Waterproofing Your Home: An Investment For the Future
Waterproofing is designed to keep water out of your new basement ad away from the walls of your foundation. Hydrostatic pressure is caused by a build-up of water and fluid against the exterior of your home, pushing down and against the foundation. This increasing pressure over time can cause cracks or breaks in the foundation, and can cause permanent damage to the structure of your home. In addition, these cracks can let water and humidity into your home, which can collect causing water damage, flooding and the must damp smell that we have all become accustomed to in older basements.
How Does the Waterproofing System Work?
Waterproofing a new home consist of two primary phases. The first is the application of a thick rubberized membrane along the outside of your home’s foundation, designed to repel water and fill in small hairline fracture that occur as the house settles. The membrane is weather and water resistant, and helps reduce the hydrostatic pressure that can build up against your home’s foundation, causing further damage and weathering to foundation walls. By using a material that can block water out completely, while being flexible enough to move and settle with your new foundation, you can create a lasting water barrier that keeps water out of your basement and away from you home.
The second part of our state of the art waterproofing system includes applying a fiberglass drainage tile directly to the exterior membrane, to help improve drainage and provide an additional layer of insulation against the exterior walls of the foundation. Not only will this help keep your basement warmer in winter and cooler in the summer, but it will actively prevent water and condensation from entering your basement.
The Most Sophisticated Waterproofing Technology on the Market
This dual layer of protection is the most sophisticated waterproofing system on the market for new homes today, and will help ensure that your basement remains water and condensation free, while also saving you money on your energy bills. Waterproofing is required for most new homes by city code, and is an important part of making sure your home is a strong and lasting structure. Our Tuff-N-DRI foundation waterproofing solution comes with a 30 years manufacturers guarantee after application, providing you with the security and peace of mind to know that your home will be water and weather proof from day 1.
If you have any questions about Water-Tite’s weather proofing system, the products that we use or how we can help protect your new home from water damage and condensation in the basement, contact us today at (734) 663-0600 to talk to one of our waterproofing experts today