Waterproofing is a protective membrane applied to the exterior side of a foundation wall. This membrane stops water from getting through the walls and into the basement interior. Spray application provides a seamless barrier that turns the interior into a dry basement. Without foundation waterproofing, water can seep through a foundation wall or through a crack in the foundation.
Applied Technologies manufactures a premium polymer-modified asphalt foundation waterproofing product for any budget. Homeowners can rest assured that when their new home's foundation is coated with Applied Technologies' waterproofing, they will have a dry basement to convert to any use they desire.
Our products offer warranties ranging from 10-35 years on new residential construction when applied by our Select Waterproofing Contractors.
Applied Technologies manufactures a high performance foundation waterproofing material for any budget. When installed by a Select Waterproofing Contractor these products offer the highest levels of warranties in the industry.
According to the testing and approval criteria of the ICC-ES for foundation waterproofing, it must do three things:
- Span a crack in a foundation
- Withstand water under hydrostatic pressure
- Stop water vapor from entering a basement
All of Applied Technologies' waterproofing membranes meet these criteria.
Making a basement dry doesn’t just start with foundation waterproofing. There are other systems and features that need to be included as a building is being built to be sure the basement stays dry.
1. Foundation Drainage System
All waterproofing products need to have a functioning ground water drainage system in place. This is simply a perforated pipe that goes around the bottom of a foundation and either drains water to daylight, or if that is not possible, then collects the water in a sump pit. From there a sump pump removes the water from the foundation area.
The purpose of a foundation drainage system is to remove ground water that accumulates around a foundation and under the basement floor. Foundations that lack or have an improperly working foundation drainage system can have water actually enter the basement at the joint where the floor meets the foundation wall.
2. Soil Grading
In addition, the grade of the soil around the building should slope away from it. Grade that slopes towards the building can cause a pooling effect that can get above the area treated with waterproofing. When this happens, the water can enter any cracks in the foundation and enter the basement.