Sump Pump and Dehumidifier Upgrades Improve the Health of a Home in Orient, OH

Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Homeowners in Orient, OH, have lived in their house since it was built nine years ago. Since moving in, the owners decided to make this house their long-term residence. But there have been a couple lingering problems they could no longer ignore.

The owners were concerned with the operation and efficiency of their existing interior waterproofing system. Water was not properly draining, and it seemed to be overworking the sump pump. They also questioned the function of the nearby dehumidifier, as well.

Hoping to find a solution before their stored items sustained any damage or the basement flooded, the owners began to research potential repairs. They came across information about Ohio Basement Authority online, and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them.

The owners met with Inspector Zeke Fowler, who visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the basement and the existing waterproofing system. Zeke then recommended the perfect permanent solutions to be installed to upgrade their system.


Foreman Milton Castro and his crew first removed the older, failing sump pump system and replaced it with the “king” of sump pumps – the SafeDri Triple. Equipped with three powerful pumps and an external backup battery, the trustworthy TSafeDri Triple will always operate to pump water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation.

Two FreezeGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding in the event of blocked or frozen discharge lines.

The conventional dehumidifier was replaced by the small but energy-efficient dehumidifier. This self-draining dehumidifier cleans and filters the air, controls moisture and humidity, and reduces odors and the potential for mold growth.

Additionally, spray foam was applied to the rim joists throughout the basement for added insulation.

The homeowners are happy this upgrade project was completed to help keep their living environment safe and healthy.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Inspector: Zeke Fowler

Foreman: Milton Castro

Products Installed: SafeDri Triple, FreezeGuard, Dehumidifier, Spray Foam Insulation

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