Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Waterproofing Keeps Pownal, ME Basement Dry
Linda of Pownal, ME was having difficulty with her basement. Water would leak in during rain fall, and her sump just couldn’t keep the water out. This build up of dampness could lead to several problems. To avoid those, she called TC Hafford Basement Systems to have her basement waterproofed properly.
Once we arrived at the home, we first needed to determine what would be needed for this job. After an examination of the basement, we got started. The floor of the basement received WaterGuard piping which was installed just underneath the surface of the concrete floor. These pipes capture water passing through the concrete, which was the main entry point for this dampness. Once captured, the water is guided through these pipes to the sump for removal.
With more water entering the sump than usual, this sump was going to need a pump in order to keep up. We installed a SuperSump sump pump, which would do the trick. The SuperSump can handle up to 2,650 gallons of water per hour, forcing it up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. To keep this pump going even through the most intense rainstorms we attached an UltraSump backup battery. This battery will give the SuperSump 11,000 gallons worth of pumping before requiring another charge. This will keep the basement dry even if the home loses power.
With the incoming moisture dealt with, we now needed to address the moisture in the air. To do this, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This device takes in the moist air, removes the water from it, and passes that water to the SuperSump to be pumped out. The dry air is the circulated back into the space to bring more damp air closer. Finally, on the outside of the home, we made the final two additions, an IceGuard and a LawnScape attached onto the discharge line. The IceGuard section is just outside the home, with built in holes. These holes will only allow water to escape the pipe when a blockage occurs. This prevents an overflow in the sump. The LawnScape sits at the end of the line and is where the water is let out onto the ground a safe distance from the home.
With her new basement system, all of her moisture problems will be taken care of automatically from now on. Linda can sit ack and relax during even the heaviest storms.
Products: WaterGuard, SuperSump, UltraSump, IceGuard, LawnScape, SaniDry XP
Sales Rep.: Mark Drew
Foreman: Mike Tomasini