With New Jersey’s climate of heavy rains, snowstorms and melting snow, every homeowner knows the potential water damage the weather can bring. Waterproofing your home’s basement is the best defense against this damage and specialists will recommend certain solutions out of a wide range of methods, including interior and exterior waterproofing.
What is exterior waterproofing?
This is your home’s first line of defense, designed to prevent water from penetrating the outer walls of your home. It usually consists of a system of gutters and downspouts which collect water and direct it away from your home, as well as a waterproof membrane that is installed against your home’s foundations to create a waterproof seal.
Exterior waterproofing can also include drainage systems that are installed in trenches around the base of your home and covered with gravel. These drains will prevent water from pooling around the foundation. Without this membrane or an adequate drainage system, the concrete will absorb even small amounts of water, causing cracks that create leaks and will undermine the safety of the structure.
What is interior waterproofing?
In certain situations including storms, floods or a burst pipe, water can enter your home. This can result in a flooded basement, damage to your furniture and possessions and, damage to your home’s walls, floors and internal structure. Essentially, internal waterproofing involves systems and products designed to help prevent flooding and redirect any water that has leaked into your home back outdoors.
These solutions include drainage pipes, sump pumps and vapor barriers that cover interior walls to seal out moisture. Many interior waterproofing solutions can also help to solve the underlying problems behind some mold problems, leaks and cracks in your basement walls or floor, by preventing moisture from accumulating in your home.
Basement waterproofing and sump pump installation from your local specialists
Established in 1980, Bonded Waterproofing Systems is a local, family-owned business that has been delivering lasting, quality waterproofing solutions at fair prices for over 30 years. Our friendly, dedicated teams can give you a free, no-obligation estimate and Water Egress Analysis to determine exactly what waterproofing solutions would suit your home.
In addition, we can assist you with mold remediation and removal, French drain installation, sump pump installation and servicing, as well as basement repairs.
With interest-free financing, a lifetime warranty and the fairest pricing model in the industry, we truly put our clients first.
For more information on our services in Essex County, please contact us or visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/ today.