Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
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.
Most of the water was entering at the join of the walls and floor, as shown by the heavy staining in the corners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can work around appliances like hot water heaters and other immovable fixtures to ensure full protection.
With three powerful motors and a battery backup, the TripleSafe sump pump gets the job done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our customer called after the April rainstorms left her with half an inch of standing water throughout her basement - and that's with a working sump pump in place.
We installed WaterGuard below-floor drain around the perimeter of the basement and tied it into a new TripleSafe sump pump to ensure the high volume of incoming water was discharged efficiently. We also installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to keep ambient moisture under control.