The Dual Pressure Relief System
Underground veins of water allow ground water to travel through the very compressed landscape in your yard. This picture shows what happens if any of the veins come into contact with the area disturbed when your foundation was installed.
Stopping hydrostatic & lateral pressure
We then install the ‘flow channel’ on the footing and 4″ up the foundation wall. The flow channel allows the free flow of air and water to ensure the system does not clog. Finally, we top it off with a vapor barrier and 3-4″ of 4,000 PSI concrete.
Sump pumps are a crucial element in any complete waterproofing solution. We use two pumps: a commercial-grade pump, and a backup pump.
The corrugated pipe allows us to dig under furnaces, hot water heaters and other objects that needn’t be moved to have a dry basement. We also bend it around corners to keep the water flowing easilly. The flexibility of the pipe also allows us to leave engineering tabs in monolithic foundations which keeps your foundation strong and stable.