Superior Basement Waterproofing Systems
Basement waterproofing systems from Standard Water Control reflect our commitment to provide your home with permanent protection against water in your basement now and in the future. We allow for unpredictable changes in water saturation as the foundation ages.
A. DRAIN HOLES are properly drilled–not “punched”–into all main, joint and corner cavities. This allows drainage and prevents water build-up in all conceivable areas. Care is taken to place holes into the void, above the mortar at the base of the block.
B. DIAMOND DRAINAGE BOARDSM facilitates the unrestricted flow of water from the block, across the footing and into the drainage field.
* It eliminates the concern of sediment blockage in the small openings of tubes and other products.
* Diamond Drainage Board allows for replacement of concrete to the same thickness as the original floor–with positive contact to the footing and wall–restoring the structural strength and integrity of your floor.
* It also resolves the need for an “open gap” between the floor and wall and allows for easy installation of a moisture barrier. In most cases this vapor barrier will eliminate the need for a bevel in the new cement.
C. WASHED ROCK is used under and around drain tile as drainage medium and envelope.
D. RIGID PVC DRAINAGE PIPE assures quality application. Large holes allow fast, efficient drainage and eliminate clogging. Rigid pipe remains at a continuous descending slope to basin.
E. PLASTIC MOISTURE BARRIER is placed between the rock and newly finished cement floor.
F. SUPERIOR SUMP SYSTEMSM includes a high quality structural grade sump basin and diamond plate cover that bolts down for cortolled access to the sump basket. As well as a premium grade totally automatic submersible pump with a check valve and high water alarm.
>> more information on sump pumps in our video blog<<
G. SEAMLESS DISCHARGE SYSTEMSM will not crack or break due to freezing and there are no joints to fail; it is one continuous pipe from the sump basin to the exterior of the home.
As part of every water control and removal system Standard Water Control installs, we add dual seamless discharge which allows for easy installation of a battery back up pump system later.
The EPA and NEHA recommend that any time alterations are made to a foundation, radon testing should be performed. For your convenience and benefit – as part of every job – Standard Water supplies a free radon test kit.