Signs of Water Leaking on Wall
Staining on the unfinished wall gives us a good idea that water is also coming in behind the finishes.
Wet Carpet in Lake House Basement
A basement that is finished but not waterproofed is a dangerous thing; not only will it take longer for you to notice the water, but how much of your stuff will get ruined before you realize?
Wall Damage in Flooded Basement
Water damage often shows up in finished basements as bubbling paint or warped wood. Here, you can see the bubbling present near the floor.
More Bubbling Paint in Wet Basement
Multiple walls in the basement had this kind of damage, pointing to a widespread problem.
Wet Carpet Around Fireplace
If the carpet around the fireplace is wet, that means the bookshelf on the carpet is wet, which means you're adding to the things that need to be replaced.
Removing Perimeter of Slab for WaterGuard Installation
In order to install a below-floor drain, you need to get...below the floor. This involves jackhammering out the perimeter of the slab, then replacing the concrete after the system is installed.
A View from the Installation
Here's a perspective shot from the valley created by removing the perimeter of the slab.
Working Around Existing Fixtures
As you can see, we can install the WaterGuard system around existing features, like this fireplace.
WaterGuard Installation in Progress
Here, the WaterGuard track is laid and secured before pouring new concrete.
Concrete Restored After WaterGuard Installation
Once everything is in place, we pour new concrete to restore the floor.
FloodRing Prevents Appliance Flooding
By installing a FloodRing around any appliances known for water issues, we can route the water into the WaterGuard system rather than letting it pour out onto the floor.
TrenchDrain Keeps High Water Areas Dry
By installing the TrenchDrain system in areas of high water influx, like doorways and the bottom of staircases, we can prevent backup flooding with the large grates that immediately disperse water to the connected WaterGuard system.
Old Sump Pump vs. New Sump Pump
Clearly the existing sump pump wasn't doing the job, so we installed two more (due to the size and layout of the basement) to stay proactive dealing with the water.
Discharge Line Keeps Water Diverted from House
By extending the discharge to work with the grade of the lawn, we can make sure water isn't getting discharged only to soak right back into the foundation.
IceGuard Prevents Winter Water Backups
When discharge lines freeze, water can back up into the basement. But IceGuard prevents this by forcing water out through the grate shown.
Lawnscape Outlet Allows Safe Discharge Burial
By installing a Lawnscape outlet, we allow for burial of the discharge line, which eliminates trip hazards and landscaping headaches.
ThermalDry Plank Flooring Gives the Look of Hardwood
Our new plank version of our ThermalDry flooring (vs traditional tiles) gives a hardwood floor look, but with the benefits of being waterproof and raising the temperature of the floor due to the thermal deck in the flooring.
BrightWall Provides Waterproof Style in Wet Basement
While the existing finishes were water damaged and had to go, we restored a finished look with our waterproof, inorganic BrightWall panels.
Two Types of ThermalDry Flooring Provide Aesthetic Options
Shown here are tile and plank options in our ThermalDry line. We can provide a variety of finishes, all with the benefit of being waterproof.