|Project by Manitario||posted 09-10-2010 04:28 AM||1996 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
After much debate, I decided on getting a commercial company to do the waterproofing for the basement. I researched a lot of the different coatings and membranes that I could apply to the inner walls and realized that for the amount of work that it would be, and my complete lack of experience, it would be better off paying someone to do it right. The company cut a channel along the foundation wall and put in a track that drained to a new, deeper sump pit; as well put a plastic-like covering on the basement walls that in theory would funnel any seepage into the new channel.
I also considered the option of having the waterproofing done the traditional way; from the outside, but due to a large deck and front/back porch this would not have been easily feasible.
As for the water-proofness; so far so good; no leaks through a winter and some heavy rainfalls. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.