Today the installation team had to gut the entire basement. Here, you can see that they are just getting the 1 by off the walls. They plan on jackhammering tomorrow and pulling out debris.
Here is more of the paneling that we have taken off. In addition, we have started on removing the carpet.
In this picture, you can see where a bathroom sink and cabinet have been remove in order to install a Waterguard system.
Going into the laundry room and computer room, the installation team has been moving everything out to the center of each room. They will then cover everything with plastic to protect it.
The carpet that has been pulled up is being set aside to be taken out of the basement. Most likely, the carpet is a total loss.
Here, a Healthy Spaces crew member is removing the drywall that has been damaged from the flooding.
Here is a picture of the prospective sump pump pit location in the Leitchfield basement. Water tends to flow to this corner. In the event that the sump pump will be more effective in another location, the installation team will speak to the homeowner and gain approval.
Basement waterproofing is a must if you plan to finish your Leitchfield, KY basement. Why? Groundwater and rainwater intrusion occurs in a high percentage of homes in our area due to the higher moisture and silty clay soil present here. Did you know that concrete actually wicks moisture through it, sort of like a sponge left on the counter half in a bowl of water. The sponge will actually suck up the moisture, just like the concrete, and allow it to leak out.
The best way to stop this basement flooding and save lots of headache is to waterproof the basement with an interior drainage system before finishing it. Ever wonder what happens if you finish your basement and then it floods? Check out our photo album...