Do you have water leaking in your basement or crawl space? Are you concerned that this will erode your foundation or cause issues with your floor joist systems under your home?
If you are experiencing these types of issues, when is the best time to stop them? Of course the answer is as soon as possible.
The reason most people put off fixing these problems is due to lack of a plan that fits in their budget. You may not be aware that there are newer technologies that exist where you don’t have to do broke fixing them. Not only are these technologies superior to old drain tile technologies, they do not rely on electricity, and there are government financing programs to help you solve these problems.
New materials have been developed that have been tested in nuclear labs and negative pressure resistance testing up to 400 to 500 feet of water head pressure. That means they can withstand any pressure outside of your foundation up to 400 to 500 feet beneath the water level. These technologies have already been used in military and c commercial applications around the world. They are now available for residential and commercial applications while saving you money and increasing your investment return.
If you have a minor leak there is no need to tear up your concrete and put a drain tile around your basement. You could just attack the affected area with these new technologies.
To hear more about this feel free to give us a call for a FREE inspection estimate. 217-864-7300. Foundation repair, waterproofing and concrete restoration. Zion Pros 677 N. Wall Street Macon IL 62544 zionpros.com
Author: Rick Johnson
Basement floors are not like the floors upstairs. Unfortunately many treat them the same. For example when carpet is put in the basement, we see tack strips with nails into the concrete. By using a nail gun into the concrete it will blast an uncontrolled hole into the concrete introducing water and or radon. The proper way to put carpet down in the basement is either to glue the carpet to the floor or pre-drill your holes and put in tap con screws.
Another area that's never dealt with properly is moisture. When you buy a new home you may not be aware if there is a moisture barrier underneath the concrete or not. This is very important when you put down flooring in the basement. If you do not have a proper moisture barrier concrete capillaries will wick moisture into the flooring you put down.
The flooring that people traditionally use upstairs should not be used in a subterranean environment.
Throughout the years we have developed techniques specifically for the basement so that you have many years and decades of enjoyment without worrying about your floors being ruined by mold or mildew occurring because of improper moisture control.
The good news is with today's leading technologies and techniques we have many beautiful and wonderful floors that can be put in the basement that deal with moisture and movement of concrete.
To hear more about this feel free to give us a call for a FREE inspection and estimate. (217) 864-7300
Rick Johnson - Owner Member