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If you are having basement seepage and are thinking of installing Interior Drain Tile to keep your basement dry, here are 12 questions you need to ask any contractor who’s offering you a solution. These questions will help you discover critical information about the contractor, their solutions and
Drain tile is one of the most useful tools in a basement waterproofing contractor’s toolbox.
It can be installed on the inside or the outside, can drain to a sump pump, storm sewer or to daylight and it can put an end to a variety
Drain tile, whether installed on the interior or exterior of a foundation, can take several forms, including round, square or rectangular. The shape of the pipe used to create the drain tile system is less important than the design and execution of the system itself even though some
There are a number of ways to keep water out of a basement. You can apply an exterior waterproofing membrane to the outside of the foundation walls. You can fix cracks in the wall, either from the interior or the exterior. You can fix problems with
In the basement waterproofing business, drain tile is one of the most useful and versatile tools available to solve basement water problems. It can be installed inside or outside the foundation (or both), can be done during new construction or after the house has been standing for decades
As a basement waterproofing expert in northwest Indiana, drain tile is one of my favorite things. It solves a number of basement water problems, like cove seepage, hydrostatic pressure and oversaturated soil. Best of all, it’s a permanent solution that requires little to no maintenance
Whereas interior drain tile is sort of the jack-of-all-trades of the basement waterproofing business, exterior drain tile does one thing and does it extremely well – intercepts and drains away ground water before it can get into your basement.
As part of a system of “positive
In the basement waterproofing business we have just one objective – keep your basement dry.
In that pursuit, we battle against not only the forces of nature – heavy rain, drought, hydrostatic pressure, soil movement – but against man-made obstacles as well, like poor
In our business we provide basement waterproofing. Our goal is to keep all water completely off your basement floor so you can confidently use it for living space, storage or whatever else floats your boat (as long as it’s not in your basement!). There are
When we first became homeowners, we knew that certain pressures came with the job – paying the mortgage, fixing things that break or replacing things that really break. We probably didn’t think much about something called hydrostatic pressure, but many of us are dealing
Believe it or not, there are basement waterproofing companies that won’t fix a foundation crack (as shown below). That’s right! It may be hard to believe, but they are out there.
Over the years, I’ve
It is common practice for most builders to install drain tile along the exterior foundation of the building. It is commonly referred to as a footing tile or a french drain. Its purpose is to help drain water from the soil, reducing your chances of a future
The second most common type of foundation in Chicagoland is the Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) foundation, or as we like to call it, concrete block. Concrete block foundations are commonly found in Northwest Indiana, Southern Wisconsin and small pockets throughout Northern Illinois. This blog post
When making a decision on hiring a basement waterproofing contractor, most homeowners consider reputation, process, price and warranty. Why an entire blog post dedicated to understanding a basement waterproofing warranty? Because it is one of the most misunderstood things in our industry.
Having a water problem in your basement is not fun; in fact, it is pretty much a pain in the butt! Often the solution is fairly conservative, such as a foundation crack repair. Other times Murphy’s Law strikes homeowners - the problem requires a more
Interior Drain Tile is the Swiss army knife of basement waterproofing systems. It can solve a wide range of basement seepage issues and also has specific applications. But you heard it here first: not every home needs an inside drain tile system to fix their basement seepage
YOU NEED DRAIN TILE! This is a common sentiment that homeowners hear when they have water in their basement. Sometimes you are told by a friend who had a Drain Tile System installed in their home. Maybe you heard your handyman mention Drain Tile being a
A French Drain is a mysterious solution for waterproofing a basement or foundation, rarely understood by homeowners and contractors alike. The origins of the French Drain system coincidentally has nothing to do with the European home of fine wines or the city of love. You will not