A wet basement may be a sign that it’s time to explore the internal drainage system or French drain option.
Fixing basement leaks from outside is often not an option due to a wide variety of limitations which would prevent excavation. Examples of these include additions, decks, covered porches, garages, sun rooms, pools, expensive landscaping, neighbours, the structural integrity of the foundation, and your repair budget. These can all limit your options or prevent you from waterproofing your basement from outside.
The internal subfloor drainage system, more commonly called a “French drain”, is a good alternative for weeping tile replacement or outside waterproofing. This drainage system is installed under the floor and along the edge of the foundation walls. A waterproof membrane is then fastened to the foundation walls and connects to the drainage system under the floor. If water were to pass through the foundation wall, or otherwise develop under the house, this system will keep the basement dry and is considered a permanent solution to a wet basement.
In many applications, the internal drainage system has greater success than outside waterproofing solutions due to a variety of limitations with outside repairs. It is also a more permanent solution since it is not working against, but rather with the forces of the nature.
By creating a path of least resistance and directing the water under the floor into the ground or by routing the system to a sump pump, the basement can never be wet again.
The Crack Doctor works with a revolutionary system that has been developed to solve wet basement problems from the inside.
Most other companies in the industry are forced to improvise their methods of waterproofing by cobbling together pieces from hardware stores. Those systems are not serviceable and as a result have limited success and warranties.
What makes The Crack Doctor’s specifically-designed system the best solution for waterproofing any basement is the ability to maintain and service this system through access points and its ability to adapt to any foundation configuration. Not only is it permanent, but it affords homeowners options for development and basement finishing since they know their basements will be permanently dry.
Want more information on The Crack Doctor’s internal subfloor drainage system? Call us at 1-866-788-3288.
HELPFUL TIP: Outside waterproofing can provide a long lasting repair but it is not always possible due to inaccessibility of the work area, structural limitations, and cost.
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