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From Evolution to Revolution. Water Lock™ Plus.

From Evolution to Revolution

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Older processes just can’t compare. Today, if your basement waterproofing contractor is not using the Water Lock™ Plus System, you (and your home) are throwing your hard–earned money “down the drain.”


Other Waterproofing Methods

Pre-Construction System

Pre–Construction System

Pipe and Rock Method

Pipe and Rock Method

Glue Down Method

Glue Down Method

Segmented Pipe Method

Segmented Pipe Method


Pre–Construction System

Pre–Construction System

Typically installed by a builder during construction, this system easily clogs.

Advantages

  • System is installed by builder during construction

Disadvantages

  • System sits beside the footer in the dirt and can easily clog
  • Usually clogs over time
  • Pipe is sometimes crushed and discharge is covered during construction
Pipe and Rock Method

Pipe and Rock Method

This option uses gravel as a filter. But pipe may collapse. Water capacity and clogging are flaws in the system.

Advantages

  • Added gravel serves as filter
  • Materials used are inexpensive and readily available

Disadvantages

  • System sits beside the footer and can easily clog
  • Slits in the pipe may not be large enough to accommodate excessive amounts of water
  • Pipe can crush or collapse
  • Excessive amounts of concrete may be removed for installation, 12” – 24”
Glue Down Method

Glue Down Method

Advantages

  • Concrete removal is not required, quick to install

Disadvantages

  • The cost of the system is not relative to the product or its performance
  • Water must enter the home before the system activates
  • The system cannot handle large volume water flow
  • The bond to the floor can loosen over time
  • Water continues to wick up the wall
  • The open system allows water to stagnate and contributes to higher humidity
Segmented Pipe Method

Segmented Pipe Method

Advantages

  • It sits on top of the footer away from dirt
  • Requires less concrete breakout

Disadvantages

  • Gravel used may eventually clog the system
  • Large amounts of water may overtake the system
  • ¾ of the pipe is closed to water entry
  • Some segmented pipe can cause clogging or may leak
  • Most are all one–chamber systems; no redundancy

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