Foundation Waterproofing Your Home

Foundation Waterproofing


Foundation Waterproofing your home is one of the best ways to keep water out of your basement. If you are having water intrusions into your home, then you should consider having it checked out by a professional. There are many different reasons how water finds its way into your foundation. If you have not had a issue in the past and it’s a new problem, then it may be from soil erosion around your home. Foundation waterproofing is a proven way to prevent it from entering the home at all. Although it can be more expensive to have your house waterproofed after is has been built. Usually foundation waterproofing requires some excavating around your home to expose the homes foundation. 

French Drains

This is certainly a better way of waterproofing then say adding french drains to your basement. French drains do work well and can be an inexpensive alternative to foundation waterproofing. But this does not prevent the water from entering your home. French Drainage systems are meant to direct the water into the ground so that it does not have the opportunity to flood the basement. These systems are proven to alleviate your water intrusions, but conversely you really want to prevent it from entering in the first place. If excavation your property is really not an option, then you should seriously consider using french drains. 

Foundation Waterproofing Membranes

Foundation waterproofing membranes are one of the methods used to waterproof homes. The membrane is designed to seal your home tightly from water seepage. The membranes are made of rubber materials and make an almost impenetrable seal around your foundation. Again it will require excavation to expose the foundation in order to be sealed with the foundation waterproofing membrane. Some basement waterproofing companies will seal your home from the inside to prevent the water from entering your basement directly. But the water will still try to find a weak spot to seep through. Again this is why it is best to seal it from the outside to prevent any water intrusion. 

Foundation Waterproofing Systems

Using other methods of foundation waterproofing systems is another option. Concrete waterproofing can provide the sealing power that one needs to prevent water from seeping in. There are many products out there that will allow you to do your own foundation waterproofing. You will obviously have to do this from the inside, since you will not have the ability to excavate the outside of your home. Cactusboard is a quality foundation waterproofing system that has proven to work well when applied correctly. If you are considering doing the foundation waterproofing yourself, make sure to purchase a waterproofing system that is seamless. This will make sure that your home is seal tight to keep any water from finding its way in. Remember “water has a memory, and it doesn’t forget”! 

Choosing the right Waterproofing Contractor is critical if you are going to have a professional waterproof your homes foundation. Make sure that the contractor has the experience to get the job done right…the first time. We here at Morgan Basement Waterproofing have been waterproofing foundations for over 30 years and guarantee our work. Call us today for a FREE Estimate or Inspection. (610) 696-0100