Mt. Vernon, IN Basement Needs Lateral Lines for Water Intrusion
In this photo, you can see that the installation of a lateral line is similar, but not exactly the same as installing a perimeter drain system. There is a trench dug out in the center of a slab, then a lateral line is added.
Lateral Lines are Corrugated and covered with a filter
Here, you can see that the lateral line is comprised of a corrugated material that is perforated and then covered in a filter material and surrounded by rock. In many cases, this is referred to as "rock and sock". Because the line is going through the center of the slab, there is less chance of it clogging than if this pipe were along the perimeter of the basement.
Mount Vernon Basement Lateral Lines finished
Here, you can see that the lateral line is terminating at the TripleSafe Sump pump. The line itself has been secured in place with cement and is now a permanent component of the waterproofing system.
Close Up of Finished Lateral lines
Now that the cement has been added over the lateral line, it will be smoothed out and the entire area will be cleaned. Now, the basement can be finished and used as more living space!