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Heavy Rains Cause Damp Spots and Water in South Point, OH

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


Homeowners in South Point, OH, were getting damp spots and water in their basement after heavy rains. They also began to see cracks in the walls.

One of our inspectors visited the home to assess the situation. He told the homeowners it would be best to install BasementGutter and a SafeDri Triple sump pump to fix the water problems. The homeowners decided they would address the wall cracks at a later date.


The homeowners loved and were impressed by the BasementGutter System, and agreed that the SafeDri Triple System would provide the best protection.

The installation crew first instituted the SafeDri Triple sump pump. This includes three levels of waterproofing protection. Level one is a 1/3 horsepower cast-iron pump that works perfectly for typical water problems — it is able to pump 2,200 gallons per hour out of the basement. Level two is a second, super-powered pump with a 1/2 horsepower which kicks on if need-be, and it can pump 3,900 additional gallons. Level three is an SafeDri battery backup system which starts up in the event of a power outage. This can pump up to 11,500 gallons in case of emergency.

Then, the crew removed a small amount of concrete around the perimeter to make room for BasementGutter. This is an interior piping system which is designed not to clog like many other waterproofing pipe systems. It is shaped like a trapezoid instead of a cylinder and has holes on the sides to collect water from the basement floor and the ground below, as well as a flange that catches water that runs down the walls.

They also added a BasementGutter Inspection Port which is used a precautionary method to occasionally check to make sure the channel has not been blocked. It also makes a great dumping hole for dehumidifier and HVAC run-off.

The homeowners are relieved to know that their basement will no longer flood or become damp after rain.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed/Project Scope: SafeDri Triple, BasementGutter


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