Exterior Hydrostatic Pressure is a condition that results in water seeping through cracks within basement foundation walls and those between the walls and floors. This dampness and/or flooding within your basement results in an unhealthy environment with mold, mildew and deteriorated or damaged wall framing, drywall and flooring within finished spaces.
To alleviate the problem, American Basements & Crawlspaces often recommends a Basement Breakout , one of our basement waterproofing techniques used to trap the influx of water from the interior. This involves “breaking out” concrete flooring and trenching 12-15″ along the perimeter walls, installing perforated drain tile PVC piping and applying PVC drain board up on the foundation walls. The drain tile and drain board is re-encapsulated in concrete, trapping any water intrusion and routing through an existing or new sump pit and sump pump.
We are a family-owned and operated business that has helped thousands of homeowners address water infiltration issues within their basements. Contact us today and leverage the years of experience and the expertise needed to determine the REAL source and scope of the issue and applying basement waterproofing methods such as a Basement Breakout to resolve the problem. You can TRUST US to deliver the most effective and cost-efficient solution to solve the problem.