Effective Waterproofing & Foundation Repairs
Whether you have foundation problems or your basement frequently floods, we have solutions that can help stabilize and protect your home. Here are just a few of the services we provide throughout Nashville, Cookeville, and beyond:
If you’ve noticed cracking and other irregularities around your home’s foundation, it’s time to call in our foundation repair experts. We can fix absolutely any issue related to a foundation, including replacing the entire foundation of the home. While this may seem extreme, there are occasions when this is necessary. Taking preventive measures now will ensure your foundation’s security and safety, as well as help you avoid more extensive — and expensive — repairs later on.
This process involves sealing the interior underside (concrete walls and dirt floor) of your home from the exterior as best as possible. This is accomplished with rigid foam insulation, liquid foam insulation, caulk, polyethylene tape, wall fasteners, and a thick high-density polyethylene barrier to cover the floors and walls.
Crawlspace encapsulation has many benefits for homeowners. It can lower your energy bills, improve air quality, and keep pests out.
If you suspect that your basement is wet, give us a call today. There are several basement waterproofing methods we can employ to keep it dry. Exterior waterproofing systems featuring high quality waterproofing membranes are a great way to waterproof your exterior basement walls and prevent future moisture and water buildup. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and efficiently this process can be done!
Interior waterproofing systems enable us to work on the inside of any structure regardless of the foundation type. If your concrete floors are heavily cracked, interior waterproofing is another option to prevent your home from flooding. If your home is prone to hydrostatic pressure seepage, an interior drain tile system complete with a sump pump is another solution. Utilizing interior waterproofing methods is also effective if your home has an adjacent garage on a slab foundation, a porch footer that does not extend down to the depth of the basement foundation, or other large and immovable obstacles such as swimming pools, underground cisterns, and enclosed patios on a slab.
Crawl space repair is any work done in the crawl space prior to installing a crawl space encapsulation system. Some of the processes that we commonly use are:
- Batt insulation removal (joist insulation) and fungal/mold treatments are normally the first step. The fungus is always removed under a negative pressure to prevent upward movement of active mold spores towards the living space.
- If water enters the crawl space through the foundation walls, we may recommend interior French drains and a sump pump or positive gravity drain.
- If wood floor joists are rotted, cracked, or over spanned, causing a bouncy feeling in the home, they will be sistered or removed and replaced.
- If the sill plate is rotted, causing an unlevel feeling in the home, we will replace and /or splice it as necessary.
- If the floor joists are sagging (creating humps in the living space floors) at the intersection of the joist and girder or band board, we will cut them free and use joist hangers to raise, level, and permanently support the floor.
- For excessively sloped floors (>1” over 20 feet) inside the home, we use drop girders and permanent jack posts and footer systems to support and level the floor.
- For excessive bounce in the floor or if the foundation piers are not contacting the girder, or if wood shims are used, we will replace them with steel shims.
- If the crawl space door is in poor condition or rusted (allowing hot humid air into the crawl space), we will install a new custom crawl space door.
- For unsealed below grade penetrations through the foundation wall, we may recommend digging from the outside and sealing cracks to prevent water and animal intrusion.
Discover the ultimate solution for a healthier, more resilient home with crawl space repair. Our expert team is equipped with cutting-edge techniques and top-quality materials to fortify your crawl space against water damage, high humidity, and pests. From sealing cracks to providing effective moisture control, we tailor our services to suit your crawl space’s unique needs.
As you embark on building your dream home, we’re here to ensure a solid foundation and watertight basement. New construction is an excellent opportunity, since it’s the most cost-effective time to install a permanent polymer based waterproofing system that will protect your foundation for good. Our team of experienced professionals is well-versed in cutting-edge construction techniques, offering expert waterproofing and foundation work to keep water out of your basement and crawlspace for a lifetime. Your builder may not be though…
Ask your builder whether they plan on dampproofing or waterproofing your foundation. They may use these terms interchangeably, but the difference in meanings can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in future repairs. Make sure you understand the difference between dampproofing and waterproofing! Dampproofing is basically a tar coating that is applied to your exterior foundation walls and is currently code in Tennessee. It generally lasts 2 to 4 years, as your warranty from the builder is usually only one year. Consider this fact: 50% of the houses that we waterproof are 5 years old and newer. We have made a living off of builders who dampproof instead of waterproof.
For our new construction waterproofing process, we use a modified polymer membrane that withstands 8 feet of hydrostatic head pressure as compared to ½ inch of hydrostatic pressure for tar. The elongation of the modified polymer membrane is greater than 800%, so our waterproofing membrane can expand and contract as your foundation walls move. Call us today to learn more about the difference and protect your greatest investment.today!