Serving Minnesota and Wisconsin Since 1977

Installing Draintile, Egress Window, And Soil Exhaust System

At Standard Water Control, we tackle basement problems of all kinds.  One such basement was in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Erin–the homeowner–had us install a drain tile system, our Service Marked Superior Sump System as well as an egress window.  There was discoloration on the bottom of the block walls.  Plus, the old clay pipe drain tile system had come apart in places.

Our crew pulled out the old system, dug a new trench, and laid in our rigid PVC drain tile.  We filled the trench with rock, laid down our patented Diamond Drainage Board, and patched the floor with fresh concrete.  We installed our Dual Seamless Discharge system and a sub-slab soil exhaust system.

We also installed an egress window in one of the basement bedrooms.  Being in an older urban neighborhood, Erin’s house was very close to the property line.  Standard Water worked with the city of Minneapolis to ensure that the egress window well would pass inspection.  

Upon completion, Erin was very happy with our work and said that  she was “very impressed” with how clean our crew kept her house, especially “considering it was muddy outside.”  Continuing, she said that “overall, we had a wonderful experience with Standard Water.  Everyone was very helpful with answering our questions.”  In closing, she said that she was “very much looking forward to a dry basement this spring!”

We’ll be sure to check back with Erin to see how her basement holds up!  In the meantime, if you have any concern about your basement flooding this coming spring, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation consultation.  After this long winter, we’d love to help keep your spring worry-free.