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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
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
If you have a leak in your basement and are looking for a comprehensive, permanent solution, there are two ways to fix the problem. The most common is an interior drain tile system; exterior drain tile is your other option.
A few months ago, my
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
You’ve got a beautifully finished basement and you are starting to get water seeping in. How can you make this nightmare go away before your belongings start getting damaged? Some waterproofing companies will tell you that you need to do the job from the inside.
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
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
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