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Keeping a House in Gahanna, OH, Dry with a Sump Pump Upgrade and Waterproofing Solutions

Not long after moving into their house, homeowners in Gahanna, OH, discovered a problem in their basement. They pulled the carpet up from the floor and found water had leaked inside. They also questioned the operation of the existing sump pump system. After learning about Ohio Basement Authority from their realtor, the owners were eager to contact us to see exactly how we could help them create a dry home. After meeting with one of our experienced inspectors, the homeowners were equally excited for one of our crews to upgrade their basement waterproofing system. We installed the BasementGutter interior drainage system in the sub-floor to intercept any seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to a newer, more reliable sump pump system. We replaced the older, failing system with the SafeDri Battery Backup System. The SafeDri features a powerful 1/3 hp cast iron pump with a metal float switch inside the heavy-duty polyethylene liner. It also is equipped with a DC pump, charging system and battery, and will automatically turn on if the primary pump fails to operate. The SafeDri can pump out more than 11,000 gallons of water on a new, fully-charged battery. The back-up battery also enables the system to continue to operate even in the event of a power outage. The homeowners can rest easier knowing their home is protected by an updated, efficient basement waterproofing system.

The Leaking Basement of an Older Home in Worthington, OH, is Permanently Waterproofed

Homeowners in Worthington, OH, fell in love with the historic charm of their more than 100-year-old house a few years ago. However, they were concerned with water intrusion in the basement. They wanted to make sure the home would be a safe and dry living environment, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company on our website. We met the challenge of waterproofing a stone basement head-on, and installed several permanent solutions that will always keep the basement dry. These included the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri Battery Back-Up sump pump system. These products create the perfect waterproofing combination because the BasementGutter catches any seeping water and directs it to the SafeDri, which pumps it out of the basement and away from the foundation. The powerful sump pump system was installed inside the larger SafeDri sump pump liner for easy future system upgrades. New downspout conductor lines were also installed on the property, and a FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. An energy-efficient dehumidifier was also installed to dry and filter the air, as well as prevent mold and reduce odors. The owners were also concerned with the stone walls, so the CrawlSeal wall system was installed. CrawlSeal is more commonly used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but this durable liner can also be installed on foundation walls. Along with improving the walls’ appearance, CrawlSeal stops water vapor from permeating the walls and drains wall leaks. The owners were excited these various permanent solutions were installed so their home will be a healthier living environment for many more years to come.

Multiple Repairs, Including an SafeDri Sump Pump Upgrade, Improve the Health of a Home in Delaware, OH

Homeowners in Delaware, OH, began to notice foundation wall cracks and signs of settling in their 20-year-old home. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and our foundation repair methods online. We installed Helical Piers to help correct the issues with settling and stabilize the foundation walls. As the homeowners continued to learn more about our company and interacted with our inspectors and crew members, they realized another glaring problem in their home – their sump pump. The metal sump pit was showing signs of corrosion, and the system lacked a proper lid. Along with completing the other repairs, we also upgraded their sump pump system to the SafeDri. The SafeDri features a powerful 1/3 hp cast iron pump with a metal float switch inside the heavy-duty polyethylene liner. It also is equipped with a DC pump, charging system and battery, and will automatically turn on if the primary pump fails to operate. The SafeDri can pump out more than 11,000 gallons of water on a new, fully-charged battery. The back-up battery also enables the system to continue to operate even in the event of a power outage. The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a safer living environment because of these reliable permanent solutions.

New Sump Pump and Dehumidifier will Keep a Home Healthy and Dry in Ashville, OH

Homeowners in Ashville, OH, moved into their house not long after it was built a couple years ago. During that time, they noticed a problem with seeping water only once in their basement. Since that happened, the owners wanted to look into options to back up their existing sump pump. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning about our company online, and then they met with one of our inspectors. The inspector evaluated the condition of the basement, and he then recommended having one of our crews install a second sump pump system to help keep the vast basement dry. We installed the SafeDri sump pump in a corner of the basement opposite the existing system. Along with two powerful pumps inside the liner, the SafeDri also features an external backup battery that ensures the system’s continued operation even in the event of power outages. The SafeDri was installed inside the larger SafeDri Triple liner to allow for easy future upgrades. Additionally, an FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. We also installed a dehumidifier. It cleans and filters the air, controls moisture and humidity, and helps eliminate odors and the potential for mold growth. The compact dehumidifier is powerful, yet energy efficient. It is ENERGY STAR® certified, and it can remove up to 95 pints of water per day. Unlike conventional dehumidifiers, the dehumidifier self-drains so there are no buckets to empty. We installed the dehumidifier next to the sump pump so the unit can directly drain water into the SafeDri system. The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped them create a safer and healthier longtime home.

Sump Pump Upgrade will Keep a Leaking, Flooding Basement Dry in Marion, OH

New homeowners recently purchased their house in Marion, OH, intending to live there for many years. They were discouraged to learn that the previous homeowners failed to disclose a glaring issue in the basement. Water would seep into the basement and leave puddles and visible damage behind. The basement also flooded after the first heavy rain within just a couple months after they moved in. The owners would like to use the basement for storage and usable space, so they can’t have water in the basement. They wanted to find a permanent solution to these unhealthy and unnerving issues, so they began to research how to best address them. They came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and contacted us to learn more about how we could help them. After meeting with one of our trusted inspectors, the owners were eager for one of our crews to install some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions. These included the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. If and when any water seeps inside the walls floor, the BasementGutter system will intercept it and drain it to the SafeDri. Along with two powerful pumps inside the liner, the SafeDri also features an external backup battery that ensures the system’s continued operation even in the event of power outages. The SafeDri was installed inside the larger SafeDri Triple liner to allow for easy future upgrades. An FreezeGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into a new downspout conductor line that was installed on the property. The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions will keep the basement of their forever home dry.
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