The majority of basement waterproofing performed today comes from companies selling “water control systems”. These companies claim to do all types of waterproofing, but will always steer you to their “unique method”, which is an interior water control system.
AAA Reick’s Waterproofing takes a problem-solving approach to a leaky basement or foundation issues, as opposed to a one size fits all system approach. There are many causes of basement seepage, and many distinct foundation-related problems.
By identifying the specific problem and its root cause, we provide our customers with the right solution for their property. This not only assures satisfaction but often saves money. The water control system companies are ultimately unconcerned with the cause of the problem, because the solution they will propose is the same for everyone.
Basement Waterproofing Problems Are Unique
How could every solution be the same?
Most companies in this industry claim to offer basement waterproofing, when in fact, they are selling interior water control systems. These systems are installed inside of your basement, utilizing drain tile which is often referred to as french drains and sumps pumps. They control the seepage after it has entered your basement.
Let the water in and pump it out, or keep it out altogether. This is the main difference between waterproofing and water control.
Waterproofing Is Performed On The Outside
Waterproofing corrects the problems that cause seepage.
You must start with the premise that water is not the problem. Water is a symptom of a problem. Seepage occurs through cracks or openings in the walls, or as a result of no or poor functioning drainage. If your walls show signs of water such as damp spots, mold, or white powder, interior water control systems should not be a consideration. Inside systems often will make wall problems worse. We have waterproofed hundreds of homes that have interior systems installed. These homes, for the most part, were free of seepage, which is what water control companies guarantee. As the walls begin deteriorating, cracking, or shifting, homeowners are surprised to find that structural problems and wall dampness are not covered by the guarantee.
Inside systems often make wall problems worse. We have waterproofed many Twin City Area homes that have interior systems installed. These homes were free of seepage, which is what water control companies guarantee. As the walls begin deteriorating, cracking, or shifting, homeowners are surprised to find that structural problems and wall dampness are not covered by the guarantee.
Experience the AAA Reick’s Difference
If you experience a leaky basement or have other water drainage problems, give us a call (612) 369-6626 or use our handy contact form 24-hours a day.
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