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This is a job that I'm going to have difficulty in keeping my personal bias and opinion out of, because this job could not have gone any better or turned out any more successful. Push piers do a great job, however, sometimes the damage is so severe that, even with our best efforts, the crack still does not seal back to exactly where it was. However, this project was much different. The difference between the before and after pictures are incredibly different.
This particular area had quite a long stair-step crack that went from the window sill, almost all the way down to the ground. While this was not one of the largest or longest cracks that we have dealt with, it was big enough to cause problems for the homeowner, especially if left unchecked. The duct tape that goes across the cracks help to see how much the gaps have closed after we raise the push piers.
The after photo shows a much different story than the first photo. The difference between the two is amazing, and honestly, it is pretty difficult to see that there was actually a crack in this area at all. I think that this is one of the best-looking push pier projects that we have worked on, and it really does make a world of difference! Not only does it look much better, but it also secures a home, so that you the homeowner doesn't have to worry about this problem anymore.
Sump pumps are often a pretty common product whether we are doing a basement or a crawlspace project. Sump pumps are where the water drains to, and where the pump is located that pumps the water outside of the home. This homeowner decided to go with a SuperSump pump system, which is probably the most popular of the sump systems that we install.
The "before" picture shows an area in the basement that will be the location of the SuperSump. While this particular area in the basement did not have too much water intrusion or damage from it, it was the best area for the SuperSump to be installed in. Having it installed here gave it a corner that it could be tucked away in, but also in an area that a discharge pipe could be easily installed.
The "after" photo shows the same area as before, but with the SuperSump pump system installed. While it may not seem like much, this sump pump paired with the WaterGuard can effectively protect this basement from water intrusion. Our sump pumps come with a WaterWatch Alarm, which is the device almost in the center of the pump. This alarm will notify you if the water has risen above where the pumps should be running. This gives the homeowner enough time to address the problem before the water overflows. There are several great parts to our sump pumps and if you'd like to learn more, click here.
One of the most popular products for our crews to install is WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a basement drain that keeps water that is soaking through the basement walls, from getting to the floor. The WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of the basement and collects the water before it can get to the floor to sit and evaporate. This is what we installed in this home, as well as a SuperSump pump system.
The "before" photo shows an area in the basement without any products having been installed. You can see a few spots throughout the picture, mainly on the wall, where you can see the areas that water has come through. The most obvious area is in the middle of the picture, to the left of the black pipe. This is never a good sign because it means that water is making its way into your home, and could eventually cause problems with your home, and even your health.
The "after" photo shows what the basement looked like after our crew came in and installed the products for the homeowner. While there is not actually much to see, the system that was installed does a fantastic job at keeping the basement dry. The water is collected in the WaterGuard which drains the water to the sump pump, which then pumps the water outside.