Hollow Kick Molding
is a linear through floor drainage molding installed at the Cove Area where the basement floor slab abuts the interior side of the foundation wall, creating a floating slab. It directs water through the floor and into the drain tile pipe eliminating the possibility of water accumulating on the floor. It also ensures proper air displacement, which will free the water flow through the sub slab piping. It also conceals and protects the drainage opening with an attractive cove plate molding.
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This state-of-the-art drainage system removes water at an elevation below the floor and foundation, so the basement does not become submersed in water and hydrostatic pressure is reduced.
Why use Hollow Kick Molding?
The HOLLOW KICK MOLDING drainage system is by far the most efficient, affordable way to prevent a wet basement from ever occurring, or to assure that previously wet basements keep dry for good. With its impressive 8.5 gallons per. ft., per minute of through floor drainage, its effectiveness is unsurpassed. It installs quickly and easily thereby adding to your home or building usable space for living, working and storage.A properly installed HOLLOW KICK MOLDING drainage system will reduce the possibility of callbacks and complaints from dissatisfied customers.
Install a perforated pipe in a drainage stone envelope adjacent to the interior side of the footing. The drainage stone should be up and over the top of the footing a minimum of 1/2 inch in thickness. Lay HOLLOW KICK MOLDING on the drainage stone bed against the foundation wall. The drainage fins of the HOLLOW KICK MOLDING rest against the foundation wall with the diagonal profile at the top. Place vapor barrier and concrete floor slab on drainage stone and up against the molding. Final adjustments may be made prior to concrete cure.
The United States Government Patent Office has determined that the Hollow Kick Molding is the only product specifically designed to create a fully functional floating slab detail with an aesthetically pleasing concealing cove plate. (Patent # 4879851).