Mr FloodBuster live on Web-Cam to assist YOU with YOUR Basement Waterprofing installation

This is a brand new service as of Easter 2017.

We now offer ‘Mr FloodBuster’ web-cam support to all of our customers.

Anyone purchasing our products for DIY installation can benefit from our new ‘Mr FloodBuster’ web-cam support service.

Initially we are offering up to one hour per customer, FREE OF CHARGE, web-cam support via Skype, Facetime (for i-phone users) or Facebook Messenger.  This hour does not have to be taken all at once, you will benefit most from have 15 – 20 minutes for each of the preparation, installation and finishing stages.  We can even take a look at your basement BEFORE you order helping to ensure that you order the right products in the first place!

The offer is for us to watch you in your own basement where we will be able to see YOUR project live, see the obstacles and problems that you have to overcome and to guide you to not only doing it right first time but doing it in the most efficient way.  We believe that watching you (or your hired help) in your basement is better than having you watch a video of someone else’s basement which will not necessarily have the same details to get right, and it will allow us to address your specific concerns and answer your questions in real time!

This service is by appointment only and subject to availability, normally 48 hours notice will be required but this may vary subject to demand.

In order to avail yourself or Mr FloodBuster’s expertise simply request the service by e-mail to:-

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How Easy is it to Install Waterguard Basement Drainage Channel Yourself?

You want to waterproof your basement yourself and want to use a state of the art Basement Waterproofing System, the kind that is normally installed by the professional Basement Waterproofing Contractors but you don’t want to pay their high charges.

You may have been told that the most popular Basement Waterproofing System – the famous and patented Waterguard System is not available for DIY use but you can buy Waterguard for delivery to the USA and Canada if you know where to look.  But maybe you are apprehensive, no doubt you have been told that this system is the preserve of the Basement Waterproofing professionals for the reason that you need to have professional skills for a successful installation – that too is a myth.

Jack-hammeringInstalling Waterguard Basement Drainage channel is not difficult for the average DIY enthusiast.  I installed my first system with my own hands with the help of one labourer who had never seen the product before, that was 21 years ago now, in 1996. I had no experience or training at the time but was running a concrete repair contracting business so I knew how to jack-hammer concrete and was used to some hard graft when necessary.

I had seen the product on display at a tradeshow on a trip to the USA a little while earlier and immediately recognised it’s potential for solving difficult wet and flooded basement problems.

Breaking out the concrete around the perimeter of the basement, hauling away the rubble and bringing in the stone and concrete to finish the job can be tough work but it is not difficult in the way of being complicated   You require a bit of knowledge but not the kind of artisan skills that only come with practice.

Of course you have to know HOW to do it and there are certain techniques and tips that you need to know in order to do it efficiently, but the little bit of knowledge that you need is not difficult to obtain and everything that you need to know is described in pictures in our Waterguard Installation Guide which is available for download in PDF format on this website.

The rewards for DIY Waterguard installation are significant, even if you hire labour locally and supervise the installation you typically save 70% of the cost that one of the ‘Professional installers’ will charge, if you do it all yourself you will save 85 % of the cost on a typical job.

We sell Waterguard Perimeter basement drainage channel for DIY use into the USA and Canada, simply order online and it is shipped to your door within 7 – 10 days.

We offer full technical support by telephone, e-mail and even web-cam if you want so whilst you and your basement will be dry, you won’t be left ‘high and dry’ if you decide to take the plunge and install this for yourself.

When you pay a professional installer you are effectively paying a lot of money for a little bit of specialist knowledge, but that knowledge is retained by the contractor and they can sell it again and again, it is a fantastic way of making money, you just don’t want it to be YOUR money that they are making!  You never know but you might decide to start your own basement waterproofing business after you have done your own basement and we can help you with that and will be posting an article on that very subject next, so watch this space!



Where to buy Waterguard Drainage Channel in the USA

“Can you Buy Waterguard for DIY basement waterproofing in America?”

This is the question that we are asked most often, and the answer is “YES WE DO deliver Waterguard to the USA and Canada”.  And we do it from a location right on your doorstep!  just seven hours away by UPS plane – the UK.

Buy Waterguard in the USA

Waterguard crosses the pond in just 7 hours

The question is understandable though because it sounds too good to be true, at least to those people who understand the benefits of the Waterguard system but do not want to pay one of the professional Basement Systems Installers to install it for them.

For the DIY Basement Waterproofer, finding out that YES, you CAN buy the Waterguard Basement Drainage System for DIY use in America  (and Canada) is a bit like finding the Holy Grail of DIY Basement Waterproofing products.  Or, on a more practical level it is like finding a cheque* in the post for $7,500.00 made out to you, the homeowner,  for managing a 2 – 3 day project waterproofing your own basement.   That is because by installing the Waterguard perimeter Basement Drainage Channel yourself as opposed to paying a professional Certified Basement Systems Installer to do it for you, can actually save you that much money on a typical 120ft basement waterproofing project..

If you are reading this you probably know already that the Basement Systems Installers charge something in the region of $75.00 per linear foot to supply and install Waterguard for you, so a 120ft perimeter basement will cost around $9,000.00.  Now that you know that you can buy the Waterguard System for DIY use, and that 120ft of Waterguard, with a typical range of Waterguard Accessories (Drain outlet, corner pieces etc), including shipping to your door will cost a little over $1,000.00, you will need to pay for some tools and some sand, cement and stone, and maybe pay for the rubble disposal if you can’t find a use for it, so all in you should still have change out of $1,500.00.

Even if you hired some labour locally, say six days worth @$150.00/day that still give you an installation cost of less than $2,500.00 and you don’t even have to get your hands dirty (although you would probably want to).

So, how does it come to be that you CAN buy the Waterguard System in the USA when you have probably been told by your local Basement Systems Installer that you can’t and everywhere you have looked (so far) you have found that to be true.  Well, it is true that the Waterguard System along with most other Basement Systems’ products are indeed only sold to professional Basement Waterproofing Contractors in the USA and Canada, Basement Systems DO NOT sell these products directly to the homeowner or through any other trade or retail outlet, that is why you will not find Waterguard available for sale over any trade counter within the USA.  However the Waterguard System is exported to the UK in bulk and IS available to anyone who wants to buy it in the UK and we are located in the UK and we ship it to you by airfreight door to door…

And that answers the second most frequently asked question ‘Where are you guys located?…..”  But that’s another story.

*that is the correct English spelling for the word check  btw!