THE TREATMENT FOR BACTERIAL BIOFOULING IN YOUR BASEMENT DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
BORESAVER ULTRA C
While the issue is identified by many names: iron ocher, iron bacteria, or iron algae – the fouling that occurs within a basement drainage system is a familiar issue to many homeowners and basement waterproofing professionals.
Typically introduced into a draining system via naturally occurring bacteria found within the soil, iron bacteria has the perfect environment to grow within a drainage system. Left undisturbed and with an ample supply of continually refreshing nutrients, the red gelatinous material will multiple while simultaneously clogging drainage tiles and sump pumps causing flooding within the basement.
Previously, there was no safe, reliable, and effective way to treat iron ocher, iron bacteria, or iron algae – until now. Introducing BoreSaver Ultra C.
Utilizing a proprietary blend of oxalic acid – an acid most commonly found in plant material – BoreSaver Ultra C has been specially designed to break down iron bacterial biofouling. When placed into contact with the biofouling, BoreSaver Ultra C will change the chemical composition of the material from semi-solid to a soluble solution that can easily be discharged by the system.
HOW TO APPLY BORESAVER ULTRA C
BoreSaver Ultra C is a dry, crystal-based product that can be applied directly to drainage tiles and the sump pump pit itself. While the amount of BoreSaver needed will vary depending on the level of occlusion within each individual drainage system, most customers have found success by dispersing several cups worth of Ultra C throughout the system. Sump pumps can be treated directly by removing the pump, submerging it in a 5-gallon bucket, adding several cups of Ultra C to the solution, and allowing it to soak for 8-10 hours.
While iron bacteria biofouling can be removed from your basement drainage system, it is likely that it will return in the future if left untreated. Periodic re-application of BoreSaver Ultra C can control the problem and ensure the drainage system and pumping equipment are operating at maximum efficiency. The frequency of follow-up cleaning is determined by the natural conditions present in the water system, however, a twice yearly maintenance program is recommended.
“My crawl space was overcome with iron ochre and the sump pump was continuously fouled, causing standing water during winter and spring. Applying BoreSaver Ultra C cleared up the fouling and removed the material. I’ll be using it twice a year from now on!”
PURCHASING BORESAVER ULTRA C
While normally sold in 27 lbs. re-sealable containers, BoreSaver Ultra C can be purchased in smaller quantities, suitable for basement drainage applications by visiting our licensed distributor Cannon Water Technologies.
Cannon Water ships throughout the United States and their staff is knowledgeable about basement waterproofing applications. If you have additional questions about the product, please send us a message via our Contact Us page.