Floor & Wall Joints

The floor/wall joint is the juncture where the floor and wall meet. With heavy or prolonged rains, ground water along the foundation walls and underneath the basement floor can rise, allowing water to seep upward through this joint. This is commonly referred to as hydrostatic pressure.

Sealing the floor/wall joint is usually not recommended, as it will only allow the pressure to build and the seepage to move elsewhere. Instead, we recommend installing our patented “GrateDrain” Drainage System, which is an exclusive conduit, designed to be installed under the floor.

Our “GrateDrain” Sub-Floor Drainage System is the most common solution for this problem. The system relieves the upward pressure by collecting the water beneath the floor/wall and directing it to a sump pump.

This system comes with a Transferable Lifetime Warranty, which guarantees you will have a dry basement.

Our office will be happy to discuss with you the benefits of the “GrateDrain” system.

Pipe Penetration

Water seepage around pipe penetrations, such as gas, water, sewer, and electrical lines, is a common problem. Proper attempts during construction to stop this water infiltration from the exterior rarely take place leaving the waterproofing to the interior seal. Theses interior “patches” are done primarily for aesthetic reasons not waterproofing function, resulting in failure over time.

We recommend sealing the penetration using out Urethane Injection Process. All the work is performed from the inside and no excavation is necessary. As opposed to a patch, this method actually fills the void around the pipe, creating a waterproof gasket. In addition to the gasket, we install an epoxy seal around the interior of the pipe as a secondary barrier against water.

Floor Cracks

Basement floor cracks occur for a number of reasons. Shrinkage during original construction is the most common. Other causes include settling of soil beneath the floor or upward water pressure.

Whatever the cause, sealing floor cracks is not recommended, as it will only create further problems elsewhere. Instead, we recommend installing our patented “GrateDrain” Drainage System, which is designed to help alleviate this pressure by giving the water a preferable path to travel.

Our “GrateDrain” Sub-Floor Drainage System is the most common solution for this problem. The system relieves the upward pressure by collecting the water beneath the floor and directing it to a sump pump.

This system comes with a Transferable Lifetime Warranty, which guarantees you will have a dry basement.

Our office will be happy to discuss with you the benefits of the “GrateDrain” system.

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