We’re not a one-size-fits all type of waterproofing company
At Raise Rite, we don’t sell a “one size fits all” solution. When you have a wet basement or crawl space problem, we work with you to fully assess the cause, present you the options, and give you a solution that is reliable and cost effective. Don’t be caught with a wet basement; get dry and stay dry by implementing a waterproofing strategy to suit your needs.
Basement Waterproofing Systems
Traditional water drainage systems used for waterproofing basements leave a lot of room for error and inefficiency. The Hydraway Drainage System by Raise Rite takes a different approach to solving your water problems.
Features & benefits of our waterproofing solution:
- guaranteed to NEVER CLOG
- handles 70% more water than other waterproofing systems
- moves 4 gallons of water in 7 seconds
Do you have a damp, leaky or wet basement or crawlspace?
Would you like an expert opinion on how to solve your problem?
How the Raise Rite basement waterproofing system works
Our basement water proofing system is a complete replacement for traditional rock and pipe “drain-tile” solutions. It works by capturing water before it event enters your basement, which relieves the hydrostatic pressure that causes walls to crack and water to seep in.
Waterproof system installation process
The first step of the process involves removing a small section of your basement floor around the affected area. This is where we will install our advanced waterproofing system.
Once the floor is removed, we install the water proofing system in the area of removed floor. The Raise Rite waterproofing solution captures water at your foundations weakest point—where the footing, wall, and floor all meet—and captures up to 70% more water than the conventional rock and pipe “drain-tile”, and is guaranteed to never clog.
After the waterproofing system is installed, we then drill small “weep holes” beneath the floor slab to release hydrostatic pressure (for block walls only). Hydrostatic pressure is often a large reason for wall and floor cracks, and will forcibly push water through any cracks that are present. Relieving this hydrostatic pressure will result in better drainage of water through your waterproofing system.
Once the waterproofing system is installed and the weep holes are drilled (for block walls only), we then re-pour your concrete floor to its original thickness, ensuring it structural integrity is reinstated.
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Exterior Moisture Barriers
Exterior moisture barriers are used to prevent moisture and water from entering your home. Made from a polyurethane foam coating, our exterior moisture barriers are the perfect solution for preventing moisture damage and lessening your changes of water backup and flooding.
Features & benefits of our exterior moisture barriers:
- one continuous coating to prevent water from penetrating your foundation
- protects your home from water seepage from the outside-in
- improves your outside drainage system
- can potentially increase value of your home
Interested in learning more about how an exterior moisture barrier can keep you dry?
Exterior Moisture Barrier installation process
Our exterior moisture barrier is actually an alternative to our interior waterproofing options, depending on the severity of your issues. As an external waterproofing method, the exterior moisture barrier manages water removal from the outside of your foundation, allowing the interior of your basement to remain untouched.
1. Prepare the Area
The first step of the process involves removing any material that is in the troubled area. This may include landscaping, porches, sidewalks, or decks. Removing these items allows our waterproofing experts to work in a obstacle-free environment.
In order to repair the troubled area and install our exterior waterproofing system, a thin layer of ground needs to be removed by your foundation. We start digging to the footing of your basement which allows us to install the exterior moisture barrier waterproofing system.
3. Polyurethane Foam Coating
After your foundation is exposed, we spray a polyurethane foam on the exterior walls of your basement. The polyurethane foam coating is a solid barrier that coats your walls to prevent water from penetrating them.
4. Inspecting your drainage system
If you have an interior drainage system in the troubled area which requires repair, we generally recommend replacing it with a more effective, efficient interior waterproofing system. As water travels through the ground around your basement, the new drainage system will safely direct the water around your basement to an exterior location. Our interior drainage systems is guaranteed to never clog.
Once the exterior waterproofing system is finished being install, the excavated area will be filled. The material that has been removed at the beginning of the waterproofing process is placed back in the opening by your foundation. With our waterproofing system, you will have the peace of mind that your basement will stay comfortable, safe, and dry.
