The area where the wall and floor meet inside your basement is known as the cove joint. A common basement waterproofing problem this area faces is with basement seepage. Whenever you have a rising and falling water table around your home, it's not uncommon for you to see leaks in this area. The constant changes in the soil will put a lot of pressure on your basement walls and floors, and the moisture will find the path of least resistance and creep in through the cove joint.
Taking care of this kind of basement problem is extremely important. Moisture in this area can cause staining on your walls and floors, and it can also lead to water damage to your floor coverings or to anything you have stored in this area of your home. It's especially important to take care of this problem ASAP if you have a finished basement or if you have any intentions of finishing it in the future.
There are a lot of waterproofing companies who will say that the best solution to this kind of problem is to seal off the cove joint. However, we feel as if this can cause a lot more harm than good. When you seal this area off, the hydrostatic pressure from the changing water table will continue to put extreme amounts of pressure on the joint. Eventually, the seal will break and water will be in your basement once again.
Divert Water With The Safe Edge™ System
This water diversion system is said to be one of the most advanced waterproofing systems on the market today. It features a rubber seal that diverts water from the cove joint area to the mulit-flow drain tile system that we will also install. This rubber seal also helps to stop moisture and dangerous gasses, such as Radon gas from rising up through the cove area and into the living areas of your family's home. The system is available in two different sizes to work with both finished and un-finished basements.
This waterproofing system features a wide profile which makes it easier to divert water away through the drainage system and into a sump pump. Our sump pumps come with clear lids so you can see that they are really working. During the installation of this system, we can also put in a battery backup sump for extra protection against flooding in case the main pump fails, or if the power happens to go out.
As one of the most advanced systems on the market today, Safe Edge™ also works incredibly fast. Water is drained away much quicker than it would be with other more traditional systems and products that are offered to homeowners.
Basement Waterproofing - Service Estimate in Saint Paul, MN
We had water in the basement of our wood foundation home. We had Pat from Jesse Trebil to our home to give an estimate for a sump pump. He quoted a price of $2,000 for 24 feet of drain tile, and stated that because of where the water was we would have to remove the water meter and steps to the ...