One of the more perplexing issues that homeowners face with their wet basement is the challenge of stopping water from rising up through their basement floor.
Fortunately, basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired as part of a proper perimeter drainage system.
If you'd like a free quote for repairing basement floor cracks, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We serve in Arlington, Washington D.C., Alexandria and throughout the surrounding areas.
When it's necessary to fix a leaking basement floor crack, we at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair usually suggest installing a lateral line drainage system to collect water from the crack and redirect it to your sump pump system. When installing this kind of floor drainage system, we follow these three steps:
Water can also rise directly through the porous concrete of your floor slab.
Carpet or wood installed on the concrete will trap this moisture underneath, resulting in mold and rot. Be sure to seal your basement floor before installing carpet or organic materials.
In most cases, a lateral drain will not be recommended for waterproofing your basement cracks in the floor. Most water that collects under the floor will be taken care of by the sump pump or perimeter drainage system before the water can push up through the floor cracks.
In the case of serious flooding through cracks, however, creating a lateral line to your drainage system is an easy, cost-effective way to help keep your basement dry.
We waterproof basements in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, including Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Gaithersburg, Ashburn, Bethesda, Sterling, Fairfax, Gainesville, Silver Spring and many areas nearby.
To learn more about what we can do to waterproof your basement, call or e-mail us today for a no-obligation, free basement waterproofing quote!