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Basement In Mechanic Falls, ME, Sealed From Outside Elements
A homeowner in Mechanic Falls had a stone basement that was gathering water. This wasn’t a problem until recently for the homeowner, and they needed it fixed. After hearing about TC Hafford from another satisfied customer, the homeowner contacted us. We had a representative take a look and go over possible solutions with the homeowner. Once they made their decision, we got to work! The basement floor was first covered with a Drainage Matting. This matting allows for any water gathering on top of the floor to make its way back out without being locked in between the matting and the floor. Then the entire basement was lined with CleanSpace Liner. This liner acts as an impenetrable barrier, keeping any moisture coming through the walls or floor on the exterior of the basement. Now this homeowner can be proud to have a dry basement!
Damp Basement In Orrs Island, ME Protected By WaterGuard
A couple of homeowners in Orrs Island were having water enter their basement though one of the corners. Normally, water wouldn’t be an issue for their basement, because they had a sump system in place to pump out any water. However, this water was collecting in puddles before reaching the sump, thus not allowing for it to be pumped out. This would leave the basement damp and smelly for days after it rained. Needing a solution, they got online and found TC Hafford Basement Systems. They contacted us soon after and we had a representative sent out to give a free estimate on the cost to fix the problem. The homeowners gave the go ahead and we got to work! To start, we dug a trench around the inside perimeter of the basement floor. This allowed us to place a WaterGuard pipe system, which was then covered in loose rocks and cemented in place. The WaterGuard system will capture water as it seeps into the basement through the floor or walls. The water is then guided to the sump within the basement for removal. Underneath a door in the basement which lead outside, we used a TrenchDrain section of pipe. This connects to the WaterGuard and any water trying to slip in under the door is caught here and follows the WaterGuard like the rest of the water. Now with their new WaterGuard system in place, this couple no longer has a damp basement after rain!
Drainage Problems in Rental Property in Paris, ME
Howard in Paris was living in a rental when he noticed the drains in his basement were backing up. This became an immediate problem for Howard, and he contacted us as soon as he saw an ad on the television. We had a look at the property, and got to work. The perimeter of the basement needed to be dug out, and removed from the basement. This gave us room to insert a WaterGuard System, which ensures any water entering the basement is caught. Then to relieve the basement of this captured water, we installed an UltraSump sump pump. This pump will force any collected water outside the house through a drainage pipe. Once outside, we fixed an IceGuard filter to the drainage pipe. This special piece will allow water to escape the pipe should the lower end get blocked by ice or other debris. Howard’s drainage issue is a now a thing of the past!
Leaky Basement In South Paris, ME Kept Dry With WaterGuard
Bruce from South Paris was having trouble with water coming into their basement through the walls and floor. This happened due to something called Hydrostatic Pressure. This is when the water content in the surrounding soil is high enough where it has nowhere else to go but to be forced in through the concrete. This homeowner had a sump pump, but needed a reliable system that would remove the water no matter which part of the basement the water entered through. Thee homeowner took to the internet to find professional help, and came across TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us right away to arrange their meeting with a representative and receive their free estimate. They chose what work they wanted done and we got to work! We needed to start by excavating the inside perimeter of the basement floor. This gave us room to emplace our WaterGuard pipe system. This piping was then covered over with loose rocks and cement to conceal it within the floor without hurting functionality. The WaterGuard rests just beneath the surface of the floor, able to capture all the water trying to enter through hydrostatic pressure before it reaches the surface. The water is then guided to the sump, where we replaced the old pump with a new SuperSump. The water is then pumped out of the home through a PVC discharge line. One the exterior of the home, we attached an IceGuard filter to this discharge line. This filter will allow for the water to continue to flow freely from the pipe, even if the lower end is blocked by ice or other debris. With these new systems in place, this homeowner won’t suffer from a wet basement any more. The moisture will be captured and removed before ever reaching the interior of the basement.
Basement In Minot, ME, In Need of Basement Waterproofing
A homeowner in Minot was having trouble with water gathering in their basement. This could easily lead to water damage. The homeowner need this fixed as soon as possible. They contacted TC Hafford to get the job done. We had a representative head out to take a look, and discuss with the homeowner the potential solutions for this issue. The homeowner decided on what they wanted done, and we got to work! We started by digging up the perimeter of the basement. This trench made way for us to install a WaterGuard pipe system. This is then buried under cement to hold it in place. The WaterGuard system will capture any moisture entering the basement through the walls or floors. The water is then channeled to a newly installed SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take the collected water and push it up and out of the basement. Now this homeowner no longer needs to worry about water gathering in their basement!
