When a home owner in Nassua County thinks of “basement waterproofing” it typically involves various techniques and materials to prevent water from entering one’s basement. to to prevent basement leaks. Waterproofing a basement usually requires the application of sealant materials, installing sump pumps and drain, and much more.

Basement Waterproofing Can be Costly

The surest way to prevent water penetrating the basement of your Long Island home is to apply a full-scale exterior waterproofing solution. Unfortunately exterior waterproofing is also the most expensive solution, costing as much as $30,000. Exterior waterproofing means you must excavate around your entire house to the full depth of the foundation walls. Next, you will need to install a waterproof coating or membrane. The coating is then topped by drainage panels. The panels provide a path for water to flow down to an exterior French drain. The drain is usually at bottom of your foundation. Finally, water, with or without the assistance of a sump pump, is pushed away from your foundation. The water is typically redirect to a different area of your property, or perhaps into a storm drain.

Cost Effective Alternatives to Basement Waterproofing

How can you save money on basement waterproofing? With our Polyurethane Basement Leak Repair Solution, we can stop leaks by filling underground voids. This is all done without any digging or excavating. Injection resins are long-lasting solutions can plug hole sand leaks in concrete basements, swimming pools, and many other areas which may require waterproofing.

Basement Waterproofing Specialist in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island NY

Arid Restorational Technologies, Inc. of Shoreham, NY (Suffolk County, Long Island) offer two major types of leak repair resins as a cost effective alternative to traditional basement waterproofing: hydrophilic and hydrophobic.

Hydrophilic Leak Repair Resin

Hydrophilic grouts readily mix with water. It seek outs water to get an excellent “bite” into the pores of wet concrete. This is important when trying to seal a crack in wet concrete. Hydrophilic grouts are used to stop leaks through cracks and joints in underground structures. When cracks or joints open and close with temperature changes, a tight water seal and bond is maintained. The flexibility of the hydrophilic grout provides this tight waterproof seal.

Hydrophobic Leak Repair Resin

Hydrophobic grouts are typically used to fill voids and stabilize soils. These grouts are excellent choices due to their low viscosity, high expansion rate, and ability to set up under wet conditions without diluting. Hydrophobic resins repels water. When injected into loose soil or voids, the groat expands and replaces any water present. Since rigid hydrophobic material is not affected by change in the moisture content of soil, it is practically unaffected by the water table. The groat retains its strength, size, and is impermeability under most soil conditions.