Fieldstone Foundation Repair

We’re in a Fieldstone foundation today and what’s been done is they’ve had like dry lock and things put on on the inside to help pretty it up and help waterproof it. But what we know is we don’t want to do a whole lot of this because this is called negative end waterproofing, because we’re on the wrong side to be trying to do something that’s waterproof. Otherwise, I just put some plastic up or, you know, a membrane that would be so strong.

But what we don’t want is it migrating through.

Having said that, talking on the other side of my mouth, it was designed to weep at some point. The mortar is a type O Mortar. So once it gets hard again, once it’s able to breathe out, it can get hard again. So maybe there hasn’t been too much of this done to this. But either way, what we want to do is quit trying to glue the water out here, let it go in to a system that the house doesn’t have.

The Fieldstone Foundation Problem

So we’re going to break the floor out and we’re going to come up to this control joint because we really don’t have many issues back here. But we want to make sure our major issue, if we want to call it that, is where it is wanting to migrate through the wall here. And I commend you for not wanting that to continue to happen.

So we’re going to break the floor out and we’re going to come up to this control joint because we really don’t have many issues back here. But we want to make sure our major issue, if we want to call it that, is where it is wanting to migrate through the wall here. And I commend you for not wanting that to continue to happen

So as we go out here, this all pitches back at the house. So in taking this out and then there’s some nice block work coming up that could all be brought up to here. But what’s important is that this benchmark pitch away either a way this way in a way down to where we don’t have water coming back.

The Waterproof Solution

What’s great about the system, we’re going to put like a 60 foot system in. We’re going to run 20 feet down, 20 feet across the back and 20 feet up the other way. We’re going to break the floor open for some plumbing to be done for a bathroom. But what’s really great is, while, this is out. This discharge for the sump pump can then be taken out to a dry well right over there. And that’s a beautiful situation for the house because it adds all that pressure relief.

So we’ll go ahead and march our way across the back here.

Bathroom

And then this is the area where we’re thinking the bathroom is going to go. So there will be some areas with the floor will be broke out and we’ll go ahead and attack that and then we’ll be making our way right up to this other control. And that’s where two pieces of concrete report next to each other.

They’re cold joints, also called a controlled joint.

So we’ll be marching our way around. This will have a gap system put in it. So right next to the footing will be a gap. We will be able to dry out the house. We appreciate you having us out. This is Stephen from Water Proof solutions.