The Woes of Water
The inspection of the unfinished basement began here. Right away, our Design Specialist noticed something wasn't quite right. The floors were stained, but they also appeared warped and discolored. Believe it or not, water can cause quite a bit of damage.
Staining the Floors
It's a little difficult to see, but in the top left corner there is a messy white-brown stain. This is what we discussed earlier. When the water comes in, it leaves behind a residue that stains the floors.
The Great Wonders of WaterGuard
If water is coming through your walls, the best solution is WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a piping system that is known for its durability and its versatility. It won't rust, but will fit into any corner quite easily. It collects water and deposits it into the sump pump.
Once the WaterGuard has been fully installed, it is recovered with cement. The cement is left to dry and eventually it blends in nicely with the floor. For the WaterGuard, we usually leave the inspection port exposed. The service technician can use this port to run flood tests during Annual Service.
How Does It Happen?
What we do is actually jack hammer a line of the floor up and then insert the WaterGuard around the basement's perimeter. The piping system is installed tight to the wall and will allow in only water. It's inexpensive and never in the way.
The SuperSump is Savy
The SuperSump pump is one of the best models on the market. It uses a high-end 1/3 horse power Zoeller cast iron pump with a mechanical float switch. It can pump 2,650 gallons/hour smoothly and quietly. It's the ultimate weapon against chronic water leakage.