To B-Dry or not to B-Dry?
Nobody likes a leaky basement. People rarely spend time in one and space is generally wasted. It’s time for family to invest time and money on basements because they can be repaired, but it’s not always easy. Patching up concrete cracks doesn’t typically do the job but if it does then consider yourself lucky. Sad to say, that’s hardly ever the case.
In wet basements, water may seep through several entry points.
Chances are, if there is a great deal of water in the surrounding earth, there will be an increase in hydrostatic pressure on the basement wall. So basically, the wall acts like a dam to prevent most of the water from entering, yet allowing a some to seep through. Several manufacturers have gauged the problem and they offer different ways or systems to combat the problem. Therefore, one of the longest running systems that people use is the B-Dry system. The system effectively waterproofs the basement for more than 5 decades.
Getting in Depth
A drainage problem or the lack thereof can easily be addressed by directing water flow the natural way or by installing or developing the draining tiles around the exterior wall. Clogged gutters must be cleaned and arrange downspouts to carry water away from the house. These outlets may help to lessen the water pressure against the basement wall. It’s hard to keep the water from coming in, especially when you have sealed the basement from the inside and it did not work. Then it may be more substantial to waterproof from the outside. A few basement waterproofing systems, such as the B-Dry system and the Help! Basement De-watering System, employ such principle.
Getting In Touch
B-DRY®System is the oldest waterproofing company and they have waterproofed just about 200,000 basements for decades. The system generally uses a barrier installed surrounding the interior perimeter of the basement wall or a trench dug around the wall to catch the water as it seeps in. The pooled water then drains from the trench to the pipes and then to the sump pump, effectively draining all the water out of the basement. This reduces the hydrostatic pressure which induces water leaks and the system also addresses or covers water leakage at the floor wall joint and water that is coming up through cracks in the flooring and seeping through the concrete walls. The company also provides a lifetime warranty at the outset.
Overall, the B-Dry system is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to manage water leaks and your basement certainly deserves the treatment.