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Permanently Waterproofing a Leaking Basement in South Vienna, OH

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After only living in their house for a few months, homeowners in South Vienna, OH, experienced something they hoped to avoid. Water leaked into their basement during heavy summertime rains, leaving puddles and visible damage behind. They plan to live in the house for many years to come, and they didn’t want to have to worry about their basement taking in water or flooding every time it rained.

The owners began to research how to address this issue once and for all. They came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on online resources like Home Advisor, and they were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors, and he completed a thorough evaluation of the leaking basement. He then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.


Foreman Martimiano Alonso and his crew then installed products including the BasementGutter interior drainage system, SafeDri sump pump, dehumidifier, and external FreezeGuard attachments.

The basement’s perimeter was excavated to install BasementGutter. BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to accept water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to drain to the SafeDri Triple sump pump. The SafeDri Triple features three powerful pumps inside the large liner, along with an external backup battery. The latter ensures the system will continue to operate and pump water out of the basement even during power outages.

FreezeGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines. These lines were tied into new downspout conductor lines that were installed in the ground and directed to drain water at the edge of the property.

Additionally, a dehumidifier was installed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these top-notch solutions will work together to protect their forever home and keep it healthy and dry for many years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Martimiano Alonso

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri Triple, FreezeGuards, Downspout Conductor Lines


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911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
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