Lingering Basement Water Absorbed into Walls
At least 1 inch of water was consistently covering Beatrice's basement floor.
Signs of Water in the Walls
The white powdery coating on these concrete walls are a sign of water that has travelled through the walls and left a salt deposit called efflorescence.
Water Damage Weakens Walls Causing them to Crack or Bow
We used GeoLock Anchors to stabilize her walls.
GeoLock Anchors Can Be Tightened Over Time
These anchors are attached to the inside of the affected wall and then to a small anchor outside that's underground in stable soil.
Interior Damage Can Be Seen Outside
It's rare that the impact of a weakened foundation wall is not seen outside. Here you can see a step stair crack which formed in this basement block wall.
Ineffectual Sump Pump
Beatrice's sump pump didn't have a liner and was unable to rid the basement of water entering through the crack between the floor and the basement wall.
Discharge Line Essential for a Dry Basement
We added a discharge line to our SuperSump pump which allowed water to be removed far from the home where it could potentially return to the basement.
IceGuard Added to Discharge Lines
Our IceGuard Discharge Line System is a fitting that is placed over the top of your discharge line with holes that eject any water away from the wall if the pipe ever freezes.
Removing Water Far Away From the Home
Our Lawnscape outlet allows us to bury the discharge line by providing an outlet that releases the water above ground, while also protecting against clogs and damage with its grated cover.