All this rain in St. Louis! Do you have a leaking basement?

For any homeowner silently tolerating puddle build-up in their basements, look no further than Foundation Doctor’s interior drain system installation service. Such flooding typically indicates the area needs an interior drain system and sump pump installed, which our seasoned team of foundation doctors will gladly institute. This water usually results from steadily increased hydrostatic pressure of water within your house, which occurs when the pressure of gravity applies stress to the equilibrium between the building and water beneath it. As a result you are left with an unfortunate mess that would be our pleasure to clean.

One reason our service is among the most beneficial for a situation like this is our knowledge of the difficulty an improperly set drain system can create, and how to accurately fix it. With over 25 years of experience in situations just like this, our team can very accurately and efficiently resolve an improperly installed drain system via our installation service. What does this entail, you might ask? Well, our company uses four main components with these systems, namely a drain tile pipe, filter media, a Hydra Cove plate, and a sump pump. The drain tile pipe, measuring roughly four inches in diameter, runs the length of the floor to the sump pump, and is made more efficient by the filter media working as a cover. The Hydra Cove plate serves to prevent any future leakage from forming on the basement floor. All liquid proceeding down the pipe is then stored in the sump pump, thus leaving you with a dry basement floor.

A consistent cause of this specific problem, the water build-up due to hydrostatic pressure, is the flawed set-up process used by some contractors within buildings. Many, for example, will place the drain tile on top of the footer rather than alongside it. This can be a big problem because were they to install it beside the footer, the surrounding water table would be lowered six to eight inches below the basement floor. As a result, the potential for hydrostatic pressure build-up around the foundation walls would be much less, thus significantly lowering the chance of excess water settling on the basement floor.