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Waterproofing in Hampton Roads

Do You Need a Professional Waterproofing Solution That Will Keep Your Home Permanently Dry?

If you’re reading this page, chances are DIY waterproofing fixes are no longer cutting it. You’ve tried them, they all failed, and now you’re back at square one.

What you need is a professional waterproofing solution. We’ve been offering proven waterproofing solutions to water intrusion for the past 30 years in Hampton Roads..

Water Causes Most Foundation Problems In Virginia

Homeowners are often surprised to learn that most foundation problems are caused by water. When there’s too much or too little water in the soil around a foundation, there’s an increased chance of foundation trouble. 

Waterproofing Foundation Walls With Just Coatings, Paint, or Concrete Sealers Isn’t Enough

Homeowners often think of coatings, paint, and sealers when someone mentions foundation waterproofing. However, coatings, paint, and sealers alone don’t solve the root problem, which is excess moisture in the soil around the foundation. They are merely barriers that – if used by themselves – will keep water out for a while. However, they will eventually fail because they don’t last forever. As they start to deteriorate, water will again find its way inside. So, they alone are not permanent waterproofing solutions. 

You Need A Permanent Waterproofing Solution

A permanent waterproofing solution will solve the root problem of water-saturated soil around the foundation. Of course, this doesn’t mean coatings, paint, and sealers are useless for foundation waterproofing. It just means these waterproofing barrier methods need to be used along with a drainage system that controls groundwater around the foundation.

Get A Free, No-Obligation Water Intrusion Inspection

If you’d like a professional waterproofing solution for your home, contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation and waterproofing estimate. 

We Offer A Life Of The House Warranty

What Causes Moisture Problems Around A Foundation?

Some common causes of moisture problems around a foundation include the following:

  • Improper grading around the foundation – Your yard should slope away from the house, not toward it. You don’t want water draining toward the foundation.Spring garden and pathway near home. American Northwest. End of May.
  • Clogged gutters – Gutters full of dead leaves and other debris can cause water to spill over the side of the house and soak the ground around the foundation.Rain Gutter Cleaning. Scooping leaves from gutter. Clean and Repair Rain Gutters and Downspout with roofer hands. Step by Step.
  • Downspouts that are too short – Are your downspouts releasing water at least 4 feet from the foundation? If they aren’t, downspout extensions are inexpensive and easy to install.

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  • A high water table 
  • No exterior or interior waterproofing systemInterior and exterior waterproofing systems are critical for the health and longevity of your home. Waterproofing systems can be installed inside of any crawl space as well as to the outside perimeter of any home. They are essential for keeping groundwater around the foundation under control.

AMC911 Waterproofing Solutions For Hampton Roads 

Our professional and experienced team specializes in foundation waterproofing and surface drainage. We offer expert solutions for foundation waterproofing in Virginia and Hampton Roads, including:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing is our most popular waterproofing solution. A buried, perforated drain pipe connects to a sump pump system that releases collected water away from the foundation. Interior waterproofing prevents hydrostatic pressure from building up under and around the foundation. Excess moisture in the soil flows into the pipe and gets channeled toward the sump pit. When the sump pit fills with water, the sump pump turns on and expels the water away from the foundation.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Approximately 50% of the air we breathe comes from our crawl space. Therefore, a clean, dry crawl space is essential. 

Crawl space encapsulation keeps your home’s crawl space clean and dry by covering the dirt floor and walls with a thick, plastic vapor barrier. Crawl space encapsulation protects against moisture, mold, wood-eating pests, and radon. It also lowers humidity in the house, potentially increasing energy efficiency since drier air costs less to heat and cool. Drier air in the crawl space also protects the house’s structural integrity by lessening the chance of infiltration by wood-eating pests. Finally, encapsulated crawl spaces can be used for storing things like tools and holiday decorations.

Sump Pumps

When gravity cannot expel collected water away from a foundation, an electric sump pump can be used. Once the water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, the pump turns on and ejects the water from the foundation. 

Crack Injection Repair

Non-structural cracks in foundation walls can cause water to seep into a basement or crawl space and cause trouble. We can use epoxy crack injection to “weld” your concrete cracks back together. Epoxy products can fill even the smallest of wall cracks and create a bond that’s stronger than the walls themselves.  

Polyurethane crack repair is flexible. So, in the case of any foundation movement, the crack will remain sealed.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing is installed around the outside perimeter of the foundation at the footing level. The drainage pipe channels excess moisture in the soil toward a sump pit, and then it’s released away from the foundation via a sump pump.

Like interior waterproofing, exterior waterproofing prevents hydrostatic pressure from building up in the soil around the foundation. Excess moisture in the soil flows into the drainage pipe and gets directed toward the sump pit. When the pit fills with water, the sump pump ejects it away from the foundation.

Surface Drainage/Water Collection

We provide surface drainage management solutions for every environment and need, with superior-quality drainage products for various residential and non-residential applications. This includes a range of trench and channel drains, conventional drains, catch basins, grates, and water discharge emitters.

Flood Vents

If you are located in a floodplain, the Smart Vent flood vent is the waterproofing solution for you. If the vent senses flood water, it lifts the internal floats, unlatches the door, and allows water and debris to escape. This equalizes the pressure on either side of the wall, effectively protecting your foundation.

French Drains

French drains can be made of drain tiles, gravel, and geotextile fabric to ensure that water flows away from your foundation. This is a great outdoor drainage solution.

Why Waterproofing Your Home is Critical in Virginia

Water seepage can cause you to lose living space and permanently damage your furniture and personal belongings.  Another issue that arises from water problems is the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause you and your family to have health and respiratory issues. Water problems also invite insects and pests to enter your home. It’s essential to have your water leaks taken care of right away before they get worse. Some of the most common water problems are:

  • Flooded crawl spaces
  • Flooded basements
  • Damp and humid crawl spaces
  • Standing water in the yard
  • Leaky basement walls
  • Fireplace leaks
  • Ruined furniture
  • Wet carpet
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Musty odors
  • Rotting wood

Contact us today to get started with your free waterproofing estimate. We look forward to working with you!

Why Choose AMC911 for Crawl Space Waterproofing

We’ve been waterproofing homes and businesses in Hampton Roads for over 30 years. We have extensive industry experience and understand the issues behind water intrusion. Our proven waterproofing methods and top-quality waterproofing products will leave your home clean, safe, and perfectly dry for years to come. Our waterproofing jobs also come with a Life of the House Warranty.

Contact Us Today for a Free, No-Obligation Inspection and Waterproofing Estimate

We know it’s hard to choose a waterproofing company. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation inspections and estimates. Call us today for a free consultation.

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