WaterGuard is a rigid and very sturdy basement drainage system. I is installed directly on top of the concrete footer, which means it is up and out of the dirt. We remove a piece of the floor slab and place the WaterGuard pipes in the ground. Then it all gets closed back up and you barely notice the pipe system at all. Its very neat and tidy, plus it doesn't get a lot of dirt in it and doesn't clog up like other systems.
This is our SuperSump basement sump pump system. It has a sealed lid to keep the water vapor in the container and not in the basement where it can raise the humidity. Also, there is an alarm on the lid to alert you of plumbing leaks. This feature is often overlooked when we are explaining the benefits of a SuperSump. Just try to imagine a water line cracking in your basement in the middle of the night. Wouldn't you rather know immediately so you can shut the water off instead of letting it leak for hours and have a major mess in the morning? Its little details like this that set DryZone apart from our competitors.
Our corner inspection ports are real great. They are in the corners and out of the way. The best thing is that you can flush out your WaterGuard system if you ever need to. Its a good idea to flush the pipes every so often, just to maintain the best performance. Also in the picture are the two feet of CleanSpace the DryZone typically adds to the WaterGuard system. What this does is prevent a small leak at the base of the wall from "jumping the drain" and causing a mess.
Once all the pies and sump are in place, we get to replacing the concrete. This makes it so you can have a dry basement AND use the space again. We wouldn't want open ditches around the edges of your basement. Once it dries, the floor and sump pump will look like they have always been there.
DryZone always recommends getting a separate electrical outlet for any machine we install. Nothing like having a breaker go out and it turns your sump pump off. In addition to that, a battery back up is always a good idea. That way you are covered during total power outages, too. The service log is the thing hanging on the white pipe in this picture. Our annual maintenance program is very affordable and is designed to keep your new water proofing system running at peak performance. Our technician likes to be able to know what was done prior to his visit. Maybe the last tech saw something, fixed it, and noted it in your log. This little record will help our guys work effectively on your system.
This is a nice picture of an IceGuard. During normal days, the water from the sump pump will flow out and away from the home. If that pipe freezes, the water will pour onto the ground through the small holes in the IceGuard. This jeeps the pies from backing up into your house and flooding, or cracking the discharge line.
This little green thing is what we commonly call a "pop up." It is the far end of your sump pump discharge. You can walk over it, or mow the lawn without having to pull it up. DryZone tries to put as much stone in the dry well as we can. This means the the majority of water from the sump pump should just flow into the pocket of stone and drain back into the ground.
This basement had become a major pain in the backside for the homeowner. Every time it rained, he was down in the basement with a wet/dry vacuum trying to dry it out. He called DryZone and is now able to sleep better knowing that his basement is properly protected from rain storms.