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Basement Waterproofing Laurel Hollow, NY

Vulcan Basement Waterproofing In Laurel Hollow, NY
It’s the water you can not see that could ruin your structure! Pitch or tar made use of to water-proof exterior walls at the time of initial construction usually degrade in as low as 3 to 5 years leaving the walls unprotected versus the significant hydrostatic pressure of a high water table, underground streams or veins.

An extra of water around footings may undermine them creating damaging settlement of the structure.

Concrete is made largely of sand. Visualize what will occur to a block of sand in a swimming pool of water. The erosion of concrete occurs the same way, gradually with the foundation gradually softening, after that damaging till it gives way, bringing water into the cellar or even worse. This erosion could happen in block structures also faster since they are generally hollow to begin with.

When water has made it to the within the basement with the wall surfaces and/or flooring, it could only worsen. So, as you could see, the water you see in the basement is only a ” Sign”– not the issue.

Sooner or later, most of home owners will certainly need to do some kind of cellar waterproofing if they have any sub-soil area in their house.

French Drain Systems

An additional generally known technique is diverting surface area water away from the structure by the creation of a French drain. It involves the laying of pipe and makes use of gravity to drain water from a high point to a low point some range away.

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This was the second visit by Vulcan – the service technicians were very professional and did an amazing job – reviewed the project with me and explained what they were going to do and why they needed to do it – then they started right in and did the work. I would highly recommend this crew to anyone looking to get a water issue resolved in their basement.

Steven B.

Great service, very knowledgable staff and hard working crew! Install went well: 160 linear feet of underdrain pipe and crushed stone with 2 sump pits (one pit with 1 pump and the other upper pit with 2 pumps). Pumps run fine when needed. We now have a dry finished basement with peace of mind. Thanks Vulcan, great job!

Christopher H.

Our basement flooded several times and had water level of up to 4 feet in one corner of the house. Vulcan assessed the situation and added french drains and new sump pump. They were very professional and not too costly. We haven’t had any issues since, this was in early 2000s.

Tom F.