Wet Basement = Wet socks, Solution: WaterGuard

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 by Vanessa Myre

Wet basement has the same nasty implications as ‘wet socks’. However, a wet basement may be the very cause of wet socks, along with host of other uncomfortable circumstances. These can include: illness caused from mold, an increase in cost on your heating bills – and a decrease in value on your home.

Fact is, just like wet socks, nobody wants wet basements, especially new home buyers. Why would they want to pay to get a brand new home that is just going to cause them issues and potentially cost even more to fix down the line?  And why would you, if planning to make that your forever home, risk the health of yourself and loved ones?

These are just a few of the many reasons why it’s best to get your wet basement fixed as soon as possible.

In the long run, it is actually CHEAPER to get your basement done right the FIRST TIME than do short-term solutions that may give you an extra few months before the serious issues arise again. So, you may be wondering – what is the right way?

Well, the best way is an interior drainage system. It’s much easier to install even if your basement is already finished and takes far less time to install than a whole new exterior system, only a day or two. Also, you don’t need to mess up your landscape or porch by digging a giant trench in your yard.

A good interior drainage system will:

  • Sit on top of footing so it doesn’t clog
  • Has a built-in 3/8-inch gap between the floor and the wall to drain wall leaks
  • Does NOT rely on filter fabric
  • Has a BIG drain to the sump
  • Will not cause structural damage to the foundation


WaterGuard meets all those requirements. A Sub-floor system such as WaterGuard, an experienced installer can make various modifications to account for unusual foundation situations. It’s engineered to be an efficient, long-lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. It keeps the mud (or wet dirt) from getting into the drain because it sits on top of the footing instead of alongside it.

So if your basement is giving you wet socks, book a FREE estimate with the Foundation Guys at 1-613-680-7979.

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