Sometimes it is difficult to waterproof a basement from the inside due to situations such as seepage over the top of the foundation or a finished basement preventing us from reaching the bones of the home. Exterior basement waterproofing in Northern Virginia involves excavating soil around the damaged area in order to apply a waterproofing membrane to the wall. The process requires that we excavate all the way down to the house footer. This allows us to inspect the wall for cracks, then clean and repair them before installing the waterproofing membrane.
The excavation also allows us to remove excess clay soil from the area that may absorb water and expand, preventing the water from draining. This process may also involve adding a perforated drain pipe surrounded with rocks at the base (footer) of the excavated trench to divert excess water. After the membrane is installed and permitted to dry, we backfill the area and the foundation is now protected against seepage.
Obstructions such as house additions, garages, and decks must also be taken into consideration when performing exterior waterproofing. We can remove concrete, asphalt, and pavers to create space for our equipment. In most instances, digging is done by hand to prevent the destruction of landscaping. We do our very best to leave your home better then we found it.
We are your foundation and basement waterproofing specialists in Northern Virginia. If you are experiencing water issues but don’t want to mess with your home’s interior, an exterior waterproofing system might be for you. Ready to start your home project? Give us a call today and receive a free quote! Our crews are available in much of Northern Virginia, including Annandale, Ashburn, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and beyond. See our service area page for the full scope of our area.
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