Basement Waterproofing Options

Drain Tile Waterproofing

Option#1: Drain Tile is Installed On The SIDE of the Basement Footer

  • This options is usually the best and most effective way to install drain tile.
    • Process: Install On Side of Footer
      •  The Deep Trench – Designed for a lot of water seepage in the basement
  1. The basement perimeter is inspected and tested to ensure there are no lines or water pipes under where they are going to cut the concrete.
  2.  Concrete is cut and a trench is dug approximately 12-16 inches on the side of the footer of the basement wall.
  3.  Concrete is taken out of basement and disposed of by our team.
  4.  Perforated piping is installed in the trenches.
  5.  Gravel is then brought down to be placed under and around the piping.
  6.  Before filling the trench, testing is conducted to ensure the system is flowing correctly.
  7.  Concrete is then poured back into he basement. Drying time is required for the new concrete.

Option#2: Drain Tile is Installed on TOP of the Basement Footer

  • Requires less digging and less removal of concrete, this is more cost effective but unfortunately can not be used in every basement.  There are restrictions on the system depending on where the footer is and it also is not as effective if you have heavy seepage into the basement.
    • Process – Install On Top of Footer
  1. The basement perimeter is inspected and tested to ensure there are no lines or water pipes under where they are going to cut the concrete to dig the trench.
  2. Concrete is cut and a trench is dug on TOP of the footer of the basement wall.
  3. Less Concrete is cut and taken out because you can install the system on TOP of the footer.  There are restrictions.
  4. Perforated piping is installed in the trenches.
  5. Gravel is then brought down to be placed under and around the piping.
  6. Before filling the trench, testing is conducted to ensure the system is flowing correctly.
  7. Concrete is then poured back into he basement. Drying time is required for the new concrete.

Concrete Foundation Wall Crack Repair

A Permanent Solution to a foundation wall crack repair, ask about our Lifetime Guarantee!

The Flood Pro’s Crack Repair System contains a very thin urethane which travels all the way through the wall. Once in the wall and beyond, it expands and plugs. The resulting foam barrier permanently stops the flow of water

Process and Benefits of Flood Pros Foundation Crack Repair

  1. In person inspection from a certified technician to go over Waterproofing needs.
  2. Prep the crack in the wall remove any debris from the crack or prior sealant. 
  3. Once crack is prepped, small plastic injection ports are places on the crack.
  4. A two part epoxy is applied to the crack itself and around the ports to secure them.
  5. Injection is started from the bottom port all the way to the top port.  Urethane going through the foundation wall.
  6. Urethane foams up inside the wall cavity to permanently seal.
  7. A lifetime guarantee is offered in most cases if the wall crack has not been previously repaired.  Some restrictions may apply.

Window Well Repair & Waterproofing

Window Well Solutions

Each Solution is a custom solution according to how severe the water seepage may be for each Window Well.  Window Wells very commonly start seeping around the window.  This issue can commonly be resolved with a simple, and most cost effective method, The Dig Out.  However some homes have a lot of water pressure on that window and will need a more involved solution such as a window well drainage system either inside or outside the home.       

  • Dig Out Window Well and Replace Muck with Pea Gravel 
  • Install Outside Drainage system to get water away from your Window Well
  • Install Interior drainage system to divert water to your Drain Tile or Sump Pump 

Dig Out

Window Well Dig Out – Window wells fill up quickly with dirt, leaves, and muck. This does not allow for proper drainage. We dig out 18 inches to 2 feet down inside the window well. We replace Muck with Pea Gravel which allows for natural drainage into the ground. This is the most cost effective solution however does not work if seepage is too heavy.

Outside Drainage System

For heavy seepage you may need an outside drainage system installed. We will dig an outside drainage pipe that will collect the water and divert the water away from your Window Well. This solution does work great if there is an area outside where we can divert the water to.

Inside Drainage System

A hole is drilled into the inside of your basement foundation. A Drainage system is installed inside that will connect with your Drain Tile system or will connect to your sump pump system.

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