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Home French Drain and Foundation Waterproofing System
Waterproofing the foundation of a home is tricky business, water is the world's best solvent so you can bet that it'll find a way to leak through if there isn't a tough enough barrier to stop it. Matt Risinger takes us to meet Brian Long, a waterproofing detail pro. He highlights some of the most important tips for waterproofing that most people forget, such as use of a drain board to really protect the waterproof membrane. Though outlet systems are comparable to French drains, here a French drain installation is emphasized with easier labor, tough waterproofing, and firm fastening without damage to the quality of the drain and foundation. They put the French drain in raw, without a sock, following a technique Long refers to as a "burrito" approach. Tune in to get the inside scoop on waterproofing and French drains.

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