Water Intrusion comes from multiple areas in Owensboro, KY Basement
Healthy Spaces has a full line of basement products, including the Waterguard basement Waterproofing System. It’s a state of the art piping system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems. When coupled with one of our Zoeller Sump Pumps, this system outperforms anything on the market!If your basement is experiencing reoccurring moisture, make sure that you have your home checked for mold by a certified inspector and then contact us for a Waterguard Basement Waterproofing System. It’s unique in several aspects. The first is the anti-clogging system that separates out the soil under the floor. Second, there are engineered wall flanges that create a space between the wall and the floor to promote drainage and stop wicking. Third, there is a special drain outlet that continuouslydehumidifies as water moves through the system. Water will enter the system via inlet holes and flow through the Waterguard conduits to a sump pump system to remove water from the basement.
Only safe place to store items in flooding Owensboro, KY basement
Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner have been battling a dank, smelly basement for over 18 years. They’ve changed the layout of their sprinkler system, the grading of their yard, and more. During particularly rainy months in Owensboro, they noticed that water was seeping in their home through tiny cracks in the basement walls.
Flaking Concrete a sign of water intrusion in Owensboro, KY basement
Some ways to tell if the Clay Bowl Effect is contributing to your structural and indoor air quality problems: Existing cracks weep water, Your basement has a higher relative humidity than the rest of your home, You have elevated radon levels and cracks in your foundation, You have struggled with mold problems in the past, You notice that your basement walls and/or floors appear dark in spots.
Interior Basement Waterproofing System Installation Begins in Owensboro, KY
From time to time, and particularly during the heaviest rains, we'll speak with a homeowner who has just discovered that their basement is flooded with several inches to several feet of groundwater. The homeowners are, understandably, very upset that their personal items (and sometimes their home's utilities) have been damaged or destroyed by water, and would like us to install a waterproofing system right away. Repairs of a flooded basement are best conducted by a professional who specializes in basement waterproofing. An expert in the industry can help you recover your damaged items and advise you on restoring your damaged drywall and furniture.
French Drain Installation in Owensboro, KY
Trenching properly: Ditches may be dug by hand or with a trencher. An inclination of 1 in 100 to 1 in 200 is typical. Lining the bottom of the ditch with clay or plastic pipe increases the volume of water that can flow through the drain. Modern French drain systems can be made with perforated pipe (weeping tile) surrounded by sand or gravel and geotextile or landscaping textile. Landscaping textiles are used to prevent migration of the drainage material as well as preventing dirt and roots from entering and clogging the drainage pipe. The perforated pipe provides a minor underground storage volume but the prime purpose is for the perforations to drain the area along the full length of the pipe and to discharge any surplus water at its end. The direction of percolation will depend on the relative conditions inside and outside the pipe. Subsurface drainage systems have been in common use for centuries. They take many forms, but are all similar in design and function to the traditional French drain. French drains are excavated trenches filled with aggregate surrounding a slotted or perforated pipe that conveys excess surface and groundwater to a discharge point away from the drainage area.
Waterguard will keep this Owensboro, KY basement dry
Our most popular drainage system, WaterGuard® is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications. Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard® is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor.
Waterguard Specifications for Basements
WaterGuard® SpecificationsIncludes wall flange with 3/8" opening to collect water from walls -- There's no gap on the basement floor to let humidity into the space or to collect debris.Able to waterproof concrete block foundation walls -- Weep holes are drilled at the bottom of the blocks to drain the hollow cavities.Will not clog with mud -- The system sits on top of the footing, away from the "mud zone" underneath your floor. Water is collected without the risk of clogs that would halt your system.
Interior Waterproofing System Installation even in clay soil
Some indications that you are dealing with expansive soils are: 1. Foundation cracks; 2. Heaving and cracking of floor slabs and walls; 3. Jammed doors and windows; 4. Ruptured pipelines; and 5. Heaving and cracking of sidewalks and roads. If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to be proactive. The longer that expansive soils exert pressure on your foundation, the more costly and difficult fixing those problems can be.
