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Permanent Waterproofing Solutions Installed to Keep a Basement Dry in Marysville, OH

Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Not having a sump pump to keep their basement dry was beginning to weigh on the minds of homeowners in Marysville, OH. They have lived in the home for 15 years, and have always noticed water saturating the floor.

A substantial amount of water would enter through the basement walk-out's back door. Iron ochre was also building up on the floor near this door. This reddish-brown substance is created as a waste byproduct of naturally occurring iron bacteria. Iron ochre can appear in basements, around faucets, in toilet water tanks, and within other plumbing. Thick iron ochre buildups can begin to corrode and clog pipes, and lead to other damage.

The homeowners wanted to correct these problems once and for all, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of the company's TV advertisements.

One of our inspectors completed a thorough evaluation at the 60-year-old home, and proposed several permanent basement waterproofing methods to the owners.


Per the inspector's recommendations, we installed waterproofing products including the BasementGutter drainage system, a drainage system, and a SafeDri Triple sump pump to keep the basement dry.

The basement's perimeter was excavated for the installation of the BasementGutter system. BasementGutter is specifically designed to sit in the sub-floor, separate from the soil under the floor so it will never clog. It also resists clogging from iron ochre. This system will intercept any seeping water and drain it into a trustworthy sump pump.

The SafeDri Triple was installed to pump water out of the basement and away from the foundation so the home will be free of problematic water intrusion.

A section of drainage, which is connected to the perimeter BasementGutter system, was also installed to prevent water from entering the house through the walk-out doorway and stairwell.

The homeowners were excited to have these products installed in their forever home so that it will be a healthier living environment for many years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri Triple sump


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