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Waterproofing Done Right: AquaStop Drainage & Elite 365 Sump Pump


Would you buy a new vehicle and not protect it with insurance?  Of course not!  Then why would you finish your basement without protecting it against water damage?  Remember, there are only two types of basements: ones that leak and ones that will leak!

We’ve fixed a lot of leaky basements in Michigan, and half of the basements we repair and waterproof have already been finished.  These water problems mean BIG trouble for homeowners.  Finishing a basement without tackling existing water issues, or preventing future water issues from destroying your finished basement investment can end up being a very costly decision.

Industry professionals agree that a shallow depth interior sub-floor system is the most reliable method of basement waterproofing, and our AquaStop basement waterproofing system is an excellent solution to keeping your basement dry.  Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, the AquaStop drainage system is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor.  This system collects the water and directs it to a sump pump, which would then discharge it out of your home.

The sump pump is another vital component of waterproofing, and the sump pumps of today are much different than what we’ve seen in the past.  Our most reliable sump pump system, the Elite 365 system, provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind.  For normal functioning, the Elite 365 system has a powerful sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful pump set a bit higher in the liner, will take over.  In case of a power outage, our battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump more than 13,000 gallons on a fully charged battery!

You’ve made a major financial commitment to your home….make sure to protect that investment against flooding and water damage in your basement!

Check out this testimonial from one of our satisfied customers in Macomb County:

“In our prior home, we experienced several cracks in our basement walls that resulted in water damage to our finished basement.  It cost us thousands of dollars in repairs and damages.  We were devasted!  

Shortly after purchasing and moving into our new home, we came home one rainy day to find that the builder’s grade brand-new sump pump failed, and over a third of our basement had flooded and soaked some unpacked boxes.  We were so disappointed but relieved that our basement wasn’t finished yet and we didn’t sustain any serious damage.  We knew that we needed a more reliable sump pump and that prior to finishing our basement we wanted a full-basement waterproofing system installed so we would have the peace of mind that we would not have to deal with water issues again.  We called Foundation Systems of Michigan for a solution to prevent any water from reaching our basement, whether from a failed sump pump or cracks in the wall that may develop. The inspector discussed the benefits of the AquaStop perimeter drainage system and recommended an Elite 365 sump pump to give us the peace of mind we needed.  The secondary pump would have helped us when our basement flooded…and a battery backup was also a feature we wanted.  We took all their recommendations, and are so happy we did.  We now have complete peace of mind that our full perimeter drainage system and new sump pumps will protect our basement from water, and we can now proceed with making the investment in finishing our basement without worrying about coming home to find water in our basement again.”

Ask us about the AquaStop interior drainage system and Elite 365 sump pump system for your basement.  Foundation Systems of Michigan specializes in providing high-quality basement waterproofing solutions at a great price. Our waterproofing experts will not only install your systems quickly and correctly the first time, but they will also go over every detail with you so you feel comfortable and confident with your choice for a dry basement.

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