Removing swollen clay from Owensboro, KY basement
1.Expansive soil is soil that contains a high percentage of certain types of clay that absorb vast quantities of water. 2. Most soil in the Owensboro, KY area can be classified as a swelling soil. 3. Soil to expand 10% or more as moisture enters it. 4. Expansive soil contracts when the moisture evaporates during our hot summer months, causing extreme differences in the pressure being generated on foundation, driveway, or patios. 5. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that these soils are responsible for more home damage every year than floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined.
Clay Bowl Effect Caused This Basement in Owensboro to flood
What happens during the clay bowl effect? Well, Water causes expansive soils to swell and hydrocompactable soil to sink. Back-filled soil is looser, so this soil moves more freely, increasing stress on foundationwalls. Pressure from exterior soil, as well as water pressure, weaken joints and widenexisting cracks. Water under the foundation traps radon, creates uneven soil moisture,and leads to many other problems.
WaterGuard installed in trench in Owensboro
Waterguard is revolutionary because it does not sit in the silty clay soil underneath a foundation. Instead, it sits above that soil, keeping the french drain system clean and moving water out from the basement quickly and easily.
Corroded Drain in Owensboro, KY Basement
Most Homeowners forget about stagnant water in clogged drains or broken sump pumps. That groundwater is teeming with bacteria, mold, and decay. That nasty, stinky water is then pumped up through the hose and into a yard, but not before it mixes with the air that travels through your house!
Close up of Corroded Drain in Owensboro, KY basement
A Sump Pump is a necessary part of any water removal system—in fact, it’s the very heart of your home. It removes the ground water that makes your home prone to mold, mildew, and rot. A piece of equipment like this should be quiet, efficient, safe —no, it should be TripleSafe. We invite you to check out our website and learn more about the heart of your home and how you can improve your water removal system.
Overview of Trench in Owensboro, KY home
Some drainage systems are installed with a 1" gap at the edge of the floor. These gaps can collect dirt and debris from the floor, clogging your system. Other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor in front of the footing, laying in the mud underneath your home. These drains can easily clog with mud, causing the system to fail.
Features Homeowner Experiences with Waterguard Installation in Owensboro, KY basement
Features of Our System: Sits on top of the footing, out of the mud. A bed of stone keeps system clean and provides a backer for the concrete. 3/8" wall flange to accept wall seepage that will not clog with floor debris
Viewports in Waterguard System in Owensboro KY home
Basement Systems' WaterGuard Ports are useful access ports to the system. They have a knockout hole so you can drain a dehumidifier hose into the top of the system. They are also useful when inspecting or flood testing the system.
Keeping Water out of Basement at Exterior Entrance
If you have an exterior access into your basement, you know that you often get water flooding down the stairs and into the basement! The very best way to keep water out is to have a grate installed into the waterproofing system, much like this one. Here, you can see the trench ready for a grate--which will capture rainfall, water flooding down the stairs, and will direct it into the existing Waterguard system.
Final steps installing Waterguard in Owensboro, KY home
Here, you can see the final cement covering securing the Waterguard system into the perimeter of the basement. This ensures that nothing gets caught in the seam between the system and the floor.
Proper Clean Up of Waterguard Installation in Owensboro, KY basement
Our installation teams are absolutely top notch! We will make every effort to keep your home neat and tidy—including using protection on interior walkways. We will clean our workspace everyday. Our Project Foremen will be in constant contact with your System Design Specialist. Our service professionals will always have the latest training in the best technology and installation techniques in our industry
Flange Captures wall moisture in Owensboro, KY basement
Basement walls can leak in many ways, including through cracks, pipe penetrations, through windows, or simply by having water seep through the concrete. The hollow cavities in block walls can fill with water, creating a never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity in the home.