As a man began to prepare to sell his late father’s house in New Carlisle, OH, he came across an unexpected sight in the basement. When he went to check on the house, he found water had seeped inside and left damage, puddles and even areas of flooding behind.
The man hurriedly began to make some calls, and he was relieved to book an emergency service appointment with Ohio Basement Authority. One of our service technicians arrived and pumped water out of the flooded basement.
Because the man will be putting the house on the market, our technician wanted to help ensure the home’s health and resale value. He completed a thorough evaluation of the basement and noted the sump pump had failed, and there were several areas of cracks on the walls. Along with a new sump pump, our tech recommended other reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Foreman Martimiano Alonso, then waterproofed and stabilized the home.
The crew first worked to stabilize the problematic foundation walls by installing several Carbon Fiber supports on them. These heavy-duty supports not only permanently reinforce the wall where they are installed, they also prevent the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing.
The first step in installing these supports is sanding down sections of the wall where the strips will be installed. This ensures the wall will be clean so the strips can properly adhere to the wall. Holes are then knocked into the wall, usually near the bottom of the wall or third course of the concrete block. Pieces of rebar, or reinforcing steel rods, are then placed inside the holes to help anchor the wall. The holes are then sealed with concrete.
Strong epoxy resin is then applied to the wall and the Carbon Fiber strips. Small steel brackets are attached to the sill plate on the top of the wall to anchor the Carbon Fiber supports. Another coat of epoxy resin is applied to the straps to seal them against the wall.
The basement was then waterproofed with the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri Prox sump pump. BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the SafeDri Prox sump pump. This system features a powerful ½ hp pump that can pump more than 2,000 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The SafeDri is one of the many reliable sump pump systems we offer, and we installed this system in the homeowners’ basement in the larger sump liner used for the SafeDri Triple system to allow for easy future upgrades.
These trustworthy repairs have helped create a safe, stable, and dry living environment for the next homeowners.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Foreman: Martimiano Alonso
Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri, Carbon Fiber Supports