There is nothing worse than having a basement under your house that you cannot use for anything because it is always wet unless you happen to have several dry months in a row. Talk about a complete waste of space, just imagine being able to take all of that dark wet space under your house and turn it into usable space that you could turn into a family room, a man cave or the extra storage your family really needs.
While there are many different basement waterproofing products on the market, you are going to find that the vast majority of them are simply a form of waterproof coating that is applied to the cinder blocks or concrete walls of your basement. While many of these products work well for a period of time, they do not tackle the cause of the problem.
Picture them as putting a band-aid over a cut that needs to have stitches used to close it properly and stop the bleeding permanently. If you do not go to the doctor for the stitches, the blood will eventually cause the band aid to fall off and the cut will once again begin to bleed profusely. This is exactly how the different basement sealing paints work, they will seal the walls of your basement and give you a nice dry space until the water pressure behind them becomes too much.
Then just like the band-aid, the water will cause the paint to blister and separate from your basement walls and leave you right back where you started or even worse as the buildup of pressure can actually make the leak far worse than it was in the first place. If you really want to cure the leak the most important part of the process is relieving the hydrostatic pressure on the walls before you can start to dry out your basement.
There are two different strategies to doing this depending on what type of basement walls you have. If you have cinder block walls, you will need to drill drain holes in the row of blocks at the bottom as the cells of the blocks will fill up with water. With poured cement walls you can seal up all but the bottom inch of any cracks along the floor line that are leaking. Both methods will let the water drain from behind the walls in a controlled fashion so that you can continue on with your basement waterproofing project.
Once this is done you will be ready to install our SquidGee Dry Basement Waterproofing
System and start creating the basement you have always dreamed of but never been able to have. This do-it-yourself system consists of a series of baseboards that are installed around the basement perimeter where the floor and walls meet. This will catch the water entering from the weep holes and joint where the floor and wall meet. The system will also collect any water seepage across the face of the basement walls since the top of the system is not glued, but simply rests against your basement wall.
The idea behind these baseboards is that they channel all of the water that is collected and route it either to a drain in your basement floor or to a sump pump, directing it out of your basement. Properly installing this system will dry out your basement and leave it a dry, useable space. Once you have waterproofed your basement, you will be able to do things like stud the walls, insulate them and then finish out the basement.
This way you will be able to take what was once a dark, wet and useless part of your house and turn it into a warm, dry and inviting family room that everyone can enjoy. On the other hand you could add a bar, a pool table and a big screen television, creating the ultimate man cave out of what was once the least useful part of your house.
When it comes to basement waterproofing you will find that this an ideal remedy for every basement leaky water through the joint where the floor and walls meet. No paint or rubberized coating can offer you this kind of easy to install do-it-yourself basement waterproofing method.
, we are the home of the DIY SquidGee Dry System. This is carefully designed baseboard system that will collect basement water from your relief holes and route it directly to your sump pump or floor drain.