Much of the trench is dug by hand, using small shovels and hand held equipment. Once the footer, or main support of the home is exposed we can clean the area and begin installing the drainage pipe. Since our pipe rests on top of the concrete instead of next to it in the dirt, there is far less chance of it clogging up.
DryZone uses Hilti jackhammers and hammers drills for every install. We believe that using the highest quality and best equipment, we can cut down on installation time and save the customer in the long run. It also helps to have reliable equipment, he couldn't be happier with the Hilti line of products.
DryZone has a policy of drilling EVERY hole core in a block wall to release the pressure. These weep holes are designed to give the water a channel to follow, instead of letting the pressure build up and finding a weak spot to leak. The first time I saw this done, I was amazed at the amount of water sitting inside the basement walls.
We use Zoeller sump pumps because of their reliability and high quality. More than just a pump, our SuperSump system combines several strategies to make the pump function as best it can. Long gone are the days of dropping a pump into an open hole in the ground.
Once all the drainage pipe is in place, we do one final check to see if all the pieces are snug. Then we lay new concrete over the exposed area. When we are done, you will have full use of your basement and won't have to worry about a leaky basement again.
This home in Seaford, DE had several leaks and was prone to flooding after any storm. The owners decided it was time to fix the problem once and for all. A WaterGuard perimeter drainage system got installed along with a brand new basement sump pump.