Foundation Waterproofing

Prevent Water Penetration

When a commercial or residential structure is built, a waterproof coating should be applied to the foundation. That waterproof membrane is designed to keep out moisture and prevent condensation caused by dampness from the soil below ground. It’s especially critical in environments with a high water table.

Foundations are made of poured concrete, which often has imperfections. Concrete by itself is not designed to be a waterproof material. Without a waterproofing membrane, gaps and cracks can allow water vapor and moisture to seep into basements and below-ground spaces.

Avoid Costly Damage

Water infiltration through the foundation of a commercial or residential building can breed mold and cause foul odors. Persistent dampness will also cause the concrete to deteriorate. If you notice moisture in interior spaces, you’ll want to act quickly to minimize the damage.

Dry Building Solutions can help. We can do foundation waterproofing during the construction process or after an existing building shows signs of water intrusion. In both cases, we believe the best plan is to keep water drained away from concrete foundations. We take a multi-step approach toward ensuring a long-term, durable waterproof seal:

  • Grade surfaces to slope away from the building
  • Install a drainage mat that reduces hydrostatic pressure and draws water down and away
  • Repair cracks bigger than ¼” with injection grout
  • Apply a waterproof membrane to protect the concrete foundation
  • Install footing drains to move water away
  • Install an interior French drain system (if necessary)

Based on the condition of your foundation and the potential hydrostatic pressure and environmental factors, we will recommend a material for the waterproofing membrane. We use products such as sheet waterproofing membranes, drainboards and dimpled membranes, and protective waterproof coatings.

Why Choose Dry Building Solutions

Dry Building Solutions is an industry leader in commercial and residential waterproofing. We use only the highest quality products. And our waterproofing team has been trained by the manufacturers in how to use their products to ensure they provide optimum performance and are covered by full warranties.

Dry Building Solutions was founded and is operated by Charles Farrell, a second-generation waterproofer with over 50 years of experience. He’s a native New Yorker with unrivaled expertise in effective waterproofing.

Clients choose Dry Building Solutions for our:

  • Years of experience restoring, repairing and waterproofing building foundations
  • Capacity to work on large commercial structures (schools, hotels, parking garages, plaza decks, hospitals, etc.)
  • Proven track record for solving water-intrusion issues
  • Expertise in waterproofing new and old structures

If your commercial property is experiencing water intrusion issues, let Dry Building Solutions inspect your foundation, pinpoint any water penetration issues and recommend the best course of action based on our many years of first-hand experience. We’re licensed, OSHA-certified for compliance with all safety regulations, and fully insured.

Get a Free Estimate

Don’t let water intrusion cause interior damage in your commercial building or exterior damage to your foundation. Contact us at Dry Building Solutions for waterproofing installation and maintenance.

We serve commercial and residential properties throughout metro New York (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester County, etc.). We’ll come to your location and provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your project.