Basement Waterproofing Solutions


Examples of basement leaks:

Your home was built to keep the water out, not to leak. So if water is coming in, then something needs to be fixed to keep it out. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for leaking basements here in Atlanta and Athens. That is why we custom craft each waterproofing solution for each house and each customer.


Although our preferred method of waterproofing is an exterior solution, we do recognize that there are instances in which an interior waterproofing system fits the situation or customer better. We prefer to call it water management because, to us, waterproofing means keeping the water out. Below is some useful information about what an interior water management system entails. If you’d like to read a quick synopsis on the differences between exterior and interior solutions, you can click here.

FACTS – Interior Water Management:

WATER MANAGEMENT: Because an interior system involves bringing water into your foundation so that it can then be pumped out, we call it water management rather than waterproofing. Waterproofing means that water is kept out completely. Interior systems involve controlling the incoming water so that it doesn’t leak into your basement any more. This system makes your “waterproofing” reliant on mechanical pumps, electricity and backup batteries.

WHY INTERIOR SYSTEMS?  The interior below-floor systems were originally designed for basements in the Midwest or other regions where all 4 basement walls are below grade. In those regions you have no viable option except to bring the water in and pump it out. While installing an interior water management system is not the ideal solution for a dry basement, it’s an alternative when exterior waterproofing is not the best solution.

INSTALLATION: Weeping holes are drilled into your foundation to allow water to be controlled. Atrench approximately 1-foot-wide and 1-foot-deep is dug with a jackhammer in the slab above your foundation footing and against your foundation walls. A drain is then installed that collects the water that was been controlled in through the weeping holes. This water flows into a sump pump which then pumps the water back outside.

Here’s a simple diagram of how it works:

Figure 2 – Interior Waterproofing System

As you can see from the above diagram, water is managed into the wall, down into the drain pipe, towards a sump pump, and then carried back out again. Because of the nature of how it is installed, make sure you hire an expert and experienced company to install one for you.


  • Ideal if you are concerned about disturbing the landscaping outside your home
  • Best on Concrete or structurally sound walls
  • A Good solution when exterior excavation isn’t possible due to lack of accessibility or utilities
  • Can lead to erosion of your foundation
  • Sump pump failure can be disastrous, so backup system is necessary
  • Will not stop water from leaking through a crack or finger space
  • It is not waterproofing – the water is not kept out


Because of our extensive experience & expertise in both drainage & construction, our preferred basement waterproofing solutions are:

Why are those our preferred solutions? Because our goal is simple – We Keep The Water Out. And the only way to truly waterproof a basement is to keep the water out. Interior systems do not keep the water out. They merely manage the water that is intruding into your home. Read more about exterior vs. interior solutions here.

However, if you need or prefer an interior waterproofing solution, we can provide those for you as well. As experts in both exterior and interior waterproofing, foundation repair, and drainage, we are your only choice to provide complete waterproofing services that are customized to your home and your needs.

We have 30 years of experience in the Atlanta area and are known for our honesty, our high-quality solutions and our excellent service. We are experienced enough to know exactly what is causing your basement waterproofing problem, large enough to fix it right, and small enough to really care about you and your home.


Why settle for water management when you can waterproof?

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At DriTek Solutions, we solve all basement water problems – wet basement, basement leaks, basement moisture, and more. For patented and permanent solutions from experienced basement waterproofing contractors, call us today. You’ll be glad you did!


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