NOTE: WE PREFER TO WATERPROOF FOUNDATIONS FROM THE EXTERIOR. INSTALLATION OF A DRAIN SYSTEM ON THE INSIDE ALLOWS WATER TO ENTER YOUR HOUSE BEFORE GETTING RID OF IT.
What we do:
We are a foundation repair company focused on stopping water coming into your home. Most of our waterproofing work is done by excavating the exterior of your home or business and properly waterproofing with a foundation drain system. Because there are not many companies that do exterior waterproofing, we are selective on who we can work with. This means our referrals and contractors are our highest priorities. Other good customers are those who have tried other ways to keep the water out and are opposed to collecting the water inside their home or business using interior drain systems.
Most waterproofing companies want to sell a patented system that guarantees a dry basement/crawl space. But what they are not telling you is they are not stopping the water from entering your basement or crawl space but only getting rid of it once it does. Foundation Worx has the philosophy that keeping water off your house is the best step to stopping water in your house.
Before calling our office we ask that you evaluate the following short list and read the article on DIY Basement Waterproofing
- Proper grading (Residential code is minimum of 6″ of fall in 10ft)
- Directing downspouts away from the home/structure (8-10ft minimum for basement houses)
- Maintaining and cleaning gutter systems (as well as proper sizing of gutters based on roof area)
Most water problems are resolved the 3 items mentioned above – gutters, downspouts and grading. If you choose to go this route you will need to be patient. Water can enter through multiple sources and it is not always clear which of these or combination of these is the issue. We will work to spend your money wisely but it may take a few rains to verify the issue has been resolved. In many cases you will save thousands of dollars by spending a little bit of time.
Our focus is to keep the water away from your home. When the above 3 steps do not solve your issue or when you want full assurance that water will not enter, we can provide exterior waterproofing solutions.
In the event that budget constraints or exterior obstacles make an exterior solution impractical then we do offer a high quality interior drain system.
We currently do not offer any consulting for water related issues but only offer waterproofing services. Consulting being defined by a representative coming out to find your water related issue by removing sheetrock, tracking down sources, etc.
While we know most companies give “FREE ESTIMATES” or will work with anyone we know many of them view you as a sales opportunity for the patented systems they install rather than trying to solve your problems.
When you do need us we are happy to help and will guide you through the process and take good care of you as if you were family.