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drayman86
09-05-2007, 01:07 PM
My home is a wood frame Cap Cod with a block foundation and poured concrete floor, size about 40' x 60'. An existing sump system is located in the northwest corner. About 2/3 of the basement is finished (along all of south wall and about 1/2 of east and west wall) with paneling over the block walls. From what I can determine, the foundation drain system extends about 6' under the concrete slab along the north and west walls from the corner sump pit into the gravel below the slab. The only place the basement experiences water leakage is at the northeast corner, and only after a very heavy rain. There is also some evidence of mold/mildew staining along the bottom of the north wall. Also, the house sewer system pipe and associated cleanout is located nearly flush against this north wall.

Questions:

1. Can the Dry Trak or other Basement System method be used along the areas of the basement where moisture is evident, and avoid removing walls and wall finishings?

2. Can the existing sump system be used with a Basement System installation?

3. Does the sewer pipe and cleanout being flush against the north wall present a particular problem with any of the Basement Systems?

Thanks.

richard
09-07-2007, 02:05 PM
drayman86,

I'll answer your questions below each.

1. Can the Dry Trak or other Basement Systems method be used along the areas of the basement where moisture is evident, and avoid removing walls and wall finishings?

The answer is yes and no... the optimal way to fix this is to put the system right against the block wall. If the block walls, which are hollow and can fill with water 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. blocks high, are leaking then the answer is no, as the wall covering should be removed and a waterproof membrane put over the blocks.

2. Can the existing sump system be used with a Basement System installation?

Yes, but as you refer to your "sump pit", you may want to consider Basement Systems' airtight sump pump systems (http://www.basementsystems.com/sump_pump/).

3. Does the sewer pipe and cleanout being flush against the north wall present a particular problem with any of the Basement Systems?

This shouldn't cause any problem.

Do you have a scheduled appointment with a local Basement Systems' dealer? If not, call us at 800-638-7048 or fill out our form online for a Free Basement Waterproofing Estimate and Inspection (http://www.basementsystems.com/forms/contact.php).

-Richard

drayman86
09-10-2007, 12:50 PM
Richard:

Thanks for your reply. I have a rep. from Ayers Waterproofing, located in med/west Michigan, coming out to the house this week for an evaluation.

richard
09-19-2007, 08:28 AM
That's great! Ayers Basement Systems is an outstanding dealership and you should really like them.

-Richard

Anjleena-Joseph
09-02-2008, 12:52 AM
I'll answer your questions below each.

1. Can the Dry Trak or other Basement Systems method be used along the areas of the basement where moisture is evident, and avoid removing walls and wall finishings?

The answer is yes and no... the optimal way to fix this is to put the system right against the block wall. If the block walls, which are hollow and can fill with water 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. blocks high, are leaking then the answer is no, as the wall covering should be removed and a waterproof membrane put over the blocks.

2. Can the existing sump system be used with a Basement System installation?

Yes, but as you refer to your "sump pit", you may want to consider Basement Systems' airtight sump pump systems (http://www.basementsystems.com/sump_pump/).

3. Does the sewer pipe and cleanout being flush against the north wall present a particular problem with any of the Basement Systems?

This shouldn't cause any problem.

Do you have a scheduled appointment with a local Basement Systems' dealer? If not, call us at 800-638-7048 or fill out our form online for a Free Basement Waterproofing Estimate and Inspection (http://www.basementsystems.com/forms/contact.php).