WaterGuard Installation Keeps Shapleigh, ME Basement Safe from Flooding
Living in Shapleigh, ME, a homeowner was experiencing trouble keeping their basement water-free. In order to use the space, they needed a way to keep the water out for good. To get this done, they searched online for a solution. That's where they found the answer to their wet basement problem, TC Hafford Basement Systems. They called us soon after and we got to work!
When our installation crew arrived at the home, they began work on installing WaterGuard piping. This required a shallow trench to be excavated from the perimeter of the basement floor. Inside this new trench, the WaterGuard piping was buried beneath a fresh coat of loose rocks and concrete. Now, within the floor, the WaterGuard will capture any moisture leaking through the floor of the basement. To clear the moisture from the air, a SaniDry XP dehumidifier was also installed. This device will take in the damp air from the basement, separating the moisture from it and circulating the dried air back into the space.
To remove all of the water collected in the WaterGuard and SaniDry, a SuperSump sump pump was installed in the basement floor with an UltraSump attached. The SuperSump will take the water and force it up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. The SuperSump can handle over 2,600 gallons of water every hour! The attached UltraSump backup battery will ensure the SuperSump continues to remove water even when the home is without power.
Outside the home, two additions were made to the discharge line before our crew was finished. The first addition was an IceGuard pipe section attached just beyond where the line leaves the home. This pipe piece has speical holes built in which allow for water trapped by ice or debris to escape before backing-up into the home. Finally, a LawnScape piece was placed on the end of the line, giving the water a place to exit onto the ground a distacne from the home.
Now that this homeowner has a waterproofed basement, they can use the space however they choose. The WaterGuard piping and sump system will keep this basement from flooding in the future!