Route Water Away From the Home
Waterproofing your basement isn’t really so much about sealing the water out, as it is redirecting the water once leaks are sealed off. As a matter of fact, a lot of leaky basements and crawl spaces can be fixed by simply routing water away from the home.
To get the water away from the foundation, professional waterproofing companies employ the use of sub-floor and sub-soil perforated drainage pipe. To prevent buildup and clogging, the pipe is usually surrounded with washed gravel. Washed gravel is an important piece of any basement waterproofing system as it acts as a filter for the pipe, and can greatly increase the efficiency of your basement waterproofing system.