residential foundation walls are damp
proofed but not waterproofed. Damp
proofing is usually done at the time the
building is constructed. An asphalt
coating is painted on the exterior of
the foundation to prevent seepage.
Experience has proven this does not
no conventional residential wall would
be sufficient to act as a reverse
"swimming pool", that is, to resist
water pressure equivalent to a few feet
Shrinkage cracks are common in
concrete walls, unsealed tile holes
(or improperly sealed) are common in
poured concrete walls. Some of the
mortar joints in the concrete block
and brick foundation wall may have
Improper Drainage -
Poor slope or
drainage around a building causes surface
water to drain away slowly, thereby
increasing water infiltration next to the
easily get worse if they're left untreated,
especially in the case of cinder block wall
foundations. Any crack or opening in the
foundation at all can become a passageway
for water to enter into the home.
Horizontal Foundation Wall
cracks are potentially very
serious problems that can
sometimes lead to the complete
failure of the foundation walls.
These cracks occur when pressure
builds against the side walls
and forces them inwards.
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Our systems do not allow any water getting past the
dimpled membrane to fall freely to the drain tile
through the air gap section, keeping water away from
your foundation and preventing hydrostatic water
pressure against your walls.
This same air gap allows
the foundation to "breathe" and makes your whole home