Flooded basements are a hassle no homeowner wants to deal with. How can BasementGutter™ keep your basement dry?
AquaStop BasementGutter™: The Best Interior Drainage Solution
Having to clear out your flooded basement every time a storm hits can be exhausting. Even your best efforts to waterproof your basement do not seem to work. What can you do to steer water away from your basement permanently?
A type of French drain, the AquaStop BasementGutter™ is a drainage system placed on the inside perimeter of your basement. It’s designed to collect water trickling down from your basement’s walls or leaking in through the wall-floor joint, and redirect it to your sump pump. This ultimately prevents water from pooling in your basement and helps with moisture issues.
How do you know if your basement needs the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system?
A durable interior drainage system like AquaStop BasementGutter™ is among the best ways to permanently waterproof your basement. How exactly can AquaStop BasementGutter™ keep your basement nice and dry?
- Collects Any Water That Enters Your Basement
Rainwater and melted snow can quickly trickle in through any cracks or leaks you have in your basement. Being able to redirect that flow away from your basement is key to keeping it dry.
The water that usually collects in your basement will flow into the specially designed pipes that make up the AquaStop BasementGutter™ drainage system instead. It specifically traps any water found at the floor and wall joint. This is the spot in your basement where most flooding tends to collect. Its built-in wall drainage also protects against water vapor and humidity streams. The system can also trap any water from leaky walls or pipes.
The AquaStop BasementGutter™ pipes will then empty that water into a sump pump. This is another crucial component of the drainage system. The sump pump’s powerful motor will pump the water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation. One of the most effective sump pumps currently available is the AquaStop Basement Single. When used together with the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system, you can expect your basement to dry permanently.
All in all, the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system is a well-rounded solution that can circumvent any wet weather.
- Clog-Free Solution
One of the problems with some other drainage systems is their tendency to clog. Debris and soil can mix in the water and back up the pipes. They may even combine to make mud that will clog the entire system and create leaks.
The AquaStop BasementGutter™ system was a type of French drain system designed to be clog-free. Its powerful design allows for a smooth flow straight out of your basement every time.
- Quick Installation and Quality Service
Installation of the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system takes only one to two days at most. An expert will install this system in as unobtrusive a manner as possible. The dynamic design of the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drain system allows it to be both flexible and durable during severe weather. This allows installation under your basement’s floors and around its perimeter to be discreet and tailor-made for your home.
You may not even notice or even remember the system is in place. However, the results more than speak for themselves. Even the most severe storms are drained away with AquaStop BasementGutter™. Your basement will no longer suffer from flooding with this system installed.
This drainage system is among the best of the best. With a guaranteed longtime warranty and troubleshooting services available to homeowners year-round, homeowners can expect high-quality service and performance.
Interior Drainage Problem Signs
It is a pain to deal with constant flooding and leaking in your basement. The good news is there are a few problem signs that can help you indicate when you may need to install a basement drainage system or other waterproofing solutions. What are some examples of problem signs to look out for?
- Leaks and Cracks
Often, flooding directly results from water flowing through any leaks or cracks along your basement wall or floor. Even the tiniest leaks or cracks can lead to issues in the future.
They are also often indicators of a larger problem. Cracks can be especially troublesome. If you do not fix them in time, they can expand bit by bit. Large cracks that are wider than 3/8 of an inch can cause serious foundational issues. They may even start to cause damage to other rooms above your basement as well.
- Uneven Foundation
Your home’s foundation is designed to keep it standing upright and your basement relatively dry. An uneven foundation can present plenty of problems. You might find yourself tripping on randomly raised areas of concrete. Your walls or doorways might lean and trap your doors and windows. The worst thing a foundational issue can cause is flooding in the basement.
In most instances of a shifted foundation, a homeowner will not be able to detect it. Only foundation experts can tell if the problem truly lies in an uneven foundation or with something else.
Causes of Flooded Basements
What causes basements to flood in the first place?
Problem signs often arise and cause damage to your basement long before you even notice it. Knowing what causes these signs to crop up in the first place can help prevent future floods.
- Hydrostatic Pressure
One of the most common causes of cracks or foundational issues is hydrostatic pressure. Moisture in your basement can prove to be a major detriment to the foundation.
Heavy snow or rainfall can wash away the soil underneath your foundation, and this creates pockets that hold the water for the time being. The pressure induced by the weight of soil and water can push against the foundation. If the pressure becomes too much, the foundation and your basement’s walls and floor are likely to crack.
Moisture can also seep into the concrete foundation’s pores. In chilly winters, that moisture will freeze into ice and thus expand. The pressure created by the sudden creation of ice causes the foundation to crack or shift.
- Settling Foundation
Water flooding the soil under the foundation will not always create enough pressure to crack the foundation. Sometimes a foundation will crack long after the fact. When that water washes out or evaporates, the soil crumbles in on itself. This sudden loss of weight-bearing can lead the foundation to settle and eventually crack.
Any moisture caught within the soil might also cause the foundation to shift. Once it settles again, the foundation will fracture or become uneven.
Install the Best Waterproofing Solution with Expert Assistance
Constantly dealing with flooding in your basement can be exhausting. All that water damage can ruin not just your belongings, but the entire basement itself. Your basement’s walls, floors, and foundation are at risk with every heavy storm. Fortunately, it does not have to be this way. This is why the AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system is the best waterproofing solution. This system can take on even the most powerful rains and redirect them away from your basement.
But this solution is not available in stores and you cannot install it on your own. The experts at Groundworks have researched and tested the AquaStop BasementGutter™ system extensively and best know how to install it. If you are interested in protecting your home with a drainage system that is the best of the best, contact your local basement waterproofing experts today for a free basement inspection.