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Vapor barriers are an integral part of your crawl space and basement moisture control strategy. A vapor barrier is a material that reduces the amount of water vapor that is allowed to pass through your walls. This is helpful in preventing harmful water moisture from reaching other areas of your home or building. Moisture vapor barriers also help improve overall air quality, protecting you from allergens, respirator ailments, mold, mildew, and sanitation concerns.
Features and benefits of vapor barriers:
- clean, recyclable and safer for the environment
- lightweight, economical and cost-friendly
- non-toxic, non-corrosive and stain-resistant
- HDPE (high density polythylene) overlays are extremely durable and are resistant to moisture, fungus, odor, and chemicals
- meets Class C/3 fire-rated requirements for all building codes
Learn more about how a vapor barrier can help reduce basement
moisture and improve your air quality.
A seemingly simple item, sump pumps can make all the difference between a flooded basement or crawl space and a dry one. If your basement or crawl space is prone to flooding, sump pump installation can help keep the water out and avoid unnecessary, and sometimes expensive, cleanups.
Features & benefits of a RaiseRite installed sump pump:
- Volume: our sump pumps operate automatically pumping over 70% higher volume of liquids than other methods
- Quality: made from high-quality, non-corrosive materials, our sump pumps are built to last
- Long Battery Life: with a high quality, well protected charger packaged in a battery package cased as a single unit, you can also upgrade to add a second charger for longer run times on long rainy days
- Intelligent: built-in water alarm notifying you that there is water in the pump and the sump pump is operating
- Effortless: installing a sump pump is quick and relatively easy—we’re experts of wet basement management
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Sump pump installation process
A high quality sump pump will help you effectively remove water from your crawlspace or basement, even before it has the chance to enter your foundation walls. The process of installation is generally quick and painless, and follows these general steps:
1. Placing the sump pump container
The sump pump container is used to collect water and other spilled liquids, it should be located near where the water enters your basement or crawlspace. To install the sump pump container, we must remove part of your basement floor, calculate the correct depth and width to place the sump pump container, and insert the container into the designated area, allowing water to efficiently flow out of, and away from, your basement.
2. Installing the drainage system
While a sump pump does a great job of removing water that’s entered your basement or crawlspace, a sump pump alone does not stop it from entering to begin with. For this reason, we also install our top-of-the-line (yet cost effective) waterproofing drainage system in the leaky area, which captures water before it even enters your basement or crawl space, and directs it into the sump pump to be pumped out and away from your home, keeping you completely dry.
3. Installing the sump pump
Once the sump pump container and advanced waterproofing systems are in place, we then install the sump pump itself. The sump pump is what actually pumps the water that is directed to it, into the the sump pump container, pumping it out and away from your home. Equipped with an airtight lid, loose debris will not be able to enter and clog the pump.
4. Restoring your concrete floor
Once we are done installing the sump pump container, drainage system and sump pump, we re-pour the sections of your concrete floor that were removed, restoring them to the appropriate thickness. Our teams are experts at what they do, and pay close attention to detail, ensuring that no mess is left behind.
Do you have water problems in your basement and want to
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A quality, high-functioning dehumidifier clears more than just the moisture in the air. When you have a damp basement or crawl space, a high quality dehumidifier will draw out moisture that becomes saturated in doors, walls, floors and windows, leaving your rooms dry and comfortable. For those who are concerned about allergies and air quality, dehumidifiers don’t just remove moisture from your rooms, they also remove allergy-causing toxins, gases and pollutants, giving you fresh, clean air for you and your family to enjoy.
Features & benefits of a RaiseRite dehumidifier:
- Maintenance-Free: our dehumidifiers are tried and tested to be maintenance free
- Continuous Control: automatic monitoring allows active management of the reduction of moisture, allergens and more
If your home has excessive moisture in the air,
you should consider installing a dehumidifier.