View Full Version : WaterGuard installation concerns

09-18-2004, 02:51 PM
We are about to have your WaterGuard system installed and had some more questions. It looks like an ideal solution to our ?hydrostatic pressure? and water problems.

The basement walls will also be worked on (using 1 of your crack repair products) and the salesperson also recommended ?CLEANSPACE? on top of the crack repairs. He also said that WaterGuard and CleanSpace must go hand-in-hand rather than installed separately, which is a little confusing!

But some concerns for installation: shouldn?t WaterGuard go along the INSIDE perimeter of foundation floor, BEHIND existing utilities? Do your dealers routinely move utilities for customers to get behind fragile equipment like furnaces and water heaters which are pushed up against wall? Wouldn?t routing the WaterGuard IN FRONT of these utilities defeat the product?s purpose?

Also, does concrete dust resulting from jack-hammering adhere to ceiling insulation? How do your installers handle this part of their work both in terms of resulting dust throughout house and insulation, and their own health?

Thanks ?

09-22-2004, 11:32 AM
Thank you for choosing a Basement Systems dealer for your basement waterproofing needs.

Basement Systems dealers primarily use a crack repair method called Flexispan. However some dealers may modify the installation depending on the installation situation. If they are using CleanSpace over the crack repair that is a question your local installer can answer for you.

In an ideal situation the Waterguard should be installed along the perimeter of the floor at the base of the wall. If a dealer can get behind a furnace, waterheater, or oiltank the usually do. In some case they do go around an obsticle. Most dealers however do not move furnaces or other equipment that needs a licenced plumber or electrician. That would be the responsibility of the homeowner.

If you did go around something there is a possibility that water could leak from that area. It's usually very unlikely and if it did it would run into the back of the waterguard system just out from the wall.

I would say that concrete dust will stick to just about anything. There are several ways to minimize dust in a home from covering items, fans and using water but there will always be some dust that will take a day or two to settle. I would also say that all the dealers issue personal safety equipment to their employees and have weekly safety meeting in reguards to installations of the various systems and equipment they use.