5 Essentialsfor a waterproof basement
Our SuperDry System accomplishes five essentials in order to repair cracks and waterproof your basement.
Your newly installed system will establish a significant amount of drainage. This drainage manages water from coming in through and under the walls, also underneath the floor.
Keep Water-Level Low
It drops the water table on the outside of your basement walls and manages it at a level at or below what is called the “hydrostatic point.” The water level builds up on the outside of your basement walls in your backfill area. It must be managed (keeping the water-level low) to eliminate lateral water pressure from building up, keeping the pressure from pushing against your basement walls, and potentially damaging them.
Eliminate Hydrostatic Pressure
Our SuperDry System removes the threat of hydrostatic pressure (the natural ground water that fills up underneath your basement floor and pushes upward, forcing its way through the cold joints of your foundation and onto the floor). The combination of our stone and corrugated, perforated piping accurately pitched (and placed next to the footing), keeps a minimum of 10 to 12 inches of soil directly below the concrete floor completely dry. There is no denying that you won’t have a dry basement unless the soil under the floor is dry. We guarantee our SuperDry system will keep that soil dry.
Maintain Structural Integrity
The installation of the SuperDry system keeps the structural integrity of the foundation intact. Our proprietary products SuperCrete and SuperSlurry repair and rejuvenate, waterproof and significantly strengthen concrete walls to a like new condition. It enables us to create a seamless reconstruction of the concrete floor to its original condition, and thickness.
Our SuperDry system is maintenance-free. We use our proprietary products (developed and solely used by American Dry), other supportive materials and attention to detail. The SuperDry system not only strengthens your foundation but is perpetually self-cleaning. It is common, with other systems, to have costly maintenance charges two times a year, every year. It adds up. Not with American Dry Basement Systems. We confidently extend a warranty which states as long as you own your home your basement will be dry and if you ever sell your home, the warranty is fully transferable to the next owner at no cost for as long as they own the home.