1. Access the Wall
The first step of the interior waterproofing process is to gain access to the bare basement foundation wall. If you have a finished basement this can be done by removing stud walls (or the lower part of them).
2. Open the Floor Slab
After the foundation wall is exposed we dig a channel for the weeping tile to lay. To create a weeping tile channel, our team will remove approximately 18 inches of the concrete floor surrounding your basement foundation walls.
3. Install the Weeping Tile
Weeping tile is now installed into the weeping tile channel. The weeping holes are then drilled into the bottom of your concrete blocks and your weeping tile is secured.
4. Apply the Drainage Mat
The polyethylene-dimpled drainage mats are then installed. This membrane uses dimples to create an air gap that directs moisture to your basement drains. Any water that pools under your basement floor will travel through the weeping tile system to the sump pump liner. The sump pump is what pushes water back outside of the home.
Interior Waterproofing Process
A weeping tile system is placed at the base of a foundation wall - the footing of the home. The weeping tile system is designed to dispose of any groundwater that has accumulated along the footings of your home. The weeping tile system follows the building's footings, as it is the lowest part of the home. The weeping tile system also allows for a continuous circuit to your sump pump.
The weeping tile system utilizes a plastic pipe that will carry the water from the interior waterproofing system to the sump pump. The sump pump is the tool used to push water out of the home. To avoid a clogged weeping tile, the pipes are covered with a root-proof sock. Another way Nusite keeps the weeping tile system clean is by covering the perforated pipe with fine gravel.