While they have lived in their house for 30 years, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that homeowners in Springfield, OH, noticed issues with water intrusion and damage in their basement. The water seemed to seep through the walls, saturate the floors, and leave stains and mold behind. They would like to refinish the basement in the near future, but they want to make sure the area will stay healthy and dry. They also wanted to make sure the home met certain code requirements for windows and a means of egress in the basement.
A trusted relative who was pleased with the foundation repair projects Ohio Basement Authority installed in his home referred the homeowners to our company. They eagerly contacted us, and we installed several reliable basement waterproofing and window upgrade products.
To keep the basement dry, we installed the sub-floor BasementGutter interior drainage system and a SafeDri sump pump. A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and a YardWell outlet was attached to the end of the buried downspout conductor line. A dehumidifier also was installed to filter the air and control humidity.
Sections of drywall that were damaged by water intrusion were removed to properly install the BasementGutter and SafeDri systems, and these sections were replaced by the Basement Wall Panel System.
The International Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings states that habitable spaces, including basements, must have at least one operational emergency escape or means of egress. We removed the smaller window in a room used as a bedroom, and replaced it with a reliable egress window system.
The homeowners are pleased these various repair projects were completed so their basement, as well as the rest of their home, will be a safe and healthy living environment for many years to come.