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Foundations Positive/Negative Waterproofing

What is Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure impervious to water.

Positive waterproofing

Exterior foundation waterproofing involves digging down to the foundation footer. From there, installment or replacement of drainage pipes can occur. This is commonly known as a French drain system. Sometimes a waterproof membrane is applied to the outside of the foundation wall to prevent water infiltration.

American Heritage Environmental uses the best waterproofing coatings and systems to seal and secure your foundations (raised and below grade foundations). This prevents deterioration and/or water intrusion from entering your foundations. If left unattended and/or un-repaired, this can cause water damage to your structure. As a result, it may cause mold and fungi growth which can lead to health and safety issues to humans.

Negative waterproofing

Negative-side waterproofing is the application of a coating material to the interior or the ‘dry’ side of a foundation or wall. Its primary function is to create a barrier coat, so it stops water from leaking through the wall. 

While negative-side waterproofing is not the usual first choice in new construction of foundations, it clearly has its place. It is often selected as the last resort when other options (positive and blind sides) are impractical. Often, negative-side waterproofing is better than re-excavating the entire structure when the original materials fail and water is actively leaking.

When positive-side and blindside waterproofing are applied, water under hydrostatic pressure would not permeate the foundation. As a result, the building is expected to remain dry for life. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and consequently, the solution either involves excavating the foundation or retrofitting the insides of the wall. 

Negative-side waterproofing is the application of a coating material to the interior or the ‘dry’ side of a foundation or wall. Firstly, It’s primary function is to create a barrier coat to stop water from leaking through the wall and keeping the space dry. In addition,  it can also help offer a secondary function of providing a decorative surface that offers a value above and beyond a coat of paint. As a result, it makes the foundation space more attractive and livable, while serving to keep water out.


Deck Waterproofing & Repair

Why waterproof your deck?

The most significant benefit for waterproofing your deck is that this process will, first and foremost, extend the life of your deck. Whether your deck is made from stamped concrete or magnesite, our waterproofing systems will ensure you can enjoy your deck for years to come without having to deal with expensive repairs and repair hassles.

For example, other benefits include:

  • Reducing maintenance costs and cleanup – The waterproof factor keeps things cleaner and easily maintained.
  • An increase in property value – If the time comes to sell, the durability of a waterproofed deck is a good selling point.

Don’t wait to waterproof your deck or patio, contact us today!

Protect your deck from damage

Our specialists use premium coating materials for your deck. We are committed to delivering complete customer satisfaction in both quality and appeal. Whether you require a new deck construction or  a deck remodel, you can be confident that our work will be a seamless addition to your property’s design.

Superior deck building and protection

If your deck is showing signs of wear and tear, for example, cracking, stains, and mold, you need should consider repairing it sooner than later! Most importantly, deck repairs and waterproofing is recommended to restore your deck to it’s former beauty. We have over 30 years of experience, you can trust our team to get the job done right!