Water Removal

What’s the first things everyone thinks of, when thinking about Basements?

  • Basements smell musty, and they leak.

  • You need a sump-pump, which is loud, and can fail.

Basement Before & After

“So why” You ask, “would I want to bother with any of this? Isn’t the only way of stopping water from getting in my basement, is to dig a trench outside the foundation wall, down to the Footing, and put in a ‘french drain’? And that costs LOTS of $$! So aren’t I just doomed to spending hours with the Shop-Vac, every rainy season?”

Well: No, Yes, and No.

No: Digging a trench to the Footing from outside the wall is NOT the ‘only way’ to fix basement flooding.

Yes: Yes, if that were true, that would cost lots of $$… -but-

NO MORE LEAKS! Say Goodbye to your old Shop-Vac!

The Basement Perimeter Drain

A Basement Perimeter Drain is an excellent solution for removing water from your basement. Installed along the inside of the foundation wall is:

  • Perforated Drain-pipe, on top of

  • Gravel bed

  • Drainage matting, against the Footing, -&-

  • Concrete patch, on top. -Plus-

  • Sump pump to eject the water

We jackhammer the perimeter of your basement wall, approximately 12″ from the wall. Then we dig-down 5-6″ below the basement floor, clearing any loose dirt in the trench. Then we install the drainage matting, then lay-down a bed of drain rock gravel and put the perforated drain-pipe on that. The reason we do this, is to help keep dirt particles/etc from clogging the drain pipe… instead, dirt particles/etc will stay in the gravel.

Thus,  when water begins to leak through the basement wall, or seep under the basement floor, it will fill-up the trench, until the water-level is high enough to begin entering the perforated drainpipe. The drainpipe in turn is installed at a gentle angle, to allow gravity to empty the pipe. And then in turn, the drainpipe empties into the Sump Liner…

And finally- we install top-of-the-line Zoeller cast-iron pumps , which are both very quiet (especially when the Sump Liner lid is attached firmly), and last for many, many years.

“We have never had to replace a Zoeller pump that was broken or intermittent”

Keep your home safe with an affordable moisture barrier installation. Call us today!

Our Services

Moisture Barrier Systems

Wet, possibly water-logged… Dirty, covered in trash… Moldy, rotten… smelly, disgusting… Or Worse, humidity rots the exposed metal and cracks the Foundation!! Nobody wants to look at their Crawl-Space… But look what happens if you don’t!! “But what happened? Don’t I have vents down there?” People ask. Actually: even though vents are supposed to allow […]

Moisture Barrier Systems   

Sump Pump Installation

Do I Need a Sump Pump System? In general, if there’s a significant moisture problem in your Crawl-Space or Basement, you do need a Sump Pump. Modern sump pumps are extremely reliable and the ones we install are rated to work without problems for many, many years. The standard cast-iron 1/3hp Zoeller pump we install […]

Sump Pump Installation   

Water Removal

What’s the first things everyone thinks of, when thinking about Basements? Basements smell musty, and they leak. You need a sump-pump, which is loud, and can fail. Basement Before & After “So why” You ask, “would I want to bother with any of this? Isn’t the only way of stopping water from getting in my basement, is to […]

Water Removal   

Our Warranty

25- year guarantee on the materials (piping, moisture barrier polyethylene, etc.)

10 year free replacement of the sump-pump, which includes installation fees

5 year guarantee on workmanship