Basement waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at or below ground level. Waterproofing and drainage are especially needed in cases where the groundwater is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table.
A higher water table causes hydrostatic pressure to build up beneath the basement floor and against basement walls. This pressure forces water through cracks in the foundation walls. It can also come through openings created by the expansion and contraction of wall joints. Hydrostatic pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls, as well as contribute to basement mold and mildew.
The more water problems are able to persist, the worse the problem gets – and the more it will cost to fix in the future. Ground Up Foundation Repair uses the very best in waterproofing products from Earth Contact Products (EPC).
EPC water management products include:
ECP Water Channel
ECP 4″ Drain Pipe
ECP Sump Pit with Lid
ECP Sump Pumps
ECP Vapor Barrier
INTERIOR WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Ground Up Foundation Repair offers both interior waterproofing and exterior waterproofing solutions that are customized for your home’s specific problem. Our interior waterproofing system includes an ECP sump basin, 4 inch perforated drain pipe, water channel, and combination primary/back-up sump pumps. We inspect your basement and make recommendations and installations based on the basement waterproofing solution that’s best for you.
Our most effective interior drainage system is a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing. Installing this drain pipe beneath the concrete slab allows it to drain to a lower level. This drainage pipe connects to a sump pump system. The sump basin and sump pumps are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of waterproofing products made in the industry.
The sump pump basin (sump pump pit) is molded from high strength, impact resistant polyethylene to provide years of service in collecting the water from around foundations because it will not crush or deteriorate. The bell shape of the ECP sump basing makes the sump pump more efficient and increases the life of the basement drainage system.
The sump pit has holes in each side for incoming drain tile and all have a sturdy sealed lid. When the groundwater fills the pit to a certain level, a switching device activates a pump. The water is dispelled outside and the pit starts collecting water again.
Sump pumps remove water that accumulates beneath or around the foundation, diverting it away from the structure. ECP sump pumps are the most energy efficient, highest performing, and longest lasting on the market today. Combined with a bell-shaped sump basin, you will be assured that the system will protect your investment for many years to come.
Nashville Water Management Experts
Protect your home and possessions from water damage by installing an interior drainage system. It will save you money in the long run and maintain the value of your home. Contact the professionals at Ground Up Foundation Repairs for all of your interior waterproofing and drainage system needs.
We offer FREE Estimates. Our service area includes Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee.