One of the drawbacks of a flooding basement is that the basement becomes unusable. It becomes dark, dank, smelly, and all together unpleasant. No one wants to hang out in a basement like that. The most important thing that you can do for a basement like this is to have it restored to livable condition.
THe homeowners told Damon, a Healthy Spaces design specialist, that the window wells flood the basement when it rains, the walls weep, and water comes up from the ground.
Here's the deteriorated entrance to the crawlspace from the basement in the Vine Grove home. Due to the damp and wet, the brick and mortar around the opening have deteriorated to the point that the opening is falling apart. Mud flows from the crawlspace into the basement when it rains.
Here, you can see that the installation team has begun jack hammering out the perimeter of the basement to install the Waterguard perimeter drains.
Here's the existing sump pump pit in the Vine Grove, KY home. The last pump isn't working any more and the homeowners aren't sure how long it's been broken for!
Here, you can see that the jack hammering has been completed, the debris has been removed from the trenches, and the trenches have Waterguard perimeter drainage channels placed inside.
The homeowners have elected to install CleanSpace on the walls of the basement area of their home in order to direct wall and well moisture into the Waterguard drainage channels.
Finally, you can see that the crawlspace has been CleanSpaced as well. This will insure that the crawlspace moisture is also directed into the sump pump system.
Basement and crawlspace flooding is a pretty common occurance in Hardin County. The amount of groundwater present in the active layer of soil in the area translates to not only seasonal flooding challenges, but near constant risk to basements and crawlspaces. Here's one of the many custom systems that Healthy Spaces designed to resolve the basement and crawlspace flooding in Vine Grove, KY and restore the home.