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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement Wall Repair in Princeton Junction, NJ

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Cassandra Santiago

Challenge

The owner of this home in Princeton Junction, NJ was in need of basement repair. She noticed that the basement always had a damp, musty smell. She also thought that there might be mold in the basement. Quality 1st Basement Systems inspected the basement and determined that the relative humidity in the basement was very high. High humidity is a great environment for mold growth and should be treated right away. The inspector, Kenny, also noticed that moisture was entering the basement in the form of water vapor through the concrete walls. Concrete is porous and was allowing moisture to get into the basement.

Solution

Quality 1st Basement Systems treated the basement walls with BrightWall Basement Wall Panels. BrightWall is plastic paneling which is attached the foundation walls using special drilled-in fasterners that will never come off of the wall. BrightWall basement wall panels stop water from permeating the concrete and raining leaks down to the waterproofing system. BrightWall basement wall panels are 100% waterproof and will never chip, warp, rot, or grow mold. BrightWall also gave this basement a clean, bright, semi-finished look which opens up the space and still keeps it dry.

The installation crew also installed a SaniDry basement dehumidifier to keep this basement dry and prevent future mold growth. The homeowner had a dehumidifer previously, but it was a standard dehumidifier and not powerful enough to dry all of the air in this basement. The SaniDry is the best basement dehumdification system available because it can filter particles out of the air to less than two microns in size, which is smaller than any mold spore or dust mite dropping! The SaniDry dries out the air in this basement and even dries out the building materials! The homeowner was thrilled with the new look and feel of her basement!

Project Summary

System Design Specialist: Kenny Tramutola

Senior Foreman: Octavio Alvarez

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