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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 Weaverville, NC was having water issues. Water would seep down the walls from ground level and puddle on the floors. These home owners did the right thing by calling All-Dry of the Carolinas. Our All-Dry crew was able to tackle this issue with three of our most used products: WaterGuard, CleanSpace, and the TripleSafe Pump.
In the “before” picture you see the corner of the basement before our All-Dry team started installing the WaterGuard and TripleSafe Pump. In the “after” picture you are able to see where the WaterGuard has been placed around the perimeter of the basement.
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.
No one likes a damp crawlspace. But no one really wants to go in to inspect the space when it’s dirty and humid. Many crawlspaces tend to look like a deserted wasteland, and people will eventually just accept that fact. But when there’s a dirt floor in the crawlspace without a barrier, moisture issues are almost unavoidable. And having a water pump system is nice, but those moisture issues may still persist if you don’t cover the dirt floor with a sufficient material and seal the space to prevent the vapor from rising up from the dirt floor. That was the problem this home had in Fairview, North Carolina.
In this crawlspace, there is efflorescence on the cement block walls, which is the residue left behind by that sneaky water vapor. Moreover, there’s clear evidence that the space has flooded several times over the years. The dirt floor is sloping and the concrete blocks are shaded by dirt and dried water. This is problematic because as long as there is no barrier the water vapor will continue to rise into the space, making it damp and humid, leaving dried water all along the walls.
In the after picture, we’ve solved this problem completely. We’ve laid CleanSpace, which is a 20 mil thick plastic liner, to cover the dirt floor and prevent water vapor from rising into the space. We’ve also installed a Super Sump Plus, to take care of the flooding problem. Our pump contains a WaterWatch alarm system that sounds off if water rises above the point where the pump should turn on. It has a SuperLiner with 96 holes that allow water to flow in directly from below the floor and an airtight lid which keeps moisture from evaporating into the basement environment. What you see here is the finished product.
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.