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residential waterproofing servicesAll-American Waterproofing Company offers free, customized appraisals based upon the type of work you may need: pressure relief systems inside or outside, crawl space, sump pump installation, or any other below-grade remediation.

Basement and Crawlspace
Waterproofing Specialists –
Interior and Exterior Drainage:

  • Sump Pumps
  • Lawn Drains
  • Downspout Drains

Eliminate:

  • Wet Basements
  • Moldy Floors and Walls
  • Wet Crawlspaces
  • Soggy Landscapes

WATERPROOFING > PROBLEM SIGNS
Mold and/or Mildew
Fungus that grows in damp, dark areas causes discoloration, musty smells and odors.

Musty Odors
This is the result of the decay process from mold, mildew, and dry rot.

Damp Spots on Walls
Sign that water has absorbed through the wall. Block will have dark grey splotches in various places.

White, Chalky Substance on Walls
Known as efflorescence, this is a chemical breakdown of the bonding agent that holds your walls together. Sign of possible structural deterioration.

Cracked Walls
Sign that foundation has moved/shifted. Should be inspected to determine the exact cause.

Peeling Paint
Sign that the wall has taken moisture inside, as paint will not stick to a wet or deteriorating surface.

Dry Rot
Dark brown/black fungus. Grows on walls and other surfaces. Grows mostly on wooden surfaces, causing wood to decay.

Warped Paneling
Moisture will cause paneling to bow and discolor, commonly at the bottom portion of the paneling.

Waterproofing also helps to prevent:

  • Health Problems - Allergy and Respiratory Ailments
  • Fungus, Molds and Mildew
  • Termite and Insect Infestation
  • Warping and/or Dry Rot of Paneling
  • Damaged Dry Wall
  • Electrical Shock Hazards
  • Structural Damage
  • Failure of Support Block
  • Rust and Corrosion of Metal Appliances
  • Widening of Existing Cracks
  • Bowing/Buckling of Walls
  • Floor Dropping
  • Failure of Pier Support Corners

Among the best basement waterproofing methods is to install either an interior subfloor drainage system (pressure relief system) along the perimeter of the floor, a crawl space system along the perimeter of the foundation, or exterior foundation system.

exterior foundation system

Stage 1: Moisture seeps in through the porous concrete block or between the footer and the bottom of the wall.
Stage 2: Efflorescence is observed where moisture is present for a period of time.
Stage 3: Cracks develop in walls or floors due to the pressure of water outside the walls and the hydrostatic pressure of water under the floor.
Stage 4: Water begins to puddle and collect, damaging carpet, wood panel walls, drywall and anything that is close to the source.
Stage 5: Mold grows from continuous moist conditions on the drywall, floor, ceiling and
almost any surrounding areas.

basement water penetrationDeep Channel Pressure Relief System
The penetration of water into a basement is generally caused by ruptures in the foundation at the junction of the wall, floor and footing. The ruptures are usually  a result of hydrostatic pressure, which results from a high water table. The only effective way to relieve the pressure and to stop water infiltration is by installing a deep-channel pressure relief system. 

What we know about water: water always seeks the path of least resistance – meaning it finds the easiest path and once determined, will always follow it. It does so by simply rising and using gravity. The deep-channel pressure relief system is designed to divert water as quickly as it enters a below-grade area.

Why is a Reliable Sump Pump Important?


Most basement waterproofing systems rely on a sump pump as the final mechanism to pump water out of a basement. The sump pump is the heart of the system and if the heart stops for any reason (including power outages,) the system fails and your basement floods despite all the money you invested to dry it up. So if you are going to rely on a sump pump, make sure it's reliable.

sump pump systemWhich Sump Pump System is Best for Me?

All-American Waterproofing Company uses the heavy-duty Wayne 1/2 HP cast iron submersible sump pump. This pump is designed for work in sump pits 11 inches or larger. Its ceramic mechanical seal keeps this pump going in even the most demanding environments, and the 1 1/4-inch discharges creates maximum flow and ensures easy installation.

Equipped with cast iron housing for long life and quiet operation, the Wayne sump pump keeps the basement dry and the sleepers asleep. Its ceramic mechanical seal assures long life in the most demanding application.

Is Waterproofing a Crawl Space Enough?
Crawl spaces do not have to be wet or flooded to be extremely unhealthy. However, in the case where the crawl space floods or standing water is present, this must be addressed first. All-American Waterproofing Company has the right solutions for addressing a crawl space problem. From drainage to the best crawl space sump pump systems, we can keep your crawl space dry.

All-American Waterproofing Company uses the VaporFree Encapsulation Crawl Space System. VaporFree is a high-performance crawl space vapor barrier designed to prevent moisture migration from the soil into the crawl space. VaporFree Encapsulation System is installed on the soil, walls and piers of a crawl space area. Crawl space protection starts from the ground up. Traditional dirt crawl spaces are full of moisture, and without a vapor barrier the moisture has nowhere to go but up. When you have VaporFree Encapsulation System installed, you can be assured that you have one of the best crawl space vapor barriers available.

When VaporFree is installed, it stops moisture from getting into your home. That includes moisture from the dirt below and water vapor from dirt and masonry walls. When combined with airtight crawl space vents and doors, it will also protect your crawl space or basement from outside moisture and humidity that would otherwise pass in through openings in the crawl space walls (such as crawl space vents and openings around pipe penetrations.) 

VaporFree Encapsulation System will help guard against mold, mildew, allergens, fungus, radon gas, methane gas, heat loss due to damp insulation, wood rot and overall degradation of the crawl space.

VaporFree Encapsulation System is a heavy-duty polyethylene membrane, and is guaranteed to be durable and long-lasting.  VaporFree Encapsulation System advantages include:

  • Smooth coating allows for easy removal of dirt, footprints and smudges
  • Ensures an effective seal against pressure driven moisture
  • Extrusion-coated bright finish
  • Provides the owner with a bright, clean crawl space

pipe penetration systemAnnual Service Maintenance
Proper maintenance of your basement drainage system and sump pump ensures a waterproofing system that's ready for peak performance when water is building around your foundation. As is the case with all mechanical things, a sump pump has moving parts that will eventually break down. Having a service specialist check an interior perimeter drainage system and sump pump can be done in one easy, inexpensive annual visit. Call or contact us today to have your system serviced.

Call 404-344-5985 to schedule your annual service maintenance.

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2550 Fairburn Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331
404-344-5985

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All-American Waterproofing Company

2550 Fairburn Rd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

Phone: 404-344-5985
Fax: 404-344-5986
Email: allamericanservi@bellsouth.net

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm.
Closed on Weekends

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