The Real Seal provides interior drain tile installation to keep your home dry. An Interior Drain Tile System works by collecting the water gathering around your foundation, pumping it out and away from the home.
When it rains, water gathers around your foundation like in a basin. The hole that was dug for your foundation was never truly forgotten, and the less-dense dirt allows for an easier path for water to gather. This is why many basements need to have a basement waterproofing system installed. As the water gathers around the foundation, it builds up and causes pressure on the foundation. In this case, we refer to this as Hydrostatic Pressure. It is similar to the way water is held in a water bottle. When you poke a hole at the bottom, the stream of water will travel farther than the hole you poke at the top. An Interior Drain Tile System does not allow this pressure to build up, and therefore keeps the water from building up and entering the basement.
The mechanics of the system are simple. A perforated pipe is laid in a bed of washed stone under your basement floor. As water gathers around and under your home’s foundation, this pipe gathers the water and redirects it to a sump pit. From here, a sump pump will eject the water from the basement, out and away from the home where it won’t have the chance to gather around the foundation again.
The Discharge Line is designed to transport the water far enough away from the home, so that water does not simply gather again around the foundation. Buried underground with a Freeze Guard installed to prevent your sump pump from burning out should the line freeze, the discharge line is essential to keeping your basement dry.
Additional features of an Interior Drain Tile System may include a water vapor barrier wall covering. This product will allow a homeowner to finish their basement, studs, insulation, and drywall without the fear of water through the walls causing deterioration and mold. Many walls, such as cinder block and brick, allow water to seep through them as well. This water vapor barrier will keep the water contained and flowing, allowing you to enjoy your new living space.