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A TrenchDrain is perfect to put in front of doors or stairs that lead to the outside. They easily line up and drain to perimeter drainage systems. The drain is a half pipe with a grate on the top and is installed flush or slightly below the ground level in order to catch any running water that may enter from the outside.
This homeowner won't have to worry about a flooded basement after improving their sump pump and installing WaterGuard around the entire perimeter of their basement.
The combination of SilverGlo insulation and CleanSpace encapsulation system creates a safe and healthy environment in this homeowner's crawlspace.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Holt, MI.
This homeowner had water seeping into the basement and needed an effective solution to keep the space dry.
Our team of experts knew the WaterGuard system would do just the trick. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects intruding water and drains it into the home’s sump pump to be pumped outside of the home. We started the installation by removing sections of the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement in order to place specialized drainage pipes. The pipes were set in the trench and the remaining space was filled with crushed stone and topped off with cement fill to restore the flooring. A small section of the system at the base of each wall was left uncovered so water entering through the wall can flow down into the pipes and then exit into the sump pump.
Thanks to the WaterGuard system, this homeowner now has a dry basement.
Dave and Linda B. contacted us because they wanted to upgrade to a bigger, more efficient sump pump system that also included a battery back up.
The TripleSafe sump pump system was installed to give these homeowners just what they were looking for. This system includes a sturdy liner that holds three powerful pumps. The first pump handles the majority of the work and the second pump automatically turns on if the first pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water entering the system. The final pump is a battery backup that makes sure the system continues working even if the power goes out.
We also wanted to make sure that the water exiting the sump pump had an efficient route, which is why we installed the IceGuard system and a LawnScape outlet. IceGuard was installed on the home’s discharge lines to ensure water is able to easily exit the sump pump even if the lines freeze during the cold winter months. This is extremely important because if water is unable to exit the sump, it will re-enter the home and cause a flood. A LawnScape outlet was also installed at the end of the discharge line to drain exiting water out away from the property, which prevents it from flowing back toward the home and causing more issues for the homeowners.
Carrie H. called because she discovered two cracks in her foundation basement wall that appeared to be growing. The cracks seemed to be getting worse over the years and she was looking for a solution to fix the problem once and for all.
The reason the foundation started to crack in the first place was because the wall was shifting, which is why we decided to install the effective CarbonArmor system to stabilize the failing wall. We started the process by painting a strong epoxy resin on the wall at each CarbonArmor strap location. The straps were then adhered and secured into place to prevent the wall from shifting or cracking any further.
Joe and Susie C. had water seeping into their basement through the foundation walls and the sump pump in the home was completely open so you could look right in and see the iron ocher. They were looking for an effective solution to keep their basement dry and we knew just what to do.
We first installed the WaterGuard system around the interior perimeter of the basement to collect and discard water into the sump pump. The specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring at the base of each wall to collect intruding water. Water entering the home is filtered into the system and then discarded into the sump pump to be pumped outside of the home.
Next we installed the TripleSafe liner and lid to the already existing sump pump. The TripleSafe liner is designed to collect water from the WaterGuard system and prevents the pump from getting clogged with dirt and debris. The TripleSafe airtight lid prevents water in the sump from evaporating into the basement, which would further contribute to the moisture issue the homeowners were already dealing with.
Tracy P. had water seeping into her home where the wall and floor meet. The partially finished basement had no noticeable cracks and no mold or mildew issues. The home also had two sump pumps that were not working effectively to remove water from the space.
To collect water that was entering the home we installed WaterGuard, which is a perimeter drainage system that uses specialized pipes to collect and drain water into the home’s sump pump. The pipes were installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement with concrete fill poured on top to restore the excavated flooring. A small section of the system was left uncovered, closest to the wall, to leave room for water to drain into the pipes. We installed an inspection port in this system as well to give us access to the pipes if an issue ever occurs.
To replace the two ineffective sump pumps we installed the SuperSump sump pump system. This system has an effective Zoeller pump and sturdy liner that collects water from the ground and from the WaterGuard system to ensure the house is fully protected. The airtight lid on this system prevents water in the sump from evaporating into the basement and creating high humidity levels to further protect the home from moisture issues.
In the cold winter months discharge lines can be blocked by snow or ice. When this happens, water from the sump pump is unable to exit, causing the pipes to freeze. The IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge line to ensure water trying to exit from frozen pipes will be able to flow out of specially designed holes, which prevents the water from re-entering the home and causing a flood. The LawnScape outlet was installed on the end of the discharge line out away from the home to guide water away and prevent it from flowing back toward the property.
This home’s basement had block wall foundation that was allowing a small amount of water to seep through into the home. The homeowner wanted an effective system that would collect and eliminate intruding water before the issue worsened and ruined the partially finished basement.
WaterGuard drainage pipes were installed underneath the flooring, up against the basement walls in order to collect water coming in through the wall and guide it directly to the sump pump. The pipes in this system were placed on top of the footing to prevent them from getting clogged with dirt and although minimal excavation was done, the floors were completely restored so its like it was never even installed.
To combat humidity in the basement we installed a SaniDry XP, which is a powerful and effective dehumidifier that wrings the basement air dry and discards collected water directly into the sump pump. Unlike traditional dehumidifiers, this one has a large cold coil, air filtration system and a powerful blower to ensure the whole basement is filled with dry air.