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Project: waterproofing

Length of waterproofing: 120 feet (the entire house)

Depth of waterproofing: 6 feet

Project duration: 5 days

We received a request for waterproofing from the owner of a house who found his basement wet and moldy as a result of underground water penetration. After inspecting the property, we realized that there was a chance to dig soil using an excavator, which would save us a lot of time. We started excavation of the first section, then continued with brushing and washing the wall, then our crew applied aquablock to protect the wall from water and yellow jacket to prevent “wick” water from getting into the body of the coating material. Then we installed a membrane followed by weeping tile. The interesting detail about weeping tile is that it has small holes which help absorb underground water and deliver it to a sump pump usually installed in the basement. A sump pump is considered as one of the main steps in waterproofing, as it helps to send the water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin away to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well. So, the next step was a sump pump installation, then connecting it to the weeping tile. Finally, we poured concrete at the front side.

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