Friday, May 26, 2006

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing
It's like the old saying goes, "measure twice and cut once", no one wants to pay a contractor to come into their beautiful basement and turn it into a war zone.
The main-drain system combines the baseboard system with the subfloor tile system. Instead of pumping water below your floor, hydrolic pressure is used to push water to the sump pump.Water spunging in around the foundation creates hydrolic pressure. Holes punched into the base of the blocks releases the pressure. Water flows through this low profile system to a sump-pump. The concrete founation is layed over the main-drain. The water flow coming from the main-drain is equal to that of a 4 inch pipe. Two external rubber gaskets along the bottom of the main-drain reduce pumping of exterior water under the basement foundation. Instead of pumping hydrolic pressure under your basement foundation, the mainp-drain traps hydrolic pressure with the two rubber gaskets then uses the pressure to drive water to the sump pump system.


At 8:37 AM, Blogger Pramod said...

Prevention is beter than cure hence what are the best methods basement waterproofing?
is membrane suggestable?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger jamie said...

Basements are one of the most critical areas of construction and conversions. Failures in the basement waterproofing system can be disastrous and expensive to remedy. Waterproofing has to be carried out by specialist professionals to ensure a trouble free contract.

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Layne Adams said...

Hi! nice post. Well what can I say is that these is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing.Cheers!

- The exterior basement waterproofing


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