Keep Your Hampton Roads Home Permanently Dry With Professional Foundation Waterproofing
Tired of DIY foundation waterproofing solutions that don’t last? A professional foundation waterproofing solution will keep your home permanently dry. We’ve been helping Hampton Roads homeowners keep their homes dry for over 30 years now. You’ll be in good hands! Contact us today to schedule a free foundation waterproofing evaluation.
Most Foundation Problems Are Caused by Water
Believe it or not, most foundation problems are caused by excess moisture in the soil around the home.
Effective Foundation Waterproofing Requires More Than Just Concrete Sealers, Coatings, or Paint
When most people think about foundation waterproofing, they imagine concrete sealers, coatings, and paint. However, these are just barriers put up to keep water out. They may work temporarily, but they’re not a long-term waterproofing solution.
You Want A Permanent Foundation Waterproofing Solution
Effective waterproofing requires solving the root problem, which is moisture build-up in the soil around the foundation. An effective, permanent waterproofing solution will prevent water from building up in the ground around the house.
AMC911 Offers A Life Of The House Warranty
AMC911 Foundation Waterproofing Solutions - Hampton Roads
Exterior Foundation Waterproofing
Exterior foundation waterproofing is installed around the foundation’s outside perimeter at the footing level. The goal is to prevent excess moisture from building up in the soil. The general procedure for installing an exterior foundation waterproofing system is as follows:
The soil around the foundation is excavated down to the footing level.
Interior Foundation Waterproofing
Interior foundation waterproofing is installed around the inside perimeter of the crawl space. Like exterior foundation waterproofing, the goal is to prevent excess moisture from building up in the soil around the foundation. The installation procedure is similar to exterior waterproofing:
When gravity isn’t able to expel water collected in a sump pit away from the foundation, a sump pump is necessary. When the water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, the sump pump will kick in and release the water a safe distance from the foundation.
Stormwater Management Solutions
Our stormwater management solutions for residential and non-residential properties include drainage products such as channel drains, catch basins, trench drains, conventional drains, and water discharge emitters.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation involves sealing the crawl space vents, covering the floor and walls of the crawl space with a thick plastic vapor retarding barrier, and then installing a dehumidifier. The result is a safe, clean, dry crawl space that can even be used to store things like tools and holiday decorations. If your home has a crawl space, we highly recommend encapsulation.
Crack Injection Repair
While tiny non-structural cracks caused by shrinkage during the concrete curing process aren’t structurally significant, they can allow water to seep through a poured concrete foundation wall. Therefore, they should be sealed using either epoxy crack injection or polyurethane crack repair. Both will produce a very strong bond sealing the crack and preventing water intrusion.
A french drain is an excellent way to solve drainage problems in your yard. They’re constructed using gravel and geotextile fabric and are another way to keep water away from your foundation.
If you live in a floodplain, flood vents will protect your foundation by equalizing the pressure on either side of the wall, allowing water and debris to escape.
The Danger Of Not Waterproofing Your Virginia Home
Without effective foundation waterproofing, you could experience the following:
Why Choose AMC911 for Foundation Waterproofing
For the past 30 years, AMC911 has been helping homeowners in Hampton Roads keep their homes safe, clean, and dry using proven foundation waterproofing solutions implemented with high-quality products. All our foundation waterproofing jobs include a Life of the House Warranty.
Contact Us Today for a Free, No-Obligation Evaluation and Foundation Waterproofing Estimate