Water is a tricky thing. It flows along the path of least resistance. Which means it can seep into your basement from just about anywhere. It can dribble in through open windows and it can come in through the walls as water vapour. It can bubble up through cracks in the floor or seep in along the joint lines between the floor and the walls. We at BlueMaxx Basement Systems know all of water's tricks. And we have been preventing it from entering basements and crawlspaces and stopping it from coming back for many years. Let one of our trained experts help you out of your wet-basement-situation....today!
While there have been many products and techniques that say they have the ultimate, waterproofing solution, we have the benefit of time behind us. Our products have been developed, perfected and proven to work by Basement Systems, Inc. since 1987. Let's review some common basement waterproofing procedures.
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Our WaterGuard® Drainage System-an interior sub floor system- was designed not to clog and be easy to maintain. Holes in the back and a built-in wall drain allow for water to be easily collected.
The WaterGuard® Drainage System, together with a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, gives you the ultimate in basement protection!
Heavy equipment is brought in to dig out the entire perimeter of the basement. New drain lines are installed, and sometimes a waterproof coating is applied to foundation walls. This waterproofing strategy is expensive and often damages lawn and garden areas. Exterior drains are prone to clogging with silt and roots over time.
This drain line is installed underneath the basement floor, just inside the foundation walls. The hidden drainage system brings water to a sump pit, where a sump pump automatically pumps it outside. Also known as a French Drain, this system is not prone to clogging; it’s reliable and easy to service.
A hollow plastic baseboard is installed along the base of basement walls to form a drainage channel that directs water to a sump pump system. A baseboard-type drainage system is sometimes recommended when the basement slab is too thin to accommodate a French Drain.
This waterproofing technique involves "painting" basement walls and floors with a waterproof, cement-based coating that's supposed to seal out moisture. Even when applied correctly, this thin membrane usually fails in response to prolonged hydrostatic pressure from outside the foundation.