The Basics of Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing begins with installing an interior drain tile system is one of the best ways to solve your basement water dilemma. It's important to transport the water away from the leaking area to a collection point and then pump it far from your house. Installation of standard water control systems jackhammers the perimeter of the concrete floor approximately 18 inches from the wall.

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A trench can then be dug up and sloped so that the water will float down toward the sump basket.

Now, holes should be drilled into the concrete blocks of the foundation. The concrete blocks are porous, but they can still collect water. The holes allow water to drain into the sump system. Once the sump pump and basket are set in place, the discharge system must be attached.

Moving onto the last steps, the drain tile is set into the trench. Lay PVC pipes with the holes facing down, so that the water will enter the pipe and be moved into the sump basket as water levels rise. The drainage board is then installed to direct water coming through the holes that are drilled into the foundation and other moisture into the system. Finally, we end with a moisture barrier installation over the gravel. This will prevent concrete from going into the gravel and prevent dampness.

Once the trench is filled with concrete, your basement waterproofing project reaches completion!