"What a world of difference my basement is after Jeremy and crew repaired and waterproofed my stone foundation and concrete floor. It's been 6 months now and my basement is amazing. clean, dry, no more smells, no bugs or mice. Thank you so much!"
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The experts and technicians employed at Done Right Services ensure that our clients understand our repairing process completely. For your ease, we have provided a list of terms related to our repairing services. These terms and explanations will help you understand our procedures and methods.
Bituthene Membrane: Bituthene is a waterproofing, rubberized, and flexible membrane this is applied to exterior foundation walls. Every new construction needs this membrane. It offers long-lasting protection from water infiltration.
Black Mold: Scientifically known as Stachybotrys, this is a kind of mold that develops in dark and damp areas, including utility rooms, kitchens, basements, and attics.
Curtain Drain: These drains have perforated pipes and are filled with pebbles and gravel. Also referred to as French drains, they are used to force water away from a foundation or building.
Downspout: Also known as a waterspout or drain spout, this is a vertical pipe that carries rainwater from the roof to the ground. A suitable downspout has a discharge point at least five feet away from the foundation of a building.
Drainage System: This includes a variety of systems that are responsible to redirect water. French drains and curtain drains are included in drainage systems and protect a building from leaks. A well-designed structure has both internal and external drainage systems.
Efflorescence: A crystallized white substance composed of mineral deposits. When water flows through concrete, its minerals build up on foundation walls. Efflorescence clearly indicates water penetration in a basement.
Epoxy: A polymer coating that waterproofs or strengthens a surface. Most buildings have these coatings on the walls and floors of utility rooms, garages, and basements.
Fieldstone Foundation: These types of foundations were used to support homes and buildings prior to the 19th century. They consist of fieldstone rocks held together with mortar.
Filtration Fabric: A fabric exclusively woven from plastic. Its applications are in French/curtain drainage systems and other landscaping projects.
Foundation: This represents the structure beneath a building or home. French Drain: Also known as a curtain drainage system. It involves trenches, perforated pipes, and gravel and is used to channel water away from a building to a sump pump.
Helical Piles: An arrangement of steel shafts and screw piles. It is designed to lift sagging or unbalanced foundations in the soil. The piles or piers are forced down to the load bearing level.
Perforated Pipe: A flexible or rigid pipe utilized in a drainage system. It allows water to enter through tiny holes so that it can be redirected to a release point.
Sealing: A technique to apply a coating to concrete. This method protects concrete from efflorescence mold, water damage and deterioration.
Structural Damage: Any damage experienced by your home or its beams, joints, frame, and foundation.
Sump Pump: A pump that needs battery power or electricity to work. It is used to pump water out of a home or any other structure during flooding. Some homeowners install sump pumps in their basements to prevent water damage.
Waterproof Coating: A unique waterproof coating designed especially for foundations . It is used on concrete and stone foundations to protect a building from mold, leaks, and water damage.