Outside Foundation Membranes

Exterior foundation waterproofing membranes are another product the experts at American Basements & Crawlspaces Corp. can install to protect your home. 

Sometimes basement waterproofing must happen from the exterior of the home. It may be that mechanical structures like furnaces, hot water tanks, fireplaces etc. prohibit access to the area. 

How Do Foundation Waterproofing Membranes Work?

Essentially, outside foundation membranes are waterproof barriers that are applied to your foundation below-ground. Often the membranes are rolled-good or sheet products that are affixed to the wall; sometimes they may be cold fluid applied sealants that can be applied to the foundation with a roller or spray equipment. Exterior foundation waterproofing membranes apply a coating to the foundation wall designed to protect against water penetration. 

Exterior waterproofing membranes are another product the experts at American Basements & Crawlspaces Corp. can install to protect your home. 

Sometimes basement waterproofing must happen from the exterior of the home. This could be necessary if a basement is already highly finished, the walls are made of porous concrete, or there is a seepage problem that occurs over the top of the foundation. In these instances, outside or exterior foundation membranes can be the solution. 

 

How Do Foundation Membranes Work?

Essentially, outside foundation membranes are waterproof barriers that are applied to your foundation below-ground. Often the membranes are rolled-good or sheet products that are affixed to the wall; sometimes they may be cold fluid applied sealants that can be applied to the foundation with a roller or spray equipment. Exterior waterproofing membranes apply a coating to the foundation wall designed to protect against water penetration. 

 

Would Your Home Benefit From an Outside Foundation Membrane?

If your home has a sidewalk, driveway or patio right next to it, you may be a good candidate for a foundation membrane. If your patio or driveway, for example, sits higher than your foundation wall, water accumulation may pool and then flow over the top of the foundation wall. Applying an outside foundation membrane in this area would prevent this water seepage problem. 

Porous foundation walls (like concrete, brick, and other masonry types) are also good candidates for foundation membranes. Over time, the mortar used to bind the pieces of the walls together begins to weaken, particularly as water begins to penetrate. An exterior membrane creates a waterproof barrier and adds to the structural integrity of the wall.  

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