Essential Waterproofing Upgrades Will Keep a Leaking Basement Dry in Mount Vernon, OH

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

They have lived in their house for just under one year, but homeowners in Mount Vernon, OH, already have discovered some glaring problems in their home. Water leaked through the walls during periods of heavy rain. This resulted in deep puddles on the floor, and it was over-taxing the existing sump pump that could not keep up with the seeping water.

The homeowners plan to live in the house for many years, and they didn’t want to have to worry about damage to their stored items or anything else in the house every time it rained. As they started to search for a repair solution, the owners saw some of Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads and were motivated to contact us.

The owners met with one of our inspectors who visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the problematic basement. Along with upgrading the sump pump to more efficient systems, our inspector also recommended some of our other reliable waterproofing solutions to always keep the basement dry.

Solution

Per the inspector's recommendations, Nate Klingenberger and his crew then waterproofed the basement with BasementGutter, SafeDri and SafeDri Triple sump pumps, dehumidifier, and exterior FreezeGuard attachments.

The basement’s perimeter was excavated to install the BasementGutter drainage system in the sub-floor. BasementGutter is specially designed to sit atop the footing in order to accept water from the walls and floor. This water is then drained to one of the two sump pumps that was installed in the large basement.

An SafeDri was placed on one end, and a SafeDri Triple was placed in another corner. The SafeDri features two pumps inside the liner and the SafeDri Triple has three pumps. Each system also has an external backup battery that ensures the system will always operate even during power outages. FreezeGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked discharge lines.

Additionally, a dehumidifier also was placed in the basement. This compact but powerful and energy-efficient dehumidifier cleans and filters the air, controls moisture and humidity, and reduces odors and the potential for mold growth. It also self-drains into one of the sump pumps so there are no buckets to empty like conventional dehumidifiers.

A FloodRing also was placed around the water heater to protect the basement from flooding if the water heater happened to leak. This piece contains the water in a circle around the water heater, and it also is tied into the BasementGutter system to drain any seeping water.

The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy repairs will work to keep the basement, as well as the rest of their home, safe and healthy.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Nate Klingenberger

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri, SafeDri Triple, FreezeeGuards, Dehumidifier, FloodRing

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