Basement Drain Repair in Lincoln
Basement drain repair is needed to keep your basement and home free of water and
damage to your home. The major cause of foundation problems is water. The solution could be as simple as cleaning out gutters or extending downspouts. However, a professional may need to be called for more serious problems. These can include damaged or improperly installed exterior drains, plumbing leaks, and wall cracks. Jerry’s Waterproofing can offer several solutions for your basement drain repair problems.
Our professionals will find the source of the problem and give you the best solution to get your repair fixed. The most effective way to control water drainage is to install an exterior drainage system. With the proper drainage, you can protect your home and foundation from water. When a home is built, many homes do not have a properly installed perimeter drain. Usually, a corrugated pipe is used as a perimeter drain because the excavation is not graded for proper drainage. It runs along the peaks and valleys at the bottom of the excavation. When they are done, they cover the pipe with plumber rock. This rock is too small and is not enough to properly cover the drainage system.
Exterior waterproofing is needed to stop water from collecting around the foundation where it will cause foundation problems. Moisture is transferred from the outside to the basement interior. Jerry’s Waterproofing uses products for exterior drainage systems made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in basement waterproofing and foundation repair products made in the industry. Concrete is a porous material that allows water to penetrate. The products used for exterior waterproofing include:
- Waterproofing membrane
- Dimple drainage board
- 4″ perforated drain pipe
- 4″ drain pipe fittings
- ECP sump basin
- Combination primary/back-up sump pump
- Sump pump discharge freeze guard
This system will prevent water from pooling around your foundation and keep your home safe from water damage.
The professionals at Jerry’s Waterproofing installs the most effective of interior drainage systems using a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing. This requires removing and replacing concrete around the slab of the basement. By placing this drainage pipe beneath the slab, it drains the water to a lower level. This drainage pipe connects to a sump pump system.
Basement Waterproofing for Lincoln
Sump pumps are installed to remove water that has collected in the sump basin. Jerry’s Waterproofing uses only the highest efficiency pumps made and designed for reliability in protecting your home. High water tables in the Lincoln area cause water to seep through under your basement or slab. As groundwater levels rise, it is diverted into a sump pit through a drainage pipe. Once the water reached a preset level in the pit, the sump pump turns on and dispels the water outside and away from the foundation. A battery backup sump pump system is recommended because if the electricity goes out, your basement will still be protected.
Jerry’s Waterproofing has serviced the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa areas since 1976. Our professionals will give you the best solution to your basement drain repair needs. No matter how big or small your waterproofing needs are, we can handle the job. Contact us for a free estimate today. We will be glad to answer any questions you have. We are your basement drain repair experts.