Basement Waterproofing Photo Album: Leaky Basement in Princeton, IN
A homeowner in Princeton, IN, was having leaking issues in the cement of their basement floor. Water leakage in a basement can be a nuisance when it is preventing you from using the extra space for safe storage. The basement was lacking a proper drain around the bottom of the foundation, causing the water entering the basement to remain on the floor. In most cases, it is cheaper to get more space in your home than to put an addition on it. An expansion to a home could cost around 120 to 220 dollars per square foot, while a finished basement would be around 50 to 70 dollars per square foot. Instead of building an addition to the home, the homeowner wanted to restore the basement and fix up the space that it was destined to be.
A trench was created beside the bottoms of the walls for the WaterGuard system to go into. The WaterGuard system has a built-in 3/8-inch gap between the floor and the wall to drain the wall leaks. The next item to prevent leaking in the basement is a bright white line called CleanSpace. CleanSpace provides a vapor barrier, drains water behind it, and will brighten the living space of the basement. This solution is also great for a basement that would have stone walls. A TripleSafe Sump pump was installed to pump out any water that was coming from the WaterGuard to the sump pump. The basement waterproofing system accomplished not only safety proofing but a peace of mind for the homeowner.
Water was leaking into the basement of this house, causing water damage to the floors.
Covering the WaterGuard
The WaterGuard is covered with cement. As the cement dries, it will blend into the floor, as if nothing ever happened!
CleanSpace is put on all the walls of the basement to protect the vapor barrier. It will also direct water down towards the WaterGuard system.
TripleSafe Sump pump
The TripleSafe Sump pump will continuously pump water out of the basement. It is effective due to its ability to keep the ground dry!
The gray plastic running alongside the walls of the basement is the WaterGuard System. It allows water to enter the system and then be directed to the sump pump.