The corner above is where most of the water leaked into Karen's basement. The black marks were signs of water leaks, and the floor below was damaged.
Implementing the WaterGuard System
Karen decided to have the WaterGuard system installed in her basement. WaterGuard is a French drain system that sits below the basement floor and above the home's footing. The location of the drain keeps it out of the mud zone, unlike other drains!
Plumbing the Drain
The WaterGuard System wraps around the entire perimeter of the basement. Thus, the drain will catch any water that may come into the home! Any water captured by the drain will funnel directly to the sump pump and out of Karen's house!
Concluding the Installation
The team could finalize the installation once the drain system was set and plumbed. The drain was covered back up with cement, eliminating the drain from view. Karen was thrilled with the installation; her basement was waterproofed and looked great!