Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
The home's previous owners had dug out the floor, which left it a mess of dirt, gravel, and random shards of concrete.
This slanted stone wall and dirt pile floor made the basement unpleasant and unsafe.
When stone walls start to deteriorate, there isn't much you can do to brace them. That's why Shotcrete - which creates a new concrete wall on top of the existing wall - is an efficient, economical option.
We used a waterproofing system designed specifically for dirt floors since the basement floor had been dug out.
By installing Lawnscape outlets, we can bury the discharge lines so they don't interfere with landscaping or present a trip hazard.
Once the waterproofing system and sump pump were installed, we began pouring a new floor.
By digging a line of sod and removing a piece of the sidewalk, we were able to bury the discharge line far out into the yard to avoid water seeping back into the foundation.
Instead of jagged concrete remnants, gravel, and dirt, the basement now has a real floor.
Between the Shotcrete on the wall and a newly poured floor, this once crumbling basement is now a much more pleasant space.
Our customer called with water problems in his stone and block walled basement. The previous owners of the house had had a waterproofing system but dug it out, leaving behind a dirt and concrete-shrapnel floor. And the stone walls were crumbling, letting in water and causing concerns about structural integrity.
We installed drain tile meant specifically for dirt floors and tied it into a Super Sump pump, then poured a new concrete floor and used Shotcrete on the crumbling stone wall to strengthen it.