Vanguard can assist with all your waterproofing needs!
A crack on a foundation wall can be a very intimidating picture to a new homeowner. These cracks can form over time allowing water to penetrate during heavy rain periods. The water intrusion can cause mold over time if left unattended. A crack injection is a simple and fast solution to this problem. Crack injections can be applied when the crack is dry and free of moisture for better results. We inject a liquid urethane solution into a wall leak that fills and expands to prevent future leaks.
Many homes in Atlanta are built on a crawl space. These unfinished areas can be open spots for pests and water to intrude into your home causing damage to your property and build mold that cannot be seen until it is too late. Encapsulating a crawl space will cover your grounds, walls and columns with a vapor barrier that will protect your home against moisture build up. Vanguard is one of the very few contractors that uses a dimpled waterproofing matting that serves as extra protection when waterproofing a crawlspace. This material helps reduce the chance of debris puncturing through the vapor barrier.
Extending a downspout far from your home’s foundation can be the answer to water finding its way into your home. Call a Vanguard technician to inspect your home's downspouts and provide you with their expert advice. Our systems can be put in place in a matter of hours and have very little impact on your personal space. We always bury our pipes under the grade level, so you can mow your lawn without worry of damaging the pipe. A pop-up valve is used to allow the water to flow freely at the end point of the line.
At Vanguard Waterproofing, we use the Zoeller M53 pump that comes with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty. It is designed with a cast iron switch case, motor and pump housing and offers reliable, trouble-free operation. The motor is thermally protected to prevent overheating. We install our pumps in a 18”x20” perforated basin, and we also offer trip alarms that will sound off if the pump fails. This can be the difference between a flooded basement or avoiding water damage to property.
Vapor barriers are used to prevent any moisture from damaging your property. We use 6, 12 and 20 mil vapor barriers depending on the amount of moisture seeping in through walls or grounds. At Vanguard, we use 20 mil drainage matting when waterproofing a crawl space based on the amount of dampness in the area.
Coming home to a flooded basement can be a real nightmare for any homeowner. The clean up alone can be frustrating, not to mention the loss of valuable personal property. Vanguard understands the importance of properly waterproofing a basement so that it never experiences water intrusion again. We provide clients our expert advice and draft an effective plan of action to resolve water problems.