The cove or baseboard basement waterproofing system will dry up your basement at a fraction of the cost of other systems. The baseboard system is the dependable and affordable way to dry up wet basements. More than 37 years of proven performance, with more than 11 million feet now in use. And the original installations are still operating perfectly! The baseboard waterproofing system offers homeowners quality construction, superior performance, and the opportunity to turn their wet basements into additional living space, at just a fraction of the cost of ordinary contractor installed drain-tile systems. The baseboard basement waterproofing system makes sense!
Save Money with the Cove or Baseboard method of drying up wet basements.
Interior Drainage Channel above the concrete Slab In most cases when water is entering the basement, an interior drainage system is installed. The simplest and least costly approach is a drainage channel adhered at the base of the wall and the floor slab. Water is collected and drained into a sump using another channel placed on top of the slab, then through a trap to the sump basin with pump.
Most wet basement problems are caused by water collecting around the foundation, creating hydrostatic pressure. The pressure forces water through the joint where the wall and floor meet, and even through cracks and pores in the concrete block wall.
The baseboard system solves the problem by doing what paints, plugs and sealers can't do; it collects the water and quietly drains it away to your sump-pump.
Pressure is relieved by drilling holes in the concrete block cavities at floor level. The hollow baseboard is then installed along the walls and sealed to the floor with high pressure seal adhesive. When water collects around the foundation, it seeps from the holes in the blocks, and from the seam where the wall and floor joint, into the hollow baseboard and is directed to your sump-pump.
Finishing the walls with a baseboard system installed
It's easy to paint or panel a basement fitted with the baseboard system. The baseboard can be painted the day after installation with any good quality oil or latex paint. Before paneling, fasten a vapor barrier of plastic film at the top of the wall and allow it to extend all the way to the floor. Cut it off at floor level and tuck it behind the baseboard. Nail furring strips over the plastic film. The plastic barrier will collect any water that penetrates the upper wall and guide it into the Beaver baseboard. Paneling the basement walls for a recreation room or extra bedroom can be accomplished with 2" x 2" furring strips, sheetrock or paneling and normal installation procedures. But, the traditional "floorpplated furring strip" is fastened horizontally to the wall just above the baseboard. Sheetrock or paneling is then installed over the furring strips. A trim board can be added to enclose the system.