The AM Shield Advantage
Drainage systems located on the top of the foundation footing are typically placed very shallow and reside above the bottom of the basement floor. While they could prevent water from rising above the floor because of their slim profile these systems are of low capacity. Additional problems arise because the concrete foundation floor is still sitting in moisture, which can be wicked into the basement and cause dampness or, over long periods of time damage the concrete.
Deep systems reside next to the foundation footing below the basement floor. This system intercepts and removes any water that rises above the level of the foundation’s footing. A typical installation uses a four inch perforated pipe to direct the water to a sump basin where the water is then safely discharged from the home. Since these systems use four-inch pipe and can sit in a bed of ¾” drainage gravel they are considered to be of high capacity. In extreme conditions a larger six-inch perforated pipe can be substituted for the four-inch pipe to help control flooding. The only real limitation of a deep system is the pumping power behind it.
AM Shield installs deep pressure relief systems coupled with one of the best primary pumps and back-up pumping systems on the market today.
We fully guarantee that our system will stop all sub-surface water infiltration. We do not sub-contract our work. Our foremen and crews have been with us for many years and they provide a clean and courteous installation meeting the highest standards for customer service in the industry.