How To Waterproof A Basement
Most water enters basement from hydrostatic pressure at floor/ wall joint or up thru floor cracks. To relieve this pressure a drain is installed sub- floor around perimeter and drained into sump pit.
Typically, the basement waterproofing installation process is as follows:
The inside perimeter of the floor is cut about 10 inches from the wall. A trench is excavated and cleared of all debris
The lowest course of block is drilled at every core pocket to release and remove the entrapped water. This step is not necessary with field stone or poured concrete walls
The Flat-Track or Quick-Flo drain is laid in the trench and pitched towards the sump pit(s). A cove base specific to your foundation is installed against the wall. All subfloor voids are then filled with ¾” washed gravel.
A vapor barrier is installed over the excavated trench and the floor is re-cemented to its original level.
The water is then discharged away from the house to a small drywell with a bubble pot. and freeze guard.
The Waterproofing Basement Process
We also waterproof stone foundations using a insulation and vapor barrier
We have discovered the very best waterproofing products because our warranty holds us responsible.
• Flat-Track & Drain-Eze - Helping your basement become a comfortable living area.
• Quick-Flo - pvc channel that goes sub floor draining into sump liner.
• Sump Liners - For ground water control.
All work performed comes with a lifetime transferable warranty. All our work is fully licensed and insured. A list of area references is available upon request.
For information pertaining to your specific situation, please call us to arrange for a FREE inspection and estimate with a Wet Basement Solutions Waterproofing representative. 866-535-4492