Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 is neat and clean and discretely does it jobs while going almost unnoticed in the living space.
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.
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.
This basement had dealt with water for a long time. The most water they had ever had in the basement was actually 12 inches! It would come in through floor cracks and cracks in the wall. Our solution was WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a french drain system installed beneath the concrete around the perimeter walls. It captures moisture along the walls and directs it to a sump pump for safe removal from the home. In addition, a cross tile across the center of the basement helped capture moisture under the foundation and prevent it from coming up through floor cracks. Our TripleSafe Sump system was installed here was well. This includes three pumps for ultimate protection. One pump does the bulk of the work while a second pump placed slightly higher in the crock kicks on if the first pump fails or isn't keeping up. The final pump runs on a battery backup and will kick on if the power goes out so that the basement always stays dry. CleanSpace material up the walls helps to brighten the look of the basement and facilitate waterflow into the waterguard system from the walls. CleanSpace is durable and mold resistant. This basement should be much dryer now and the homeowner can breath a sigh of relief when the melting winter snow doesn't seem to find its way inside any longer.