Basement Waterproofing in Sanford

Mold, odors, water damage to your belongings--these are just a few of the problems a leaky basement can cause to your Sanford home.

Most homes have exterior waterproofing systems installed when they are built, such as french drains and waterproofing compounds. These are useful, but unfortunately, they do not address the cause of most basement leaks. Hydrostatic pressure builds up under your house slab, which causes water to leak through your basements two entry points: the wall or the floor.

As you can see below, basement leaks most commonly occur where the concrete floor slab meets a block wall--an area that can only be addressed from inside your basement.

Sanford basement waterproofing

Why Does Your Home Need Basement Waterproofing?

Floor Seepage

Sanford weather is often severe and can leave its mark on your home. Leaks and cracks in the foundation are common. The weakest part of your home’s foundation is where the wall meets the floor. Typical construction involves installing these two components separately, leaving what is called a cold seam where they join up. Concrete shrinks as it cures, and this can cause gaps inseam to form. Also, groundwater beneath your home can exert enough force to seep through these seams, which can result in flooding in severe cases.

Wall Seepage

Water that seeps into the ground through the soil or a downspout will come in contact with your foundation walls causing wear and tear. The existing waterproofing membranes on their exterior will break down over time. Furthermore, because concrete is porous (and capable of absorbing large amounts of water), it too will break down over time, compromising the structural integrity of your foundation.

Cracks 

Basement cracks pose a very real structural threat to your home--even those from normal “settling.” They indicate water is flowing under your foundation and eroding the soil around the foundation.

Efflorescence

Efflorescence is a white, powdery substance that is a by-product of the chemical breakdown of your foundation. Portions of a wall will actually begin to flake away where efflorescence has occurred. You can see this noticeably where walls are painted: the paint will peel away from the wall, exposing the foundation damage.

Our Basement Waterproofing System

Our Dual Pressure Relief System effectively relieves pressure and puts a stop to basement water infiltration. A typical installation process goes something like this:

1. A trench is cut along the inside perimeter of your basement floor, approximately 8-10 inches from the wall.

2. For non-brick or poured concrete walls, the lowest course of block is drilled at each core pocket to release trapped water.

3. The trench is fitted with a Free-Flow drainage pipe and is pitched towards the sump pit.

4. All sub-floor voids are filled in with three-quarter-inch washed gravel.

5. A vapor barrier is installed over the trench and the floor is re-cemented to its original level over the drainage pipe. This exerts pressure on the wall and thus adds stability to them.

6. A submersible sump pump is installed to remove the water collected through the drains and transport it away from your home.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Basement Waterproofing Company in Sanford 

Contact us with any questions about our basement waterproofing system and how it can help protect your basement and home. We are glad to provide no-obligation estimates and dedicated to helping you choose the best solution for your Sanford home.

All work is performed by Crawl Space and Basement Technologies trained technicians and each project comes with a Lifetime Warranty. All of our work is fully licensed and insured.

We can be reached by phone at (919) 847-7072 or complete the online contact form to speak with a specialist today!

What People Are Saying about Our Crawl Space Encapsulation

By the time we complete any crawl space encapsulation or moisture remediation project, our clients have determine that we deliver on our promise of outstanding service.

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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your company was by far the most informative and professional of them all. The crew was great. Very professional and your sales rep, Rob was very knowledgeable. Thank you for finally getting our crawl space problem fixed!!
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    Jason was one of the most prepared and knowledgeable technicians I have ever dealt with. He followed up and answered all questions honestly..The crew was focused, courteous and informative
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all back up your products and service
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    You all had a very reasonable price and VERY good references! Thanks again for a professional job, and explaining how a crawl space is supposed to be done.
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their
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    • Did you know?
    CBTofNC in Business for over 30 years

    Did you know that 50% to 60% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space or basement?

    Excess water intrusion can cause severe damage to the structure of your home and create high levels of moisture and humidity, which leads to mold. Allergies, asthma and skin irritations can be affected by abnormal levels of humidity, moisture and mold in your living environment.

    Crawl Space & Basement Technologies specializes in Sealed Crawl Spaces and Interior Drainage Systems for your Crawl Space or Basement. With our Lifetime and Transferable Warranty, we not only improve the air quality of your home but also restore the microbial remediation certification structural stability of the home’s foundation. Our team of crawl space and basement experts can help you determine the necessary solution for your home and your budget.

    We offer a comprehensive line of services designed to protect your home and to prevent moisture problems and damage. Count on our Raleigh Crawl Space and Basement specialists for crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing, basement waterproofing, spray foam insulation, vapor barriers, and mold remediation.

    Do you need a Crawl Space or Basement Specialist?

    We will gladly come to your home for an estimate. Contact us today!