Waterproofing Services

  • NSump Pump and Backup Systems
  • NWaterproofing Systems
  • NHorizontal Crack Sealants
  • NYard Drainage
  • NConcrete Wall Crack Epoxy/Urethane Injection
  • NCarbon Fiber Strips
  • NExterior Drain Tile Systems

Basement Waterproofing System

Water can be a home’s worst enemy if it leaks through foundation cracks or from a poor drainage system. The results can seriously compromise the structural integrity and foundation of the house, leading to costly repairs and possibly permanent damage to your home.

PermaJack Louisville’s basement waterproofing system prevents water leakage through the foundation. The installation of the system protects the foundation and may even extend the life of your home.

When inadequate or non-existing waterproofing allows water to seep inside your basement, the area may become a breeding ground for black mold growth that can release mold spores into the air. When your family breathes this contaminated air, they may experience respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, headaches, fever and other health issues.

Basements are often a family’s recreational area and may serve as a storage space for books, heirlooms and other items. All of those belongings possibly could be destroyed by water leaking into the basement, leading to the loss of thousands of dollars. In addition to the monetary loss, some of those items have profound personal meaning to the family and cannot be replaced for any amount of money.

If you suspect or notice moisture or standing water in your basement, PermaJack Louisville will send one of our trained and certified waterproofing contractors to inspect your home, diagnose the problem and offer customized solutions.

Multi-flow Drain Tile

The Multi-flow Drain Tile is engineered to not only flow better but to maintain the flow rate of the drain tile system. Maintaining a slow and steady flow of the drain water is critical to maintaining the soil stability alongside your foundation footer, the base that supports your foundation.

The typical 4″ perforated drain tile or 4″ PVC pipe used by most other waterproofing companies creates a flow rate that draws the soil fines into the system and washes them out to your sump crock, pumping them away from the home. A half-filled 4″ drain tile is typical in most homes during a heavy rain or snow thaw event. In addition, if the proper grading is not used, water may not even flow at all!

This not only removes soils from the footer of your home but also shortens the life of your sump pump as the pump works harder to remove soil laden water through your water evacuation pipe. This situation is made worse when a drain tile system is installed at a sloping angle because it now accelerates the flow of the drain water, creating even more soil fines to be washed away from your footer.

The Multi-flow Drain Tile is installed level around the perimeter of the footer. This
creates several positive engineering effects. First and foremost, it allows the Multi-flow Drain Tile to take on water in 5 slow and steady stages, in severe water table situations more stages can be added.

This “staging” allows for a slow and steady flow rate that maintains the water table under your home at well below the slab. Keeping the water table well below the slab and maintaining the footer soils maintains a strong footer and lessens potential slab cracking created by hydrostatic pressure.

Multi-Flow Tile Benefits

  • 5 tier system lets water move steadily to sump basket
  • No grading required, installs level
  • Larger surface area collection than 4” drain tile
  • Inspection and radon vapor ports easily tie in
  • Narrow vertical profile means less materials taken out and less gravel to backfill

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