Basement Drainage Systems
Do you have a flooded basement in the Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska, areas? Don't let moisture and water cause musty odors, mold growth, or reduce your indoor air quality. At Jerry's Waterproofing, we can capture groundwater before it seeps into your basement to keep your basement dry.
By investing in a basement drainage system along the wall of your basement, you can collect water and pump it out of your house before it spills out onto your basement floor.
What is a Basement Drainage System?
Not only are wet basements a nuisance, but they can also cause structural damage for Iowa and Nebraska homes. In many cases, a dehumidifier is not the only solution that is needed.
In that case, it might be time to install an interior drainage system.
Interior drainage systems have multiple parts to them, but the basic goal is to take the water that has infiltrated your basement walls and direct it to a sump pump to be pumped out of the basement.
In order to do that, drainage tile will need to be laid beneath the slab floor around the perimeter of your basement. We have to break up the flooring in this area to create a small trench along the walls. If you have a block wall, we then drill weep holes in the lowest exposed block. This will allow the water to drain from the walls where we want it to — into the drain tile — rather than having it seep out onto your basement floor.
We then lay perforated drain pipe in the trench. The pipe is set up to drain directly into the sump pit. A drainage membrane is then installed on the exposed wall to direct any water into the pipe. We then fill the trench with gravel and lay concrete on top of it to restore the floor.
The second crucial part of the system, along with the drain tile, is a sump pump. The sump pump is installed into the sump pit and pumps the water that drains into the pit from the drainage tile out into your lawn.
Benefits of a Basement Drainage Systems in Iowa and Nebraska
The job of a basement drainage system is to keep your basement dry. It collects and drains groundwater before it enters the basement and ends up flooding the area. It provides an escape route, so water won't leak onto floors, ruining your belongings or causing structural damage.
Also, unlike a waterproofing membrane that allows pressure to build up against foundation walls, a basement drainage system relieves hydrostatic pressure.
Basement drainage systems offer the following benefits for homes in Nebraska and Iowa:
- Drains and collects basement wall seepage
- Captures leaks underneath and around the floor
- Handles heavy water flow during heavy rainfall
- Resists clogging and backups
- Collects groundwater in a sump pit installed in the basement floor
Seeking a Waterproofing Contractor Near You to Install a Basement Drainage System in the Omaha or Lincoln Areas? Contact Jerry's
Jerry's Waterproofing can keep your basement dry by installing a basement drainage system that suits your budget and living space. Our team of experts can help move basement water outside of the home.
For professional basement waterproofing in Iowa or Nebraska, including Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs and the surrounding areas, contact Jerry's Waterproofing today. We are your basement drainage service providers in Iowa and Nebraska.