There are an infinite number ways water can seep into your basement but the 5 most common ones are:
While each situation may require a unique solution the French Drain method in conjunction with proper repairs usually eliminates most wet basement problems even in the most severe situation
French Drains are considered to be the best solution whether heavy flooding or constant seepage is the problem but it’s not a decision that should not be taken lightly. By definition French Drains may require heavy jack hamming and slab & floor alteration.
Our engineering department has more than 20 years experience working with architects, builders and building departments. We know the science. We know the terrain. If French Drains are the solution we will create the best customized solution for you in accord with best building science practices.
At Basement Systems of NY, we offer a three unique modified French drainage methods 1) the WaterGuard™ 2) Flow Guard™ the and 3) the DryTrak™ method.
Each system is used for a different reason. For example, our WaterGuard method is best suited for finished basements or basements with baseboards already installed. Whatever the reason both will provide you with a completely dry basement with usable, healthy breathable space.
WaterGuard™ is one of the most popular drainage systems among our NY customers. It's an effective and affordable system for most basement waterproofing solution. One of the reasons for this is that old-school drain tile systems are installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard is installed along the perimeter of the basement floor just underneath the slab. So it is unobtrusive, and drains water away from the floor when it enters. It's not dependent on outside drains which are prone to silt buildup, infiltration, and collapse from earth pressure.
DryTrak™ is a baseboard drainage system, we install high performance channels above the floor along the inside perimeter of the basement.
With monolithic foundations — where floor and footing were poured as one piece— DryTrak is the only option. The other consideration to opt for using DryTrak is in situations where jack hammering would interfere with the buildings utilities - in basement floors with radiant heat, for example
FlowGuard is a larger capacity system. It is designed to meet the needs of the most severe waterproofing problems. The drains can handle large volumes of water. Pumps sized to meet the needs of the problem and water volume that will potentially flow through the drains.
Along with our WaterGuard and DryTrak systems, we offer all of the following specialized drainage systems:
Crawl Space Drainage
Grated Basement Drain
Iron Ochre System
Thin Floor System
We've specialized in French drain system NY services for more than 20 years.
Whatever the problem—from poor construction to natural causes— we can customize a unique solution for you.
Contact us today to get a free quote for French drain system NY or basement waterproofing services.
In most cases the problems and repairs can be completed in 1-2 days.