what is bentonite clay waterproofing

Building improvements shouldn’t stop at what the eye can see. Sometimes electrical wiring and plumbing upgrades increase the comfort to everyone in your space more than a fresh coat of paint or new lighting fixtures.

One of the most important upgrades you can make to your building is waterproofing your foundation and basement. With a basement waterproofing measure in place, you can ensure the livability of your building and prolong its life. When it comes to waterproofing options, there are multiple options worth trying. One method is Bentonite clay waterproofing, which utilizes Bentonite clay as a natural waterproofing solution.

Why Bentonite?

Traditional soils gather water when it rains and expand in size. However, Bentonite clay molds together when it comes in contact with water and creates a natural barrier between the outdoor elements and your building. When the water molecules bond to the clay particles, the clay fills cracks and gaps in your foundation walls to prevent water leakage.

Much like other waterproofing options, Bentonite waterproofing is more affordable useful when it is applied to new construction. To avoid disrupting existing landscaping, Bentonite clay waterproofing should be considered earlier rather than later to avoid the foundation excavation necessary to apply the sheets.

If you want to ensure your building stays dry, Robert Haines Co. has the experience and industry know-how to complete your waterproofing project needs. As a leading provider of waterproofing services in Greater Indianapolis, no project is too big for us to complete. If you want to know if Bentonite clay waterproofing is best for your building, or you’re ready to start the process, give us a call today.