Waterproofing and protecting your home or building from moisture is one of the most important responsibilities of owning a home. If you think about it, is there a more fundamental detail of a shelter? Over the centuries, people have constantly developed newer and better ways to keep their homes waterproofed. Today, Hydraway is offering the best solution yet.
Hydraway’s family of products and solutions, especially when incorporated together,, are an excellent way to reduce your risk—the risk of ruining your possessions, the risk of unhealthy mold growth, and the risk of damaging the structure of your home and foundation.
Basement flood prevention systems, like sump pumps alone don’t often solve the problem. An effective drainage system is key to ensuring that the problem is solved for good. Many home sump pumps drain into a traditional French drain, often referred to as a drain tile system.
Homeowners and builders have relied on French drains for over a century, so this blog isn’t about to condemn them as “ineffective.” However, there are modern solutions to old problems (especially basement flooding), and for over 30 years, Hydraway has proven to be the most advanced drainage system on the market..
The Hydraway 2000 drainage system, with its industry leading strength and inflow rate, more effectively evacuates water from the soil and around the foundation preventing a flood from ever happening. With the higher inflow rate of the Hydraway drainage, as much as 70% greater than traditional perforated pipe or French drains, the water never has a chance to enter the basement or crawlspace and cause damage.
Hydraway 300 is both an excellent barrier along the outside of foundation wall or on the inside of the foundation as a bridging material, where the wall, the footing, and floor join together. This area is often referred to as the cove joint and this gap is often the weak spot where water can enter a basement and cause problems. As hydrostatic pressure builds up, the result when water is unable to find a path of least resistance and accumulates, the cove joint in construction is often the weakest point of failure. Over time, water will find its way into even the smallest cracks and crevices and cause significant damage to your foundation.
Hydraway 300 is most often installed right at this cove joint creating a path of least resistance for the water to prevent it from ever entering the basement.
If buildings are being constructed to stand the test of time, the drainage system needs to do so as well. Hydraway systems have never failed when properly installed and are highly resistant to issues like clogging.
When combined with both the Hydraway 2000 and 300 systems, Hydrashield wall paneling becomes a valuable addition to a home waterproofing and moisture control system. While Hydraway drainage systems are being used to remove water from alongside your foundation walls or to help direct and manage the water to a sump pump, Hydrashield acts as a powerful moisture barrier that prevents any water from getting through your basement walls should a crack or leak ever develop. This is an added layer of protection that helps provide peace of mind..
Plus, since Hydrashield has an attractive and finished look, it can be used to actually turn your basement into a viable living space.
Every building owner knows that it is best to avoid water in your basement, but some might not understand the actual risks associated with too much moisture.
Mold Growth – Mold and mildew, at best, will create that dank and dirty smell that many old basements suffer from. At worst, they can promote serious negative health outcomes, going so far as to reduce indoor air quality. Beyond the health consequences, mold remediation can also be expensive. Especially when it can be avoided, why risk your health and take the chance?
Structural Damage – Water carved the Grand Canyon, so it isn’t a leap to suggest that it can damage your home. When water is allowed through your foundation walls or up through the cove where the wall and floor joins, it will begin to damage the concrete and, over time, can actually form cracks. These cracks will only exacerbate the problem and ultimately could lead to structural damage. Eliminate Moisture Problems
Whether you are living in your forever home and want it to last for generations or are hoping to sell in the coming years, Hydraway can help make that a reality. Correcting water damage is certainly not inexpensive but not correcting the problem will only make matters worse over time. Insist that your waterproofing contractor only use the best solutions to solve your water issues and demand Hydraway!
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