French Draining System Or Drain Tiles
Hydrostatic pressure from water saturating the soil surrounding your basement is one of the leading causes of foundation damage, that leads to water invading your basement. This is especially likely if you have heavy clay soil around your home, the local bedrock is shallow, or your home is in a lowland area.
Installing a French drain system often calls for removing a small portion of the basement floor. A drain grate system is then installed. Any water that enters the system will be diverted away from your foundation and basement.
If necessary, we might also recommend installing or upgrading your home’s drain tiles. This is a series of subsoil drains that are meant to capture excess water that is shed from the roofline when it rains or snow melts. The water is then diverted away from your home via a series of grated drains. This type of system is often warranted if your home doesn’t have up-to-date gutters, or you have had recurring gutter issues in the past.
Sump Pump Installation
Sump pumps are a great insurance policy against water getting into your basement. This is a basic pump that can be installed into a recessed area in the floor. Should water manage to invade your home, it will naturally make its way to the lowest point in your basement. The sump pump is set up with an automated float activation system. When water fills into the sump, the pump automatically turns on and diverts the water out of your basement.
Most average sump pumps have a one-third to one-half horsepower motor that can pump over 2,000 gallons per hour and can typically handle up to 120-linear feet. The number of sumps and sump pump your basement needs will be determined by the number of linear feet of drainage system that needs to be installed.
Most of the sump pump systems we install have some sort of backup generator or battery backup. That way if the power to your home is knocked out by a stron
Implementing A Humidity Management Strategy
Humidity is an issue in most basements. Left unchecked it can lead to recurring condensation issues and can put your home or business at increased risk of a mold problem, as well as causing damage to wood, drywall, and other soft materials.
Affordable Remediation’s technicians have extensive experience with developing and implementing humidity management strategies. This might include installing dehumidifiers and other climate control features in key locations, as well as upgrading existing basement ventilation systems.
If mold is a concern, we can also implement a mold prevention strategy. This might also include applying mold prevention agents or scheduling periodic assessment tests to detect the presence of mold spores in the air.