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HydroClay Injection System
(a.k.a. Volclay, Bentonite, Bentogrout)

It is likely that your basement will develop leakage of some kind during its lifetime! The age of the structure does not matter. We see many leaks in homes and businesses under five years old.

There are many causes of basement leakage:
    1. Cracks in walls and floors due to structural changes such as settling.
    2. Insufficient runoff due to improper landscaping and high clay content.
    3. High water table.

The solution for cracks and poor run-off is our patented Hydroclay Injection system. Water can enter walls due to decay, cracks, missing mortar, and between seams. With Great Lakes Waterproofing's patented Pressure Pumping Process, we have eliminated the need for digging.

There is no damage to sidewalks, driveways and landscaping!

During the process, HydroClay is injected into the soil around the basement at 3-to-4 foot intervals. The HydroClay coats the walls from the footing to the grade. As the HydroClay absorbs groundwater, it swells up to 15 times it's volume and thickens, creating an impenetrable gelatin membrane, which protects against further water penetration. This system is effective against water entering cracks and tie rods in poured walls, and mortar joints and pores in block walls.

Another effective means of waterproofing with HydroClay is in the panel form. HydroClay Panels are sheets of corrugated cardboard filled with HydroClay material. These sheets are applied to the walls before backfilling and after repeated wetting, the cardboard decays, leaving a layer of HydroClay against the wall. Wall cracks which can be excavated can also be sealed in this manner.

The HydroClay unchanges with age. Once it is in the ground, it is a permanent repair. Should structural changes occur after application, the HydroClay will move with the soil to fill any gaps that may develop within the walls.

Although an innovative and cost-effective product, there are certain instances in which the HydroClay alone will not be sufficient enough to solve your water problems. These instances include:
    1. Water which enters the basement above the concrete foundation (due to improper landscaping),
    2. Water which enters block walls above grade (due to improper landscaping),
    3. Water which enters block walls above grade (due to decayed and missing mortar),
    4. Construction debris dumped against outside walls before backfilling by contractors who do not want to carry it away. In the latter case, the HydroClay cannot completely coat and seal the walls.

If one of these or other unforeseen conditions exist, a Drain Tile or Flume System would be installed, please refer to the Drain Tile, Flume, & Cove page for more information.


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