It’s called April Showers for a reason. The environment welcomes the surplus of warm rain, but a homeowner with cracks in their basement isn’t so welcoming.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), April 2017 was the second wettest April in the 123-year period of record. Above-average precipitation was observed across a large portion of the nation, including much-above-average precipitation in the Mid-Atlantic. Even record precipitation was observed in parts of the Mid-Atlantic.
A wet basement can cause structural damage, create mold and mildew problems, and ruin materials or items stored in the space.
Just HOW does water get into your basement?
The footer and the walls of a basement are two separate pieces. This allows water to pass through the space between floor and wall joint when under pressure. When groundwater rises, hydrostatic pressure forces the water into the hollow core of block wall. As the water accumulates, it leaks out into the basement.
The rainiest month of the year is not a good month to have a leaky basement, but the beauty of our Basement De-Watering system is that it can be installed whether it’s raining or not. If your basement is already underwater – no problem.
Our system can be a more affordable and less messy option compared to an interior French drain system. Our system can be installed in finished and non-finished basements, through block walls, interior walls, and around obstacles. If there is an existing sump pump, there’s almost no mess during installation as we don’t tear up any concrete floor, dig, excavate, or disturb any landscaping. The baseboard is chemically welded to the floor and the Epoxy does not break down over time.
To install an interior French drain waterproofing system, a channel must be cut into the basement slab around its perimeter. The ground must be excavated below the channel in order to install perforated drain pipe and a sump pump well. The trench then must be filled with drainage gravel, and the slab needs to be patched up with new concrete.