Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Wet Basement Problems Resolved in Fort Branch, IN
Fort Branch is the largest town in Gibson County and the amount of groundwater present in the soil is unusually high. Many homeowners, just like the Martens, experience basement and crawlspace flooding. The most common challenge in these installations is wall leakage. Wall leakage occurs because groundwater becomes trapped in the block sections between the soil and the waterproof paint on the interior of the basement. Once the installation team begins to jackhammer out the trenches below the walls, the water is released and begins to fill the trenches. This results in the trenches filling with water. The installation team works in muddy water throughout the installation.
The team installed 128 linear feet of Waterguard, 2 inspection ports, 1 SuperSump, 1 Iceguard, and 1 Lawnscape to create a comprehensive waterproofing solution. The water will enter the Waterguard trenches, either through the weep holes or the wall flanges and flow through the system to the sump pump. From the sump pump, the groundwater will be pumped out through the discharge line and out to a Lawnscape.
Project Manager: Damon Cheatham
Installation Foreman: Greg Slackers
Preparing the opening near the sliding glass door for Waterguard.
Here is the Waterguard set in place in the opening of the sliding glass door.
Waterguard perimeter drain system with inspection port installed along the floor.
The Waterguard is permanently affixed in place with concrete.
Here is the picture of the SuperSump set in place and ready to be permanently installed.
Here is the finished installation. The SuperSump will have a battery backup attached.