Basement Waterproofing – Inside vs. Outside Options for Atlanta, GA, Homeowners
As many Atlanta homeowners know, investing in a basement waterproofing system can be extremely valuable. Water that leaks into your basement can cause your foundation walls to crack or bow, as well as damage to your belongings or finished basement areas. That’s why having a basement waterproofing system is so important. But, there are typically two different types of basement waterproofing solutions to choose from – interior and exterior. So, how do you know which solution will be most effective for your home? Let’s explore the difference between these two services.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
Interior basement waterproofing systems are often installed as remedial solutions to clean up and address leaks and flooding that have already occurred. Typically, a trench is opened up inside your basement, parallel to the affected area. Then, a drainage system is installed – often a sump pump – to redirect the water out and away from your home. The trench is then sealed shut. This process will dry your basement and prevent future water intrusion. Compared to exterior waterproofing systems, waterproofing the inside of your home is often less costly and is most commonly used after water has already entered the basement.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Exterior basement waterproofing systems typically require a more extensive and invasive installation compared to interior waterproofing. In this form of waterproofing, professionals will excavate the soils surrounding your home to expose the foundation walls. They will then repair or seal any small cracks or potential problems. Then, they will install a waterproofing membrane around the foundation of your home that will prevent water from ever seeping into your basement in the first place. Your foundation will be completely sealed off from the surrounding soils. Exterior basement waterproofing is typically more expensive than interior options, but there is virtually no price you can place on the peace of mind having a perfectly dry basement will provide you with.
Waterproofing Services from Engineered Solutions
Here at Engineered Solutions, we are proud to offer both interior and exterior basement waterproofing services. We even have an in-house structural engineering department that can ensure all components of your waterproofing system – materials, labor, and design – exceed your expectations.
For more information about the interior and exterior basement waterproofing solutions that we offer to homeowners throughout Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding areas, contact Engineered Solutions today.