Basement & Foundation Waterproofing
Keep the water out! Fresh Air Technologies has crawl space solutions for water intrusion using basement and foundation waterproofing. Your home is subject to many dangers due to water leakage and seepage in your crawl space floor and through the foundation walls. Let us help you keep the water out so you don’t have to deal with mold removal in your crawlspace!
Question: I got rid of the mold in my crawl space. Now how do I keep mold out of my crawl space?
Answer: Keep your basement or crawl space as dry as possible.
Foundation Waterproofing Cost
To seal a basement or foundation the average homeowner can expect to pay $4,308. If your foundation requires only small repairs you might be met with a bill as little as $600 in comparison. More complex issues like adding drains and fixing cracks can cost upwards of $10,000.
Waterproofing your basement is an important part of home ownership. Whether you are being proactive or already have water entering your home you need to prevent flooding at all costs. Besides repairing cracks and installing drains your foundation needs a comprehensive seal to fight moisture. For proper installation consult a qualified licensed contractor.
Exterior Foundation Sealing
After an initial consultation it might be wise to address the exterior of your home’s foundation.
Damp proofing is what most basements and crawl spaces come with by default but that doesn’t protect your home from actual water leakage. They instead are designed to keep out soil moisture. Damp proofing is maintained with a special coating sprayed or applied by hand to the outside of your foundation.
Waterproofing costs more but keeps both soil moisture and liquid water like rain out of your basement.
A cementitious solution to keep water out is one of the easiest options. It works as a thick coating that can be applied to the exterior foundation. The big downside is its lack of flexibility. Since this is a cement solution tat means you’ll be dealing with the common qualities of cement like stiffness. Any movement to the foundation can cause cracking and render the waterproofing useless. That is why this type of foundation waterproofing is used in warmer and dryer climates that doesn’t see much expansion and contraction from huge temperature fluctuations.
Foundation Waterproofing Membrane
If cement isn’t an option you can always opt for a membrane. This option is more costly due to the excavation required but it can also be the most effective solution for a dry basement.
The rubberized asphalt membranes are fitted to the exterior of the foundation below ground and up to the surface. This laminated polyethylene film is unforgiving if not installed correctly so consult with a professional.
Exterior Weeping Tiles
Weeping tiles are plastic pipes with punched holes that run along the outside of your home. Water that would otherwise enter your home is collected in these pipes and directed away from the home. The cost to install this system is $100 to $250.
Interior Basement and Foundation Waterproofing
For your interior walls you have options between concrete coatings, silicate sealers, water repellent paint and vapor barriers which encapsulates your crawl space.
A thick, permanent concrete coat can help to keep the water out of your basement, even if it gets through your exterior barriers. Expect to pay between $500 and $1,000 for professional interior concrete waterproofing. Coating costs less in labor when compared to other sealing methods because no excavation is needed.
Silicate Concrete Sealers
Unlike concrete, these silicate sealers do their job by penetrating into the foundation walls they are applied on. A chemical reaction takes place inside which increases the chance of your foundation staying dry. This option won’t change the appearance of your walls as it’s practically unnoticeable.
Crawl Space Seepage
Does it look like wetness just creeps in all along the floor of your crawl space? Seepage is real. The ground becomes saturated during rainy seasons. Pressure builds between the water and soil. The water then pushes its way into any space where it will fit; for example, in cracks and spaces in the basement floors and walls. Thus, seepage is born.
Fresh Air Technologies is knowledgeable in the local Charlotte groundwater table and the impact that North Carolina weather has on the region. We have what it takes to move water away from the foundation of your homes and commercial properties.
Crawl Space Drainage System
Installing a crawl space drainage system is an easy solution that makes a big difference. There are solutions for water seepage around the walls of your crawl space.
Fresh Air Technologies will install the most suitable system. Whether your crawl space floor is dirt or concrete, we have the equipment to install perimeter drain tile, finger drains, or mats.
An Inside Job
Most of the time, drainage systems for crawl spaces are installed along the interior walls. The system then connects to the sump pump.
On occasion, external drainage systems installed during construction fail. Fresh Air Technologies can remedy those external systems as well.
Question: What if my crawl space floor is uneven?
Answer: No worries! Our technicians are well versed in laying drainage systems with precision. There are solutions for any of these glitches.
Crawl Space & Foundation Waterproofing
Fresh Air Technologies is your go-to source for keeping your basement dry. An inspection and report is the best place to start in achieving a safe and dry crawl space. Call (704) 270-2721 or complete the FREE ESTIMATE form.
Question: What constitutes crawl space waterproofing?
Answer: Everything we do contributes to crawl space waterproofing. From drainage to dehumidifying, all remedies are waterproofing methods. Another step in waterproofing, so to speak, can also be the application of psi-tested waterproofing paint, vapor barriers, or complete crawl space encapsulation.
Schedule Your Free Estimate For Foundation Waterproofing Today!
Wet crawl spaces and mold under your home are big health risks. Fresh Air Technologies is ready to help. Your home is meant to be your retreat. Also, wet and moldy crawl spaces greatly affect the value of your home. Be prepared for a home sale with a dry basement. However, as the homeowner, enjoy living there now!
Experts on Foundation Waterproofing Near You
About Fresh Air Technologies
If you are looking for stellar foundation waterproofing, The Fresh Air Companies’ experts certainly fit the bill. We devote as much as time as is necessary to complete basement waterproofing in your home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Just be sure to call us for your free estimate. Our expert team is eager to help you as they have with their clients since being in business. Contact us soon so we may get to work on your home today.
Fresh Air Technologies has been helping Charlotte area homeowners solve their Charlotte foundation waterproofing issues for over 16 years. Jay Lanzy, Principal Owner of FATech, was trained as an Environmental Geologist with over 20 years of environmental consulting experience. Every foundation project is carefully planned with written protocols prepared for every job. The health and safety of the homes’ occupants are of utmost importance to us.