Interior vs. Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Waterproofing

When it comes to basement waterproofing, there are two main methods: interior and exterior basement waterproofing, also known as negative- and positive-side waterproofing, respectively. Interior basement waterproofing is far more common than exterior and can be done utilizing various products and systems.

Exterior basement waterproofing is best done while the home is still under construction as this method requires extensive excavation. With this method, the contractor will dig around the entire perimeter of the home – typically about six to eight feet down – in order to install a waterproof coating or membrane around the exterior foundation walls. If the home is already built and lived in, this method will disrupt the landscaping, driveways, decks, and patios. Moreover, due to the amount of time and effort this takes, this method is typically very costly.

BDry® is an interior basement and crawlspace waterproofing company that provides a system that works. The BDry® Basement Waterproofing System is an effective system that is installed in the interior of your home, limiting the amount of disruption in your home. This system is also tailored to your individual groundwater intrusion issue. Not all basements are the same and not all problems are the same either, which is precisely why we never use a cookie-cutter method. Additionally, our system is backed by one of the best and comprehensive warranties in the business, giving you peace of mind that your investment is protected.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between interior and exterior basement waterproofing, as well as learn more about how the BDry® Basement Waterproofing System can rectify your groundwater intrusion problems, contact us today.