What is the best way to keep your home dry and safe? Not taking water out of it via an internal foundation drain and sump pump, (although these are certainly effective and many times necessary), but to prevent water from getting into the house in the first place! The best sump pump is one that rarely, if ever, has to run after all!!
There are as many waterproofing solutions as there are potential problem causers and Phoenix is experienced in all of the techniques, as well as knowledgeable about fads and old wife's tales that might sound interesting but don't have any practical value in keeping your home safe and dry.
Sometimes the solution can be as simple as making sure the dirt slopes away from the house, (we call these berms), and sometimes it can be as complex as digging out the whole foundation of the home. Phoenix can identify the problem AND the appropriate solution to your individual circumstance. In most cases it's pretty simple to discern where the water is coming from. Often there's a slope near the house, a low spot in the yard that causes pooling, or excess draining next to the foundation that is the source of the problem. On other pages of this site you can find information on French Drains, Dry Wells, Floor Drains and other types of typical solutions to wet yard problems.
In homes where significant deterioration has occurred due to water intrusion we can perform services including wall sealing and parging, foundation repairs, underpinning, tuck pointing and installation of carbon fiber and steel strapping to shore up failing basement walls. Basement water proofing and drainage systems are one of our specialties.
This is an example of a foundation repair job Phoenix Home Services performed in McLean, VA. When these services are necessary Phoenix Home Services is there to do the job but call us now so we can work with you on a drainage system to avoid costly repairs like this one!
In this example of an foundation and interior wall repair the Phoenix Home Services team engineered a system to repair a failing basement wall. We performed an installation of four-inch steel I-beams embedded into the footer and tied into the floor joist to shore up basement wall. For more examples and images of our foundation work please click here!
For more information please fill out the estimate request form on this page and one of our trained consultants will be happy to meet with you and answer all of your questions.