What is involved in the WetTek System Solution?
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Removing a portion of the floor.
The floor is removed at approximately ten inches from the wall, depending on how far the footing extends, and an uneven edge is created where the floor is removed. This rough edge ensures a better bond after the area is re-cemented as is allows for any future expansion and contraction of the cement.
Grading and cleaning a trench.
Alongside the footing a trench is dug down approximately eight inches. All debris is removed from the trench and surrounding area as part of the installation process and the floor is swept clean.
Drilling holes in the block
A hole, approximately one inch in diameter, is drilled in the core of every block in the first course (inner wall only) to properly drain the wall. The holes are left open to avoid any further build up of water in the wall.
Applying rigid sealer.
Rigid sealer is fastened to the wall using concrete screws. It is applied in one foot increments to a maximum of the full height of the wall. The rigid sealer is manufactured exclusively for the WetTek system and is completely impervious to water, rust or deterioration.
Installing drainage pipe.
WetTek's four-inch, dual entry drain pipe ensures a greater flow of water. The pipe runs below the extended edge of the rigid sealer, creating an air space along the top of the footing. Air space insulates, promotes water flow and helps to eliminate moisture around the system.
Re-cementing the floor.
New concrete is hand-trowelled over the trench area from the uneven edge (floor) to the wall (rigid sealer). This creates an efficient closed system.