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Old 08-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Modern Type French Drain


Does anyone know where i can buy "waterguard" perimeter drains. The company "basement systems" uses it as a type of french drain system to existing basements with water problems. Its essentially a metal conduit that is catching any water that may pour through the foundation wall and channelling it to a sump barrel that then pumps it out.

Easy enough to find a sump system and pump but i have searched the net but i can't find this Water-guard conduit they use. Is it proprietary?? Some body must make it?

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Here's a link http://www.basementsystems.com/basem...waterguard.php

You can also use 3" sched 40 PVC with holes you drill into it. Then you use 2 different size stone. A larger size all around the pipe (like 3A) then pea gravel over the top. If your going to cement over the top, apply foam insulation over the gravel - otherwise the fresh cement top coat will wick up water from under the gravel and it will not dry and cure correctly. Leave a 1/2" gap between the new patch and the existing wall so the water can get to the pipe and gravel below.


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Here's a link http://www.basementsystems.com/basem...waterguard.php

You can also use 3" sched 40 PVC with holes you drill into it. Then you use 2 different size stone. A larger size all around the pipe (like 3A) then pea gravel over the top. If your going to cement over the top, apply foam insulation over the gravel - otherwise the fresh cement top coat will wick up water from under the gravel and it will not dry and cure correctly. Leave a 1/2" gap between the new patch and the existing wall so the water can get to the pipe and gravel below.
Thanks for this. I just talked to Basement systems and it is there patented product so either i have to have them do it or follow your alternate method.

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