Draining is a must-have feature in any structure to keep it dry and free from surplus water. There are many types of drainage systems out there that can aid to waterproof your building according to your needs. This because different system will help to rectify different issues. Water damage can be harmful to the structural stability of your building and may result in adverse health effects if left uncorrected. Different waterproofing and draining techniques can be offered to prevent water damages. Not only does water in structures case instability but promote the growth of harmful microorganism like molds. The existence of molds around where people stay will cause breathing issues and fungal infections in the long run. One of the most sought-after methods of drainage is the French drain system which can be effective most of the times when connected inside or outside a construction. Interior French drain systems are relatively affordable than the exterior, however, they are unable to keep off water from basements. On the other hand, exterior French drain systems may be a little more expensive but will able to keep water from entering a building including the basement.
On the other hand waterproofing methods like sump pumps are able to prevent flooding in a building and is able to thrust the excess water out of the building keep it dry. They can be used well with the French drain system to efficiently keep the surface dry and water-free. Before construction begins, it would be wise that every foundation waterproofed. One can use polyethylene foundation membranes or spraying of waterproofing materials on the foundation.
Excess water if not drained be hazardous to the stability of a construction as well as the environs. If the situation is not rectified, molds will start to grow which is dangerous to the health of those using the building in future.
Moreover, excess water poses a danger to the structural function of the building. If the concrete is exposed to overflows for a long time, it will eventually begin to weaken and disintegrate. Invasion of pests are encouraged by the rot that goes no due to the water, the pest will cause more destruction and health problems. The advantage of using the systems of draining and waterproofing is that further destruction by overflows is prevented. The systems prevent basements which are as important as any other room in a building from taking in water that will damage property stored.
Waterproofing helps in avoiding allergens, making atmosphere is more bearable and at the right temperature.
Structural repairs are often very costly and decrease the value of a property, waterproofing and drainage can prevent you from incurring the cost of repairing.