Waterproofing

How to Water resistant Leaky Stone Foundations





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Welcome to Episode 1 of the All Items “Basementy” Video clip Collection!

In this collection Larry Janesky, proprietor and founder of Basement Programs, Inc., will be chatting about almost everything linked to basements, foundations and crawl areas: from basement waterproofing, to basement ending, foundation structural maintenance… and horrible crawl areas far too!

Basement Methods is the major and most dependable basement waterproofing community in the world, with above 300 dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland presenting exclusive, patented and lasting solutions for damp and flood-vulnerable basements, harmed foundations, and decaying crawl areas.

In this 1st Episode, Larry walks us as a result of the procedure of waterproofing a leaky basement with stone partitions.

When individuals imagine about basement waterproofing, they consider about typical approaches: exterior drainage (French drains) and exterior waterproofing coats. The issue with utilizing traditional methods to water resistant an present residence is that it would contain digging out the complete foundation. The excavation not only disturbs the landscaping, but also often requires removing of fixtures such as patios, porches, decks, sunrooms, sidewalks, and driveways. Row residences and houses with connected garages pose particular challenges if you have to excavate the lawn down to the footing as nicely.

For that reason, Basement Units, based on in excess of 20 yrs of experience in foundation waterproofing and structural repair service, made and patented a entire line of products and solutions as an different remedy to standard waterproofing techniques.

Some of these products were being utilised to water resistant this home’s leaky stone foundations.

This stone-walled basement been given a entire WaterGuard internal drainage program, which was set up on top rated of the foundation footing and alongside the total perimeter of the basement walls. These drain tiles will acquire ground h2o and a 4-inch PVC pipe will run the h2o to a TripleSafe Sump Pump Procedure. The TripleSafe is a a few-pump process that contains a highly effective principal pump, an electric backup pump, and a battery operated backup sump pump that will safeguard that basement in situation of a energy outage.

Though block and poured basements ordinarily leak from the base of the partitions and the joint involving partitions and floor, stone walls are irregular and have a great deal of little gaps in the mortar joints that will allow for h2o to leak into the basement from any stage of the wall that is down below grade. For that purpose, the partitions on their own have to have to be dealt with.

This basement’s walls were lined with the CleanSpace vapor barrier, a 20mil, puncture-proof poly liner that has a created-in antimicrobial layer to avoid mildew progress.
The vapor barrier was neatly tucked into the drainage technique and will accumulate any h2o seeping as a result of the walls, keeping it from leaking or evaporating into the basement.
The home-owner now has a dry basement, and can even lean objects from the partitions with out stressing about the possibility of them getting moist.

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22 comments

  1. Garbage, keep the water out 1st. Foundation or shrub, duh!!!

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  2. so it's okay that it leaks?

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  3. Is this not the guy from Dr. Energy Saver?

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  4. That system sucks. You need to get lower along side of the footer on concert and the same with stone.

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  5. How long should a basement pump last? My mom has to replace hers every year and her plumber says this is normal. I am not buying it.

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  6. How long has this method been around ?…. looks like a breeding ground for mold.

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  7. This is one of the most informative and well-produced home videos I've ever seen

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  8. This is only a cheaper way, a few thousand dollars, to fix the problem. Outside is the issue. Yes the shrubs gotta go.

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  9. Water coming in from outside. I would think that’s where you would want to start.

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  10. I have this system. Had to be installed 4 different times. The system that catches the water also catches sediments that will keep it clogged and overall unreliable. I'm fed up and pissed that this continue to happen.

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  11. i've done several partial versions of trenching the inside walls. enormous amount of labor. i bought a small ranch 8 yrs ago with the entire perimeter done. 130 linear ft and no outside entrance, so imagine the buckets hauled up the stairs. God knows what the cost was.

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  12. I have a fieldstone basement wall. It only gets wet when it's raining. But I can't fix this from the outside because my house is 2 feet from the street! What are my options here?!

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  13. Nope.

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  14. System is garbage you want to see a real system check out premier basement system or hydra guard.

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  15. I waterproof basements the exact same way but we don't use vapor barrier because it's too thin, we use delta-ms

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  16. washing  out the dirt under the foundation…good job…no footer remember?  should have made one..every 4 ft… then dig afterwards.. 10k for this?

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  17. I like the sump pit contraption though

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  18. The best way is to stop the water from coming in the first place, stop the water from infiltrating in the concrete

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  19. I don't agree with this method entirely

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  20. This fix only deals with water coming through the walls. this channel system looks to be installed just below the floor. What about the water on the outside of the wall? Wouldn't it be wiser to dig to the bottom of the footing to capture the water there and thus releasing the pressure on the walls? The reason the water is coming through the walls in the first place looks to be water looking for a place to go. If the water was allowed to flow down the exterior of the wall down to this channel then into the sump pump makes more sense to me. how is this a replacement for French drains?

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  21. Great video. I imagine this home improvement project is quite expensive. This is exactly what my 1900 home with stone foundation needs but I'm afraid to ask the cost.

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  22. What about mold between the wall and the vapor barrier??

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