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Water Intrusion

How Water Intrusion Occurs & How to Stop It

Heavy rainfall or melting snow can cause basement leaks and flooding which result in weakness in the ground beneath your foundation. Foundation sinking, bowing basement walls, and other structural damage can occur as the supporting ground softens. In the process, you’re left with an ideal environment for the growth of mold and mildew.

How Water Enters Your Home

Basement leaks damage your belongings, produce mold & mildew, and cause extensive damage.

Water enters your home in three main ways:

  • Floor Cove Joint - Water can enter in via a floor cove joint
  • Floor Cracks - Water can enter your home through cracks in the floor
  • Wall Cracks - Water can enter your home through cracks in the walls

How Do I Fix It?

A variety of solutions exist to prevent water intrusion and damage. Some systems effectively redirect water away from your basement using sturdy tracks, channels, and sump pumps. Here are a few solutions we recommend: 

Redirection with water tunnel

The Water Tunnel is a channel system used to relieve hydrostatic pressure build up surrounding a structure’s foundation. Holes on both sides of the tunnel allow water to be collected from the footing/wall joints and under the floor. The unique bottomless design allows water to flow away from your basement at a flow rate 140 gallons per minute.

Water removal with a sump pump

Waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outages and pump failures. It is extremely important to have a second battery-operated pump in the sump liner in case of mechanical or power failure.  Battery back-ups are dependable and flexible.

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