Basement waterproofing starts outside your home by looking for low spots around your foundation that contribute to the collection of water around your foundation. Backfill any low spots, grading the soil up toward the foundation, which will help direct water away from your basement.
Next, identify the source of the water leaking inside your basement. Most basements leak water through the joint where the floor and walls meet, also known as the cold-joint. As the soil around your foundation becomes water-saturated, hydrostatic pressure forces water through the cold-joint.
If water is entering your basement through this joint, the SquidGee Dry System is the ideal remedy for addressing how to waterproof basement areas. Designed as a hollow (PVC) baseboard, this easy to install system taps into the source of the water, relieves the hydrostatic pressure and collects the seeping water, quietly draining it to your floor drain or sump pump. The only skill needed for installation is the ability to follow directions. Just seal the pre-molded corners and easy to handle 4-feet 6-inch main sections to the floor using the SealOnce Adhesive. With the SquidGee Dry System in place, your basement can easily be finished.
Waterproofing a Basement
Many homeowners have water entering their basement where the floor and walls meet, also known as the cold-joint. You may also have water coming in through cracks in the walls, and through window wells that leak and run down onto your floor. This makes it necessary to address how to waterproof a basement. To collect that water we have the SquidGee Dry do-it-yourself basement waterproofing system made out of PVC vinyl, the same material your household water pipes are made from. The SquidGee Dry System comes with pre-molded inside and pre-molded outside corners and a single component adhesive called SealOnce that glues everything together and water-tight to your concrete floor. This continuous conduit will collect the water, quietly draining it to a sump pump or floor drain just like the PROs!
SquidGee Dry Do-it-yourself Basement Waterproofing System
|Above-floor Baseboard Channel: SquidGee Dry System|
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SquidGee Dry System is an above floor baseboard channel designed to capture water entering a basement though the joint where the floor and walls meet. The top of the system curls back toward the walls diverting any water seepage from the face of the walls due to a leaky wall crack or window well over flowing back behind the system. The SquidGee Dry System stands 5 inches tall, this tall, narrow channel allows the water to build up and flow toward the sump pump or floor drain. When the water has stopped flowing out the open end it will simply flow back out the weep holes where it came in. Once the SquidGee Dry System is installed, brute force is needed to pry the sections off the floor, as the adhesive is intended to bond very well for many, many years. Today, there are systems that have been installed for over 25 years and still working great!
Many do-it-yourself homeowners first instinct when attempting to dry up their wet basement is to paint, patch or plug up the leak to stop the water from entering the home. Professional waterproofing basement contractors do just the opposite. Instead of trying the push back the water, a contractor taps into the water source, then properly drains it away using a basement system to collect the water. The SquidGee Dry System is a contractor-grade basement system designed for do-it-yourself homeowners. The main sections come in 4-feet 6-inch easy to handle lengths for installation. SealOnce Adhesive is used to bond the SquidGee Dry System water-tight to the concrete floor in wet or dry conditions!
Get a Quick Quote for Your Wet Basement!
Use our quick quote estimator to find out what it would cost to waterproof your basement with one of our top of the line basement waterproofing products, the do-it-yourself SquidGee Dry System and compare it to the cost of having a professional waterproofing contractor working in your basement with a similar product. All you need know is the total linear footage of your basement and number of inside and outside corners to get a free, quick quote. Below your quote you can compare the DIY project cost to what a PRO might charge. To place your order, simply click the Buy Now button and all the items will be add to the shopping cart to order online. We strive to package and ship orders the same day they are placed. You can view shipping times to your location within the estimator or see if your neighbors have a SquidGee Dry in their basement by visiting our testimonials page!