Technical Papers

Technical Papers

Cactus Board Footing/Wall Drain - Dry Basements Forever!
Now, there is a solution for a home builder that is easy to install, inexpensive, and warrantied for 20 years! The CactusBoard is a perimeter basement footing drain and foundation wall drain system that is installed during the building of the foundation by new home builders. Not only does the CactusBoard floor edging address the water problems in newly constructed homes, but it's also incredibly easy to install. It simply forms a space between the edge of the basement floor and the basement wall, and across the footing, allowing water from the perimeter and the walls to drain into the stone aggregate under the floor and then into a sump pump basin or gravity drain. CactusBoard is the only foundation waterproofing product that ensures the basement floor stays dry regardless of what happens with the basement walls or footing drains. Any basement leaks from wall cracks, form ties, window wells, pipe penetrations, as well as hydrostatic pressure (water pushing through at the footing/wall cold joint) are all addressed with the CactusBoard. With the water never touching the foundation floor - all of the homeowner's belongings will remain safe and protected and stop all the callbacks about wet basements. Visit our Technical Papers page for photos
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
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