Waterproofing Construction

Top 10 Waterproofing Constructions Types

Above Grade Waterproofing

Everything we do to protect our buildings from water is above ground level.
No matter where the project is, all buildings benefit from above-grade waterproofing. Systems could include hot/cold membranes. These types of waterproofing are great for PT decks, planters, courtyards, fountains, pedestrian decks, and vehicular parking garages.

Above Grade, Waterproofing is greatly important. At Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc, we cover all of your waterproofing needs. To see all of what we do, visit our services page.

Below Grade Waterproofing

Like above-grade waterproofing, below-grade waterproofing is a highly important step in your building project. If you want your structure to last, you have to keep it dry. Below grade, or basement waterproofing, keeps your building standing tall by keeping out unwanted moisture and draining away unwanted water. This type of waterproofing can be found from underlap bottom of the footing to the top of the wall at grade.

Positive Side Waterproofing

Positive side waterproofing construction means protecting your building from the exterior side of the wall. With the right waterproofing, your building will stay dry and stand tall for its lifetime. Make sure that you take the proper steps to ensure your building has proper, positive side waterproofing.

Let us show you how Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc., stays dry, we do all Positive Side projects. At Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc., we cover all of your waterproofing needs. To see all of what we do, visit our services page.

Blind Side Waterproofing

When you don’t have a conventional wall…
…or are using shoring or lagging walls you need blind side waterproofing. Generally, below-grade waterproofing is applied after the foundation walls are poured. Blindside waterproofing is applied before the shotcrete/concrete is in place. You can find blind-side waterproofing under slabs or behind shoring or lagging walls. This type of protection comes in either sheet applied or liquid applied material.

Blindside waterproofing is a great option for keeping your structure dry. At Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc., we cover all of your waterproofing needs.

Negative Side Waterproofing

Negative side waterproofing construction means protecting your building from water from the inside. A lot of times, this is the only choice for keeping your basement or underground areas dry because accessing the exterior or positive side of the wall is not feasible due to shrubbery or excavation issues. For example, this can be done with epoxy waterproofing injections, and or cementitious crystalline products.

With the right negative side waterproofing, you can be sure that your structure will last a long lifetime. Injection waterproofing fills existing cracks and crevasses. Negative side waterproofing construction is an important ingredient in your waterproofing recipe. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. does waterproofing right by protecting all sides of the project.

Rigid Insulation

Foam Board insulation selection is based on R-values.
These R-values are related to the thickness of the foam board. PSI, on the other hand, is related to density. Your required thickness and density depend on the job at hand and how much of a barrier you want. Insulation keeps buildings warm or cool by slowing down heat transfer. Unlike fiberglass, rigid insulation stops air movement. Rigid foam board insulation can be found above or below grade at concrete foundation walls or above grade cavity walls.

No matter your project, there is no doubt that rigid insulation is a must. Let Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. handle your foam board installation needs.

Air Barrier

Control air leaks, into and out of your structure.
Air barriers are membranes that are typically attached to the outside of your structure before the siding is in place. There are a few different types of air barriers including fluid-applied, self-adhered, and mechanically fastened. Air barriers are the same as weather-resistant barriers, but they do not allow water penetration, depending on the wall type. This depends on whether or not the material has a permeable or non-permeable rating.

If you want to control moisture and air leaks, you need some type of air barrier. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. has you covered.

Weather Resistant Barrier

Preventing rain from getting into the wall assembly
Weather Resistant Barrier products are usually found above grade behind siding, brick, metal panels, or block. This type of protection keeps water out while allowing the building to breathe. Not to be confused with air barrier systems, weather-resistant barriers are typically a breathable sheet applied product. This type of protection keeps your building safe by stopping mold and rot in your insulation.

Weather-resistant barriers are a key element in keeping your structure dry. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. handles all types of weather-resistant barrier installs.

Injection Waterproofing
Cost-effective. No excavation is needed.
Injection waterproofing construction is typically applied by drilling holes and filling those holes with epoxy. The waterproofing material is pressure injected into the holes, filling the cracks in the foundation and cutting off water leaks. While this is not the preferred method of sealing your foundation, it is sometimes the only choice.

All cracks have the potential to leak even if they are currently not leaking. Using injection waterproofing methods keeps your home free of moisture and mold/mildew issues. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc handles all injection waterproofing needs.

Damp Proofing
Moisture Control
Damp proofing is used when you have shallow walls and no water table issues. Most of the time, we apply damp proofing below grade. This type of protection is easily rolled on or spray applied. Damp-proofing materials are generally made of an asphalt emulsion. Other types of damp proofing materials are flexible like rubber or plastic sheets.

Damp proofing is an important part of keeping your building mold and mildew free. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. handles all of your damp proofing needs.

Fire Stopping
Fire stopping is a flame-resistant material. can be applied with spray or sealant, sleeve, and/or collar. This type of protection is applied at any wall penetration or at the head/floor of the wall. Types of openings where a fire stop is applied include structural, mechanical, and electrical. These openings are filled with a fire-resistant material that stops fire by stopping airflow.

Proper fire stopping can save your structure in the event of a fire. Call Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. today to discuss how we can help you. 917-567-2606

French Drains Waterproofing
Prevent ground and surface water from penetrating your structure.
This type of waterproofing construction is installed on the exterior perimeter of your building and is tied into the structure’s downspouts. Not to be confused with trench drains, french drains are positioned just below grade using a perforated pipe running away from the building into the drain field area. These types of drains redirect surface water and groundwater away from your structure.

French drains are always a great idea. They will help keep your building standing tall for life. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. handles all types of drainage. Check out our services page for what we do.

Trench Drains
Rapid surface water evacuation.
Not to be confused with french drains, Trench drains are primarily interior/ negative side applied, such as around a basement perimeter where water may be leaking in from a form. This type of drainage is installed by cutting a channel into the slab. Water is channeled to the desired location and then pumped out by a sump pump. This type of protection is applied whenever exterior excavation is not an option.

Trench drains are great whenever your basement or floor is prone to surface water. Captain Renovation & Contracting Inc. handles all sizes of french drains. Check out our services page.


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