Drainage & Sump Pump Systems
The best solution for water leaks in your basement is a two-part system combining a sump pump and a complete drainage system. It is always a good idea to complete the waterproofing system with drainage and a sump pump to make the system complete. For flood prevention or controlled flooding we install drainage systems and sump pumps to expel water that enters.
While sump pumps get water out of the sump pit, it is generally good practice to have a clean drainage system to collect and route water directly to the pit. Older drainage systems are made of perforated pipe which can get clogged. Our drainage system acts as a gutter, installed under the floor for an unobtrusive way to keep your basement dry. The system comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
Experts agree that the most reliable and cost effective waterproofing systems include drainage and sump pumps for your St. Louis basement or crawl space.
Interior Drainage Systems
Drainage surrounding the perimeter of your basement captures excess water and seepage at floor and wall joints in order to channel it out of your home. The system is comprised of perimeter gutters or tracks that carry water out without the risk of clogging.
Sump pumps are the key to every basement waterproofing system. If the sump pump doesn’t work, the whole system breaks down. A sump pump is a water pump made specifically to expel water from basements. It sits in a small area in the basement called a sump pit, which fills with water from drainage. This is a necessary bailout for extensive basement leaking or flooding. Ideally, this water enters the sump pit by way of a waterproofing drainage system.
We’ll recommend the proper size pump based on the size of your property. The sump pump removes water from interior channels and directs it safely away from your home’s foundation.
Sump Pump Installation
With sump pumps and sump pump installation, you get what you pay for. Many homeowners will shop for their own sump pump at big retailers, but will not find a sump pump with sufficient quality, strength, and durability to truly protect their home. Sump pump installation is an unexpectedly difficult job. Many people often spend multiple weeks struggling to complete this project. The best option is always to have a professional to do the job. With many years of experience and guarantees on all our work and products, we can keep your basement safe and dry!
Exterior Drainage Systems
Depending on the grade of your property, exterior drainage can channel excessive water around your home so that it does not seep into your home’s foundation or basement.
Polyurethane & Epoxy Injections
Professional-grade sealants have the ability to close basement wall and floor cracks while offering flexibility. Sealing basement cracks protects your home from damaging freeze/thaw cycles throughout winter.
The Geo Channel Water Control System
The Geo Channel water control system design is based on decades of water control experience. The system is comprised of a plastic core that can handle over 140 gallons of water per minute. Similar to a roof gutter, the Geo Channel is placed on top of or next to your foundation footing. It’s wrapped in a geo-synthetic filter fabric that allows water to enter the channel but keeps soil and silt out. This technology eliminates the need to encase the system in rock or gravel.
- We dig 6″ – 8″ trenches in the basement floor and clean off the foundation footing. If you have block foundation walls, small weep holes are cored beneath the floor slab to release hydrostatic pressure.
- We install the Geo Channel and direct water to the sump pump pit to be pumped outside.
- We re-pour the concrete to its original thickness and clean up the job site.
We provide the best sump pumps on the market.
The A/C Back-up sump pump system comes equipped with a 1/2 horsepower Wayne pump which has a pumping capacity of 3500 gallons of water per hour. It also comes equipped with a second 1/2 hp pump that sits on a shelf a little higher than the primary pump. It is designed to take over in the event that the primary pump should fail. An airtight lid ensures bugs, odors or radon gas cannot escape from under the floor and into your basement or crawl space. The perforated liner drains water directly from underneath your basement floor. It even has a lighted viewing port for easy inspection without removing the lid. A/C Back-up sump pump also comes standard with a high water alarm to alert you in the event of failure, leaving you adequate time to service your sump pump before your basement floods.
The D/C Back-up sump pump system comes standard with all of the features of the A/C Back-up system with one difference. Instead of a second 1/2 hp, electrically operated pump, it comes equipped with and battery back-up system. In the event that you may experience a power outage or the primary pump should fail, D/C Back-up comes equipped with a battery back-up system. This back-up will pump an incredible 2500 gallons of water per hour and comes complete with a battery and alarm to alert you that the battery back-up is functioning.
There are only three reasons you would have water in your basement as a result of sump pump failure: the primary pump can’t keep up with the water volume, the primary pump fails, or there is a power outage. The Heavy Duty sump pump addresses all three circumstances. It has all the features and benefits of the D/C Back-up system, and also includes a secondary 1/2 horsepower sump pump to aid the primary pump in the event of failure. If you’re looking for complete peace of mind and a permanently dry basement, the Heavy Duty system is for you!