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This homeowner was in the middle of a renovation of their basement, but not on their own accord. Unfortunately this homeowner's basement had flooded and wrecked most of the area. They were in the middle of the renovation when they called us to see what we would be able to do for them. They wanted to make sure that before they finished it up, that they made sure they were protected from another flooded basement.
This is only a small part of the entire system, and only shows one small corner of the entire basement. However, these pictures give a pretty good idea of what the basement looked like both before and after the work was finished. You can see a little of the water damage along the wall, which is never a good sign. Mold can very easily grow on wet drywall, which can cause many more problems.
But have no fear, because WaterGuard is here! The after photo shows part of the installed system. This will help to prevent any water from staying in the basement, by collecting it and immediately draining it to the SuperSump Pump, which then pumps the water away from the home. The homeowner was so happy to not have to worry about this ever happening to them again.
The homeowner was dealing with some pretty major issues in their basement. In these two photos, you aren't actually able to see the water soaking into the carpet, if you look for the "Photo Album" with a similar title as this Before and After, you will be able to see the wet carpet. This area was in pretty rough shape and needed to be taken care of before it got any worse. If the homeowner would have left the problem alone, there could have very easily had issues with mold or mildew.
The "before" picture shows the affected area before our crew had installed the WaterGuard drain. While the area does not look that bad, it was in pretty rough shape. You can actually see the water stains on the floor along the right-hand wall.
The "after" photo shows us a whole new story, having the WaterGuard drain installed along the wall. The WaterGuard runs back towards the camera, where there is a small closet area that houses a sump pump for the water to be pumped out of the home. This WaterGuard will help keep water from staying on the basement floor. Instead, it collects all of the water that comes through and keeps it from even getting on the ground, let alone sit there.
This basement in Gaffney, South Carolina was in some need of drainage for their basement. They were having some water intrusion into the basement, which started to worry the homeowner, so they gave us a call! Our service design specialist was easily able to figure out what the best solution would be for the homeowner; WaterGuard and a sump pump, along with some BrightWall.
The "before" picture shows the state of the basement before our crew came in to install the products. While the water intrusion is not very visible, it was definitely affecting the area. Something else that can be seen in this picture is the old sump pump. While it was good that this home had a sump pump, the way it was installed was definitely not the best. While difficult to see, it is essentially a hole in the ground with a pump in it, having the hole open allows water to evaporate and cause problems.
The "after" photo shows the same area, but with our products already installed. All three of the products that were installed are all shown in this picture. The first one may be harder to notice, it is actually on the lower part of the wall, the white area and is BrightWall. This is used to help drain water from the wall to the WaterGuard. Next, we have the WaterGuard, which isn't actually visible. It is under the wet concrete around the perimeter of the crawlspace. It has a slight gap between the wall and floor, so that water can "flow" into it. The final product that is in this photo is the SuperSump sump pump.
Unfortunately, water soaking and leaking through basement walls is a relatively normal thing, especially in areas that get more rain. This is because the water mainly comes through as groundwater, slowly soaking through your walls, rather than rain just pouring into the basement. This is why a basement drain like Waterguard, is such a helpful product to have installed in your home. This homeowner had this exact problem, water was not rushing in, but slowly seeping through the basement walls.
The "before" photo shows part of the basement that was heavily affected by the water intrusion. You can see the signs of the water intrusion on the left wall. Most of the white "powder" are mineral deposits caused by evaporating water, leaving behind whatever minerals were in the water.
The "after" photo shows the same area, but with our system installed. The two products that are in the picture are our a SuperSump sump pump and our Waterguard system. The Waterguard runs the length of the wall and drains to the sump pump. This keeps water from just sitting on the basement floor or walls and actually gives it a place to go. Once the water drains to the sump pump, it is then pumped outside of the home.
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.