Exterior drain tiles or "French Drains" around the perimeter of the foundation footing are the first line of defense against groundwater. Combined with the proper membranes this is the best solution to handle any water infiltration problems. Read more on our Exterior French Drain page.
Interior Perimeter Drains or "French Drains inside the basement" around the perimeter of the foundation footing is the great line of defense against groundwater if you cannot do an exterior French Drain. The reason why we suggest this method as a secondary solution, is because an Interior French Drain does give you a dry basement but does not protect the foundation walls against future deterioration. Membranes on the outside of the foundation, cut off wear and tear from water pressure. Read more on our Interior French Drain page.
Akton uses a combination of different membranes that compliment each other to resolve any water infiltration. Upon evaluation of your home or business, our trained specialist will determine the correct combination for your situation to provide optimum results, a dry basement, peace of mind and at a reasonable cost. Read more on our Foundation Membranes page.
Essentially, as groundwater level rises it’s diverted into a catch basin. When the water level reaches a ‘critical level’ the Sump Pump will automatically begin to pump the water out through a pipe before the water reaches the basement floor. Once the water returns to a ‘normal level’ the pump automatically turns off. A Sump Pump is a vital part of most waterproofing systems because if the pump malfunctions the system will fail. In the end a proper sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in the long run by protecting you from water damages. Read more on our Sump Pump page.
Improper window well installation, improper window well drainage, lack of a window well on a foundation where a window is below grade (below the level of the earth) is a primary reason for leaks into basements in the Quebec region. Our team of foundation drainage specialists can determine the best solution for resolving water infiltration. Read more on our Window Well Drainage Solutions page.
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