Water Coming In From Walls
Over the years, as the snow melted in the spring and during heavy rains, water would find its way in through wall cracks and floor cracks.
Water Present During Inspection
Clear signs of sitting water in the basement were already present during our inspection.
In order to begin installing our WaterGuard drain system, we first break out concrete around the perimeter walls, exposing the footer and creating a shallow trench.
WaterGuard Set In Place
The WaterGuard drain system is then set in place and properly leveled towards the sump pump. Then drainage stone is filled in around it and the system is prepared for concrete to be replaced over top.
CleanSpace Material Installed
CleanSpace material on the walls not only helps facilitate water flow down the walls and into the WaterGuard system but it also looks fantastic and brightens up the space.
Cross Tile Protects Around Floor Cracks
Moisture coming up through floor cracks won't always be stopped by a perimeter system. In this case, we incorporate a cross tile under the basement floor to capture that moisture and direct it to the sump pump before it can make its way into the living area.
Once the WaterGuard system is in place, drainage stone is filled in around it and concrete is replaced over top flush with the floor. A FlowGuard along the wall creates a narrow gap for moisture to be able to enter the system underneath the concrete.
Inspection Ports For Servicing
Inspection ports installed throughout the system allow for easy servicing if ever necessary in the future. They also provide a unique opportunity for dehumidifier drainage.
The Finished System
The finished system is neat and clean and discretely does it jobs while going almost unnoticed in the living space.
TripleSafe Removes Incoming Moisture
A TripleSafe sump system provides ultimate protection. This unit with three pumps and a battery backup will ensure that this basement stays dry all the time.
Sump Discharge Lines Buried
The sump pump discharge lines are buried in the yard. Soil and grass are place on plastic or in buckets to prevent damage to the yard. Our LawnScape outlet on the end of the discharge blends well in the grass and is easily mowed over.