If water is seeping into or flooding your basement, your family’s health and the security of your house may be at stake. Stop leaky water in its tracks with a dependable below-floor or interior basement drainage system, such as Basement Authority of West Virginia’s BasementGutter™.
How Our Below-Floor Drainage System Works
- A professionally built interior drainage system keeps your basement dry 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without you having to do anything. To install the drainage system, our crew begins by digging a trench in the basement floor around the perimeter.
- Hydrostatic pressure is reduced by drilling weep holes in the bottom course of the wall and allowing water to drain into the BasementGutter™ system.
- Sections of the BasementGutter™ drains are placed in the trench, which is atop the footing and out of the mud zone. In the trench, the system is also surrounded by stone to keep the drains clean and provide a backer for the concrete.
- Drainage channels are connected to one another and to a sump pump system that will collect water from BasementGutter™.
- The BasementGutter™ is concealed in the sub-floor by pouring cement in the locations where it was installed. The only part of the system that can be seen is the top of the wall flange.
Why Our BasementGutter™ is the Best Interior Drainage System
- Easy Precipitation Collection: Rainwater and melted snow can easily seep into your basement through any fractures or openings. The trick to keeping your basement dry is to divert the water flow away from it.
- Anti-Clog Design: The BasementGutter™ system is a clog-free variant of the French drain. As a result of its robust design, your basement will easily allow the flow of water.
- Quick Installation Process: During extreme weather, the BasementGutter™ interior drainage system’s dynamic design allows it to be both adaptable and resilient. This enables a discrete and specific installation in your basement’s subfloors and perimeter.
Signs Your Home Needs This Solution
Water seeping through your basement walls requires the installation of an effective interior drainage system to collect and reroute it. Cracks, gaps, holes, and pores in concrete walls are common entry points for water. Efflorescence, a powdery white substance that forms on the surface of damp walls, can also appear on them. All these signs indicate the presence of water and moisture, so tackle them at the source with a trusted interior drainage system like BasementGutter™.
Water can seep through the floor as well as the cove joint, which is the junction between the floor and the wall. The accumulation of water on the floor can lead to puddles or even to widespread floods. With nowhere to go, water will pool on the floor, where it can build up until it floods. Standing water and basement flooding are hazards no homeowner wants to deal with, but they can be a thing of the past with a reliable interior drainage system and sump pump.
Mold can grow anywhere water, excessive humidity, and organic matter are present. If you observe mold in your basement or elsewhere in your home, or if you sense musty scents that mold can generate, you may have a water problem in your basement. Having an interior drainage system, as well as a sump pump, dehumidifier, and other basement waterproofing solutions will make it more difficult for mold to grow and take hold.
West Virginia has cold winters, hot and humid summers, and year-round precipitation. Keeping that water away from your stored items, electrical outlets, appliances, and structural supports is crucial for ensuring the health and safety of your home. When water threatens your home, you’ll be grateful you have an internal drainage system in place.
Basement waterproofing is not a do-it-yourself project. Basements can be delicate and hazardous, so it is best to have a professional install the interior drainage system. At Basement Authority of West Virginia, our staff is trained to identify signs of water intrusion and to install the exclusive BasementGutter™ interior drainage system.
The price of your interior drainage system depends on many things. Some of these include the size of your basement, the amount of damage, and whether other solutions are put in at the same time. Contact us for a free inspection to find out how much it will cost to install an interior drainage system in your basement.
Call Us For A Free Basement Inspection
Our team at Basement Authority of West Virginia has the knowledge and tools to put in below-floor drains that will keep your basement from flooding. If you don’t pay attention to signs that water is getting into your basement, the damage will only get worse. It’s important to keep an eye on your Charleston, Huntington, or Morgantown, house for this reason.
When it comes to dealing with a wet basement, you can count on us because we’ve dealt with similar situations in thousands of homes across West Virginia. Please let us know if you think your basement has water damage. A free, no-obligation inspection of your basement is available if you want to find any indications that your basement is failing. We are ready to help you create a safer and healthier living environment.