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Keeping a Longtime Homeowner's Basement Dry With Reliable Solutions in Grove City, OH

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


A homeowner in Grove City, OH, has lived in her house for more than 30 years. She has found it difficult to get down to the basement in recent years, but her family members recently noticed a problem with water intrusion and damage in the basement.

Mold, flooding and other issues concerned the homeowner and her family, so they were motivated to address these issues once and for all. They knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the right solutions, as they were acquainted with some of our staff.

The owner and her family then met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the leaking basement. Along with visible water intrusion, our inspector noticed the existing sump pump system was obviously failing to keep up with the leaking water. He then suggested some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.


Foreman Jamey Hackett and his crew then waterproofed the basement with the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri Pro sump pump.

The crew began by excavating the basement’s perimeter so they could install the BasementGutter system. BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing so these drainage channels can catch water seeping inside through the walls and floor. Weep holes drilled into the bottommost part of the walls allows seeping and built-up water to escape from the walls and drain into the BasementGutter system.

Water collected by the BasementGutter system is then directed to drain into the SafeDri Prox sump pump that was installed to replace the older, failing system. The SafeDri Prox features a powerful 1/3 hp pump inside its liner to pump water out of the basement. This system also was installed using the larger SafeDri Triple liner to allow for easy future upgrades.

During the process, Jamey frequently went upstairs to show the owner pictures of the job progress since she was unable to get into the basement. The owner and her family greatly appreciated this, and they are happy the basement will now stay dry because of our trustworthy solutions.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Foreman: Jamey Hackett

Installed Products: BasementGutter, Safe Dri Prox


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