We believe it is best to stop the water on the outside of the home. If your exterior control measures have not be sufficient to keep the water out (visit our DIY recommendations page), then a custom designed Interior Drain Solution is what will solve the problem for the duration of your home. We take a Solutions, not ‘systems’, approach. Who wants to see their Waterproofer more than once?
Interior Drain Solution:
- Determine what NEEDS to be done to control and solve the water leak issue:
- If a section of the crawl space is dry and there is no evidence of historical water problems, then there is no need to perform any drain work in that area.
- Installation procedure:
- Remove all dirt debris from on top of and next to the footing. Disperse dirt in the crawl
- A double filtered, large capacity French Drain will be dug and installed along the interior perimeter on the side of the footing, trenched on a slope, that carries the water to a sump pump (or in some cases a gravity daylight outside by going under the foundation).
If attempts to control water outside have not been effective enough, then an Interior Drain Solution is required. We have witnessed countless times where ground water has entered the dug out portion through bank of dirt/wall well below the crawl space foundation wall around the perimeter of the home. This means that a dig up and re-waterproof of the exterior crawl space walls would not be effective in stopping this water because it is already below the bottom of the crawl space foundation wall when it enters the home. Essentially, it’s too low for the new waterproofing and foundation drain to capture it.