As you can see by the stairs, the wood wall is a different color and looks as though the wall is starting to bulge at the floor. This is a sign that there is water leaking into the area but no worries, it is an easy fix!
After the crew cuts into the walls, they dig the 'trench' where the drain will be placed. The trench allows the drain to be installed under the floor and it will be covered up so you can not see it once the project is done.
This is what the WaterGuard system looks like once it is all put into place. This will collect the water that seeps in through the walls of the basement and drain it to the sump pump to keep the basement dry!
This is the aftermath of the waterproofing project. The drain is covered up by concrete and once it dries the basement will look like it did before the project began. The old wood walls are now covered with our BrightWall system which is made of plastic and acts as a vapor barrier for the basement. The white helps to give the area a nice clean, bright look!
This is the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier which small size takes up minimal space in your basement. It has a powerful blowing motor that keeps dry air circulating throughout the space, aggressively drying out your basement and the collected water can be drained into the sump pump pit or a section of your perimeter drain.
A library in Baldwin Michigan was having some water issues in half of the basement. The board wanted to get some options for waterproofing and called us. We had just the solution to keep water out and the library dry! We started by installing the WaterGuard French Drain System which is installed under the floor but above the foundation so the drain does not clog. The system collects water that seeps into the basement and drains it to the sump pump to be discharged out of the building. This system installs quickly and has a clean appearance so you don't have to worry about an unsightly drain in your basement. We also installed the SaniDry Sedona which is a basement dehumidifier that eliminates damp, musty odors as well as mold spores, dust mite droppings, dust and other particles in the by drying and filtering air. Lastly we installed BrightWall Basement Wall Panels that are made out of plastic and creates a vapor barrier on your basement walls to block out water vapor and humidity. It can also direct water seepage into the WaterGuard drain system to keep the area dry. The best part is it gives your basement a bright and clean look!