Make sure your home’s foundation stays dry with these Premium Waterproofing basement waterproofing services.
Basement Waterproofing is a corrective and/or preventative measure to keep your home’s foundation safe from future water damage. Repairs can be done to the foundation, plumbing, basement floors, landscaping and more to waterproof your basement.
Our Basement Waterproofing services will keep your home dry and safe.
Premium Waterproofing provides solutions for the following areas:
Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation Crack Repair is required because wall cracks in poured concrete foundations are the most common way water enters the basement. The main cause for wall cracks is from the settling or shrinkage of concrete during the curing process. Cracks usually run diagonally or vertically from the top of the foundation to the bottom, and are less than 1/8″ wide (hairline). Because wall cracks go all the way through the foundation to the soil, we are able to do a foundation crack repair from the interior or the exterior.
Our foundation crack repair method is a two step Epoxy/Urethane injection. The Epoxy paste is used to set injection ports every 6″ from top to bottom of foundation crack repair and to bridge the surface of the crack. The Urethane is then injected into each individual port, which than expands filling the entire crack from the top to bottom and out to soil completing the foundation crack repair all the way through the wall..
We offer a Lifetime Transferable Warranty on foundation crack repair.
Interior Drain Tile Systems
Standard Interior Drain Tile System
Basements with water entering where the floor and wall meet or through floor cracks, is water being forced up beneath the floor due to hydrostatic pressure. Installing a standard interior drain tile system with sump pump will allow an escape path for the water, relieving hydrostatic pressure, and keeping your floor dry. This system will not control wall leaks.
Installing an interior drain tile system requires us to cut and remove the concrete floor around the entire perimeter of basement approximately 1 ft. wide, hand digging the soil 10″ in depth. We install 4″ perforated drain tile covered with ¾” stone, and connect the drain tile to sump pit with sump pump. Re-pour entire perimeter of concrete floor. This is a dusty dirty job and dust prevention to protect the rest of the house is the homeowner’s responsibility. Tips and advice on dust prevention will be given at consult.
Premium Interior Drain Tile System
Block foundation homes with water entering the basement through the floor and the walls, will require our premium interior drain tile system to be installed, this system is our standard system with three additional steps to control water seeping through block walls. These additional steps require drilling holes at the bottom of each block to relieve pressure, install a gutter channel system and installing vapor barrier to interior walls.
Sump pumps usually have a life span of 3-7 years, depending how often the pump cycles. A properly sized sump pump is critical. A pump too small will not be able to keep up with the amount of water flowing into the sump. If the pump is too large it creates unnecessary expense. An oversized pump will also “short cycle” turning on and off in rapid succession, which leads to premature pump failure. Getting the right pump is an important step in ensuring your basement stay dry.
Our experienced staff members will determine what size pump is right for your home, and install one of the Zoeller series sump pumps, they are the most reliable and efficient pumps on the market.
Sump Pump Back Up's
Sump pumps face their highest loads during thunderstorms, when rainwater pours into the sump pit from the foundation drainage system. Thunderstorms can also disrupt a home’s power supply, knocking the primary sump pump offline at the time it is needed most.
Installing a second back up sump pump that is battery powered in case the primary pump fails should be considered in homes, especially those with finished basements.
Setting up a battery back up sump pump system involves purchasing one of our PeakFlow sump pump components.
We recommend that back up sump pump systems be tested on a monthly basis. Homeowners can easily do this by unplugging the primary sump pump just after a rain storm allowing the sump pit to fill and verifying the back up sump pump system activates and empties the sump pump pit.
Pressure from the exterior ground soil can cause block foundation walls to bow and deflect inward, resulting in catastrophic failure.
Using one of our two bowed wall repair methods, we can prevent your block foundation walls from catastrophic failure.
One of our repair methods requires installing a non intrusive strengthening system using carbon fiber straps that are less than 1/16? thick and are ten times stronger than steel beams. Carbon fiber straps are installed on the interior walls, they are faster to install and are more affordable than steel beams, and they are also corrosion resistant and can be painted. Installing carbon fiber straps only prevents any future bowing to occur.
Our other method is more intrusive, it requires us to brace the interior foundation walls, excavate the exterior ground soil. We will than push the walls back into place; install steel bars vertically into each block and pump wall full with concrete, allowing concrete to cure for 24 hours. We waterproof the block foundation wall with one of our waterproofing membranes, and backfill the ground soil, the braces are removed from the foundation walls after 3-5 days. This method not only pushes the wall back into place it also prevents future bowing to occur.
Mortar & Cove Joint
Water seepage through the mortar & cove joints in a cinder block foundation is the foundation wall filling up with water and from hydrostatic pressure rising up from beneath the basement floor.
The most cost effective way to control the water is installing our Premium Drain Tile System.
Water backing up in the floor drain will require installing a new check valve / backflow preventer with clean-out in the plumbing line, excavation is necessary.
Pipe penetration is water seepage around the plumbing entering through the foundation wall such as, a sewer line or water line.
Pipe penetrations are easily repaired with our Polyurethane injection method, and guaranteed to stop water seepage permanently.
We offer a Lifetime Transferable Homeowner Warranty with our Polyurethane injection method.
Underground Yard Drains
Underground yard drains are installed to control and carry the water from downspouts and sump pump’s discharge line away from the home’s foundation into a small catch basin, dispersing large amounts of water across the yard, preventing seepage and future structural foundation problems.
Window Wells and Accessories
Stand Pipe Replacement
Water accumulating and settling in the window wells outside the home, can start to seep in through the window and get into the home, water then trails down the wall and spreads onto the floor. This source of water in the basement is usually the easiest to detect. This usually means the window well stand pipe drain is plugged with debris, such as rocks, leaves, dirt, rodents, etc. We can resolve this problem with minor excavation and replacing the stand pipe drain and reconnect with existing drain system.
Window Well Replacement
Window wells are designed to keep earth away from the basement windows with still allowing light into the basement. Rusted and deformed window wells over time will allow soil erosion into the window well drain causing future drainage issues. We replace any size window well and offer a variety of choices from Bowman Kemp, Monarch and Mar-Flex products.
Top of Foundation
Water entering the basement over the top of the foundation wall can be happening for a couple reasons, one being the soil grade is built higher than the concrete wall, which can easily be fixed by re-grading the ground soil.
Another reason is improperly directed downspouts, installing a yard drain system is necessary to carry the water away from the foundation.
Tie Rod Leaks
Tie Rod leaks are common in poured concrete foundations.
Premium Waterproofing Inc. repairs tie rod leaks permanently with our polyurethane injection method, we guarantee our work with a Lifetime Transferable Homeowner Warranty.