In this Before and After comparison, you can see how easy it is to install a Waterguard Perimeter drain interior waterproofing system into even the most complicated basement perimeters. Once the Waterguard system is installed, it is capable of directing both wall and perimeter water to the sump pump system to be removed from the basement. It's practically invisible, too, since the entire system sits below the surface of the basement slab!
Some experts say that the most important part of a crawlspace sump pump system is the pump. That makes sense, right? You can't keep a crawlspace like the one under this Owensboro home dry unless you have a reliable, powerful pump. There's something else to consider when drying out your crawlspace--where is the water going that the pump is pushing out?
It's a common problem when trying to do it yourself, or when dealing with inexperienced installers--they often don't make the discharge line long enough. Part of the reason that they short-change homeowners on proper discharge line length is that their sump pump isn't powerful enough to force the water out far enough to keep the water from flowing back into the crawlspace.
Healthy Spaces crawlspace waterproofing experts recommend that a minimum of 10' of discharge line with proper grade be installed. That's a minimum and it's better to go further than that. It's also vital to make sure that you have an IceGuard where the discharge line exits the house, so the discharge line doesn't freeze.
In these pictures, you can see the crew digging out the proper space and grade for the discharge line and then the finished product! It's amazing how lovely the landscaping looks after a discharge installation!
This Owensboro, KY home had a Waterguard basement waterproofing system installed. This Waterguard system is coupled with a high powered, reliable Zoeller sump pump. Sump Pumps should be installed in the lowest lying corner of the basement and then the Waterguard system will direct leaking groundwater into the sump pump to be pumped out of the basement. These sump pumps can be coupled with Waterwatch Alarm system to keep the homeowners aware if the sump were to become overwhelmed. There are also battery back up systems available to keep the pump powered even if the electricity goes out!
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A crawlspace can be a very difficult space to keep clean, dry, and mold free. The biggest issue that the homeowners were facing was how to secure their horribly broken and mangled crawlspace door in order to keep the relative indoor humidity level under control and the crawlspace locked up. As the cover cracked further, their crawlspace was now actively leaking conditioned air from the HVAC system into the outdoors and pulling in humid outdoor air into the crawlspace.
The homeowners contacted Healthy Spaces and asked how to resolve the problem. Damon, a design specialist, said that the most effective solution would be to install a Turtl door. The Turtl door was easy to install and the entire process went smoothly and quickly for Richie and his crew. Turtl doors are durable, rigid plastic that will not rust or break. They were done in a single day and the crawlspace is already showing lower relative humidity.
Most of us would want more storage and recreation space. The basement is a perfect place to make that happen. Adam and his wife wanted just that, but their basement was constantly wet!
The Healthy Spaces team installed 146 linear feet of Waterguard, 5 inspection ports, the TripleSafe Sump pump system with over 25 feet of discharge line, and 90 linear feet of CleanSpace Wall System, as well as a FloodRing around the water heater and a Sanidry Upright with ductwork. The installation was a textbook one with no major problems and kept to the 5 day installation schedule perfectly! The homeowners were thrilled with their newly waterproofed basement and the financing provided. Clean up was a 5 star rating!
Mr. H had been researching crawlspace waterproofing options for several years. He wasn't finding exactly what he wanted and he kept putting off dealing with the seasonal water intrusion. He met with Donnie, a Healthy Spaces design specialist several times over the course of his research and was impressed with his knowledge and the options available. Mr. H said, "Donnie and Healthy Spaces kept having more options and improvements available as I spoke with them. I realized that their company was really committed to offering me the best solutions, so I went ahead and did it!"
Donnie made sure that Mr. H and the rest of the family understood everything that was going to be installed and why. The installation crew, led by Richie Cline, walked the H's through the project upon arrival and gave them daily photo updates via email of exactly what stage of the project was in the works. The H's felt that the crew worked very hard. In fact, Mrs. H said, "Special thanks to Richie and his crew. They made everything as it should be and were so nice and polite!"