Basement Waterproofing Valhalla, NY
Vulcan Basement Waterproofing In Valhalla, NY
Our all natural stone flooring is the best solution for issues associated with dampness, water, or mold and mildew. Unlike other flooring such as carpet and tiles, our flooring is designed to “breathe” letting moisture from the porous concrete evaporate and thereby eliminating the ability of mold growth. With a new Stone floor you’ll never again have to replace damaged carpet, tiles or wood flooring in your home after spills, flooding, mold and mildew or any other similar occurrence.
Four Common Uses of French Drains
In waterproofing your home and/or property, four common uses of French drains are the following:
- shallow curtain drains to divert surface water
- French drains built into a retaining wall to eliminate pressure build-up on the wall
- deep French drains to keep water out of the basement
- an interior French drain to stop water where it enters the home
A shallow curtain drain can be used to eliminate problem areas on your property where water build-up can occur, such as a low spot on the lawn or a continually washed out landscaped bed. It can also be used to divert water around your house. This fairly shallow drain extends horizontally across your property, uphill of the area you want to dry out and redirects the water to either side. Any retaining wall that is built into a hillside should incorporate a French drain so that the wall footings don’t give out from the water pressure that can easily build up behind the wall on the downslope.
Deep French drains run around the perimeter of the house at the footing level. Though this is easy to install during house construction, it is much more problematic and costly to install later. Sometimes on a flat property, collected water may need to be piped to a basin at a low point in the basement where a sump pump can remove it from the home. For information on capabilities and quality of sump pumps, consult a waterproofing professional.