Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Its clear that moisture has been a consistent problem in this basement. The uneven ground leads to several puddles forming in low spots throughout. The goal is to capture that moisture at the base of the wall and direct it to the sump pump before it can puddle.
This ductwork shows the obvious signs of consistent moisture in and around the furnace in this basement.
When we inspected this wet basement, water was puddled at the base of these stairs. That's not a great way to be welcomed into a space.
The moist basement was leading to the growth of mold. These spores won't just stay put. Chances are mold spores will work their way up into the home causing potential harm to the health of those living in the here.
The WaterGuard system is installed right on the home's footing by removing concrete around the base of the all. The area is then filled in with crushed stone and the concrete is replaced with the exception of a small gap along the edge of the all. In this case, our mold-resistant CleanSpace material is installed on the walls to help direct moisture into the drainage system.
A trench drain is installed in front of the basement steps to help remove water from the area efficiently.
The WaterGuard system collects the water and directs it straight to the sump pump to be removed from the home safely.
Kevin called us about having a french drain system installed in his wet basement. We did an inspection and found signs of a significant amount of water over the years. There were puddles at the base of the stairs, rusty ductwork, mold, and more. Kevin was hesitant about solutions that require concrete to be dug up but in the end be agreed that our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system was the answer he was looking for.