New Construction

Did you know that you could help prevent foundation issues in your home before it’s even built? Underpinning and waterproofing that is installed while the home and its foundation are being built can protect your home against foundation problems before they happen! Underpinning and waterproofing new construction is an investment in your home and in your future.

Underpinning during New Construction

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Underpinning is the process of installing piers to support, lift, or level your foundation. If done during the construction of your home, you won’t experience a sinking foundation in the future. Piers are installed by driving them deep into load-bearing soil, so they are stable and supportive. Foundations that don’t have piers installed simply sit on top of the soil. That soil will eventually shift, compact, or sink, which will cause the foundation to move. If supported by a pier, rather than unstable soil, you won’t encounter foundation problems. Even if your home were to somehow sink in the future, the piers could simply be used to lift it back into place without having to go through the process of installation. IWP can provide these services and more, give us a call today for more information or to set up an appointment.

Waterproofing during New Construction

Once a basement or crawl space is built, it can be outfitted with a variety of products to prevent water damage and other issues that could eventually cause foundation problems:

  • Sump Pumps – these will help pump out any water that makes it into your basement to a place where it can’t cause harm to your home, usually a storm drain or dry well.
  • Encapsulation – this lines your basement or crawl space to provide a waterproof barrier that keeps out moisture that would otherwise cause damage to your home.
  • Drain Tiles – these are a network of drains and pipes that will lead water away from your foundation, basement, and crawl space to keep your home safe and moisture free.

If you’d like to learn more about what services we offer for your new construction, give us a call here at IWP. We’re here to help keep your home safe and strong for years to come. IWP uses products from ECP, a top quality manufacturer of foundation repair and waterproofing products. Contact us today!