Waterproofing a New Foundation

Location: Columbia, Missouri

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Overview:

A homeowner first noticed water coming into his basement and called us for a free inspection. After the initial inspection and estimate, we determined the surrounding soil was causing excessive settlement, shifting, and cracking of the foundation. The cracks were allowing water through and damaging the interior of his farm home. The entire project included excavation, replacing all four concrete basement walls, waterproofing system installation, beam installation, and pouring and finishing new concrete flooring.

Challenges:

The existing soil the house was built on was the largest obstacle. Working in such slick conditions caused much concern in regards to site conditions.

Solution:

After construction was completed of the new foundation walls, installation of the Hydraway 2000 Drainage System began. Since the original concrete flooring was already excavated, there was no need to drill concrete around the perimeter of the basement. The Hydraway System uses a

The Hydraway System uses a four step process, consisting of Hydraway 2000 and Hydraway 300 products.

The first step was to roll out a double layer of Hydraway 2000 and insert it vertically, next to the foundation’s footing. The Hydraway 2000 is placed in this position as it is the lowest part in the house where water drains to. The Hydraway 2000 acts as a channel for the water to be drained out of the interior of the home.

Next, Hydraway 300 is placed on top of the footing and against the foundation wall in an L-shape. The Hydraway 300 is used to catch any water that may drain from the foundation wall and direct it to the Hydraway 2000 below. Hydraway 300 was also used to relieve any hydrostatic pressure against the new foundation walls.

A hole was dug out in the corner of the basement and placed inside was a sump pit container. The Hydraway 2000 connects to the sump pit and inside, the Hydrapump (sump pump) was installed.

The final step of the waterproofing portion of the project was to pour the entire concrete floor, on top of the drainage system.

5 star(s)

Jim L.

Kirkwood, MO

“Your craftsman, Justin Roberts, appeared on time this morning and repaired our foundation crack. He was neat and clean with his work and explained in detail the process and stages of the work—both before and after the job. It was also necessary for him to clear some framing off the wall on the top side in order to get to the entirety of the interior crack. So that was extra work, which he executed without complaint or extra charges. Justin also recommended additional preventative work around our foundation and the front landscape to better evacuate water during heavy rainfall.

I am hopeful the work will resolve our foundation leak situation and will observe the crack over the next 90 days before restoring the interior drywall. Regardless, I wanted you to know that Justin represented your company in a professional manner, communicated thoroughly to set expectations about the work process and advised me about how to treat the affected area going forward. I felt like he did a nice job in all respects.

I will be in touch with Helitech about additional work in the area of my front lawn to help prevent water pressure on my foundation. Thanks.

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