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How does the Basement De-Watering System fit into my finished basement?

How long does the Basement De-Watering System last?

What if only part of my basement is wet?

Why is there no standing water in the Basement De-Watering System?

How does the Basement De-Watering System work on uneven floors?

Will the Basement De-Watering System get rid of mildew?

Where does the water go?

Wall cracks too?

What about carpet, tile, and vinyl floor coverings?

How does the Basement De-Watering System work in brick or stone basements?

How can the Basement De-Watering System be painted?

How does the Basement De-Watering System fit into my finished basement?�

The all white virgin vinyl is perfectly suited to many basements, and if desired it can be painted to match any decor.�� The Basement De-Watering Systembaseboard seepage control system is ideal for finished basements, replaces the conventional wood baseboard, and reclaims your living space.��� Top

How long does the Basement De-Watering System last?

There is no known breakdown to the Basement De-Watering System. Since 1978, millions of feet of our system have been installed across the United States and Canada and are still keeping basements dry. A professionally installed Basement De-Watering System should last as long as your home.���� Top

What if only part of my basement is wet?

One of the best features of the Basement De-Watering System is its flexibility. The Basement De-Watering System can be installed only at the affected area, saving you money and trouble. Top

Why is there no standing water in the Basement De-Watering System?

As water enters the Basement De-Watering System, it rises until it is able to flow to the drainage point. As the water level in the soil recedes, water stops running into the system, and begins to run back out, draining also back into the soil through the weep holes drilled when the system was installed. This prevents water from accumulating and standing in the system. Top

How does the Basement De-Watering System work on uneven floors?

As water rises in the Basement De-Watering System, it flows naturally toward any low spot. The water follows any small rise or fall of a couple of inches or so, and as the water flows through the system, it falls through the drain hole into the floor drain or sump. As the water level in the soil recedes, water stops running into the soil through the weep holes drilled when the system was installed. This also prevents water from accumulating and standing in the system. Top

Will the Basement De-Watering System get rid of mildew?

It can help. The Basement De-Watering System neither creates nor solves mildew problems. By keeping the stored articles in your basement dry, much mold and mildew can be prevented. Humidity, which is caused by moist air entering a cooler basement, can also promote mold and mildew. Use a dehumidifier to reduce airborne moisture. Top

Where does the water go?

The Basement De-Watering System is drained to a floor drain or to a sump pump, which sits in a collector below the floor and lifts the water out of the basement. Most cities do not allow ground water to be discharged into a floor drain, so a sump pump is usually installed if one is not already present. Top

Wall cracks too?

The Basement De-Watering System relieves much of the pressure that can cause wall cracks to leak. Weep holes drilled at the base of the wall keep block walls dry. If cracks in poured walls continue to leak, the water is trapped as it trickles down behind the Basement De-Watering System�. In some cases, the crack can be filled with the Basement De-Watering Systems epoxy so that water is diverted down to the Basement De-Watering System without being seen. Top

What about carpet, tile, and vinyl floor coverings?

The Basement De-Watering System is the ideal solution for carpeted basements. If the carpet has not been destroyed by years of water damage, enough of it can be moved or removed to provide clearance for the Basement De-Watering System. Some carpets must be trimmed and replaced after the installation. If vinyl flooring has survived past seepage, it will be trimmed about 2 1/2" from the wall before the Basement De-Watering System is installed.�� Enough floor tile will be removed to allow the installation of the system. This usually means one tile around the entire perimeter will be removed.�� Top

How does the Basement De-Watering System work in brick or stone basements?

There are very few basements in North America that we cannot treat. The only place we don't recommend the Basement De-Watering System is where the floor is in such poor condition that a new one is needed. The Basement De-Watering System works in many basements with brick or stone walls, and weep holes are drilled similarly to the approach in basements with poured walls. Top

How can the Basement De-Watering System be painted?

The Basement De-Watering System can be painted to match any decor. Any high quality latex paint will work well, making the system an attractive addition to the basement, and reclaiming your living space. Top

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