SUB FLOOR DRAIN TILE SYSTEMS
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A WET BASEMENT?
Following extended periods of rain or even melting snow from the winter, you as a Home Owner may notice dampness or seepage between the wall and floor of your basement. If you have a finished basement, your first clue may be a wet carpet, mold or rot at the base of a finished wall.
Most Home Owners will look for the source and try sealants or caulk to stop the infiltration of water, but this is only a very temporary cure.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Saturation of soil from surface runoff and swelling of natural underground springs is causing the build up of what is known as Hydrostatic Pressure around your foundation and under your basement floor.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?
If the Hydrostatic Pressure is allowed to go unchecked, you may first notice more leakage into the basement as water pushes through basement cracks, trying to seek it's own level.
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Relieve the pressure! Hydrostatic Pressure cannot be stopped, it can only be relieved and redirected away from your foundation.
INSTALL A SUB FLOOR DRAIN TILE SYSTEM
Rayview has been using the sub-floor drain system since 1971 with complete customer satisfaction. This system involves the removal of the concrete floor in the affected area so a perforated 4" drain tube can be placed next to the footing to channel unwanted water to a sump pump. The sump pump will then discharge the water to an outside splash block. Weep holes are drilled throughout the foundation walls to relieve outside pressure into the system which is covered with a stone and gravel filter before the concrete is replaced. The system is now complete!
The result is a dry and livable basement for years to come!
EPOXY INJECTION CAN BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Epoxy Injection is the filling of fissures or cracks with epoxy resins under pressure to restore the original characteristics of concrete prior to cracking.
Pressure injection of epoxy resins has become widely used to repair foundations damaged due to shifting and expansive soils. It not only stops the water from leaking in, but it structurally welds concrete back to its original strength. In most cases the strength of the repaired areas far exceed the original strength of concrete. Hairline cracks as small as .005" in width can be injected with epoxy.
Normal foundation cracks are injected with a light viscosity resin, similar to a light oil. Larger cracks are injected with higher viscosity resins, ranging in thickness from honey to paste. Larger voids can be filled with a sanded epoxy mixture, to bond the damage area together. Large spalled areas can be repaired and waterproofed, using an epoxy surface coating.
Virtually all damaged concrete can be repaired with some type of epoxy application.
ADDITIONAL WATERPROOFING SERVICES