Exterior waterproofing is the first and the foremost defence against water and consists of gutters and downspouts that collect water and lead it away from your residence. This is why it is very important to always keep your gutters clean. Another important aspect of exterior waterproofing consists of a waterproof membrane, which is installed around the foundation of your home to lock the moisture in such a way that the concrete doesn’t absorb, crack, or allow leaks. After this comes the exterior drainage system. This system can call for some work, as it requires excavation along the foundation of the home.
Drain tiles are installed on the trench around the home, enclosed by gravel and then the entire system is concealed with soil. The drain tiles will now carry water away from the foundation before it has a chance to cause seepage or enter the basement. Although this method does involve the excavation process, it can be well worth it. Exterior waterproofing efficiently seals water from getting close to the foundation of your home. When your foundation remains dry, it doesn’t get weak or damaged and won’t crack and allow water leaks inside your basement or your home.