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Choosing the right drainage system is one of the most important decisions for a homeowner
A drainage system protects the investment in your home by keeping water from pooling and saturating the foundation, causing damage or even structural failure.Learn more about us
Using air driven jackhammer the perimeter of the basement will be cut approximately 14’’ to 16’’. Concrete is removed from premises once jack hammered
Alongside exposed footing, a graduated trench is created approximately 7’’ – 12’’ depending on length of the actual trench
Drainage holes are to be drilled at base of the first bottom block, half inch in size, 2 holes per block 1 in each cavity of said block if applicable
Perforated PVC drainage pipe is installed 10 foot interlocking pieces to terminate to sump pump locations
Cover pipe and trench with ¾ inch clean crushed stone
Mirror drain plastic edging is installed around entire process
Sump pump/pumps pit/pits to be installed with 1/2 horsepower sump pumps encased in plastic containers, 18’’ by 24’’ with recessed cover/lid. Submersible sump pumps will be completely underground
All debris will be removed from premises and basement floor will be washed and swept as part of cleaning process
The entire opened trench and system will be re-cemented flush and level with existing concrete floor
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Step By Step Specifics of Perimeter Drainage System
It's important to choose the right drainage system for your home, as it can be costly to replace or repair if you don't use the proper materials or methods.
Partial Drainage System
The Partial Drainage Systems includes all of the same details of the perimeter drainage system, but is commonly optioned to customers who only experience water entering the basement in specific areas. The Partial Drainage Systems consists of 1-3 walls (assuming your basement is 4 walls ) but does not exclude any of the above steps. The main difference in the Partial or Perimeter is in the guarantee, which can be viewed by
clicking the link on the homepage.
Cross Channels: A Full Floor Drainage Procedure
A basement has the potential to leak through the walls, around the edges, and most certainly up through seams, cracks, support columns, and any severing of the existing concrete slab. To guarantee that the water does not enter through these avenues, the concept of cross channeling is necessary.
Cross channels are drainage trenches that are installed through your cracks, seams and posts to control a rising water table. These trenches are connected with the perimeter drainage system in order to channel the rising water to the drainage field. (Note: Read each company's guarantee carefully to clarify). The middle of your floor is in fact unprotected and not covered in the guarantee with only a perimeter system. Despite the fact that you may have not seen water enter through your cracks, seams or posts, it does not mean that water will not enter through these openings if water tables return. To truly offer you a lifetime type guarantee, which
will cover your walls and floor, cross channels are necessary and paramount.