Exterior Drain Tile System – The exterior drain tile system that keeps water from building up in the soil outside the foundation walls. Then it channels the water away, draining the soil around your home and relieving pressure from the home’s foundation. The same mechanics are in play for this system. Water gathers in the sump pit, and the pump then ejects the water from the home via a discharge line.
Both the interior and exterior systems, while they may be different in installation, accomplish the same goal. They will allow you to finish your basement, adding usable living space to your home. Mold, musty smells, and pooling water will no longer be worries of yours.
French Drain – A French drain is a perforated pipe placed just below the surface of the soil to promote water drainage.
Gutter/Downspout Extensions – Gutter extensions are highly recommended for the average home in America. Instead of water from your gutters pouring directly at the base of your home/foundation, these extensions channel the water further away (at least 20ft) from your home.
Discharge Line – A discharge line is used along with the sump pump to carry water from the pump to the outside of the house. In a basement waterproofing system, sump pump discharge lines have several essential factors: Just like gutter extensions, discharge lines should carry the collected water at least 20ft away from the foundation, spaced out from each other to avoid the water pooling up in your yard.
Vapor Barriers (Moisture Barrier) – A vapor barrier is typically polyurethane sheeting added to basement walls. Vapor barriers prevent moisture penetration through the walls and this hampers mold growth.
Basement/Egress Windows – In case of an emergency, your basement is equipped with an egress window for possible escape. We can repair basement windows, add new windows, and even close and seal old ones. We can also add a drainage system to the window well to prevent water from pooling up inside the window well.