the way down to the footing. After the wall is completely exposed, the original footer tiles are checked and, if needed, replaced. The wall is then sealed with waterproofing materials, such as tar and plastic. Gravel is poured over the pipe and the dirt is replaced in the hole.

Pros
Protects outside walls from cracking and seepage
Enhances outside drainage system
Addresses 1 of 4 ways moisture affects your foundation

Cons
Most labor intensive
Messy- usually destroys landscaping and grass near site.
Warranty covers walls only
Does not address humidity which causes mold growth.

Option 2 – Interior Systems

Inside drains may be used to waterproof from the inside of the basement. Typically, this involves opening the floor around the perimeter of the basement, digging a trench, and installing pipe and gravel around the footer. The contractor also installs ‘weep-holes’ small, one-half- to three-quarter-inch holes in each block cavity to release any water that may be trapped. The holes are covered with a plastic molding or styrene panel before the floor is re-concreted.

Pros
Effective at removing hydrostatic pressure at base of foundation
Least expensive waterproofing
Does not disturb landscaping around outside of house
Addresses 2 of the 4 ways moisture gets in the foundation

Cons
Highest risk solution since it brings surface water inside, then pumps it outside
Unprotected outside walls susceptible to more cracking and leaking
May lead to undermining of footer
Warranty covers floor only
Does not address humidity which causes more growth.

Option 3 – Multi-Step System

Pros
Best for creating usable space and protecting your investment
Effective at removing hydro-static pressure at base of foundation
Protects outside walls from further cracking and seepage
Warranty covers walls and floors
Addresses 4 or the 4 ways moisture affects your foundation