The last thing any of us want, is a wet basement. RBR has permanent solutions to all of your water seepage problems. We offer a complete line of basement waterproofing services including drain tile installation, crack injection, primary and backup sump pumps, crawl space encapsulation and humidity control devices. We are a full service, independent waterproofing company. We use only the finest, proven products and material available in your basement project. We feature the CertainTeed Form A Drain foundation footing drain system. Form A Drain is a smooth walled PVC drainage system. With its rigid lineal construction, Form A Drain will not sag or crimp. The Form A Drain design allows for greater water intake capacity over traditional drainage pipe, and as much as twice the flow capacity of other footing channel systems. An added benefit is it is adaptable for radon reduction and conforms with the EPA's standards for radon control. We also feature the Hydraway Waterproofing System. The Hydraway solution is capable of handling 70% more water than other waterproofing methods. After a thorough assessment of your basement, we can recommend the system that is best suited for your conditions. All of that water is channeled to an air tight sump pump basin containing a Zoeller sump pump. Zoeller pumps are considered the best pump available, featuring cast iron construction and a 5 year warranty. Another source of seepage, is through cracks in the foundation that are visible and accessible from inside your basement walls. These can be repaired using a low pressure injection method, injecting polyurethane foam or epoxy into the crack, thereby stabilizing the crack from inside the basement.
Exposed earth or gravel, improper structural support, water and mold intrusions and poor air quality all effect not only the integrity and value of your home, but your family's health as well. Mold and mildew are the main causes of those damp and musty smells. Humidity levels in your crawl space can reach 90 %, creating perfect conditions for mold to grow. Hydraliner can help significantly reduce the humidity levels in your crawl space. Hydraliner is a thick, 20 mil material, similar to a swimming pool liner. It consists of several layers: high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene and two layers of polyester cord, making Hydraliner tough and puncture resistant. Encapsulate your crawl space with Hydraliner to protect the health of your family, increase your home's value and keep insects, rodents and mold out.
Dehumidifiers - Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from your basement or crawlspace. This air is often higher in moisture content and carries with it various allergens and musty odors. And when these conditions linger for extended periods of time, mold, mildew, and bacteria growth is stimulated. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier. And no dehumidifier does it better than Santa Fe dehumidifiers. They are highly efficient, exceeding Energy Star efficiency requirements, offer large capacity water removal, low temperature operation and superior air filtration. Santa Fe dehumidifiers are designed to handle any moisture level at real world temperatures often found in your crawlspace or basement to prevent mold, mildew and bacterial growth.
Air Exchangers - HydraBreeze is the solution for homes that are not adequately ventilated. HydraBreeze provides complete moisture control from both outdoor and indoor sources, reducing condensation and drawing out saturated moisture. The HydraBreeze unit will expel excess moisture, gases, toxins and pollutants, and keep basements healthy and dry. The unique ventilation/moisture control will reduce costly repair work, including mold remediation, and allow you to fully utilize your entire home. A drier, fresher house will maintain its value, making it more saleable.
Let us enhance your basement and the value of your home by installing a code compliant egress window. Reap the benefits of bringing natural light and ventilation into your basement area, and increasing your home's overall square footage and value. Finally there is a way to provide safety while enhancing the beauty of your basement project. Any habitable space or bedroom in a basement must have a second means of egress. This requires a minimum opening of 5.7 square feet, with a minimum width of 20 inches and a minimum height of 24 inches and cannot be more than 44 inches above the floor surface. Our trained and certified craftsman will provide a dependable installation, creating a wide open, safe and comfortable living space.
Basement finishing is one of the top ways to add value to your home and one of the most inexpensive ways to add space. Finishing your basement is also the most cost effective ways to add an entire level of floor space to your home. With the walls and floor already in place, it creates the perfect opportunity to transform that space into a recreation room, family entertainment center or even a wine cellar! Let RBR design a basement for you. Whether a design that incorporates a modular wall system that is both mold resistant and virtually maintenance free, or a custom solution for you and your home. RBR, where the sky and your imagination are the only limits.