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BASEMENT WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS PROVIDED BY RAIN KING

Before recommending a particular basement waterproofing system, Rain King will first evaluate your basement's sub-floor and foundation footing construction, as well other factors, such as whether your basement is already finished, the basement's present condition and so forth.

INTERIOR WATERPROOFING SYSTEM
FRENCH DRAINS

Basement French Drains

INTERIOR WATERPROOFING SYSTEM
FRENCH DRAINS

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Basement French Drains Detail

INTERIOR WATERPROOFING SYSTEM
FRENCH DRAINS DETAIL

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In many cases, the most effective method of basement waterproofing will be to install an interior drainage system along the perimeter of your basement beneath the sub-floor, running beside the foundation footings.  These are commonly known as French drains.

French drains are installed by creating a minimal opening in the cement floor along
the walls. 

A trough is then created and perforated drainage pipes are laid in such a way that the system creates a gravity feed to a collection tank at one point in the basement's perimeter.

These drainage pipes are then surrounded with gravel to allow the water to be easily captured by the perforated pipes and directed toward the collection tank.

A small drain panel is also installed against the wall.  This allows any seepage above the sub-floor to be captured by the drainage system as well.

Once the drainage system is installed beneath the sub-floor, the drainage trough is fully re-cemented and the area remains as sound as the previous sub-floor.

With this method, the ground water beneath your home is continually collected and diverted before it can rise to the level of the basement sub-floor. 

This approach is designed to completely prevent any seepage that may come up through the floor, and to capture any that may penetrate the foundation.

Water captured and diverted in this way is then removed from basement using a Sump Pump

The Sump Pump system will eject the water up through a discharge pipe that leaves the house above the sill of your home's foundation. 

This approach is designed to be the least intrusive and disruptive to the foundation of your home and to the surrounding terrain and existing landscaping.
 
To learn more information about Sump Pumps and their installation:

EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

Basement Waterproofing Services

EXTERIOR DRAINAGE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

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A second method of basement waterproofing is to install an exterior waterproofing system along your home's foundation footings.

This waterproofing approach is sometimes more suitable and will depend upon your home's foundation construction, basement condition and other factors which Rain King will discuss with you at the time of your basement's evaluation.

This method is similar in some respects to the interior basement waterproofing system; however, it requires a deeper excavation of the land that was backfilled all around your home's foundation.

It also relies entirely upon a gravity feed system to remove the water to a safe distance away from your home's foundation.  This method of waterproofing does not use a sump pump.


ONCE MY BASEMENT IS WATERPROOFED
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE?

Once a suitable waterproofing solution has been implemented in your basement, you will not want to stop there.  That is only part of the full resolution to your "water woes"!

Any part of your home that is underground, will continue to be affected by high levels of humidity as the moisture in the soil which surrounds the foundation of your home is "wicked" into the home by means of absorption through the concrete walls and floors.

This moisture needs to be pulled from the air, the walls and the floor by means of a dehumidification system.  With this final step, your home should be fully liberated from the conditions that cause musty odors, mold and mildew, dampness and other humidity-related conditions that can be damaging to your home, your health and your personal property.
 

Learn more about Rain King's Dehumidification services!


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