Waterproofing Basement Montgomery County Interior Basement Waterproofing Systems
We have a complete line of professional grade products to meet all your Waterproofing needs.
- Surface Preparation
- Waterproofing Membrane
- Drainage Board
- Protection Board
Our Waterproofing Basement solutions also comprise 4″ ADS, single wall HDPE perforated pipe. This flexible, lightweight renewable product is excellent for subgrade irrigation water control. The drain pipe, 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 release line is installed by the 20000 Leaks team to the sump basin. For additional protection there are Zoeller backup pump choices which may be installed in the 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 put in Polydrain, an air-gap tech drainage board at the cove area where the foundation wall meets the basement floor. This heavy duty constructed drainage matting is bent and put the wall up and over the trench. It raises water and leads intruding water due to hydrostatic pressure to the subgrade tile program. Following the installation of the Polydrain the trench is sealed using industrial grade concrete.
Interior Waterproofing Basement Montgomery County solutions may also include wall systems. Alternatives are a 6 mil polyethylene vapor barrier which is tucked in the Polydrain and installed typically from floor to ceiling. It is easy to clean, 100% waterproof and does not support mold, mould or bacteria growth. For wall regions with higher water content, like corners, problem areas or old construction, Polydrain may be installed complete wall or chest high. Additionally, there are commercial grade epoxy and polymeric acrylic coatings available.
After evaluation by our inspection team the best solution is to waterproof your basement in the exterior. This necessitates excavating the soil surrounding your foundation walls to 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 by the 20000 Leaks group to have the excavation area marked for any underground utility lines. As qualified foundation builders you may rest assured the stability of your foundation is in great hands. The thickness of the excavation determines what heavy equipment will be necessary to perform the digging.
Following the foundation walls are excavated they are cleaned and inspected for any defects or cracks.These are patched and repaired before employing the Blue skincare primer. Outside temperatures and foundation wall temperatures are critical in the application of the primer and self-adhering membrane. The same day the primer is applied the self-adhering membrane is also installed on the walls and the footers to insure an impermeable waterproof barrier. Before backfilling the area, the membrane ought to be shielded with a durable tear resistant drainboard, so the membrane isn’t damaged during the process.