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.
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