Hydrostatic pressure is the force exerted by water against the soil surrounding your foundation. As it rains, water is absorbed into the soil and it exerts pressure against the foundation walls. The higher the amount of rainfall, the more likely it is to force water into your home.
IMPROPER GRADING & DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
Improper grading and poor drainage systems are two of the leading causes for the installation of basement waterproofing systems. The grade of the earth surrounding your home should always slope away, thus directing water away from the foundation of your home.
DAMAGED OR IMPROPERLY INSTALLED DOWNSPOUTS
Improperly maintained or installed downspouts can dump hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water directly against your foundation. Small leaks can easily become large ones! It is recommended that downspouts be extended an appropriate distance away from your home.
IMPROPERLY MAINTENED OR DAMAGED GUTTERS
Leaking or improperly maintained gutters can also result in significant volumes of water being delivered directly against your foundation. Homes and crawlspaces often fall victim to additional water intrusion due to this reason. We recommend that you clean your gutters every three months.
what our clients say
“Two months ago, D.O.N.E. ATL installed one of their crawlspace systems in my house! They were right! My gas and electric bills went down almost 30%. The best part is now I can store all of my wife’s Christmas villages down there without worrying about them getting moldy! Thanks, Guys!”
Woodstock, GA 30188
“Thank you for sending Rob and Tony out at 4 am! They were so polite and went straight to work cleaning the water up! They made a stressful time a little easier”
Dunwoody, GA 30338
“I want to thank Todd for being so thorough with us in explaining the waterproofing system. True to his word, he had his men to my home 3 days later installing the system! He even sent me a handwritten Thank You card! Great Customer Service”
Decatur, GA 30034
“I recently purchased a home in Kennesaw and my agent recommended hiring your company. I still got 3 other quotes and was pleasantly surprised to find your company to be the only one that didn’t try to nickel and dime me or use scare tactics. Your Foreman is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. He gave me daily updates on the status and made the experience a pleasant one”
“I was referred to D.O.N.E. ATL by my plumber when my water heater in my attic ruptured a couple of weeks ago. They arrived in less than an hour and walked me through the scary experience of filing an insurance claim. They got right to work and even met my adjuster yesterday because I was a little uneasy about dealing with my insurance company. You guys have Great Customer Service! Thank You!”