In Tennessee and Kentucky, if a home has a basement or crawl space, it is not a question of if water will become a problem but instead when will it become a problem.
When a home or structure is built, the builder excavates a trench where the concrete footing will be poured. This creates what is called a clay bowl affect which is the same principle in theory of a farmer building a pond. When the dirt and soil is then backfilled against the wall it is not as compacted and tight as it once was. This intensifies the before-mentioned clay bowl /ponding effect.
The most common method used in waterproofing a basement is called interior drainage. This is done by breaking out a small trench in the concrete floor against the perimeter wall of the basement, installing a drain system to route the water to a sump pump or positive drain, then outside to a remote location away from the house or structure. The small trench that was broken out of the concrete to install the system is then repoured. The same principle is also commonly used in crawlspaces. Exterior waterproofing and drainage can also be utilized if preferred.
Contact Advanced Solutions today for a free estimate to waterproof your crawl space or basement.