Cove Joints are a very common place to get basement seepage. The main reason for this is that Cove Joints are a type of cold joint between different pours of concrete. This means that the area is not waterproofed and can consequently let water through when under pressure. Fortunately, there is a reliable and warrantied system we can install that will prevent this from ever leaking again.
There are two different types of Drain Tile Systems that prevent basement flooding through the Cove Joint: Interior and Exterior. As the names suggest, the Interior Drain Tile is installed inside your basement, and the Exterior is installed around the outside of your foundation. While the two are principally the same and hold the same Lifetime Warranty, there are a few key differences.
So, you either suspect you need, or already have had someone tell you, that you need a Drain Tile System installed in your basement. This means that you have water coming up from the floor, Cove Joint (Where the floor meets the wall), have a block foundation wall, or are just doing a precautionary measure before finishing your basement. Any way you cut it, the system needs to be installed. Now the fun part, getting quotes and comparing costs. We were never taught how much to expect services to cost, we have to find out on our own. The worst part, most companies have different pricing, and sometimes it isn’t even in the same ballpark! At The Real Seal we pride ourselves on our transparent pricing so that way, you know if you are getting a good deal. Click the link below to view our pricing sheet:
We hope this helps getting your budgeting together when undertaking the installation of a Drain Tile System. Let us know if you have any questions about our exterior and interior drain tile installation, and as always:
“Not Everything’s Better When Wet”
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