Chaos in Wet Basement
This is what happens when there's an influx of water in a basement - especially when it's finished. The whole room becomes a game of Jenga as vulnerable possessions are stacked to avoid damage, rendering most things inaccessible or unusable.
Staining from Water Damage on Floor
Most of the water was entering at the join of the walls and floor, as shown by the heavy staining in the corners.
Overworked Sump Pump Can't Keep Up
There are a few reasons for this sump pump to fail at getting rid of the water. One is that it just isn't strong enough, and the other is that without a perimeter system, there's no way to ensure all of the water gets routed to it. We took care of both problems.
Water Coming in at Corners of Basement
More evidence of water entry where the walls meet the floor - especially noticeable in the corners with the join of two walls and the floor.
TripleSafe Installation in Progress
Once the sump pump is in place, it's tied into the WaterGuard and the whole system is secured with special tape before we pour new concrete.
The entire perimeter of WaterGuard will be secured with the white tape shown before we pour new concrete.
New Concrete in Place
We pour new concrete to restore the portion of the floor that was removed for installation. Once it dries, there will be very little visible difference on the floor.
Installing WaterGuard Around Fixtures
We can work around appliances like hot water heaters and other immovable fixtures to ensure full protection.
TripleSafe Sump Pump Ready for Action
With three powerful motors and a battery backup, the TripleSafe sump pump gets the job done.
IceGuard Prevents Winter Backups
In the event of a frozen discharge line, the IceGuard system gives water an escape route that prevents it from backing up into the basement - it instead sprays out of the grates.
Discharge Line Installation
This discharge line was extended quite far out on the property to work with the grading and keep the water draining away from the house.
Buried Discharge Line is Completely Hidden
We carefully remove sod when we dig the path for the discharge line, then replace it once the line is installed. This ensures minimal interruption to your lawn.
Lawnscape Outlet Provides Convenience and Safety
By attaching a Lawnscape outlet to the end of the discharge line, we can bury the line without worrying about clogs or backups. This eliminates the trip hazard and eyesore of an above ground line.