Weep holes are drilled into the wall just after the jack hammer team is finished creating a trench for the WaterGuard. This process is to empty the hollow block walls and create an easier path for future water to flow. Water will always follow the path of least resistance so creating a nice easy path is the best way to be sure water goes where we want it to go.
This basement had a rather large crack in the floor and it leaked water after every rain storm. The best way to be sure the water gets to the sump pump is to open up the crack a little and install another pipe. Any water that comes up in this spot will be sent off to the pump.
Jack hammers, pickaxes, and shovels are used to get the trench made. Sometimes the simple tools are the best. The great thing about WaterGuard is that it sits on the footer, up out of the dirt. This means that less flooring is removed and less mess is created.
WaterGuard rests on top of the concrete footer so it is far less likely to clog than other systems. Most companies use a system that involves putting pipe next to the footer, which means it is sitting in dirt. Another disadvantage to that kind of system is that is causes the dirt under the footer to erode over time, creating foundation repair concerns.
Notice how the pipe is straight and rigid? WaterGuard is installed in long sections and does not come from a coiled up pipe. This means that the water can flow through it very easily since it never encounters any little bumps. This makes for a much more efficient system.
Since WaterGuard requires less floor to be removed, it looks much better when completed. The inspection port is a nice feature. It allows you to check for clogs and flush the pipes if necessary. WaterGuard is simply the best solution to a leaky or flooded basement.
DryZone is known for doing a great job, but so many homeowners comment on how great things look afterwards. I guess they are used to contractors being messy. DryZone crews are trained to clean the area and wipe down any excess or runoff.
Seaford is a great example of diversity in homes. There are many areas around the Delmarva Peninsula that are mostly crawl soace or mostly basements. Seaford is a nice mix of newer and older homes some with a basement and some with a crawl space. This home has a full basement and leaky walls. The home owner is always down in the basement with a shop vac and mop. Luckily, DryZone has the perfect solution in WaterGuard.