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What we do
Ray Arnold waterproofing is a full-service foundation waterproofing company that offers all available methods, including exterior and interior solutions to solve your problem. First, we determine the cause. Then, we create a plan and build a custom work order to solve your issue and give you peace of mind that you are getting a fair and honest price. Ray Arnold waterproofing offers many solutions. Our experts will look at all options with you and then determine the best plan of action to solve your issue.
Interior versus exterior waterproofing
Waterproofing the outside of your foundation is the best way to shore up your basement. Interior waterproofing can prevent water damage from getting worse, but having the repairs done on the outside fixes the weakness where it starts.
Our exterior waterproofing services consist of excavating the soil down to the footer drains to inspect and test footer drainage. We replace broken footer drains with perforated pipes. We also assess for any vertical or horizontal faults which may be allowing water to penetrate deep and enter the home. Then we typically use a vapor barrier to tar and seal the wall. Next, we cover the perforated pipe with gravel to allow groundwater to enter and flow away from the foundation.
Interior waterproofing does not stop the water from entering the home. Instead, it controls the water’s path to keep it from damaging your home. We drill weep hoes, break trenches, insert pipes, add gravel and reinstall concrete over the top to give you a seamless look. The pipe is pitched toward a crock or sump crock. Then, the water pumps out of the house through a discharge line.
Sinking footers usually cause step cracking that needs to be rebuilt or have peering to fix the issue. Peering is by far easier and more cost-effective for minor issues. However, sometimes a complete rebuild is necessary. Peering consists of driving pipe into the ground like pylons to support the failed footing with a bracket and then using hydraulic cylinders and bolts lift the sunken footer back in place to lock it in permanently.
Bowing and sheared walls are addressed with multiple resources, depending on the severity. The most common ways of fixing bowed walls and shearing is by connecting C channels and Earth plates through rods pushed 14 feet out into the yard and dug a minimum of 36 inches down using the ground to pull the wall back in place over time through a series of tightenings. Sometimes, if the wall is not bowing terribly, carbon armors can be used to support the wall so it will never get worse.
When you work with Ray Arnold Masonry, you will get the experience of professionals who have been in the businesses for many years. Our family has owned this company for over 70 years, through three generations of Arnolds.
Over that time, we have seen just about every issue and challenge masonry has to offer. So, despite how colossal you may think your issue is, you can rest assured we have seen it and conquered it.
We believe everyone deserves the best home that is free of masonry issues. So, if you need work done on your chimney or want to ensure your house is adequately waterproofed and safe from flooding, you can count on us. We are committed to providing you with top-notch quality work at a reasonable price. We will accept nothing but your complete satisfaction.