Do It Yourself Basement Waterproofing
SANI-TRED® holds a virtual monopoly on effective qualities.
In the global indoor basement waterproofing and radon control market, there appears to be great confusion. There are numerous systems and products being sold by major store chains and through the internet to unsuspecting customers for indoor basement waterproofing and radon control that can not work at all and have absolutely no credible history or independent lab testing results that provide evidence that they can do these critical jobs.
SANI-TRED® has over 25 years experience, thousands of satisfied customers world-wide along with unprecedented test results that prove SANI-TRED® is the only products or system to be effective at indoor waterproofing and radon elimination. SANI-TRED® holds a virtual monopoly on these effective qualities.
SANI-TRED® has successfully achieved a perfect score in a major university study to retain negative hydrostatic pressure proving that SANI-TRED® is over 5 times stronger than required to indoor waterproof your basement and eliminate all problem radon at the same time. SANI-TRED® is the only products in the world to be proven to perform at such great success!
The Testing Results That Matter
SANI-TRED® obtained a perfect negative hydrostatic pressure test result of 29”Hg for 110 hours and radon elimination effectiveness score of 99% making SANI-TRED® the only waterproofing products to achieve at these unprecedented levels normally considered to be impossible!
UNIQUE-PATENT-PENDING SYSTEM! Repairs Badly Deteriorated Concrete, Internally Waterproofs, Eliminates Moisture Vapor Drive and Radon at the Same Time Due to unique technical breakthroughs in polymer chemistry, a complete, permanent indoor basement waterproofing system is both available and affordable for the home owner or commercial property owner! With SANI-TRED® installed, the only way water or radon can enter your basement is through the windows or down the stairs. Period! SANI-TRED® is the only indoor waterproofing system that completely seals any basement permanently, no matter how wet or deteriorated. SANI-TRED® adds permanent value increase to any home with it's lifetime warranty. SANI-TRED®'s Flexible Penetration Technology™ has set a complete new benchmark of standards for dependability and proven results unmatched by any other materials in the waterproofing industry, anywhere! Due to these and other unique qualities such as Elongation Memory Technology® no other products or system even comes close to SANI-TRED®'s record of success and performance in the field of negative hydrostatic pressure waterproofing. SANI-TRED® systems do not weaken with age, unlike other waterproofing products, but actually strengthens over time with higher qualities because of it's unique polymer chemistry of Permanent Elongation™.
The following steps will show you How to Waterproof a Basement with SANI-TRED®.
|Before Preparation||After Preparation|
|Primed Then Patched|
|Stone / Mortar Basement Waterproofing|
Poured concrete basements need a total of 2 coats PermaFlex®; walls and floors. Concrete block walls need a total of 3 coats PermaFlex® because blocked walls are extremely porous. Once the SANI-TRED® products have been applied, water, moisture or vapor can never enter the basement. PermaFlex® can be brushed, rolled or even sprayed! SANI-TRED® products also eliminate problem radon.
|Poured Concrete Basement|
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To calculate the cost of waterproofing your basement with SANI-TRED® waterproofing products, please go to our Automatic Basement Waterproofing Cost Calculator page and input your basement wall type, basement lenght, basement width and basement wall height.
Some Happy SANI-TRED® Customers
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Until the invention of SANI-TRED®, permanently waterproofing a basement entirely from the interior of the basement to prevent water from entering from the outside was thought impossible. The fact that SANI-TRED® products have the unique ability to permanently retain negative hydrostatic pressure can be considered an issue of controversy only to those who choose to remain uninformed.
NOTE: For all interior basement waterproofing installations, where retaining negative hydrostatic pressure is required, it is critical that all "scrim coatings", old paints, sealers, waterproofing agents etc, must be removed to allow SANI-TRED® products to penetrate and bond to the original concrete surfaces.
Wet basements are limited in their use for living space. Waterproofing basements indoors with SANI-TRED® products eliminates basement mold, fungus, mildew, musty odors, dampness, condensation, and all other basement problems caused by humidity. Poured concrete walls, concrete block, native stone, even treated wood foundations are permanently and effectively waterproofed with the SANI-TRED® system, allowing previously unusable basements to be finished and used for prime living space.
Basement flooding is permanently eliminated with our do-it-yourself basement waterproofing system. Read on to understand why the only way to waterproof a basement is on the inside of the basement walls, not the outside. Don't take a chance on temporary exterior systems which can eventually fail and damage valuable basement finishing materials.
Leaking occurs in residential basements because concrete basements are poured in three separate pours in this order:
New concrete that is poured next to cured concrete will not bond new-to-old, and forms distinct gaps or cracks between these poured surfaces called "cold joints." These cold joints are unavoidable in basement construction.
One of the standard techniques for basement waterproofing is to coat the outside of the walls to try to prevent water from entering the basement. Read on to see why some in the waterproofing industry have accepted the inevitability of wet or damp basements.
Low grade by-products such as tar or asphalt are routinely applied on the outside of basement walls, on the "positive pressure side" to try to prevent water from entering the basement walls from the outside. The main reason coatings such as these are installed on the outside of the basement walls is that until the invention of SANI-TRED® no coatings have been able to remain intact when subjected to negative hydrostatic pressure if installed on the inside of the basement. Also, little if any concrete surface preparation is required, if tar-like products are installed on the outside, the positive pressure side.
The labor and price advantages makes obsolete types of systems very popular, simple and cheap to install by basic laborers that simply "slop on the tar", and highly profitable for the "waterproofing" company. Exterior coatings, however, are seldom effective for more than a few months to protect the walls, and they can never seal the interior wall-to-floor joint, and water can percolate under the footing and up through the unsealed joints.
Is there any wonder why so many water-proofing contractors are reluctant to give up the old ways and old technology regardless of the reality that exterior waterproof coatings and systems don't work and have never worked to eliminate ground water in basements! These systems only attempt to reduce inflow. The the greatest irony is that the proponents of these types of exterior systems are the most critical of SANI-TRED®'s interior system. You can't blame them; their own exterior installation methods are obsolete and they now have to re-evaluate everything they have thought to be true in the past!
Photos of Typical "Crystalline Technology" "Waterproofing Products"
These types of cement based products are a huge problem because it costs approximately 4 times the original product cost to remove them and decontaminate the concrete due to routine failure. Do not attempt to use these types of products for basement waterproofing as they are only designed for temporary flow reduction at best!
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