Quality 1st Basements Case Studies: Water in Lawrenceville Basement

Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Vaughn Shaw

Challenge

David from Lawrenceville contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems because he believed that he was getting water through his block walls. The home had a cinderblock foundation, was unfinished, and that he would get puddles intermittently in the basement. Upon inspection, a System Design Specialist consulted with the homeowner and discussed the history of a mold problem. The homeowner was concerned that the mold would return, and the System Design Specialist knew that it could return because of the moist environment that the water coming into their basement created.

Solution

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a full perimeter WaterGuard System to protect all 172 linear feet of their basement from water intrusion. Also installed was the patented IceGuard system which will prevent their basement from flooding should the exterior pipes ever freeze up in the winter. The homeowners were also concerned about what would happen should a hurricane or other extreme weather event happen in the area again. To ensure that the basement would never flood even during power outages, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed the TripleSafe sump pump which has a battery back-up pump. 

The System Design Specialist also recommended several WaterGuard Inspection ports so that the homeowners could move their dehumidifier from location to location without ever having to empty the water and to make inspection of their system in the future very easy. The result was a home that David and his wife, (both emergency services employees), could now relax, enjoy and de-stress in instead of distress in.

Project Summary

System Design Specialist: Vaughn Shaw

Senior Foreman: Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez

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