Choosing Between Internal or External Waterproofing

Choosing Between Internal or External Waterproofing

The building project cannot be said to be complete without finishing the basement waterproofing of a home. Basement waterproofing is crucial to the structural integrity of a home. It has to be perfectly completed to prevent water seepage into the home and high level of humidity in the house, which pose a lot of health risks and damage to property and the building.

However, choosing between internal and external waterproofing could be a challenging decision. Do not worry; we will shed more light on this issue to help you in making an informed decision.

What Is Internal Waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing can be approached internally and externally. Internal waterproofing is the process of making the interior of the home free from water seepage. Internal waterproofing focuses on making the interior of the house dry regardless of the volume of water outside the house. All the steps and procedures to prevent water from coming into the interior of the house take place inside the home.

The Processes of Internal Waterproofing

Internal waterproofing involves some processes to guarantee a dry and water-free interior. These procedures are based on identifying the most vulnerable areas of the house to ensure proper waterproofing that will prevent water seepage.

  • Walls and Floor
    This is a procedure of installing an internal drainage system to redirect water inflow to a specific discharge point. Internal waterproofing focuses on making the walls and floor waterproof in order to re-route water flow out of the house.
  • Sump Pump
    The primary reason for basement waterproofing is to create a point for discharging water. Installing a sump pump is an effective way to make the interior dry. It involves digging a pit in the basement of the home where water can flow into, and a sump pump will be used to remove the water to the outside of the house.

What Is External Waterproofing?

External waterproofing is the process of sealing the home’s exterior to prevent water seepage into the interior of the house. It focuses on plugging holes in the joints, walls, and foundation of a house. When completed correctly, an excellent external basement waterproofing can last for more than 40 years.

External waterproofing helps to prevent water leakage into the home and preserve the integrity of the foundation of the building as well as prevent health risks to the residents of the house.

External waterproofing concentrates more on the areas that are susceptible to water seepages such as the window well, brick or block foundation (the mortar joints), and joints between the wall and footing, and basement floor and foundation wall (the sill).

If you want to choose between interior and exterior waterproofing for the basement waterproofing of your home, you should hire a professional who would assess the overall water issues in your home. After the assessment, recommendations will be made to ensure the perfect basement waterproofing of your home.

About Draintony

We are a locally owned and operated plumbing company, providing residential and commercial owner plumbing services. We specialize in Drain Repair, Drain Cleaning, Basement Waterproofing, Sump Pump Installation, Clogged Toilets and more. Our team at Draintony is dedicated to providing you premier plumbing quality and premier plumbing services.

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