Basement Waterproofing Ideas

Hey Michael Church here and this video I’m gonna discuss basement waterproofing in Knoxville and some ways that you can do interior waterproofing whether it’s a do it yourself project or whether you’re going to hire an outside contractor to do this for you. Here is some tips and some information you might wanna know whenever you’re thinking about a basement waterproofing project from the inside. There’s also waterproofing on the outside but we’re not gonna talk about right now, but exterior waterproofing is also very popular. But this video is going to cover interior basement waterproofing in Knoxville and some of the things you need to know about so stay tuned!

Ok, now whenever you’re starting a new project the reason that your basement is flooding is because of water is coming through the block or the concrete walls, so I would encourage you to look at the outside and make sure that the downspouts and the ground is sloped away from the foundation and things like that. These are good preventive measures that you can do to ensure that you keep as much water off the foundation as possible. The older the home though, a lot of times, those foundations drains have become clogged or perhaps they were installed improperly. So if they’re not moving that deep water away from the foundation near the flatter than that can be a source of water coming in either under the slab or through the concrete walls. So you can’t really do anything about that unless your gonna dig down on the exterior and fix those drains which is a very popular way to correct basement flooding as well, but on this video we are going to talk a bit more about the interior waterproofing and some of the things you can do.

So let’s talk about one of the most popular called the Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System. This is actually a patented system, and it’s one of the newest patented products that are on the market. And this is the product that got me really excited about doing basement waterproofing as a professional. Being able to offer a great warranty and things like that. Some of the other products on the market make a lot of great claims, but they just don’t deliver. So when I found this product, this is the one we used the most. The Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System is just what it says. It’s basically like a gutter around your house. As I mentioned before with a corrugated pipe, you can imagine having a gutter around your home that has holes in it, so that the water you know goes into the gutter and then it’s just able to be dispersed anywhere it wants and chances are it’s not going to make it to the downspout.

With the Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System once the water enters the Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System, it will take it to the sump pump or to the exit point guaranteed. Because once it comes in, it’s not getting out of the system. So it’s a totally closed system. This bullet track goes on top, so that way as you can see, it’s got ways for the water to come in whether it’s coming this direction or whether it’s coming from the back, or however the water needs to get inside the drain it’s going to get inside. So this is installed right on the footer underneath the slab and then you put the aggregate around it and then it serves really well. The other nice thing about it is you can put a clean out if you want to go from above and leave a small clean out area so you can blow this out every once in a while if you need to that’s a possibility. But it’s just a really great system. It’s a closed system and comes with a wonderful warranty, so if you’re looking to do a permanent fix on the interior I recommend the Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System, its great.

Well, that’s all I got to talk  about for now for interior basement waterproofing in Knoxville. I hope this video kinda helped, of course if you already knew all this I do apologize I was hoping I could share a nugget of information. Please comment down below if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our videos or any way that I can improve the information that I just left for you. We just want to be a good source of information for all of you out there and I hope you like this video down below. And of course shared through social media, either through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, things like that it really helps us a lot. And we really appreciate you, and your comments, and everything. And subscribing to our channel. There is a place to subscribe to our channel right now here in the corner. Or of course you can go to Very Healthy Home or Crawl Space Ninja on YouTube and subscribe there. Hope you like this video. And again I’m Michael Church with and just let me know if I can help you out.

8 thoughts on “Basement Waterproofing Ideas”

  1. I liked your idea to use a concrete sealer when waterproofing my home. It’s really interesting that it’s made to molecularity change concrete to make it less porous. I thought that it works as just a coating that prevents liquids from breaking through to the concrete. Having the concrete in my basement sealed seems like a great way to keep it dry, so I’ll try using it in case there’s a flood. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Thank you Deanna. Please keep in mind that not all concrete sealers perform as stated in the video so checking with the manufacturer is recommended. Also, using a concrete sealer and basement waterproofing paint or epoxy together should add another layer of protection. Do you have a cinder block waterproofing epoxy or paint you like to use in your business?

  3. Thank you for all of the insight about basement waterproofing! I didn’t know that there were so many DIY options out there, however, you talk about how it’s easy to get concrete sealer or other products to do the job. Despite this, though, I would think that it might be in every homeowner’s best interest to get this job done professionally. You don’t want to risk your basement flooding again or even at all, so calling in a professional to do this waterproofing for you can save you a lot of time and stress in the long run! What do you think? Thanks for the help.

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