Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: A Drier and Brighter Basement In Greenville, IN
Sometimes when a homeowner contacts us, they have a long checklist of things they want to repair or improve in their basement, and sometimes it's a simple as "I have water in my basement and I want the space to look brighter."
This time was the latter, and after arriving at Daniel's house, he did, in fact, have water in his basement. The basement was also very dark. It's hard enough to do laundry in the first place, let alone when you have to embark into a damp, dark room to do it.
Like many people, Daniel figured his basement just "is what it is" and there wasn't much he could do outside of a total basement finishing project that would cost him thousands of dollars and weeks of work. But Healthy Spaces isn't just in the business of keeping basements dry, we also want to make them comfortable, so we have many solutions to get the basement dry, keep it dry, and also make it a more enjoyable space.
The first order of business was getting the water under control. The basement didn't even have a sump pump, which means that when water came in, it had literally nowhere to go other than just eventually soaking through the floor. We installed a SuperSump pump to remedy that, so water can quickly get pumped through a discharge line and be released far away from the house.
The purpose of basement windows is to add appeal to your space by bringing in natural sunlight. When your windows are rusted, covered in debris, or doing little more than affording a view of an old, rusty window well, then they're not doing their job. So that's why we installed 4 of our EverLast Basement Windows. Our EverLast Windows are energy-efficient, vinyl-framed replacement windows. Having a covered window well keeps cold winter winds from blowing against the panes, while the Low-E double thermopane glass of EverLast Windows saves you on your energy bills. It's a small upgrade that really made a big difference in Daniel's home!
Daniel, like many people, just wanted a dry basement, and likely also didn't realize that he could have a dry, appealing basement. But that's where we come in.
Project Manager: Damon Cheatham
Project Supervisor: Daniel Steele
Our EverLast Basement Windows will not decay when exposed to the elements, and they maximize the beauty of the basement space.
Our SuperSump® Premier Pump System can help keep the basement dry for a more effective and economical solution.
This was Daniel's window before we installed our EverLast windows. As you can see from the picture, Daniel had to worry about rot, decay, and need to repaint.