Add Value To Your Home -Waterproof Your Basement

stock-photo-10948377-basement-repair-exposed-foundationAccording to one of the top home improvements you can do to increase the value of your home is to refurbish your basement.  Finishing your basement is one of the best ways for you to increase the value of your home, have extra living space for you and your family to enjoy, and rejuvenate this part of the house. Making sure your basement is ready for you to finish, you have to make certain there are no leaks in it, no mold, no water seepage, or other issues you have to address before putting up the drywall.

Finishing the basement is a good investment for you, doing it right the first time requires you to make certain water problems won’t undo the hard work you put into it.

Visit our page to find more information about basement waterproofing information from a professional, creditable company that has many years of perfect customer satisfaction.

Waterproofing: First Line of Defense to Water in the Basement

The primary causes of basement leaks are through a home’s foundation as water collects around it and hydrostatic pressure forces water through cracks where the floor and walls meet. The floors of basements themselves rarely leak, unless there are serious cracks in the cement. Here are some tips for preventing leaks and repairing them once they do occur.
Sump Pump
A sump pump system uses a series of pipes under the basement to collect water that builds up around the foundation. The pipes are connected to perforations in the sump pump well, which is constructed in the lowest lying area of the basement. Hydrostatic pressure and gravity funnel the water into the well and a pump drains it away from the foundation.

French Drain
The French drain system works just like a sump pump system but is more sophisticated and is used for major problems. Perforated plastic pipe is buried along the leaking perimeter walls at a lower level than the basement floor. these pipes are also connected to a sump pump, which pumps the water away from the building. The pipe is covered with cement leaving weep holes to collect the water.

Hollow Baseboard Molding
This system relies on hollow PVC pipe epoxied to the basement floor along the wall. Weep holes are drilled into the pipe and the water is gravity fed into a sump pump well for removal. The system is hundreds of dollars less in cost than a French drain system.

Underground Downspout Lines

Roof water is the number one enemy of your foundation and it is critical for a dry basement to manage your roof water well. Clean and clear gutters with tight downspouts all working together are half the battle, the other half is where it goes once at ground level.

Pioneer Basement Solutions will install underground drainage lines to carry your roof water safely away from your foundation. We use quality solid PVC that is glued at the seams for no leaks, and no roots. Our underground downspout lines are easily cleaned out if needed and since they are smooth PVC they will not hold or grab any debris.

French Drains / Yard Drains

French drains – yard drains are designed to dry up problem areas where water pools and drainage is poor. If you have a wet lawn, areas where water builds up in a driveway or surface water problems near your foundation, french drains will collect the water from below the surface and direct it to the desired areas.

Saturated lawns and surface water close to the foundation can lead to wet basements, or at the least unusable lawn areas.

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