Waterproofing Basement Chevy Chase Systems
We’ve got a comprehensive line of professional grade products to meet all of your Waterproofing needs.
- Surface Preparation
- Waterproofing Membrane
- Drainage Board
- Protection Board
This flexible, lightweight renewable product is excellent for subgrade irrigation water management. The drain tube, also known as drain tile is connected to a polyethylene sump basin which holds the groundwater collected and channeled to it from the ADS pipe. For extra protection there are Zoeller backup pump options which may be installed in the exact same basin either centrifugal, water-powered or battery backup.
River wash gravel is placed in the drain trench to aide in water stream. Then we install Polydrain, an air-gap technology drainage board in the cove area in which the foundation wall meets the cellar floor. This heavy duty built drainage matting is bent and placed the wall up and above the trench. It increases water and directs intruding water because of hydrostatic pressure into the subgrade tile program. Following the installation of the Polydrain that the trench is sealed using commercial grade concrete.
Interior Waterproofing Basement Chevy Chase solutions may also include things like wall systems. Alternatives are a 6 mil polyethylene vapor barrier which is tucked in the Polydrain and set up normally from floor to ceiling. It’s not difficult to clean, 100% waterproof and does not support mold, mildew or bacteria development. For wall areas with high water content, such as corners, problem areas or older construction, Polydrain may be set up complete wall or chest high. Additionally, there are commercial grade epoxy and polymeric acrylic coatings accessible.
After evaluation by our review team the best solution is to waterproof your basement in the outside. This necessitates excavating the soil surrounding your foundation walls into the footings and installing a bituthene waterproof membrane. Again, we simply use professional grade materials for this particular application, Henry’s self-adhering Blueskin.
Before starting the project Ms Utility is contacted from the 20000 Leaks group to have the excavation area marked for any underground utility lines. As qualified foundation builders you may be sure that the stability of your foundation is in great hands. The depth of the excavation determines what heavy gear will be essential to execute the digging.
Following the foundation walls are excavated they’re cleaned and inspected for any defects or cracks.These are patched and mended before applying the Blue skin primer. Outside temperatures and foundation wall temperatures are crucial in the use of both the primer and self-adhering membrane. The same day that the primer is implemented the self-adhering membrane can be set up on the walls and the footers to insure an impermeable waterproof barrier. Prior to backfilling the area, the membrane should be shielded with a durable tear resistant drainboard, so the membrane is not damaged during the procedure.