While they have lived in their house for more than 20 years, it wasn’t until recently that these homeowners in London, OH, began to notice glaring problems in their basement. During constant heavy summertime storms, water leaked into the basement and ended up flooding the home with a few feet of water. That is a significant amount of water anyway, but it also was obvious that the existing sump pump system was failing and could not keep up with the seeping water.
The owners wanted to address these issues right away so they wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning up from another flood. As they researched potential repairs and companies to complete the work, the owners found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor. They were eager to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help them.
Inspector Jeff Floit completed a thorough evaluation of the basement, and then he recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions that would give them peace of mind and a dry basement.
Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then waterproofed the basement with products including the BasementGutter drainage system, SafeDri Triple sump pump, CrawlSeal Wall System, and exterior FreezeGuard attachment.
BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to accept seeping water from the walls and floor. Additionally, a section of drainage was placed in the floor in front of the basement’s walk-out access. Any water intercepted by the BasementGutter is then directed to the SafeDri Triple sump pump. Equipped with three powerful pumps inside a large liner, the SafeDri Triple also has an external backup battery. All of these features ensure the SafeDri will always operate to pump water out of the basement. FreezeGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding.
The stone walls in the basement also were covered with CrawlSeal. This liner is typically used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but it has other practical uses as well. Along with concealing the stone walls, the water-resistant CrawlSeal liner also helps direct any seeping water from the walls down to the BasementGutter system.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer living environment.