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Channel ’58 drainage channels
Our drainage channels have a capacity of 3 gallons/foot, providing up to 3x the capacity of other drainage channels.
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What Causes a Wet Basement?
If your basement is experiencing water issues, multiple factors could be contributing. External factors like roof runoff and improper ground slope can play a role. Even a well-maintained foundation can let water in through cracks and seepage due to the natural moisture absorption of concrete. Wet weather increases pressure on the foundation, leading groundwater to exploit foundation weaknesses and enter through gaps. Common leakage spots include the basement cove, where the floor and walls meet. Our basement waterproofing services safeguard against intrusive groundwater and moisture, while our ’58 waterproofing system shields your foundation from hydrostatic pressure and its potential damage. Let us assess your damp or wet basement for effective solutions.
Channel ’58 Basic and Channel ’58 Standard Drainange Systems
Choose ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing for our unique Channel ’58 on-the-footer and beside-the-footer basement waterproofing systems, tailored to your specific needs. Unlike other waterproofers who provide only one type of system, we offer choices and superior engineering. Expect nothing less from the inventors of the indoor waterproofing system!
Here’s what makes Channel ’58 Basic a superior system:
- Money-Back Guarantee* and Life-of-the-Structure Transferable Warranty – the-only-and strongest combination available.
- Drains up to 2X more water than competitor’s systems – handles heavier rains than other systems.
- Sealed system – no gap at floor wall joint, keeping radon, odors, and pests from escaping out.
- Dual-sided ports – captures water from the wall, floor, and beneath the floor – this is the only on-the-footer system that controls all the water around and under your foundation.
- Self-cleaning design. With a smooth bore design and wider bottom shape, Channel ’58 is the clog-resistant choice!
- Stops all 6 ways that water enters the basement.
- High moisture control, attractive wall system. Our superior 90-mil vapor barrier is Class-A fire-rated and brings a nice clean bright-white finish to any basement.
Channel ’58 Standard has everything the Basic model has, plus:
- Drains up to 3X more water! – the right system for finished basements or those that get a lot of water.
- Under floor pressure relief – lowers the water table faster than other systems, without disturbing the footing. It’s the only system that allows total foundation water pressure to be relieved, including protecting water from entering through floor cracks.
- The Mud Zone Myth – The Mud Zone Myth is a tactic by waterproofers that only sell on-the-footer systems. The fact is that we’ve been waterproofing basements for over 65 years and have never had to replace a system because it filled with mud.
Interior Vs. Exterior Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing can be done from outside the foundation, or from inside the foundation. However, one method is far superior to the other.
Exterior Opting for exterior waterproofing systems can be costly and disruptive. This approach involves applying a waterproof coating or membrane to the foundation’s exterior and installing a perimeter drainage system, commonly known as French drains or curtain drains. However, due to its higher expense and disruption to property and occupants, homeowners often prefer interior waterproofing. Exterior waterproofing entails heavy equipment removal of soil and plants, followed by foundation sealing and drainage installation at the base of the foundation wall. Yet, these drainage lines are prone to clogging with silt over time, diminishing their effectiveness against hydrostatic pressure. Repairs necessitate excavation and replacement, leading to shorter warranties compared to interior systems. Choose a more efficient and economical solution with our interior waterproofing services at ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing.
Interior Opt for reliable and cost-effective interior waterproofing solutions to ensure a dry basement. Interior drainage systems, like our customizable ’58 waterproofing system, offer swift installation, minimal disruption, and are rarely clogged by silt. With higher capacity drainage channels and robust sump pumps including battery backups, our system efficiently safeguards against hydrostatic pressure and water intrusion. Unlike exterior methods, our ’58 system ensures protection for your basement and foundation during heavy rainfall. Choose ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing for a superior interior basement waterproofing solution.
Preparing For Your Basement Waterproofing Inspection
Preparing for a basement waterproofing inspection is hassle-free. Ensure easy access to walls and floor areas, especially where leakage occurs, without moving appliances like washers, dryers, oil tanks, or furnaces. No need to worry – our Foundation Specialists will reach the necessary inspection points. Look through the pre-appointment mailing for insights into hiring a contractor for basement repair decisions. During the inspection, our Foundation Specialist will ask some questions to grasp your home’s situation and devise a plan to address your wet basement issue. It’s a straightforward process at ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing.
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