Sump Pumps Case Studies: CleanSpace Liner Saves Flooding York Harbor, ME Crawlspace
A homeowner in York Harbor, ME had been having severe water troubles in the crawlspace beneath their house. This space, with its dirt floor, would regularly take on standing water after any rainfall. To keep the water out for good, they called TC Hafford Basement Systems.
Upon arrival, our crew could immediately recognize the problem. The water gathering within the space had no way out, and would sit for days at a time. This could lead to a multitude of problems such as water damage or mold growth. To give the water a way out, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump in the crawlspace. This device has three pumps, each operating to keep the space water-free. The primary and secondary pumps will keep the bulk of the water out, the secondary pump only activate when the primary fails for any reason. The tertiary pump takes on the role of the backup pump. This pump is battery-operated and will activate if and when the home loses power. This should keep the space free of standing water in any weather conditions.
Next, to keep the moisture coming in from gathering in the air, we encapsulated the space with a CleanSpace liner. This plastic sheet covers all of the walls as well as the floor. Now any moisture coming in through the dirt will be locked beneath the CleanSpace and will either drain back into the ground of exit through the TripleSafe. We finish this job by installing a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This device takes in the surrounding damp air, and pulls the moisture out of it. This collected moisture is deposited into the sump for removal, while the dry air is circulated back into the crawlspace. This creates a cycle which removes moisture until all of the air within the crawlspace has been eliminated.
These new installations are sure to keep this crawlspace water-free for many years to come. This homeowner will no longer need to worry about any form of moisture damage or mold growth.
Products: CleanSpace, TripleSafe, SaniDry XP
Sales Rep.: Brian Kavanagh
Foreman: Cory Sprague