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How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak In Cracks

How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak In Cracks

How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak in Cracks Whatever you use your basement for whether as an extra room or just for storage, a leaking basement wall is definitely bad news. Dampness will not only damage your possessions, but it can also cause a health hazard. Fixing the basement leak as soon as possible makes the job easier and less expensive in the long run. Dry basement walls will last longer. Wear the appropriate protective gear at all times. […]

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Why Cementitious Waterproofing Coatings There is a multitude of cementitious waterproofing coatings and membranes on the market that are designated as suitable for below-grade or below ground use. Many manufacturers and distributors have certification process if you require the work you do to be guaranteed. If you’re a DIY or just going to doing an odd waterproofing job, then you may not need to be certified. Experience is a good teacher and the invent of Video Channels such as YouTube […]

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses January 21, 2017 Matthew Cornell How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses these agricultural drains (also known as ag pipes, agi pipes, soakage drains and slotted pipes) are sometimes used by homeowners and engineers to improve house drainage. Sometimes agricultural drains are used to fix slab heave and reduce cracking in houses. However, if agricultural drains are specified or built incorrectly, they can easily be the cause of uncontrolled movement and cracking in your house. What is […]

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes – A New House

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes – A New House

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes Author: Brian Ashworth June 20, 2012 When researching about installing agricultural drains you will find some books recommend that you place a geotextile in the trench before the initial gravel and then wrap the geotextile over the gravel afterwards. Its something I used to do. You can also buy agi pipe with a geotextile “sock” around it like this: The idea is that the geotextile prevents the gravel,or the pipe getting clogged with fine materials. I DO […]

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure “Are sump pumps the best way of relieving hydrostatic pressure on basement walls from groundwater ?” OnlineWaterproofingShop believes it’s best to apply a continuous coating/membrane to the waterside which withstands the pressure on its surface. What to do when you can no longer apply a coating to the water side. Then a cementitious coating like Drizoro Maxseal Foundation or Drizoro Maxseal Flex which withstands hydrostatic pressure is applied to the inside. This promotes the cementitious crystalline process which eventually drys […]