Permanent Waterproofing Solutions will Keep a Flooding Basement Dry in Reynoldsburg, OH

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

Age does not discriminate in home repair needs. Whether a house was built 10 or 100 years ago, all dwellings will require some form of maintenance. This includes problems such as water seepage.

Their house was built in 2002, but homeowners in Reynoldsburg, OH, have lived in the house for four years. They never noticed any serious issues until their basement recently flooded. Water seemed to enter the basement through the foundation walls near the floor. This water covered the floor and even damaged some items they had stored along the wall including boxes and papers.

The problem only seemed to worsen, and the owners wanted to put an end to it before they lost any more possessions to this seeping water. They started to research potential repair options online, and they came across information about Ohio Basement Authority through resources like Home Advisor.

The owners were then eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector Drew Black, and he assessed the condition of the basement. He then recommended replacing the sump pump with one of our reliable systems, as well as having our other permanent basement waterproofing solutions installed.

Solution

Foreman Martimiano Alonso led his crew in installing these products, which included the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri Triple sump pump.

The floor along the basement’s perimeter was excavated to install BasementGutter in the sub-floor. BasementGutter is designed to sit atop the footing and to accept water from the walls and floor. Weep holes are drilled into the bottom of the walls to allow any seeping or built-up water within the walls to drain into the BasementGutter system.

Any water intercepted by the BasementGutter system is then directed to the SafeDri Triple sump pump. The SafeDri Triple features three powerful pumps inside its liner, along with an external backup battery. All of these features work hand in hand to ensure water will always be pumped out of the basement even when the power goes out.

The SafeDri Triple then pumps the seeping water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation. FreezeGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, and these lines were tied into new downspout conductor lines that were installed on the property.

Additionally, we waterproofed the partial crawl space with the same solutions. Typical crawl spaces have dirt and gravel floors, which call for the special CrawlDrain drainage system. This crawl space, however, had a concrete floor, so we were able to install the BasementGutter System and a SafeDri sump pump system.

The owners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy solutions will keep their forever home dry and healthy for many years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: Drew Black

Project Foreman: Martimiano Alonso

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri Triple, SafeDri, FreezeGuard, Downspout Conductor Lines

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