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Monday, January 25th, 2021 by Kinsey Price
Essentially basements are designed for failure. When builders construct homes they focus on spending money on beautiful things for the home rather than protecting the home from damage later on down the road.
Two essential things keep a basement from leaking:
Wall coatings are very inexpensive; usually builders use a black tar coating called
A giant step up from dampproofing is "Waterproof" coatings. These are a little more expensive, but include more protection. They last much longer than dampproofing.
Footing drains are plastic pipes with slits or holes around the outside of the footing or at
the bottom of the walls. Crushed stone is installed around these pipes and then the soil around the home is pushed over the drains. Many issues arise with footing drains (usually because they are not installed correctly):
If you are experiencing any of these problems in Collinsville and the surrounding areas, call Fortress Foundation Solutions at 1-434-299-9393 or visit our website to request a free estimate!