When it comes to waterproofing a basement in your home. There is no one best way to waterproof your wet basement. You have a few options at your disposal. If you want to make sure that the water intrusion does not enter your premises. Then you will want to use an exterior waterproofing technique to ensure that the water never gets a chance to get the foundation. This is usually done by digging a trench around your homes foundation and then using a waterproofing material to keep any liquids out.
There are basically three major Waterproofing Systems:
The most common of the materials used for exterior waterproofing are:
These Products all have the benefits and drawbacks. But external waterproofing is the best long term method available. Most external barriers or sealants are made of cement or asphalt and will hold up for years when applied correctly. These work better than interior sealants because they have less of a disintegration rate. Interior sealants break down sooner because the seepage is constantly applying pressure to it.
The most common of the materials used for interior waterproofing are:
When assessing your water seepage issue, consider whether or not you have the proper grading around your homes foundation. Check that your down pipes are channeling the water away from the foundation. Also make sure that the grading is pitch away from you foundation and that the soil hasn’t eroded, and is now pitched towards your home.