Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: South China, ME Basement Dried Using WaterGuard
A couple in South China, ME had been suffering from a wet basement. The water was leaking in through somewhere the homeowners couldn’t identify. Unable to stop the water on their own, they called TC Hafford Basement Systems to get the job done.
When TC Hafford arrived at the home, our first objective was to locate the source of the leak. Once we found it, the solution was simple. The water had been leaking in through the foundation itself, when the hydrostatic pressure was high enough in the surrounding soil. To stop this, we buried 158 feet of WaterGuard piping around the perimeter of the basement floor. This piping sits just beneath the surface of the floor. The WaterGuard captures the moisture traveling through the concrete, keeping it from ever reaching the surface. The water then travels through the pipes to the sump where it exits the basement.
Once the water reaches the sump, it is deposited into the SuperSump sump pump. We installed this pump to help keep up with the increased concentration of water coming from the WaterGuard. The SuperSump can move over 2,600 gallons of water per hour, plenty of force to keep the basement free of water. The water is forced by the pump up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. This line carries the water a safe distance from the home before letting it out onto the ground. To help keep the water flowing, we attached an IceGuard to the discharge line just outside the home. The IceGuard has built-in holes which do not affect the normal flow of the water. However, if a blockage of ice or other debris occurs, the IceGuard holes allow the water to escape before reaching the sump and causing an overflow.
With their new basement system in place, no more water would be flooding this couples’ basement. The WaterGuard SuperSump combination should be more than enough to keep this basement water-free.
Products: WaterGuard, SuperSump, IceGuard.