COMMUNITY FORUM

mikvg99

03:14AM | 11/01/05
Member Since: 05/27/04
13 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hello. I'm getting water into my basement through the wall/floor joint in a few areas of the basement. Also, in the same areas, I have water coming in through the tie-rod holes. I do have a sump pump, but it is on the opposite side of the basement. The sump that is there seems to be the original pit/pipes. The sump pump itself is a little newer. The pump just failed on us and we had 3 inches of water in the basement. I've had 2 contractors come in so far. 1 told me that simply fixing the sump pump will solve all of my problems. His reasoning was that the water coming through the joints was due to the sump pump backing up. Well I've had water in the joints when the pump was totally dry. In fact, I've never had water in the pump until this last time, but I have had water through the tie rod holes and the floor joint. The 2nd contractor seemed to listen a little more and suggested an "internal channel". This is a pipe around the entire perimeter of the basement. It would go on the inside just under the floor and would then be covered with gravel and cement to seal the floor. This sounds like the better fix. Has anyone had this done or does anyone have any comments? The 2nd guy would also install a new state of the art sump pit/pump. The internal channel would run into the pump. This is different from Basement Systems dry track in that this sits under the floor. Supposedly it will relive all/most of the hydrostatic pressure this way.

Thanks,

Mike

BV001731

12:12PM | 08/02/13
Hi, this is an old post but I came across it and wanted to answer the question.

The drainage channel around the perimeter will prevent the water at the floor/wall joint. The tie-rod holes should be sealed and/or drained down to the drainage channel.

Basement Systems would only install the DryTrak system if you have a monolithic or very thin basement floor where the WaterGuard product wouldn't fit. The photo shows the WaterGuard drainage channel during installation. It sits beneath the basement floor and drains to a sump pump.
Waterguard_in_progress
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

The MicroHouse's diminutive size—just 96 square feet—was determined by the maximum allowed for construction without a perm... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon