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DIY Basement Waterproofing SquidGee Dry SystemDo it yourself basement waterproofing products

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The SquidGee Dry System offers homeowners quality construction, superior performance, and the opportunity to turn their wet basement into additional living space at just a fraction of the cost of ordinary contractor installed drain tile systems. SquidGee Dry System makes sense and will save you big bucks! The dependable and affordable way to dry up wet basements with more than 30 years of proven performance! No jackhammers... No messy mud hauling... No trenching or digging... No clogging with dirt!

Easy to Install DIY Waterproofing Channel

How to waterproof a basement yourself with this easy to follow guide

The only skill needed to install the DIY basement waterproofing SquidGee Dry System is the ability to follow instructions! Our easy to follow step-by-step installation guide is included with every order.

DIY Basement Waterproofing System Components:

SquidGee baseboard main section

4' 6" Main Section

SealOnce Adhesive waterproofing sealant

SealOnce Adhesive

Inside corner

Inside Corner

Outside corner

Outside Corner

Butt-joint connectors


End cap

End Cap

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SquidGee Dry baseboard channel and SealOnce Adhesive bonds watertight and lasts for decades! SquidGee Dry System is an ideal remedy for basements leaking water through the joint where the floor and walls meet, called the cove joint. This hollow PVC baseboard channel is bonded watertight to the basement floor using the powerful SealOnce Adhesive to collect and manage seeping water. SquidGee Dry System includes pre-molded inside and outsider corners, butt-joints to connect each main section together, and end caps to dead-end the system. When installing the do-it-yourself basement waterproofing system you will need one tube of SealOnce Adhesive per main section. Average cost is $6 per foot, including shipping! Get a quick quote for your basement!

Why More Homeowners Choose SquidGee Dry:

Open back design Our open back system does not restrict water flow.

Professional grade DIY system for homeowners Contractor-grade product.

Pre-molded corners Pre-molded inside and outside corners.

Butt joints seal channel watertight Includes butt-joints to make a seamless watertight connection at the critical joint between main sections.

DIY waterproofing sealant SealOnce Adhesive is the key to a successful installation! Our remarkable and exclusive SealOnce Adhesive formula bonds vinyl to wet concrete.

DIY basement waterproofing product Ability to install the SquidGee Dry System in either wet or dry conditions.

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As seen on A&E and used in a basement waterproofing feature on "This Old House." SquidGee Dry System has been seen in American How To... Family HandyMan... Mother Earth News... Today's Homeowner... Waterproof!... Handy... The Wall Street Journal...

Customer Testimonials

Before and after installing DIY basement waterproofing kit

The SquidGee Dry System has dried up thousands and thousands of wet basement across the United States and Canada! SquidGee Dry System has proven itself during springtime snow melts in Michigan to heavy rainfalls in Pennsylvania, and even stood up against hurricane strength storms in New Jersey!

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"Finished installing my waterproofing last week and two heavy rains later not a single drop! Great product!" - Darrell M.

“I installed the Squidgee do-it-yourself. Since then, it has stood up to hurricane Irene and hurricane Sandy. IT WORKS GREAT!” – Henry T. from Woolrich, New Jersey

"Live in a very old farm house with very old leaky basement. the floors were not level and during big rains we always ended up with a massive puddle of water in one corner over an inch deep. I drilled the weep hole and had to wait a while (more than a few days) for the water to dry up - kept shop-vacin g it and had fans blowing. After the standing water was gone I installed around the room to a sump pump. Have not had a drop of water on the floor since and we can once again use the room to store things without worry of water damage. I was so impressed that I installed it in the other areas of the basement which had the cement gutters but due to uneven floors never went to the drains. I cemented the gutters up per your instructio ns - waited a week and then did the install - works perfect there as well. I'm a woman and I did all this with NO help - very easy!" - Peggy Y.

Works With Any Type Basement!

Poured Wall Basements:

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.

Seal all vertical cracks EXCEPT the lower 3 inches of the wall or cracks with CRACK! Wall Repair Sealant. NEVER seal the joint where the floor and wall meet! This joint must be kept open to relieve hydrostatic pressure. The SquidGee Dry System will collect water seepage from the vertical wall cracks and from the joint where the floor and wall meet, channeling it to your floor drain or sump pump.


Block Wall Basements:

Block Wall Basements

The SquidGee Dry System is just as effective in block wall basements as it is in those with solid poured walls.

Because the baseboard is not attached to the wall, it allows air to circulate within the block cavities to help keep them dry. It also provides a source of disposal for upper-wall moisture to enter the channel.

Hydrostatic pressure is relieved in block wall foundations by drilling weep holes in the concrete block cavities at floor level. The hollow SquidGee Dry channel collects the seepage.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How will water flow if my floor is uneven?
SquidGee Dry System stands five inches tall to allow for uneven floors. As water around your foundation rises, it begins to flow into the SquidGee Dry System. Water flows naturally toward any low spot or drain.

Will water remain standing in low areas of my SquidGee Dry System?
When the water stops flowing out at the drain or sump pump, you know that the SquidGee Dry System has finished its work. With the water level now lower than the floor, any water left standing in the SquidGee Dry System flows back out through the weep holes.

How tall is the system? How far will it sit out from the wall? What length are the main sections?
The main sections are 5 inches. The bottom of the main section that is glued to the basement floor is 1-3/4 inches wide. When installed the system sits out 2 inches from the basement wall.
The main sections come in easy to handle 4 feet 6 inch long sections. Our quick quote will calculate how many sections you'll need when you enter your linear footage.
(SquidGee Dry System comes with pre-molded inside and outside corners for seamless installation! You don't have to miter together your corner pieces. Simply glue the corners in place.)

Can the system collect water seepage from the face of the basement walls?
The top of the SquidGee Dry System is not glued to the basement wall, therefore, any water seepage down the face of the basement walls or window wells overflowing will be directed back behind the system. You can also install a vapor barrier along the face of the walls and tuck it back behind the system to create a pocket for any wall seepage to travel through.

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