Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Efflorescence - the residue of salts dissolved as water travels through concrete - is evident on the walls. While this is generally just a nuisance, constant water flow through blocks can erode them over time, which is shown in the upper right of the wall here.
It's natural to want to try to solve a problem yourself when it seems so simple - it's just some water, right? But water is stronger than any spray foam, rubberized paint, or any other product on the market at home improvement stores. While it may obstruct the problem temporarily, the water will always come back.
Here, you can see more clearly the rubberized paint in the joints between blocks as an attempt at deterring water.
Ambient moisture (humidity) will ruin wood fixtures present in the basement by allowing mold to grow and rot the wood.
The stairs all show signs of water damage, and the white residue on the floor is indicative of efflorescence, which occurs when salts dissolved by water traveling through concrete are left on the surface.
The Lawnscape outlet at the end of the discharge line allows us to bury the line while preventing clogging from dirt and debris.
In the event of a frozen discharge line in the winter, the IceGuard system on the discharge line where it exits the house will prevent water from backing up into the basement by allowing it to expel from the grates.
Once the system is in place, we pour new concrete to secure everything and restore the floor.
The WaterGuard system and inspection ports are secured and tied into the sump pump to ensure water is directed to it and out of the house.
We can work around fixtures, beams, or anything else in the basement that can't be easily moved in order to ensure total protection from the WaterGuard system.
Once a perimeter of the concrete has been removed we can place the WaterGuard track below the floor and on top of the footer.
A sump pump is vital for a basement with water issues, as it is the best way to actively remove it from the basement.
Our customer called with water coming in through the block walls of his home and a definite musty smell. The basement didn't have a sump pump and it was evident that the water issues had started a long time ago.
We installed WaterGuard below-floor drain system to collect the water and tied it into a Super Sump pump to quickly and effectively discharge the water outside. With a reliable water discharge method, the humidity and musty smell in the basement will dissipate and stop being a headache.