|Posted by Bob Coker on February 23, 1999 at 17:50:19:|
Basement De-Watering Systems, Inc. is one of the foremost authorities on the residential wet basement. For example,
When faced with the problem of a wet basement, it is important to understand the options available to remedy it.
1. Interior excavation of the basement floor followed
2. Exterior excavation followed by the installation of
3. Interior installation of a Basement De-Watering
Now, with this in mind, let's look at some myths about water seepage and methods of water control.
Myth #1--A sump pump will guarantee a dry basement.
A sump pump will not guarantee you a dry basement. A well installed 1/3 horsepower sump pump with a plastic lid, liner,
Myth #2--Crack sealants or epoxy injections will guarantee a dry basement.
Although crack fillers and epoxy injection will stop water from coming into the crack you repair, it will not guarantee
Myth #3--Adjusting the gutters on a home will stop basement water seepage.
Hundreds of people say the same thing, "...adjust your gutters, it must be surface water that is causing your
Relying on these myths, homeowners often attempt to fix their own wet basements. Those who opt for a Do-It-Yourself method experience varying degrees of success, but in the end they realize that the problem hasn't truly been solved. Many will then hire a professional who, using one of the three methods we spoke of earlier, can guarantee them a dry basement.
Now that you understand the methods available to combat a wet basement, and the results you can expect from each of them, it is time to look at the source of basement water seepage.
Wet basements are the result of a high water table. For example, "If you dig a hole in the ground, and put a bucket
Now that you are familiar with the problem, and the possible solutions, you must decide if you need waterproofing or
Which method is best suited for a particular situation? It depends.
For new construction, a builder's goal is to construct a home with a basement that will never leak. How do they provide
For existing homes, any of the three methods will guarantee a dry basement. However, there are other factors to consider. For instance, if you have beautiful landscaping, digging outside to install drain tile doesn't sound too appealing.
1) Outside drain tile
Regardless of what you decide to do to solve your water seepage problem, it pays to be informed. By understanding
For a free video explaining the Basement De-Watering System, call my office at Basement De-Watering Systems, Inc., 1-800-331-2943. You may also e-mail me at INFO@BDWS.COM
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