Not all basements are created equal. This is mainly due to the different materials used to construct the foundation walls that define the basement. Each of the four foundation types described below has unique characteristics that should be considered when designing a basement waterproofing system. The one universal factor in any basement waterproofing plan is the poor performance of exterior drainage systems. Even though many houses have footing drains as shown in the drawings, these drains don’t perform well if at all. The drains are easily crushed during the backfilling process. A well-functioning exterior drain will eventually clog with silt and plant roots, rendering it useless.
Because every type of basement foundation can have water leaking through walls as well as along the floor-wall joint, any waterproofing system should aim to capture this leakage before it can get onto the basement floor. The WaterGuard® system from Basement Systems is designed to perform these dual collection tasks flawlessly.
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