This homeowner's basements flood ever time it rains and she has had enough. She decided to call the experts to come to take a look at her options, Lori D called the crawl space solutions to get a free inspection.
Basements are imperfect concrete structures built in soils that vary. Water in the soils leaking into basements is a problem that has troubled homeowners for over 100 years. This water will enter the basement through the walls, floors, and joints between them. Over the years, contractors and engineers have developed a wide variety of methods to keep basements dry. Some of these methods are more effective than others. Among the best of these methods is to install a sub-floor drainage system along the perimeter of the floor. There are a few challenges to this method, however. One is to keep the drain from being clogged by mud over the years. Many homeowners go years without a water problem and then develop one because of the existing subfloor and subsurface drains clogging with mud. Another is to set up the system to accept water from the walls without leaving a large unsightly gap at the edge of the floor which can collect dirt and debris from the floor, also clogging the drain.
One of the products we installed was our WaterGuard basement waterproofing system. Waterguard is a piping system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems effectively without worry of clogging from soils under the floor. it has larger holes in the back to accept water and a flange with special segments. The Waterguard system has a design that separates it from the soil under your floor so it will never clog. it also has a special wall flange that creates a neat space between the floor and the wall to drain any wall seepage without allowing dirt and debris from the floor to enter.
The Waterguad system is applicable to all types of foundations including block, poured concrete, stone, etc. Weep holes are drilled into block walls to drain water out of the walls into the system. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows in the WaterGuard conduit to a TripleSafe or other drain. The Waterguard system intercepts water at the perimeter of your basement and drains it unseen safely away!