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Drainage System Brick, stone and mortar are absorbent allowing damp from the ground to rise by capillary action, carrying with it ground salts including chlorides and nitrates. These salts from the ground can absorb moisture from the atmosphere leading to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity. Also they can ruin decorations and break down internal plaster.

An Interior Basement Drainage System is installed under the basement floor, commonly along the perimeter, where the floor and wall meet. By installing the system you eliminate the problems associated with basement water seepage by collecting the water at the most common point of entry, below the slab. This allows the water to drain away to the sump pump before the water level rises to the seam between the wall and floor.

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Keeping gutters clean of debris should be a part of every homeowner's routine maintenance program. Depending on the surrounding trees, gutter cleaning may be required a few times a year.

Gutters overflowing because there are not enough downspouts on the house. Any water overflowing out of the gutters is running down next to the house foundations. Even if the water is not getting into the basement, it could be causing unseen problems like eroding soil from under the house footings, which can lead to cracking of walls and foundation.


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