WaterGuard Holds Water Back From Bryant Pond, ME Basement
A homeowner in Bryant Pond, Maine was experiencing a moisture problem in their basement. Moisture was coming in through the cement, and leaking into puddles on the basement floor. Fearing water damage to their belongings stored in the basement, the homeowner sought a way to prevent further water build up. They called TC Hafford Basement Systems after seeing us on TV and we had our representative give them a free estimate. They selected what work they wanted done, and we got to work! We got started on the basement by excavating the interior perimeter of the basement floor. This enabled us to lay our WaterGuard pipe system into the new trench in the floor. It was then covered with loose rocks and cement to conceal it without hindering functionality. The WaterGuard collects water as it enters through the cement, preventing it from reaching the interior of the basement. We then installed a SuperSump sump pump in the basement to evacuated the water collected by the WaterGuard. The water exits through a PVC discharge line, which we attached an IceGuard pipe to on the exterior of the home. The IceGuard will allow water to continue to flow from the pipe without problem, should the lower end become blocked by ice or other debris. These new installations will maintain a dry basement for many years to come. This homeowner will no longer fear water damage!
o Edited: Two Basement Wall Cracks In Hanover, ME Sealed With FlexiSpan
A couple in Hanover had been living in their home for 40 years. They had recently noticed two cracks in their basement wall where water was coming in through. They were using their basement for storage at the time, and needed to stop this water from entering as soon as possible! They soon saw TC Hafford Basement Systems at a home show, and knew we were the right people for the job! They contacted us shortly after the show and we got to work! To seal the cracks, we used FlexiSpan. This is a three-tier structure, which is flexible, and able to contort to a crack, should the wall shift at all. The first layer is a layer of sealant applied directly into the crack. Next, a foam mat is laid over the top of the sealant, this is where the flexibility comes from. Finally, a second layer of sealant is applied over the foam, holding the structure in place, and completely locking out any moisture trying to enter through the crack. This FlexiSpan is sure to keep even a 40-year-old basement dry!
Wet Basement In Newry, ME Kept Dry With WaterGuard
A homeowner in Newry, who had sump with a pump, was still having problems with water in their basement. This isn’t uncommon, due to there being no guaranteed way for the water to find its way to the sump. Being a prior customer of TC Hafford Basement Systems, this homeowner knew exactly who to come to in order to fix their problem. We had a representative give a free estimate, and we got to work! In order to guarantee the water entering the basement would find its way to the sump, we needed to install a WaterGuard pipe. To do this, we dug up the interior perimeter of the basement floor and removed all of the debris. Then we laid the WaterGuard piping around the trench, leading to the sump. This was then covered over with loose rocks and cement to hide it under the floor without disturbing functionality. The WaterGuard pipe will capture water as it enters the basement through the walls or floor, guiding it directly to the sump pump to be removed from the basement. Now this homeowner once again has a dry basement, and a system in place to keep it that way!
SaniDry Protects Greene, ME Crawlspace From Moisture
A homeowner in Greene was beginning to have a mold problem in their crawlspace. Moisture was finding its way into the air, which created the perfect atmosphere for mold to grow. The homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems right away to receive their free estimate. We then began work on the crawlspace to remove this mold issue. To do so, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will, over time, take all of the moisture out of the air and maintain a dry atmosphere. This will kill off the mold, and remove any chance of more mold growing in the future. Now, thanks to SaniDry, this homeowner can live without fear of mold growth or rotting supports.
Clogged Sump in Sabattus, ME, Cleared & Improved
A homeowner in Sabattus was experiencing an issue where water would come up through his sump, so he plugged the hole himself. But this makeshift fix wasn’t going to work forever. He then went to the internet to find a more permanent fix. After contacting us, we arrived to give him a free estimate on what his options were for resolving his problem. To fix his sump issue, we took out his makeshift plug, and implemented a SuperSump sump pump. This pump will take any gathered water and push it up and out of the basement. Now this homeowner has a permanent fix for his water problem.
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