Exterior Waterproofing in Greater Milwaukee
Everdry Waterproofing’s Outstanding Basement Repair
At Everdry Waterproofing, we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding exterior waterproofing solutions. As a full-service contractor, we have several options to best fit the homeowners of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our customers trust us because of our reputation for superior customer service. We understand the severity of an improperly sealed basement or foundation. More importantly, all homeowners should take leaky basements as seriously as we do. Excess water puts your foundation at serious risk for damage the longer you wait to address the problem. While our experts provide an array of services, exterior waterproofing is especially important to us as that is where the problems typically begin.
How are Exterior and Interior Waterproofing Different?
All Southeastern Wisconsin homeowners should concern themselves with finding preventative measures to protect their homes from outside water sources. Exterior waterproofing is a highly-effective technique to keep water from entering your basement or crawl space. How is it different from interior methods? Exterior waterproofing prevents moisture from entering, while interior waterproofing controls it once the water has already penetrated the walls of the basement or crawlspace. This often allows damage to the walls of homeowners’ foundations.
How is Rainwater Entering My Basement?
There’s no simple answer because rainwater can enter your home in a variety of ways. However, the root of the problem is related to pressure. When it rains or snows, the soil around your home becomes saturated with moisture, which can push its way through your basement walls and floors. Water enters homes in several areas. The most common trouble spots include cracks in the walls and floor, at the place where concrete meets the wall, or through cracks in mortar joints of block or masonry foundation walls.
How Do I Know if My House Has Seepage Problems?
In addition to rainwater, seepage can play a role in basement flooding and structural issues on the walls. How would one know they have seepage issues besides puddles on the floor? Symptoms not necessarily known by the layman as “foundation issues”:
- Efflorescence (white powder deposits or chalky marks on the walls and floor)
- Cracking, especially found in mortar joints of block basements
- Mold and mildew
- Chipping and Peeling Paint
- Discoloration spots
What are the Advantages of Exterior Waterproofing?
We can’t emphasize enough the benefits of exterior waterproofing. For instance, water-damaged homes on the open market are far less attractive. Homeowners would also have to spend more time preventing more severe problems, such as foundation damage, if they didn’t get these services. Some of the other benefits of exterior waterproofing include:
- Healthy living space
- Safe storage
- Usable space for rec rooms and children’s play areas
- Raise in resale value
How Does Exterior Waterproofing Work?
Exterior waterproofing involves unearthing and is difficult by nature. That said, trained professionals use myriad excavating tools to discover all cracks, avenues for water to infiltrate.
- First, our contractors use a backhoe or shovels to dig around the outside of the home’s foundation.
- Once the wall is exposed, cracks can be wire-brushed in order to inject
- Then, we seal the wall with a mastic layer of tar and plastic
- Drain tile is installed, encased in stone
- Lastly, we re-grade with earth over the tile and stone
Why is Exterior Waterproofing Best for My Home?
Ultimately, homeowners should think about long-term solutions, not short-term strategies. While interior sealing techniques provide a surface-level fix, it doesn’t solve the problem. Interior waterproofing prevents the site of water on the floor, a nuisance, but does not stop the water from penetrating the walls and doing damage as it flows through. As a result, most homeowners continue to experience problems as the years go by. There’s a more profound, darker consequence for letting the problem slide: persistent water damage compromises foundations’ stability. Lastly, exterior waterproofing allows you to use your basement any way you want. You can enjoy an in-home gym, a finished movie room, or extra storage. The possibilities are endless.
Contact Everdry Waterproofing Today to Get Started
Everdry Waterproofing has satisfied customers with outstanding service since 1989. We’re one of the industry’s foremost names, and we back up our reputation with each basement sealed and every customer interaction. There’s a reason why customer referrals remain our go-to source for new clients. We have a personal, one-on-one philosophy so our customers feel they can trust us. We use patented, safe, and effective techniques. To learn more about Everdry Waterproofing, contact us today.