Foundation water seepage has been a problem since homes were first built with underground basements. Unfortunately, there are several causes of basement water problems.
First and foremost, as ground water becomes saturated, the water table begins to rise putting pressure against the basement floor, this causes the water to seep through cracks in the cement ( hydrostatic water pressure). Secondly, basements flood because of inadequate gutter or down spout lead offs, clogged or defective exterior French drains, improper grading of the terrain, poor soil drainage (clay & shale), high water table, etc.
The most effective method for eliminating water seepage from basements is the installation of an interior French drain system. An interior French drain is a proficient draining method used to eliminate basement water problems. This method drains water from the hollow cores of the block to a pipe that runs under the floor. D-Bug’s process is superior due to expertise in grading and sloping the French drains anywhere from 6 to 18 inches toward the sump pump. The sump pump then pumps the water up and out of the basement away from the house.
An exterior French drain consists of excavating a ditch along the outside of the foundation. It is dug below the footer and graded to the surface. An exterior French drain is an extensive process that requires removing shrubs, porches, and other obstacles and excavation along the foundation to below the footer. It is crucial that the French drain pipe is below the bottom of the footer and the pipe must grade down hill.
D-Bug Waterproofing installs many types of sump pumps. These would include battery back-up sump pump systems, regular commercial grade sump pumps, and sewage grinder sump pumps (for residential applications). We also replace sump pump switches or floats (on pumps that enable the change).
By performing a camera inspection the exact location of the blockage or problem is determined as well as, the approximate depth of the pipe. The work is then focused at the proper location. The most common method of sewer cleaning is by electric eel.