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Interior Basement Drainage

The process of interior drain tiling involves removal of concrete around the perimeter of the basement and placement of a corrugated, slotted (to allow water in) polyethylene pipe in the trench. The drain pipe is laid into the trench with a slight grade of the soil to allow passive draining of the water to a sump tank. From there the water can be pumped out to the exterior of the house.

Exterior Basement Foundation

The process of exterior drain tiling involves excavation of the soil immediately surrounding the foundation wall. The soil is removed down to the footing (usually 6-8 ft. down). a corrugated, slotted (to allow water in) polyethylene pipe in the trench. The drain pipe is laid into the trench with a slight grade of the soil to allow passive draining of the water to discharge at a downhill area that is lower than the drain pipe. Alternatively, a sump well can be installed to pump the water to a suitable location. With the foundation wall exposed, a polyethylene sheet is anchored to the foundation wall to prevent water intrusion and allow water to directed to the drain pipe below.

Exterior Foundation Membrane

The process of exterior drain tiling involves excavation of the soil immediately surrounding the foundation wall. The soil is removed down to the footing (usually 6-8 ft down). a corragated, slotted (to allow water in) polyethylene pipe in the trench. The drain pipe is laid into the trench with a slight grade of the soil to allow passive draining of the water to discharge at a downhill area that is lower than the drain pipe. Alternatively, a sump well can be installed to pump the water to a suitable location. With the foundation wall exposed, a polyethylene sheet is achored to the foundation wall to prevent water intrusion and allow water to directed to the drain pipe below.

Foundation Wall Crack Sealing

Foundation Wall Crack Sealing

The objective of Foundation wall crack sealing is to introduce an elastic polymer into the interior of the wall with the subsequent expansion of the polymer to seal the wall crack. The steps in the process are dependent on the foundation type, whether its a poured concrete wall or cinder block wall. In either case, the polymer expands typically from the interior of the wall through to the wall exterior forming a continuous seal from front to back that prevents water intrusion.

Yard Drains

These are installed typically onto properties that have a negative slope forming a basin or low area in the yard which in turn puts added hydrostatic  pressure onto the house foundation. The soil excavated to a depth anywhere from 2 ft. – 6 ft. depending on the grade and a corrugated, slotted (to allow water in) polyethylene pipe is laid in the trench. The drain pipe is laid into the trench with a slight grade of the soil to allow passive draining of the water to discharge at a downhill area that is lower than the drain pipe. Alternatively, a sump well can be installed to sump pit where it can be mechanically discharged to an appropriate location.

Yard Drains

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