Interior Basement Waterproofing Systems
We have a complete line of professional grade products to fulfill all your Waterproofing requirements.
- Surface Preparation
- Waterproofing Membrane
- Drainage Board
- Protection Board
This flexible, lightweight renewable merchandise is excellent for subgrade irrigation water control. The drain tube, also called drain is connected to a polyethylene sump basin which holds the groundwater collected and channeled to it by the ADS pipe. A cast-iron Zoeller sump pump using a 1-” PVC discharge line is set up by the 20000 Leaks team into the sump basin. For additional protection there are Zoeller backup pump options which can be installed in precisely the exact same basin either centrifugal, water-powered or battery backup.
River wash gravel is put in the drain trench to aide in water stream. Then we install Polydrain, an air-gap tech drainage board at the cove place in which the base wall meets the basement floor. This heavy duty built drainage matting is bent and put the wall up and over the trench. It increases water drainage and directs intruding water because of hydrostatic pressure into the subgrade tile program. After the installation of the Polydrain that the trench is sealed using commercial grade concrete.
Interior Basement Waterproofing Potomac solutions can also include wall systems. Options are a 6 mil polyethylene vapor barrier that’s tucked in the Polydrain and set up normally from floor to ceiling. It is not difficult to clean, 100% waterproof and doesn’t support mold, mould or bacteria growth. For wall areas with higher water content, such as corners, problem areas or old structure, Polydrain can be set up full wall or chest high. Additionally, there are commercial grade epoxy and polymeric acrylic coatings accessible.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Solutions
After analysis by our inspection team the best solution is to waterproof your basement from the exterior. This requires excavating the soil surrounding your base walls to the footings and installing a bituthene watertight membrane. Again, we simply use professional grade materials with this application, Henry’s self-adhering Blueskin.
Before starting the job Ms Utility is contacted by the 20000 Leaks group to have the excavation place marked for almost any underground utility lines. As qualified base builders you can rest assured that the stability of your base is in good hands. The thickness of the excavation determines what heavy gear will be necessary to execute the digging.
After the base walls have been excavated they’re cleaned and inspected for any defects or cracks.These are patched and repaired before employing the Blue skincare primer. Outside temperatures and base wall temperatures are critical in the use of both the primer and self-adhering membrane. The identical day that the primer is implemented the self-adhering membrane can be set up on the walls and the footers to insure an impermeable watertight barrier. Prior to backfilling the surface, the membrane should be protected with a durable tear resistant drainboard, so the membrane isn’t damaged during the procedure. After the area is backfilled, the soil is then tamped by the 20000 Leaks team to firm the loose soil around the home’s base.