Monday, May 4, 2015

Foundation Wrap On

It was a beautiful day yesterday, so I went for a drive to the lot.  I didn't expect anything to be done, being the weekend.  But, it looks like they are keeping busy; They put the foundation wrap on.

Right front of house (no wrap on front porch)

Right rear of house

Rear of house - They installed the window well.
 The Foundation Wrap they are using is Delta MS (membrane system).  From their website:

"DELTA® -MS, commonly known as "The WRAP" is the premium choice in foundation protection. No other dampproofing product performs as well when it comes to keeping water out of your basement.

The DELTA®-MS membrane is extruded and vacuum formed from high density polyethylene (HDPE) a tough, durable, non-toxic material. The membrane is remarkably impermeable to water and water vapour and impervious to acids and other agents.

The dimpled design creates an air-gap between the damp soil and the foundation wall keeping moisture from ever touching the wall on its way to the footing drains. Unlike a coating, the membrane's design allows it to permanently bridge large cracks, tie holes and honeycombed or damaged sections of concrete.

The airspace also has the unique effect of allowing moisture from the concrete curing process to escape to the outside of the wall rather than to the interior of the foundation.

Installation is performed by certified professional installers and can be used on any foundation type, from poured concrete and block walls to pressure treated wood (PWF) and styrofoam formed foundations.

Even better, the DELTA® -MS membrane is backed by a 20-year product warranty and a 7-year leakage warranty, ensuring your peace of mind for years to come." (http://www.deltams.ca/deltams_deltams.htm)


Update on Dry Detention Basin behind lot:  This basin is supposed to drain fully, not hold water. Also, the banks are supposed to be vegetated with grass. However, there is a problem with the grading.  The developer is supposed to be fixing this.  With all of the sun we've gotten lately, there has been a lot of algae growth.  I hope this gets fixed soon, before the mosquitoes decide to call this home.

"Dry" Detention Basin behind lot 

Algae forming in "Dry" Detention Basin

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