Rubber Systems

Rubber systems – like CIM (Chevron Industrial Membrane) are used for waterproofing sidewalks, foundations and basements, etc in San Francisco’s wet climate. CIM 1000 is a liquid applied urethane coating that cures in hours to form a tough elastomeric coating. It adheres to most substrates and forms a chemical and abrasion-resistant barrier for waterproofing, corrosion protection, and containment of water, including most aqueous chemicals.

French Drain

A French drain (also called a weeping tile, drain tile, perimeter drain or sub-surface drain) like the trench type shown in the above photo, is a common basement waterproofing and drainage solution. It’s a trench containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from the foundation. A French drain is a popular basement waterproofing solution that involves laying either perforated pipe or flexible corrugated pipe in a shallow trench along with gravel. The perforated pipe channels any excess water in the soil under and around your home’s foundation into a collection pit. From there, it’s channeled away from the foundation via gravity or by using a sump pump. A French drain system is most often installed outside a structure (residential or commercial building), buried in the soil along the foundation footing.

Architectural Restoration & Waterproofing is a French Drain & Rubber Systems Contractor, serving San Francisco, Marin, and the greater Bay Area.