Standing water in their basement led to mold and mildew growth. Over time, this will spread to the upstairs, living area and adversely impact the health of your family.
As you can see in this photo, the standing water led to black mold growth. Those spores will enter the HVAC system and enter your living space. Mold excacerbates allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
Intrusive water will dampen everything in your basement, including your fiberglass insulation. Look at the water streaks and mold growth along this basement wall. It will only get worse if you do not waterproof your basement.
Besides replacing these insightly frosted tiles, these default basement windows do not insulate the space, are not waterproof and allow cold air to enter your home. These frosted tiles are not the way to get light into your basement. We install fully waterproofed egress windows needed by law to create a basement bedroom.
The family chose to install an egress window in their basement to allow more light into the space. Installing waterproof, egress basement windows is essential because regular basement windows are not insulated, allow in cold, damp air and will need to be replaced by egress windows if you choose to add a room to your basement.
The family made the wise decision to switch out their smaller, uninsulated basement windows with these larger egress windows which allow you to safely leave the basement in case of an emergency and are properly sealed to block any outside air from entering the space.
We installed a TripleSafe sump pump to capture all water from the walls and floor captured by the WaterGuard perimeter waterproofing system.
Chad M.'s basement had water entering the basement through several leaks in the foundation walls. Over time there were upstairs signs of unlevel floors which was a sign of a sinking foundation. Homeowners do not often make the connection between water intrusion on foundation issues but the one directly leads to the other. We were able to waterproof the basement using our WaterGuard system, add a powerful TripleSafe sump pump to remove any water and then add a SaniDry dehumidifier to maintain humidity levels in the space. Chad also decided to add new basement egress windows to prepare the newly waterproofed basement to be finished in the future.