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This home in Asheville, NC was experiencing water pooling in their basement. For help they call our team at All-Dry of the Carolinas! Our team installed a SuperSump Pump to rid the basement of its water. The SuperSump can pump up to 2,650 gallons an hour, has a WaterWatch system, Superliner with 96 holes for water flow, and an Airtight Lid. The SuperSump works in coordination with the Aprilaire, a dehumidifier which is used to collecting extra moister that is produced under your home. The SuperSump has a dehumidifier drain that connects the two machines to fully expel water from the crawlspace. From the machines, the water is pushed from the crawlspace through a drainage system to the LawnScape outlet.
This basement in Asheville, NC was taking on water. Our All-Dry of the Carolinas team installed at WaterGuard. A water guard is a system that intercepts the water at the perimeter of the basement and drains it unseen and safely into the SumpPump where it is then flushed from the basement. WaterGuard is different because it is designed to not sit in dirt like most draining systems do. There is a special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall allowing wall seepage to drain through the WaterGuard while keeping it away from the dirt. Since this type of drainage is separated from dirt, the chances of it clogging are nearly impossible!
While we deal with water intrusion and waterproofing issues on a daily basis, however something that we don't get to see nearly as often is when a basement is actually flooded. This is pretty much the worst case scenario of a home with a basement, but it is still something that we are able to take care of. Our system is able to handle a significant amount of water, even more so than this homeowner had experienced.
This photo does not quite do this situation justice with the amount of water that got into the basement. The main source of water intrusion was through this basement door that didn't really have any way of preventing water from getting in. When there would be heavy rains, the water would run down to the lowest area (the door) and would begin to slowly make its way into the home. The homeowners realized how big of an issue that this was and wished to get it taken care of as soon as possible!
Fortunately we have seen and waterproofed basements that were similar to this one and some that were even worse off. So when this homeowner came to us to see if we could help, we knew that we could. The product that has been installed in the photo is TrenchDrain, which is integrated into the WaterGuard system in areas that are prone to more water flowing over it (i.e. doorways). Now any water that makes it past the door is immediately captured by the drain and taken off to the sump pump!
Water intrusion in basements and crawlspaces is an extremely common problem, which is an unfortunate truth for homeowners almost everywhere. Even a small amount of water intrusion can cause some pretty serious issues, so even small leaks should be looked at seriously. This happened to be the case for this homeowner in Tryon, NC. There were only a few places where the water was coming through, but where it was coming through, it was a lot.
The "before" photo shows one of the main areas that the water was coming into the basement by. As you can see, the area that the water is coming from is not very big, but the amount of water that has come into the basement is pretty significant. This would happen to the homeowner quite often, and they knew it was something that needed to be taken care of as soon as they could.
The "after" picture provides a much different look at the basement, it almost looks like a new area! The main product that was installed was the WaterGuard drain, which is installed around the perimeter of the basement to catch any and all water that may come through the basement walls. After the water is caught by the WaterGuard, it is drained down to the SuperSump where it gets pumped out and away from the home.
This home in Fletch, NC was experience water dripping down their walls into the basement. When water comes into the basement in this way it can cause several issues for the home. Mold, musty smells, wall damage, and even furniture damage were the risks for this Fletch, NC basement. To solve this issue they called in our All-Dry of the Carolinas team to install WaterGuard and a SuperSump Pump. The WaterGuard system intercepts the water at the perimeter of the basement and drains it unseen and safely into the SuperSump where it is then flushed from the basement. WaterGuard is different because it is designed to not sit in dirt like most draining systems do. There is a special wall flange that creates space between the floor and wall allowing wall seepage to drain through the WaterGuard while keeping it away from the dirt. Since this type of drainage is separated from dirt, the chances of it clogging are nearly impossible! The WaterGuard leads the water to the SuperSump where it is then flushed from the basement outside to the LawnScape outlet. All resulting in a dry basement! The SuperSump Pump is a sump pump that can pump up to 2,650 gallons an hour, has a WaterWatch system, Superliner with 96 holes for water flow, and an Airtight Lid. The SuperSump then drains all water outside through the LawnScape Outlet. Together with these products the basement will be able to remain dry and to avoid damage.