AMN Masonry really understands damage water can do to your property and foundation. We have extensive experience in waterproofing/water damage restoration, and damp-proofing your business or home to prevent further damage and expensive repairs.
Purpose of Waterproofing
Waterproofing is usually required by building codes for structures that are built at or below ground level. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially important in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil or where there is a high water table.
Water in the soil causes hydrostatic pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and walls. This hydrostatic pressure can force water in through cracks, which can cause major structural damage as well as mold, decay, and other moisture-related problems.
Several measures exist to prevent water from penetrating a basement foundation or to divert water that has penetrated a foundation:
Interior wall and floor sealers
Interior water drainage
Exterior waterproofing coatings
Box type waterproofing
Foundation crack injections
Warning signs of water damage
Signs that water is seeping into a basement or crawlspace often take years to develop and may not be easily visible. Over time, multiple signs of damage may become evident and could lead to structural failure.
Cracked walls: Cracks may be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or stair-stepped. Severe pressure or structural damage is evident by widening cracks.
Buckling walls: Usually caused by hydrostatic pressure. Walls appear to be bowed inward.
Peeling paint: Water seeping through walls may lead to bubbling or peeling paint along basement walls.
Efflorescence: White, powdery residue found on basement walls near the floor.
Mold: Fungi that usually grow in damp, dark areas and can cause respiratory problems after prolonged exposure.
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