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Installation Guide: SquidGee Dry System

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Getting Started: Clean the basement floor along the walls free of paint, dirt and residues. Do not use any paint thinners, as it my react negatively with the SealOnce Adhesive. SquidGee Dry Systm can be installed when the floor is wet or dry, avoid installing the system in standing water. You do not need to prep the walls, as the top of the system is left open allowing water seepage from the face of the walls to drain down behind the system.

Tools Needed: Sponge, bucket, drill and 1/2" to 5/8" masonary drill bit (only for block wall foundation), tin snips or hacksaw, and standard 10 oz. manual caulking gun.

Step 1:
Relieve hydrostatic pressure

Relieve hydrostatic pressure

Drill 1/2" or 5/8" weep holes into the cells of each block (4" to 6" in from each mortar joint) at the point where the floor and wall meet. Solid poured concrete, brick and stone walls have no cavities, so you don't drill weep holes.

Step 2:
Prepare the surface

Prepare the surface

To properly bond and seal the system to the concrete floor, the floor area along the wall approximately 3" wide must be stripped to bare concrete. To remove all paint or tile adhesive, use a 3M metal paint stripper-wheel with your electric drill. Do not use paint strippers! (The drill attachment above is called a wire power stripper.)

Step 3:
Clean the basement floor

clean the basement floor

Important Step! Clean the bare concrete floor by washing with clear water and sponge to remove all dirt and dust. When finished feel the area with your fingers for any loose grit left behind. If the surface is free of grit, move onto the next step. If not, repeat this step until clean.

Step 4:
Cut & fit the main sections

Cut & fit the main sections

Now you are read to cut and trial fit the main sections along the basement walls.

Use an empty box as a work station.

Quick Tip:
Use an empty box as a work station.

Step 5:
Placing corners

Placing corners

Begin by placing the pre-molded corners into all the corners of the basement. Mark the floor in front of the corners showing where the main sections will stop.

Step 6:
Layout the system

Layout the system

Place full main sections end-to-end along the wall between the corners marked on the floor. Use a tin snips, hack saw or miter to cut main sections as needed. Layout the SquidGee Dry System just as it will be permanently installed.

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