A flooded basement is a headache no homeowner wants to deal with. Provided the large amount of rain the Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware areas get nearly year-round, flooding is a very common concern. If you’ve experienced water in your basement once, the problem won’t fix itself… and unfortunately, it will likely occur again.
The AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system is the most effective waterproofing method available. This custom-designed system can be modified to fit your specific home’s needs and easily directs water entering from cracks or floor joints out of your basement and away from your home.
But what sets AquaStop BasementGutter™ apart and why is it important to have? We’ll explore.
AquaStop BasementGutter™ Advantages
- Collects Water & Moisture From Walls & Floor
- Clog-Free Design
- Quick Installation
- Nearly Invisible after installation
- High-Quality Plastic. Won’t Corrode or Decay
How AquaStop BasementGutter™ Keeps Your Basement Dry
AquaStop BasementGutter™ is installed around the perimeter of your basement. However, unlike many other waterproofing options, it does not sit in the dirt. By installing the drain on top of the footing, it’s out of the ‘mud zone’ where clogged drains are common. This location also makes it ideal for catching leakage through the wall-floor joint and cracks in the wall before it can do damage to your home.
The unique shape of AquaStop BasementGutter™ makes it highly effective for collecting water from both beneath the ground and the walls, but it’s small enough to be hidden beneath a layer of concrete. The top of the wall flange is barely visible after installation.
Water collected is then directed to a sump pump or drain where it is removed from the home.
Why Should I Waterproof My Basement?
Aside from the hassle of removing water from the basement every time it rains, a wet basement can also damage the structural integrity of your home.
When water in the basement is left untreated, wood rot becomes a common problem. Wood rot is a fungus that grows on wood causing significant damage. Although wood rot is not toxic, this fungus can eat any wood in your home and cause can weaken the structural integrity of your home.
Your basement is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. Although many homeowners don’t think mold is important, it can trigger allergies and upper respiratory issues. If there is black mold in the basement, it is extremely toxic and you should contact a mold remediation company right away.
Even after cleaning up a leak, water remains because it is absorbed into the porous cement walls and floor. When this water evaporates, the moisture-full air will travel through the basement and eventually through the rest of your home. These high humidity levels make for an uncomfortable living environment, so most people will run their air conditioners for longer periods. As a result, the energy bill gets higher and higher every month.
Waterproof Your Home With AquaStop BasementGutter™
Basement waterproofing is not something to avoid or put off. Learn how BQ Basements & Concrete’s AquaStop BasementGutter™ Interior Drain System is the right solution for your basement problems by scheduling a free inspection with one of our professional inspectors. Our team has nearly 20 years of experience solving problems just like yours. They have received numerous awards for their quality of work and professionalism. Let us show you how we can help.
Serving the Greater Philadelphia area, Camden, Cape May, Trenton, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Dover and surrounding areas with a wide range of basement waterproofing services, BQ Basements &Concrete is the basement waterproofing contractor perfect for any home!