Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing in Greenwood, SC
This home in Greenwood, SC was experiencing high moisture levels in their basement and crawl space due to water seepage. The dirt floor in the crawl space had turned to a muddy mess as a result of the flooding. Along with the crawl space taking in water, the water would seep into the finished section of the basement and began to ruin the flooring.
To solve this issue the homeowners called us at All-Dry of the Carolinas and we sent out our design specialist Alex Rogers. Alex was able to identify the problem and suggest to the homeowner a combination of waterproofing products that would protect both the crawl space and the basement.
Since the crawl space was the initial point of water seepage, it first had to be fixed so that water would no longer flow into the basement. This problem was fixed by placing drainage tile, drainage matting, and a SuperSump pump into the crawl space. Drainage tile is placed into the crawl space by digging a trench and placing the tile, which is tubing, into the trench. The tubing is then covered with gravel to keep it in place. The drainage matting works a buffer between the dirt of the crawlspace floor and since the matting has a dimple design it helps water quickly flow to the drainage tile system. Since all the water that is collecting on the floor of the crawl space is being directed into the drainage system, the system must have a way for water to exit the crawl space. So the drainage tile leads to a SuperSump pump where the water is flushed from the crawl space.
Once the crawl space was waterproofed, the basement had to be tackled. To fix the water intrusion of the basement, our team added WaterGuard. WaterGuard is like a French drain although it is installed inside of the home. This interior form of waterproofing is more likely to resist clogging with silt or plant roots. WaterGuard catches wall and floor seepages before it reaches the floor in its drainage pipe where it is then sent to the sump pump. This basement also had a SuperSump pump installed so that the water from the WaterGuard could be drained from the basement.
Once all of these products were added to this home it was protected from water that enters the crawl space. The products that were added to the crawl space are designed to keep water from getting to the basement, but ground water comes in in mysterious ways. So to prevent the basement from being subject to water if the crawl space system fails or if it is over flooded, the basement has its own waterproofing system that will keep the interior of the home dry. Together with these products our team at All-Dry of the Carolinas were able to protect this home from water and high moisture levels.