New homeowners were excited to purchase a house in Marysville, OH, that was built 100 years ago. But since moving in, they noticed a continuing problem in the basement. Water leaked through the walls during periods of heavy rain, which resulted in puddles and visible damage to the walls and floor.
The owners would like to eventually finish the basement, but they didn’t want to have to worry about any more damage caused by seeping water. After hearing about Ohio Basement Authority and our services, the owners wanted to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who completed a thorough evaluation of the basement. John then presented the owners with some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.
Foreman Martimiano Alonso and his crew then waterproofed the basement with the BasementGutter interior drainage system, SafeDri Battery Backup System, dehumidifier, CrawlSeal wall system and exterior FreezeGuard discharge line attachment.
The basement’s perimeter was first excavated for the installation of the BasementGutter system. BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing to accept seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the SafeDri sump pump. This system houses two powerful pumps inside its liner, and features an external backup battery that ensures the system’s continued operation of pumping water out of the basement even during power outages. A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding if the line freezes or becomes blocked.
Additionally, CrawlSeal was placed on the walls to improve their appearance as well as help direct seeping water down to the BasementGutter system in the floor. A dehumidifier also was installed to help clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The owners are pleased to now have a healthy and dry home because of these trustworthy repairs.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Inspector: John Becker Sr.
Foreman: Martimiano Alonso
Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri, FreezeGuard, dehumidifier, CrawlSeal