Doug Lacey's Basement Systems Q&A

How to fix basement wall cracks drill into the wall?

Polyurethane Injection is a repair process in which a resin is injected into a foundation crack, hole, joint or another opening in the concrete. The resin reacts with water to form an effective flexible waterproof seal within the wall. In order to inject the resin, holes are drilled into the wall at an angle to intersect the crack halfway within the wall. High pressure injection ports are then securely installed into the wall. Next the polyurethane resin is pumped through the ports into the crack.

How to get moisture out of basement?

The SaniDry Sedona offers giant performance in a small package. It's the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier, without a bulky heat exchange core. The Sedona easily fits in small crawl spaces and basements, yet has a powerful blower to effectively dry large areas. The Sedona keeps the relative humidity below 55%.

What is radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless and emits ionizing radiation. As a gas, radon can move freely through the soil enabling it to escape to the atmosphere or seep into buildings. Testing for radon in your home is easy, and inexpensive to do. If need, a radon remediation system can be installed in your home realitively easilly within a few hours.

What's weeping tile?

Weeping tile (also called a drain tile or perimeter tile) is a porous pipe used for underground water collection or discharge. Often used for water drainage near basement foundations as a part of basement waterproofing, where they are called a French drain.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Aden
  • Barnwell
  • Big Stone
  • Big Valley
  • Bindloss
  • Brooks
  • Byemoor
  • Cessford
  • Chinook
  • Cluny
  • Cranford
  • Cypress County
  • Desert Blume
  • Duchess
  • Dunmore
  • Elkwater
  • Esther
  • Finnegan
  • Gleichen
  • Grassy Lake
  • Hays
  • Hilda
  • Irvine
  • Jenner
  • Lake Newell Resort
  • Maleb
  • Medicine Hat
  • Millicent
  • Morrin
  • New Brigden
  • Onefour
  • Patricia
  • Pollockville
  • Purple Springs
  • Rolling Hills
  • Scandia
  • Schuler
  • Seven Persons
  • Sibbald
  • Siksika
  • Skiff
  • Standard
  • Sunnynook
  • Taber
  • Tilley
  • Veinerville
  • Walsh
  • Wardlow
  • Wrentham
  • Youngstown
Our Locations:

Doug Lacey's Basement Systems
5990 51st Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C4M9