MAYER – DRAINAGE & SUMP SYSTEM

This house is a 1950’s built house in rural Alberta. It appeared as though the interior floor had been lowered with the top of the basement slab located at the bottom of the foundation footing. The homeowner was experiencing some severe basement water seepage. Due to the location of the floor in relation to the footing and the client’s budget we came up with a solution to control the path of water.

PROJECT GOALS

  • Re-direct water into a drainage medium
  • Install weeping tile for footing drainage
  • Install a sump system to drain weeping tile

OUR APPROACH

  • We installed a drainage mat product called “System Platon on the interior of the foundation wall. This mat extended down the vertical wall, around the footing on the interior and into a drainage layer that we installed below the floor using interior weeping tile.
  • The drainage mat was drained into the interior weeping tile installed out from the footing so as to not compromise the bearing angle of the footing. The section of concrete removed to accommodate this process was then replaced.
  • The interior drainage system was drained into an interior sump system. The county allowed us to drain this sump system into the existing sewer system. It should be noted that not all municipalities allow this.
  • We effectively control water and drain all water that would otherwise come in at the footing location into the drainage mat to the interior weeping tile and into the sump where it is pumped out.

Our client has experienced no further water seepage and as the system functions as intended.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. After this past weekend’s deluge, our basement was left completely dry.

Aileen & Wayne Dembicki

We have had our fair share of unremarkable and even troublesome experiences with other contractors, so you guys were certainly a breath of fresh air. An honest contractor, bang on with the timeline, finished on time, within budget, your “nothing is too much trouble” attitude…and a job well done.

Michael Abbott

Abarent provided a 3-page, itemized list of the specific work to be done at each stage of the project, including descriptions of optional issues (including additional costs) that might arise during the work. The company president did the initial walk-through for their estimate and later went through it, line by line. He pointed out potential problems and things we had to prepare for during the work (extra cracks, concrete dust, effects on neighbors, etc.)… Repairing a foundation is a very traumatic event for any householder because all of your house investment is (literally!) in the air. If you have to do it, call Abarent. They are professional – we cannot recommend them highly enough.

John Baker

It is terrific to see that your company’s motto of “Quality without Compromise” is more than just words… The job was completed ahead of schedule and the workers ensured that when they left, the yard looked just like it did when they arrive. Well, actually it looked better…

Don and Eve Neil