Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Phillips, ME Basement Waterproofed Properly With WaterGuard
No homeowner wants a wet basement. This homeowner in Phillips, ME not only wanted a dry basement, but they wanted a space they could use without needing to worry about water damage. To kill two birds with one stone, this homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems.
To begin the waterproofing of this basement, we first needed to locate where the water was entering through. In this basement, the entirety of the moisture was entering directly through the concrete foundation. This happens due to hydrostatic pressure in the surrounding soil. The Pressure forces tiny particles of water in through the foundation, slowly building up over time. To stop this, we installed WaterGuard piping inside the floor around the perimeter of the basement. These special pipes take in these moisture particles and trap them. The collected water is then guided to the sump for removal.
Because there would now be an increased amount of water gathering in this sump thanks to the WaterGuard, it was going to need an upgrade. We installed a SuperSump sump pump to do the trick. This device can move 2,650 gallons of water per hour, forcing it up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. To help the SuperSump maintain a dry basement even in the roughest conditions, we attached an UltraSump backup battery. This battery gives the SuperSump enough life to remove another 11,000 gallons of water before needing another charge. This should be enough power to keep this basement water-free even in the heaviest of rainfalls.
Finally, to complete the waterproofing of this basement, we moved outside to make additions to the PVC discharge line. The first addition was the IceGuard pipe section. This section of piping sits just outside the home. The IceGuard is built with holes that do not affect normal water flow. But if ice, or other debris were to block the line, the trapped water could escape. This prevents the SuperSump from overflowing if the water backs up. The end of the line then received a LawnScape discharge point attachment. The water exits the pipe here, a safe distance from the home. This water will drain away into the soil here, never to bother this homeowner again.
With a basement system in place, this homeowner is now the owner of a dry basement. They can utilize the space however they please now without needing to fear water damage.
Products: WaterGuard, SuperSump, UltraSump, IceGuard, LawnScape
Sales Rep.: David Zawistowski