Cracks in the Floor
Flooding water through a floor crack can be very significant and can even coat the entire basement floor with a layer of water.
Another View of Cracks in Floor
Here you can see where water has seeped inside through the cracks, leaving behind puddles and streams along the floor.
Unwanted Water Flow
Water will often flow into a basement through the point where the floor and basement wall meet, known as the 'wall-floor joint."
Installing a Drainage Channel.
For floor cracks that leak heavily, we recommend a lateral line be installed. A lateral line consists of a pipe that's installed underneath the floor from the crack to your perimeter drain system. We position it in a trench created in the floor and any water entering the drain will be directed naturally to the sump pump.
Lateral Lines direct Water to the Sump Pump.
In some situations where a crack is extremely large, unique soil conditions exist, or unusually heavy water volumes exist, and the crack floods anyways. In these type of cases, running a drainage line from the crack to your perimeter drain system will solve your problem.
Beginning of Trench Drain & Sump Pump pit.
A sump pit is created at the low point in the basement floor, and a cast-iron Zoeller sump pump is installed in a durable plastic liner.
Drainage Trench is created
Here you can see where the concrete floor is jackhammered and a drainage trench is created.
Installing our IceGuard System
The IceGuard system is a specially engineered fitting that goes outside your home and automatically ejects the water away from the exterior wall in the event that the pipe freezes. It's designed with holes to allow this to happen.
Clean Up is Important to Us!
During the installation, we'll take care of the disposal of any jackhammered concrete or debris that was creating during the installation process. We also carefully restore all jackhammered sections of the floor with fresh concrete.
Restoring the Concrete Slab.
In the end, their concrete slab will be comletely restored, with no ugly gap along the edge of their floor. Our goal is to leave your basement looking even better than it did when we first arrived.