The Most Effective Method for Preventing Basement Leaks

Published on: December 30, 2016

Does your basement leak, causing water and mold damage in your home? If so, it may be time to invest in waterproofing. If you are like many homeowners, you may already have a waterproofing system in place for your basement, yet you still have leaks every year. The problem is, you may not have the right waterproofing system. There are new innovations in waterproofing that can finally achieve the results you desire, saving you money in the long run.

Parks’ Free-Flowing Waterproofing System

The trick to eliminating leaks in your basement is to keep water from reaching your basement walls or foundation. While other waterproofing efforts may provide a waterproofing membrane on the outside of your walls, this is often not enough to stop leaks. With the Parks’ Free-Flowing Waterproofing System, the water is diverted before it ever touches the membrane, giving extra protection against leaks.

This system has several different components. The waterproofing membrane is only the final step. A wall of loose stone that is four-inches thick is placed on the other side of the membrane. This is backfilled with compacted soil. This allows water that approaches the home’s foundation to be funneled down through the stone wall, into a cement drain. Attached to the cement footing is a French drain that whisks water away from the home. This keeps the foundation dry, preventing leaks and expensive damage to your home.

To get the Parks’ system, find a local hardscape contractor that is a licensee of this effective system. You can finally have a home with a dry basement all year round. The system can pay for itself in reducing expensive water, mold and foundation damage, making it an excellent investment.

Posted on behalf of:
Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC
(704) 469-5766

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