As soon as they moved into their house, homeowners in Canal Winchester, OH, noticed issues with water, moisture and cracks in the foundation walls. While they were concerned, they put these issues on the back-burner.
However, after dealing with these troubles off and on for one year, the owners were ready to address them once and for all. Because they use the basement for storage and plan to live in the house for many years, they want to make sure it will always be a safe and healthy environment.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. One of our certified inspectors visited the owners and completed a thorough evaluation at the 43-year-old home. He found evidence of water and water damage in the basement and crawl spaces, as well as wall cracks, leaking windows and window wells, and problematic exterior drainage.
The inspector then proposed several options to the homeowners that would meet the following goals they had in mind: keep the entire basement and crawl spaces dry all the time, prevent mold and reduce odors, permanently stabilize the foundation walls, and fix or replace the windows and window wells.
Per our inspector’s recommendations, one of our many expert crews, led by Foreman Michael Gramly, completed several basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and foundation repair projects within four days.
There are two separate crawl spaces on the south and west side of the home, both of which needed some attention. After removing any debris and leveling out the floor, the CrawlDrain drainage system was installed. This system will catch any seeping water and direct it to the SafeDri, which will pump the water out of and away from the home.
The crawl spaces were also encapsulated in durable CrawlSeal liner. This strong liner not only completely isolates the environment from the earth, it also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.
To address the leaking basement, the BasementGutter drainage system was installed throughout the perimeter in the sub-floor. Like CrawlDrain, BasementGutter will head seeping water off at the pass before it has a chance to saturate or pool on the floor. The reliable SafeDri Triple sump pump will then pump this water out of the basement and away from the foundation. FreezeGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, new downspout conductor lines were installed on the property, and YardWell Outlets were placed at the ends of the lines to conceal them.
Concerns with mold and moisture were also eliminated with the installation of the dehumidifier. This powerful, yet energy efficient dehumidifier cleans and purifies the air, controls humidity and rids the house of damp and musty odors.
One of our many foundation repair products, Carbon Fiber, was installed to reinforce and prevent further cracking on the problematic foundation walls.
Water seemed to enter the basement through a single-pane window. This window was upgraded to a thicker and energy efficient glass block window. A section of Window Well Drainage was placed on the wall so any intruding water will then be directed to the BasementGutter below. The leaking exterior metal window well was also replaced by the bright and durable plastic SunHouse window enclosure system. Other metal window wells were also replaced on the property.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a dry, stable and healthy living environment they will be able to enjoy for many more years to come!
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri Triple, Dehumidifier, FreezeGuard, YardWell, Downspout Conductor Lines, Carbon Fiber Wall Supports, CrawlDrain, SafeDri Pro, CrawlSeal, Glass Block Window, SunHouse Window Enclosure System, Window Wells