Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement Waterproofing Success in Utica, KY
Utica, KY is part of Daviess County and is mostly rolling hills mixed with flat valleys. This topography creates low-laying areas where groundwater accumulates. In this particular situation, the home was built in a flat valley with a rolling hill behind it. The hill directs groundwater to the valley area and the water accumulates below the home's basement, then seeps into the basement through the seam between the wall and floor.
The Healthy Spaces installed a custom Waterguard system into the basement, CleanSpace wall product on the walls, and a TripleSafe sump pump and discharge system. The Waterguard system was installed with two easy access viewing and cleaning ports to allow for easy maintenance in the years to come. The best part of the Waterguard system is that it won't clog or get filled with debris because it sits on the foundation footer, rather than in the mud beneath the footer.
The CleanSpace wall system will capture the water vapor and any wall moisture and direct it into the Waterguard system through the wall flange on the Waterguard. From there, the water will be directed into the TripleSafe sump pump system and removed from the basement through a rigid discharge line.
Here is a picture of the broken out trench where the crew will install the Waterguard system. First, they will clean out all the debris.
Here is the trench with Waterguard in place. The crew has also installed CleanSpace as a wall covering in the utility room to direct water vapor and wall moisture into the Waterguard system.
Here is the TripleSafe Sump pump in position. The TripleSafe sump pump is a state of the art 3 pump system.
Here is the discharge line exiting the basement. A rigid discharge line is the optimal system because it will not crush or easily break. The white, cone-like device is called an IceGuard. It protects against the discharge line freezing and rupturing.
Here is the filled in and compacted discharge line--it's barely visible now and will fill in completely in the Spring.