Basement Waterproofing – Interior vs. Exterior Drainage Systems

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Effective waterproofing is essential for every home, ensuring your house is a dry, warm and structurally sound environment. If your home is vulnerable to flooding, it’s a good idea to invest in a drainage system. Here’s some insight into interior and exterior drainage systems from our basement waterproofing team in Morris County, NJ.

The Installation Process

Exterior drainage systems are installed by selecting the most effective site and clearing away plants, rocks or other obstacles so that the earth can be dug up. This may be a fairly messy process, but a good team will ensure that damage to your yard is minimized where possible and that the resulting drain is neatly installed.

For interior drains, a strip of your foundation will have to be removed using jackhammers and the drain will be installed over a layer of stone. Again, it’s important to have this done by professionals so that the drain is effective and causes minimal damage to your foundation. Within a day or two, the floor can be repaired to fully hide the drainage system.

Maintaining an Internal or External Drain System

Drainage systems are designed to require minimal maintenance and repairs, but they can get clogged. In both cases, clogs can be resolved fairly easily. If more major repairs are needed, it can be more like going through the installation process again, depending on the severity of the problem. This may mean digging up a part of your yard or foundation. One of the most significant benefits of partnering with professionals is that repairs and maintenance is kept to a minimum.

Operation of internal and external drainage systems

Most internal drainage systems require a sump pump that detects rising water levels and switches on, pumping the water out through a pipe and away from your home. This pump requires an annual service and a check before the rainy season, and it’s a good idea to have a backup battery system to provide the pump with power in the event of an outage.

External drainage systems like French drains operate passively and require no power source. They use gravity and a system that uses a gravel bed and a perforated pipe to direct water safely away from your home.

Want Professional, Affordable Service? Hire Our Basement Waterproofing Team in Morris County, NJ

Bonded Waterproofing Systems is a family-run operation that has been serving the New Jersey area for more than 30 years, offering the latest in tested solutions and the industry’s best lifetime guarantee on our services. In addition to basement waterproofing, we offer mold remediation and removal, sump pump and French drain installation and basement repair services.

If you do choose us to manage your home’s waterproofing solution or French drain installation but are concerned about the cost involved, we’re also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty along with the fairest pricing model in the industry.

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