DIY Crack Repair Fails to Keep Water Out
There are many products on the market that claim to keep water out, be they paints or fillers, but none of them work for long, if at all. Here, a crack has been filled but water is still making its way through.
Water Threatens Appliances
Appliances and fixtures like water heaters and HVAC systems can be compromised by water in a basement. From shorting out electricity to rusting components, the presence of water can cause an even bigger headache than just a wet basement.
Crumbling at Cove Indicates Water Damage
Longstanding water issues can cause concrete to crumble, as is happening at the cove (the spot where the wall meets the floor) in this basement.
Wet, Cracked Walls in Wet Basement
Visible staining and cracks on the lower half of these walls points to water issues.
Removing the Floor for WaterGuard Installation
In order to install a below-floor drain system, we need to get...below the floor. We use a jackhammer to remove a portion around the perimeter and then pour new concrete after everything is installed.
WaterGuard is put in place and covered with stone to help water drain into the system.
Working Around Existing Fixtures
We can install the WaterGuard system around appliances and fixtures without compromising their stability or the protection of your basement.
Inspection Ports Make Maintenance Easy
WaterGuard inspection ports (which you can see on the right) allow easy access to the system for annual maintenance inspections.
Burying the Discharge Line
We bury the discharge line by attaching a Lawnscape outlet to the end of it; this allows water to drain without fear of clogging, and eliminates the eyesore of your discharge line above ground.
Buried Discharge Line
Once the discharge line is in place, we can replace the sod and the yard is like new.
Iceguard Prevents Winter Water Backups
In the event of a frozen discharge line, our Iceguard system prevents water from backing up into the basement by providing an escape route through the grates on the cap.
New Concrete Cements TripleSafe
The TripleSafe sump pump, with three motors and a battery backup, will keep any basement dry. New concrete is poured around it after installation, just like it's poured over the WaterGuard system - once it dries it'll be almost indistinguishable from the original floor.