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A homeowner in South Portland, ME had been having trouble with their concrete foundation. Water was leaking in directly through the pores of the concrete, making the basement wet without anything the homeowner could do to stop it. To have the problem dealt with the right way, the homeowner called TC Hafford Basement Systems.
Due to the nature of concrete, the best way to deal with this problem was to add a barrier between the outside of the home and the interior of the basement. To do this, once the crew arrive at the home, they began by digging a trench out of the floor around the perimeter. Within this trench, the crew laid 90 feet of WaterGuard piping. These pipes, buried beneath a fresh layer of cement, will capture water traveling through the foundation. The water leaking through will no longer be able to find its way to the surface.
The trapped water is then guided through the WaterGuard piping to the sump where it will exit the basement. With the WaterGuard in place, the sump would need help keeping the amount of captured water flowing out. To handle this, we installed a SuperSump sump pump. This pump can move over 2,600 gallons of water every hour. This water is forced up and out of the home through a PVC discharge line. Once outside, the water is carried away from the home, far enough to not cause any future problems.
With a proper basement system in place, this homeowner will no longer need to worry about moisture problems in their basement. The WaterGuard & SuperSump combination will ensure this basement stays dry for years to come!
Products: WaterGuard, SuperSump
Sales Rep.: Peter Folsom
Foreman: Jacob Owen