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Basement condensation takes place when moist air (heavier than dry air) becomes trapped in the lowest point of your home. Because the concrete basement floor is usually cold, high humidity days may cause condensation on the cold uninsulated basement floors or walls, leaving water behind.

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The process of preventing water from entering into a basement. There are several process, that deal with specific problems. Water seepage into your basement through the basement can be a serious problem causing significant damage to your home.

A cove joint is where the floor/floor slab and wall meet.

A pressure caused by the gravitational pull of water and the affecting pressures on a basement foundation and floor. As the water table raises, hydrostatic pressure builds and water will force its way into a basement through cracks in the floor and the floor/wall joint.

Prolonged water exposure to below entrances and windows can cause frame and concrete deterioration leading to basement leaks.
Typically a crack in mortar between cinder blocks will allow water seepage and further mortar deterioration, becoming porous and allowing water to seep through open joints into a basement.
Leaks caused when water is able to travel over the top of a foundation and comes into the basement through a joint where the foundation and upper floor meet.
Over time seals around pipes for gas, water, sewer and electrical lines leading into a basement deteriorate and allow water seepage into your basement.
Sometimes weak or poorly poured concrete can become vulnerable to water forces and constant temperature change causing deterioration from which water can enter the basement.
Over time tie rods used in the foundation forming process can rust, leaving a hole which water can pass through into a basement.
Water build up in window well causing water seepage. It is usually a result of faulty or blocked exterior drainage system.
A compound that is injected into foundation wall cracks to push and keep water out. It is injected from within the basement and pushes out to the exterior of the foundation.

Techni-Crack™ Hydrophobic Membrane is a second step component to the Techni-Crack method™. A hydrophobic compound is applied to the back of the membrane and repels any water quickly and efficiently to the drainage system below.

Download the Techni-Crack data sheet. [PDF]

Water Grabber® Bull Dog™ is a revolutionary new type of sump pump. It works wonders as a stand-alone unit, but in many cases it also serves as the heart and lungs of our Water Trek Aqua Route® interior basement drainage system. The unit consists of a drilled polyethylene basin with a split lid, a float-activated alarm system, a special rubber fitting called “The Silencer” to hush the already quiet pump. And is available with a battery option.

Download the Water Grabber Bull Dog data sheet [PDF].

Water Grabber Bulldog to fix leaking basements

Basement Technology’s patented system plastic drainage pipe for wet basements. Self-washing and virtually “clog free”, it channels water that collects from both sides of the footing, floor and walls.

Download the Water Trek Aqua Route data sheet [PDF].

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