DIY Level 1 | Basement Waterproofing System
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If you have a wet basement or are wondering how to fix a basement water problem chances are you need to relieve hydrostatic pressure along your basement walls. Most basement water problems are caused by water collecting around the foundation creating hydrostatic pressure. The pressure forces water through the joint where the wall and floor meet, and even through cracks and pores in the concrete walls. Now you can dry up your wet basement with our easy to use basement waterproofing products.
How the Beaver System Works ...
Most wet basement problems are caused by water collecting around the foundation, creating hydrostatic pressure. The pressure forces water through the joint where the wall and floor meet, and even through cracks and pores in the concrete block wall. The Beaver System solves the problem by doing what paints, plugs and crack sealers can't do; it collects the water and quietly drains it away to your sump-pump or floor drain.
Hydrostatic Pressure is relieved by drilling holes in the concrete block cavities at floor level. The Beaver baseboard level one is a hollow baseboard channel that is installed along the perimeter of the basement walls. The system is bonded to the floor using our technologically advanced waterproof Beaver Seal adhesive. When water collects around the foundation it seeps in from the weep holes in the blocks and from the seam where the wall and floor join. Then the water is collected and channeled using the hollow backed baseboard and is directed to your sump-pump or floor drain.
Introducing a new way to fix wet basements at a fraction of the price. The Beaver basement water control systems will solve your water problems by doing what paints, plugs and crack sealers can’t do; it collects the water and channels it to your sump-pump or floor drain. EASY Do-It-Yourself Installation of a Proven System that will DRY UP Your Basement! The Beaver Basement Water Control System is the dependable and affordable way to dry up your basement. Our systems have 47 years of proven performance and more than 15 million feet now in use and still operating perfectly!
The Beaver waterproofing system offers homeowners quality construction, superior performance, and the opportunity to turn their wet basements into additional living space, at just a fraction of the cost of ordinary contractor installed drain-tile systems. The Beaver basement waterproofing system makes sense!
Poured wall basements ...
Poured-wall basements have cracks from the upper part of the wall extending down to the floor. These cracks seep water and relieve water pressure around the basement.
Simply clean the surface in and around any cracks that may exist on the basement walls. Cleaning the surface properly will require the use of a 3M metal paint stripper-wheel with your electric drill as shown in the installation guide. Once the surface is prepared seal all vertical cracks except for the lower 3 to 4 inches of the crack with the Beaver waterproof adhesive which is included in your kit. Extra tubes may be required depending on how large and number of cracks that exist. The lower 3 to 4 inches of the crack must be kept open to relieve hydrostatic pressure and allow water into the system. The Beaver System will collect water seepage from the vertical wall cracks and from the joint where floor and wall meet. Once the water is safely collected in the system it will naturally flow to your floor drain or sump-pump.
Block wall basements ...
The Beaver System is just as effective in block wall basements as it is in those with solid poured walls. In a block wall application weep holes will need to be drilled into each block to relieve the hydrostatic pressure. Once weep holes are drilled it allows air to circulate within the block cavities and helps to keep them dry, which will eliminate upper wall moisture. The Beaver System will collect water seepage from the weep holes drilled in the lower blocks. Once the water is safely collected in the system it will naturally flow to your floor drain or sump-pump.
Finishing with paint or paneling ...
It's easy to paint or panel a basement fitted with the Beaver System. The Beaver baseboard can be painted the day after installation with any good quality oil or latex paint.
Before paneling, fasten a vapor barrier of plastic film at the top of the wall and allow it to extend all the way to the floor. Cut it off at floor level and tuck it behind the baseboard. Nail furring strips over the plastic film. The plastic barrier will collect any water that penetrates the upper wall and guide it into the Beaver baseboard.
Paneling the basement walls for a recreation room or extra bedroom can be accomplished with 2" x 2" furring strips, sheetrock or paneling and normal installation procedures. But, the traditional "floorpplated furring strip" is fastened horizontally to the wall just above the baseboard. Sheetrock or paneling is then installed over the furring strips. A trim board can be added to enclose the system.
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