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This homeowner had a large amount of moisture in its crawlspace when they called us, but this was not the first time they dealt with water intrusion issues. Previous to water issues in the crawlspace, they had water intrusion in their basement, that was solved with a different company and products, however, they did not want that company to do more waterproofing work, so they called us. This was a relatively simple and quick fix, but a very important one, because of just how much moisture was getting into the crawlspace.
The "before" picture shows off the how the ground in the crawlspace is almost like mud, that's a lot of water! You can even see where mud has pushed, rubbed on the hot water heater. This crawlspace was in some pretty rough shape, but with a little bit of work and a great product, our crew made this crawlspace look like new!
The "after" picture shows the huge transformation that happened in this crawlspace. Our crew had a lot of different objects to go around in this area but did it with expertise. Sealing this crawlspace is one of the biggest parts of the job because of its importance. If it is not sealed correctly, then the moisture is still going to make its way into the "encapsulated" crawlspace.
Water intrusion is an issue that we have seen since the very beginning of our business. This home was proof that water problems in basements are not going anywhere. Unfortunately, this is a reality that too many have to face. However, there is a relatively simple, and effective way to keep water out of the basement.
This home had been plagued with water intrusion and all of the problems that go along with it for awhile. The problems started to get worse, so they finally made a few calls, which led them to us. They set up an appointment with one of our Systems Design Specialist, who was able to visit the home and figure out exactly what was needed to keep water out of their basement. In order to prevent water intrusion and a high humidity level in the basement, our Specialist suggested our WaterGuard Drain, SuperSump Pump System, and a dehumidifier to help with the humidity level.
Once our crew got to the house a few weeks later, they immediately began working. They began by removing a few inches of concrete floor near the wall, as well as a hole for the sump pump. The SuperSump pump system was then installed and the crew began to work on the discharge line. Meanwhile, the WaterGuard drain was being installed in the "trench" that was cut out for it. Once everything was installed, the crew mixed up some concrete so that the WaterGuard and area around the sump pump could be covered, making it seem like nothing ever happened.
Our purpose for each job is to provide a solution to every issue that a homeowner may have, while also trying to leave as little of a footprint as possible. We want to fix your home, while making as few changes as possible.
This homeowner was having issues with water getting into their basement, mainly through the wall separating the basement area, from the dirt crawlspace. Since this was a unique situation (usually a home either has a crawl space OR a basement and in some cases, they have both, but they are much more separated), there was a little more planning that had to go into this project.
The "before" picture shows the area in which the water was coming through the most, the corner of the wall. Don't worry, that is not mold! This was a waterproof spray/coating that the homeowner had tried, without any luck. IF these types of products work (and that's a big if), then get ready to keep having to respray constantly, because this is definitely not a permanent solution to water intrusion issues.
The "after" photo shows the same area, with a little wider view. It shows all of the products that were installed in the basement; DryTrak, the sump pump, and a little bit of CleanSpace Liner! All three of these products do a great job of getting the water out of the basement. First, the CleanSpace liner helps to direct the water down the wall and into the DryTrak. The DryTrak then directs the water to the sump pump. The sump pump that was installed was a SuperSump. Once the water enters the sump pump and gets to a certain level, the water is pumped out (through the white pipe coming out of the sump pump) and somewhere in the yard. Between these three products, the basement/crawlspace combo is protected from water intrusion.
Water intrusion issues are, quite possibly, one of the most annoying issues to have. Once water actually gets into a space, it’s takes forever for it to actually get out or it takes a great deal of work to actually remove it. If you mop it up yourself, you’ve spent over a few hours doing it. If you let it dry, that’s an entirely different story. Once it dries, you’re left with a mess. The floors are stained and every piece of furniture in the vicinity is damaged. No one wins during a flood.
The Asheville, North Carolina homeowner actually reached out to us because they consistently had water intrusion problems in their basement. Try as they might, they never could truly determine from which the problem came. It was a mystery, and continued to be one until they reached out to us one day. We set up an appointment, and were able to have our Design Specialist on the property in no time at all. David Listovitch, the Specialist in question, took a look around and located the main source of the problem. The walls were leaking water. He concluded that the basement needed our WaterGuard to collect the water and drain it away.
The “after” photo showcases its installation. Our WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement and fitted snuggly to the walls. In this fashion, the piping system is able to capture the water and direct it away from the basement. Say good-bye to those nasty flood stains.
All-Dry of the Carolinas specializes in basement and crawlspace waterproofing. When this Asheville, North Carolina homeowner gave us a call and explained the situation, we were more than happy to help. They were experiencing very intense water intrusion issues. The basement would be entirely flooded, staining the floor and walls with efflorescence. As shown in the “before” photo, in addition to efflorescence, the floors would also be tinted much darker than they once were. The water would leave the basement looking haggard and worn.
The best way to stop this from happening was to install our patented WaterGuard System along with our SuperSump pump. In the “after” photo, you can see where we’ve installed them already. The WaterGuard is inserted along the perimeter of the basement to collect the water. Once it does that, it directs the water into the sump pump system.