What is a traditional foundation? It’s 3 concrete components called the Trio that make up your foundation, they consist of your “wall” your “footing” and your “floor” they fit together to give your foundation its strength and integrity.
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Details: multi-pressure relief system: the multi-pressure relief system accomplishes 5 basic things in order to repair cracks and waterproof your basement:
1 Once installed establishes a very significant amount of drainage. This drainage manages water coming in through and under the wall also underneath the floor.
2 It drops the water table on the outside of your basement walls and manages it at a level at or below what’s called the hydrostatic point. The water level build up on the outside of your basement walls in your backfill area needs to be managed (keeping the water level low) in order to eliminate lateral water pressure from building up potentially damaging your walls. Keeping it from pushing against your basement walls.
3 Hydrostatic pressure is completely eliminated (this is the water that fills up underneath your floor and pushes on your floor forcing its way through the cold joints of your foundation up onto the basement floor). Our combination of corrugated perforated pipe and stone properly pitched and placed next to the footing keeps a minimum of 10 to 12 inches of soil directly below the concrete floor completely dry. You won’t have a dry basement unless the soil under the floor is dry.
4 The installation of the multi-pressure relief system keeps the structural integrity of the foundation intact during the entire installation. Our proprietary products superslurry and SuperCrete repair and rejuvenate, waterproof and significantly strengthen concrete walls to a like new condition. It enables us a seamless reconstruction of the concrete floor to its original condition and thickness. Click on the superslurry and SuperCrete links on our products to find out how.
5 Our pressure relief system is maintenance free. Because of our use of state-of-the-art proprietary products(developed and solely used by Accu-Dry), materials and an attention to detail that is 2nd to none our system not only strengthens your foundation but is perpetually self-cleaning. It is common with other systems to have costly maintenance charges 2 times a year every year. It Adds Up. Not with Accu-Dry Crawlspace And Basement Waterproofing. We confidently extend a warranty which states as long as you own your home your basement will be dry and if you ever sell your home this warranty is fully transferable to the next owner at no cost for as long as they own the home.
Poured concrete: poured concrete walls are normally 8 inches thick. The concrete walls are locked or held in place in 2 ways. 1st the bottom of the wall itself fits into a groove on the top of the footing anchoring the wall. 2nd the four-inch concrete floor is poured flush up against the concrete wall holding it firmly in place.
Cement block: cement blocks are 8 inches wide 16 inches long. In center of the block are a hollow cores. When 2 blocks are laid end-to-end another hollow core is formed. As the block walls are being built each subsequent row is staggered on top of the previous row. Staggering the blocks gives the wall extra strength, but even though the blocks are staggered the hollow cores inside line up perfectly top to bottom. Overtime these hollow cores can fill up with water and soil migrating in from outside of your basement.)
Trio/strength and integrity: the trio is made up of 3 concrete components that when put together form a traditional foundation. They consist of the wall the footing and the floor. These 3 concrete components fit together to give your foundation its strength and integrity. The wall sits on the footing, the footing supports the floor, and the floor of a traditional foundation will sit on the ledge of the footing for its support and flush up against the wall. The 4 inches of floor is being supported entirely by the footing but it also holds the walls firmly out and in place. The installation of some waterproofing systems will actually break up the trio taking the floor away from the wall and off of the supporting ledge of the footing, this should be avoided at all costs.