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A homeowner in Lewiston, ME had noticed a small amount of water gathered on their basement floor. Worried this would develop into a more serious problem, they wanted it dealt with right away. To have the basement inspected and protected, the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems.
Once our crew arrived at the home, they began right away with the installation of the first line of defense against the inbound water. We dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement floor. This trench allowed the crew to lay 139 feet of WaterGuard piping surrounding the basement floor. After being covered by a fresh layer of cement, these pipes will work beneath the floor to capture any moisture leaking in though the concrete. As the water passes through the foundation, it gets captured by the holes in the bottom side of the piping.
Once trapped within the WaterGuard, any water is transported beneath the surface of the floor to the sump for removal. This will increase the concentration of water entering the sump at one time, meaning this sump would need an upgrade if it was going to keep up with the influx of water. To handle this, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump is able to move over 2,600 gallons of water every hour. The water is forced up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. Outside the home, the water is carried a safe distance from the home before being deposited onto the ground.
With this basement system in place, this homeowner will no longer need to worry about any water damage. The WaterGuard eliminates any possibility for moisture to continue to leak in through the cement to the surface of the floor.
Products: WaterGuard, SuperSump
Sales Rep.: David Zawistowski
Foreman: Phil Sprague