Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Waterproofing a Mason Michigan Basement to Create a Hangout Spot
Susan was going through a divorce about a year ago and was moving into a new home that she purchased from her aunt. Right after moving in, she was noticing water intrusion in her basement but with other stressful life events happening the issue kept getting put off. Any time there was heavy rain, water would flood in. It got to the point if it rained, she would have to leave work to check on her home and if there was water in her basement she had to stay and clean it up. The flooding was keeping her from turning the space into an escape for her daughter and friends so she finally decided to get the basement waterproofed to keep the basement dry and create more space in the home.
Our System Design Specialist, Jordan, went to the home to inspect the home and see where the water was coming in to determine the perfect solution for Susan. He found that water was coming in from the cold joints in the walls and Susan did not have a sump pump to keep water out of the home. He worked with her and created a customized solution for her needs. Susan had planned on getting quotes from other companies but after talking with Jordan, she knew that Ayers would create the dry basement she has been waiting for!
Evan and his crew installed a waterproofing system to keep the basement dry that included WaterGuard Below Floor Drain, SuperSump Plus, and IceGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drain that is installed below the floor but above the foundation footing to keep it from clogging. It collects water that seeps into the area and sends it to the sump pump to be expelled outside the home. The SuperSump system is engineered to keep the basement dry for extended periods of time, even with heavy water intrusion. It was installed with a backup battery to keep water being pumped out of the basement even in cases of a power outage! The IceGuard fits over the top of the discharge line and provides water a secondary escape route. In the winter, lines could freeze in the winter since they are outside the home. This would cause the line to back up and water to flood your basement but with the IceGuard, water escapes through the slotted openings to keep it from flowing back into the home.
With the waterproofing system in place, Susan can finally breathe easy that her home is dry and she can start creating a space for her daughter and her friends!