Homeowner contacted Innovative Basement Authority due their home’s basement consistently getting wet after rain storms. The homeowner was a bit confused being the house was only two years old, and was supposed to have had drain tile installed when built. Needless to say, they were at their wits end and looking for answers as to why they were having to deal with a wet basement in their NEW home!
Upon inspection, Ben found the water to be entering around the perimeter of the majority of the house. Ben recommended a full perimeter BasementGutter system coupled with a SafeDri Triple Sump System. Before making his recommendation to the homeowner, Ben explained why they were having to deal with the water in their new home, despite the installation of drain tile. Ben explained that generic drain tile is installed in the “mud zone”, or the area next to the footing either on the interior or exterior of the home. Being generic drain tile is installed in the mud, the potential is great for it to clog. This may take 15 years, or it may even clog after a few months. BasementGutter sits directly on top of the footing, and out of the mud. By way of its design, and where it’s positioned, there is no way for it to clog. Because of its unique design, a lifetime warranty against basement seepage is given wherever BasementGutter is installed. After going over this with the homeowner, they decided that having Innovative Basement Authority waterproof their basement was the best course of action.
Comments: During the installation, it was discovered that the home did indeed have drain tile installed during construction, on the exterior AND interior of the home. What was found was that the interior drain tile installed in the mud zone had clogged after only two years.
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