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|If your contractor is busting through the floor to install a sub-floor system, be sure it's installed properly next to the footing, NOT ON TOP OF THE FOOTING. Drain tile systems are recommended only in the rare instance of water seeping up through the floor.
Professional waterproofing companies solve water problems by removing the water pressure against the walls, foundation, or floor of the basement or crawl space. This often involves installing a drainage system around the inside of the foundation walls.
The Basement Drain Main System design integrates the baseboard system with the subfloor tile system. Water soaking in around the foundation creates hydrostatic pressure. Holes tapped into the base of the blocks release the pressure. Water flows through this low profile system to a sump-pump. The concrete floor is then poured over the Basement Drain Main. The water capacity is equivalent to that of a 3 inch pipe.
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