Tag: drainage

Closed Waterproofing Systems are Good Choice for Finished Basements

The EPA recommends taking care of moisture problems in the basement before you finish your basement and convert it to living space. One of the BHA contractor members told a sad story of a customer who installed an open drainage system before he finished the basement. Hugo D’Esposito, owner, A.M. Shield Waterproofing, Albertson, NY, recalls…

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BHA Members Choose the Customer by Installing Only Closed Waterproofing Systems

On our sister website www.basementhealth.org, there is a forum where homeowners and contractors can talk and discuss issues within the industry. There was a discussion about closed vs. open drainage waterproofing systems.  For decades, it was common practice to install an open drainage system.  Now, we have learned that open drainage systems are a pathway…

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Open or Closed Drainage Systems?

Interior drainage systems are typically installed along the perimeter of a foundation footing or at the lowest point on the foundation wall under the basement slab. This procedure generally requires pipe, stone, pump and re-cementing of the floor.  If foundation moisture problems are present, some basement waterproofing contractors may choose to install a form of…

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