This post is the fourth chapter of the Homeowners Advice collection on Base Repair. The first three papers included material on structural rehabilitation, site review, plans for foundation rehabilitation, avoiding harm to the structure and leakage from the basement. Part one of this paper addressed the value of groundwater conservation, not only as key to a holistic foundation maintenance program, but as a constructive solution to avoiding harm to the foundation and flooding to the basement. Groundwater Management Section 2 addresses passive groundwater protection techniques and maintenance methods to restore or remove the foundation’s excess hydrostatic strain.Do you want to learn more? Visit Kansas City Foundation Repair.
The simplest solution to fixing water absorption, moisture issues and in certain situations, eliminating the need for foundation repair is to eliminate or monitor the cause of the issue in addition to the foundation repair. As mentioned in my last post, lack of proper drainage causes water to pool around your basement and results in hydrostatic pressure on the walls. Hydrostatic pressure can cause harm to the floor, causing the floor walls to crumble, turn inward, collapse vertically and allow water to penetrate into your home basement or crawl room. Common instances of seepage issues in the basement include mortar holes, holes in the concrete surface, gaps in the tie rods and pipe penetrations.
A significant amount of issues with foundation repair and basement waterproofing may be managed by careful treatment of rainwater and surface runoff to channel the water away from the foundations. Especially when foundation crack repair, underfloor drainage systems, and steel pier underpinning are needed, it is important to extract or regulate water at source.
For relieving groundwater strain, the most common approaches involve redirecting surface water away from the foundation. There are various approaches to be used for groundwater management, depending on the current requirements of the region. Throughout this article the groundwater protection programs mentioned rely mainly on the preservation of current irrigation schemes.