Category: Home Water Problem Series

Sump Pump Fact

Sump Pump Fact

Part #4: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover For internal water management systems to function correctly, especially in crawlspaces, typically a large amount of water must build up in the pipe before flow to the sump pump occurs (if there is a sump pump in the system). This means that sometimes the water never […]

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You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

Part #3: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover Continuing our examination of internal drainage systems, one must understand that concrete block is porous. To a lesser extent, so is concrete. Internal drainage systems do not prevent the water from continuing to flow against the exterior wall. Thus, continued damage of the block and concrete […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

Part #2: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover INTERNAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS do not aid in prevention of the excess water entering the home; exactly the opposite occurs. These systems invite the water to flow under the footing. Foundation or wall failure will likely occur in the direct vicinity of the drains, as water will […]

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Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Part #1: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover There are systems that manage the water in your home once it has entered into a crawlspace or basement. DON’T BE FOOLED! These systems should not be considered a waterproofing option. They are a WATER MANAGEMENT system. Generally, the system will have a series of french […]

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