Improving the Health of a Wet Basement in Millersport, OH

Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Abby Hanson

Challenge

A homeowner in Millersport, OH, approached us with alarm about water seeping through the block walls in his basement. He built the home in 1980, and had been experiencing this problem for a while — only, recently it had become worse. The family did laundry in the basement, so one of the main concerns, next to being exposed to mold, was moisture and unsavory mildew odors getting into their clothing.

One of our inspectors visited this home to have a look at the predicament. He outlined the waterproofing products we offer and how they could be used to efficiently waterproof the space.

Solution

One of our crews first installed the BasementGutter interior drainage system. These are drains that are placed directly onto the concrete footer of the basement under the floor. It is a French drain system that does not clog from dirt under the floor because it does not sit on top of the soil.

The SafeDri battery backup system was then installed. This sump pump system features two powerful pumps inside the sump liner, as well as an external backup battery that keeps the system working even if the power goes out.

Then, they set up a dehumidifier. This is a very unique system that dries and filters the air and removes 10 times the amount of water from the air as a normal dehumidifier, while using the same amount of energy.

The homeowner no longer has to worry about water leaking through the basement, and it has been transformed into a usable space.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri

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Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-254-6006
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