Chicago Interior Drainage Tiles
Another common Basement Waterproofing problem is when the source of seepage is at the cove joint- where the floor and wall meet. Often this is caused by Hydrostatic pressure which occurs when the water table rises after prolonged rain or snow melt. The best solution to relieve the pressure is the installation of America’s Best, Ameri-Flo Drain System that protects all the ways seepage can enter the basement.
Take a look at the steps to repair seepage!
Removing the Floor
We remove the floor approximately eight to twelve inches from the wall, depending upon how far the footer protrudes under the floor.
We leave an uneven edge when the floor is removed so that when we replace the cement, we underlay and overlay the concrete.
Grading the Trench
We remove all the debris from the trench, so we start with a nice clean trench. We make sure that we dig down alongside the footer approximately eight inches.
Install 1.5″ Washed Stone
Install Ameri-Flo Drain System with a slight pitch to drain into the sump pit.
Installation of PolyDrain uses Air Gap Technology to significantly increase water drainage, maintains a 5/8″ air gap between the footer and replacement slab.
- Increases water flow into Ameri-Flo System
- Eliminates sweating of concrete
- Allows thicket replacement floor
Window Well Tap
Bore a hole through the wall, just below the window. Chisel out a channel in the wall down to the footing. Tap into the Ameri-Flo System. Double seal both sides of the channel.