5 Reasons Why Poured Concrete Walls Are Better

poured concrete walls vs block wall foundations

Which foundation wall is better? Is it traditional cinder block walls or the poured concrete walls? Homeowners are partial towards one foundation type over the other. Yet, like everything else, each foundation type has its own set of pros and cons.

Stone Foundation | Preventing Water Leaks

Exterior Stone Foundation

Types of Stone Foundations Importance of Waterproofing The Foundation What Causes a Wet Basement? Stone Foundation Waterproofing Solutions In Conclusion Related Articles A stone foundation’s primary purpose is to keep out moisture and insulate a home from the cold. There … Read More

Drain Tile Can Save Your Basement

drain tile can save your basement

What is Drain Tile? Essentially drain tile is a way to protect your home from groundwater flooding. It redirects water away from your home before it can enter and cause damage. It is one of those things you never need – until you do!

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We are here for you! Services we are offering in CT and NY Actions are we taking Related Articles Useful Guides We are here for you! American Dry Basement Systems continues to be here for you. Our employees face the … Read More

Avoid a Frozen Discharge Line

Discharge Line Frozen Solid

Avoid a Frozen Discharge Line Discharge Line Installation Dry Well or Drain Field Installation Why Does the Discharge Lines Freeze-up? Town or City Sewer System Sump Pump Discharge Line Freeze Prevention Related Articles Useful Guides If you already have a … Read More

Cookie-Cutter Waterproofing Systems Don’t Work

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Non-Standard Foundations Cookie-cutter Waterproofing System Dilemma Foundation Support is Lost In Closing Related Articles Useful Guides Different factors come into play when you’re deciding on what type of waterproofing system to put into your basement. What kind of foundation you … Read More

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist to Improve Reliability

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Annual Maintenance for Sump Pumps In Closing Related Articles Useful Guides Sump pumps prevent flooding and protect your home from expensive repairs due to water damage. Therefore, experts and manufacturers recommend following an annual sump pump maintenance checklist. In just … Read More

How Can a Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems Save Your Basement?

Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems Explained Can Homeowners Install Battery Backup Systems and New Sump Pumps Themselves? Can Battery Backups Be Added to Existing Sump Pumps? Related Articles Useful Guides Basement flooding often occurs during a thunderstorm. Your electrical power … Read More

Protect Your Property with a Sump Pump Basement Installation

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A sump pump requires plumbing in a discharge pipe. This pipe will run from the sump pump, up and through the wall of your foundation, into an exterior drain, and then across your lawn to a dry well or your municipal storm drain. The piping must have the proper pitch to drain effectively. Furthermore, a check valve must be installed in the piping to prevent the pumped water from returning to the sump pump at the end of a pumping cycle.