Basement In New Harbor, ME Protected From The Elements With WaterGuard
A homeowner in New Harbor would frequently have their basement flood whenever it would rain. This was causing problems, such a water damage and a musty smell. Requiring assistance in resolving this issue, the homeowner searched for a solution. After finding an ad for TC Hafford Basement Systems in their newspaper, the homeowner contacted us. We gave them a free estimate, and started work on their basement once the decided on what they wanted done!
To start work on the basement, we excavated the interior perimeter of the basement. This opened up a trench for us to lay down a WaterGuard piping system. The WaterGuard is then covered over with loose rocks and cement. This seals it within the floor, without hurting its functionality. This pipe system captures water as it enters the basement through the walls and the floor, guiding it to the sump. In the sump, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This device has three separate pumps, one primary pump, one backup pump in case the primary fails, and a third, battery operated pump in case of a power outage. Following the sump discharge line to the exterior of the home, we attached an IceGuard onto the line. This is a special piece of pipe that allows for water to continue to be pumped out of the basement even if the lower end of the pipe becomes blocked by ice or other debris. Finally, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This will guarantee a dry atmosphere within the basement, should any moisture find its way inside. Now this homeowner is worry free, even during the heaviest of rains.