Exterior Waterproofing

Completed Exterior Waterproofing Foundation Wall

At Foundation Specialist, we know that sometimes the best way to take care of a moisture problem occurring in the home is to think "outside the box," so to say. This means that in addition to providing installation services for interior waterproofing systems (sump pumps, drains, dehumidifiers for humidity control), we can also provide you with exterior drains and waterproofing membranes to help stop seepage at the source before it ever makes its way into this area underneath your home.

Warning Signs of a Problem

If you happen to notice any of the following, then you have a moisture problem on the outside of your home that needs to be taken care of immediately:

  • Water can be seen pooling up next to the foundation
  • Moisture is seeping inside over the top of the foundation or through basement windows
  • Water is seen inside the house dripping down the walls in the basement, or leaving water damage and stains
  • Low-lying areas of the lawn fill up with water whenever it rains
  • Water can be seen rolling down hills that are sloped toward the base of the home

French Drains

These are often installed in the lowest-lying area of a lawn, and they are typically seen on properties where yard grading and drainage is an issue. If you happen to notice excessive amounts of water pooling and puddling up in certain areas of your lawn whenever there is a heavy downpour or when you have melting snow on your property, it is a good indication that you have a grading issue. The drain will be able to prevent the build-up of water by channeling it through a special drainage system.

Exterior Waterproofing

Waterproofing Membranes

These are placed on the outside of your foundation wall, and they are specially-designed to have tiny dimples on them that water can pass through. This will help to prevent ground water from seeping into the basement via cracks in the walls, or over the top of the foundation.

Foundation Drains

These can be installed along the perimeter of the base of your home. They are specially-designed to be able to collect moisture from the waterproofing membrane, or they can also prevent the pooling up of water next to your exterior walls where it could potentially do a lot of serious damage.

For more information, please feel free to contact us today for an appointment for a consultation in your Western Michigan home.

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Basement Waterproofing in Grand Rapids, MI
We received an estimate for waterproofing our basement. The price and vibe from the estimate resulted in us deciding to hire this company. They waterproofed our basement and put support beams on a bowed wall. The job was completed as described in a timely manner. The gentleman were all helpful, ...
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