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Kentuckiana Contracting Services' complete home structural services include Basement Waterproofing, Basement Repair, Egress Window, Crawlspace Waterproofing, Crawlspace Repair, Foundation Support, Foundation Repair, Wall Support, Grading & Drainage, Concrete, and Air Quality solutions designed to fit your home improvement goals and budget. Only Kentuckiana Contracting Services offers:
- Comprehensive Waterproofing & Foundation solutions
- Certified Structural Technicians
- Free estimates
- 85 combined Years of foundation experience
- A+ BBB Rating
- Convenient payment plans
- Available ongoing maintenance
- Customer support
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Basement Foundations are naturally vulnerable to water intrusion!
For homes with basement foundations, even small cracks and leaks can lead to structural damage and moisture problems. The longer you wait to address the problems, the worse they usually become.
When it comes to moisture problems in homes with basement foundations, common areas of concern include:
- Water intrusion from spaces between the footer and poured basement floor (Cold Joint)
- Cracks in the basement floor that allow water to seep in (Erosion and Soil Settlement)
- Cracks or pressure on basement wall mortar joints that allow water to seep in (Hydrostatic Pressure)
- Windows or sweating walls that trap water and introduce moisture into the basement (Vapor Barrier)
- Bowed or tilted walls that leave the basement susceptible to water intrusion (Wall Support)
- Subsurface water, hidden underneath the foundation that can cause structural damage (Natural Springs)
- Cracks in basement walls that develop and worsen as the clay soils supporting the foundation expand and contract over time (Climate Changes)
Since water always follows the path of least resistance, it is important to address structural damage in your basement early on before more severe damage occurs.
Two great ways to waterproof your Basement
What exactly does basement waterproofing mean? At Kentuckiana Contracting Services, the answer depends on you!
Waterproofing is a general term used to describe any repair that helps prevent water from entering the basement. Depending on your home improvement goals and the severity of the problems affecting your foundation, there are two great options to consider:
A method of waterproofing your home from inside of the basement. Water is allowed to enter the basement, and then is forcibly managed away. This method often requires concrete breakout, includes sump pumps, and affords a shorter installation time.
- Includes drainage systems installed inside the basement (usually the HYDRAWAY Waterproofing System)
- Waterproofing on the inside of your home requires concrete breakout, unless you have a monolithic basement slab (rare)
- In most instances a sump pump system will be installed
- Shorter installation time compared to Exterior Waterproofing
- Full interior wall waterproofing is sometimes recommended (Kentuckiana Contracting Services' 90 mil vapor barrier)
- Interior waterproofing allows water into your basement, then manages it away
- This repair is easy to service
A method of waterproofing your home from outside of the basement. Designed to help stop water before it enters your basement. This method often requires excavation of the basement wall and includes an exterior moisture barrier. Since work is not performed inside the home, it is also a great way to waterproof a finished basement that is used regularly.
- Work performed outside, no disturbance to the interior of your basement
- A sump pump system is sometimes recommended, but may not be necessary
- Longer installation time compared to interior waterproofing
- Includes exterior wall waterproofing with moisture barrier, dimple board and drainage
Waterproofing Your Basement from the Inside the KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services Way - How it Works
Interior Waterproofing vs Exterior Waterproofing. Which method works best for me?
Both methods are highly effective. To determine which solution works best for you, a Kentuckiana Contracting Services Certified Structural Technician will analyze your basement to determine where the problems occur, consult with you about your long-term home improvement goals, then identify the best possible solution for you.
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Old, obsolete products cannot compare to today's technologically advanced basement solutions. Built on 85 Years of combined industry experience and research, the experts at Kentuckiana Contracting Services have developed an innovative approach to basement repair.
Our Basement Waterproofing products & services include:
- Hydraway- Our most powerful interior water discharge system.
- BaseGuard Water Channel - Interior Water Management for basements with monolithic slabs.
- Wall Shield - Added defense against basement wall moisture.
- Exterior Wall Waterproofing - Exterior Water Management for poured concrete and masonry block walls.
- Catch Basin or Surface Drain - Removes pooling surface water.
- Footer Drain with Gravel Fill - Discharges pooling water and alleviates hydrostatic pressure from outside the basement.
- Downspout Extensions - Helps move water out and away from the foundation.
- Sump Pump Basins & Sump Pumps - Forcibly discharge water that enters the basement.
- Gravity Discharge - Uses a slope to discharge pooling water away from the foundation.
- French Drain - Innovative & effective exterior Water Management system.
- Dry Well- Combination drain collects water below grade.
- Aprilaire Dehumidifiers - Reduces humidity inside the home.
Basement Waterproofing alone is not always enough!
Leaks and water intrusion that begin in the basement can create issues throughout your home that negatively affect indoor air quality and create structural damage. It is important to treat the source of the problem, not just patch the symptom. As experts in comprehensive Foundation Repair, our basement repair plans are not limited to just Water Management.
Our approach is uniquely crafted to address the 3 key problem areas that affect your home.
- Structural Repair
- Water Management
- Air Quality
Many of the Basement Waterproofing repair plans we offer also include aspects of Structural Repair and Exterior Water Management. Below is a picture that shows you some of the possible considerations when evaluating a wet musty basement with potential structural issues.
We did not become one of the most trusted names in Foundation Repair & Waterproofing overnight.
We have gained experience over the course of 85 years.
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Vapor Barrier -Basement Walls-
Windows or sweating walls trap water and introduce moisture into a basement.
When windows or walls in a basement trap water and introduce moisture into the space, it can cause problems such as mold growth, musty odors, and damage to building materials. One way to prevent this is by using a vapor barrier.
A vapor barrier is a material designed to prevent moisture from passing through it. It is typically installed on the warm side of the wall or ceiling, which is the side that faces the interior of the building. The vapor barrier should be installed in a way that creates an airtight seal, so that moisture cannot pass through any gaps or holes.
When it comes to windows, it is important to make sure they are properly sealed and insulated. This can be done by caulking around the window frames and using weatherstripping to seal any gaps around the window. Additionally, installing double or triple-pane windows with insulating gas between the panes can help to reduce condensation and improve energy efficiency.
If sweating walls are a problem, it may be necessary to install a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air. It is also important to make sure that any sources of moisture in the basement, such as leaking pipes or standing water, are addressed and repaired.
Overall, preventing moisture and condensation in a basement is important for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living space. A vapor barrier, along with proper insulation and ventilation, can help to prevent moisture problems and improve indoor air quality. KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services can help identify the underlying causes of the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.