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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement Waterproofing in Point Pleasant NJ

Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Sarah Gozick

Challenge

For ten years, the homeowner of a Point Pleasant home experienced flooding across her entire basement. After dealing with a wet, musty basement for a decade, she contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to assess and fix the problem. Inspector Collin Peare entered through the Bilco doors and noticed two inches of water across the entire basement floor. The homeowner had a cinder block foundation, which was dark and wet with flood water, forcing its way to the basement floor via the floor wall joint. She also had efflorescence on the fourth and fifth courses of block – an indicator that the soil around the home was pushing through the foundation.

Solution

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a full WaterGuard drainage system to stop the water from filling up through the floor joint. The WaterGuard drainage system comes with a lifetime guarantee, and will never clog with silt. Then, two half inch weep holes were drilled into every bottom course of foundation block. Weep holes are important in keeping a basement dry and safe, because they prevent water from filling up in the block. They allow water to enter the WaterGuard drainage system, which transports water to the Triple Safe sump pump. The Triple Safe sump pump is an advanced piece of technology that runs on two A/C powered pumps. The first Zoeller M-53 1/3 horse power pump runs under normal circumstances, the second Zoeller M-98 1/2 horse power pump turns on if the first cannot keep up with the amount of water. Together, the pumps have the capacity to pump out 6,200 gallons of water per hour. The third pump runs on a battery backup, which will turn on if the homeowner loses power during a storm. The Triple Safe battery backup pump will pump out 12,000 gallons of water on one battery. 

In order to keep water from transferring through the wall, CleanSpace Walling System was installed. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic liner which keeps water vapor out of basements. Any incoming moisture will be redirected to the drainage system, to the sump pump, and then safely outside and away from the basement. CleanSpace comes with a 25-year guarantee and transforms the appearance of dark, drab basements. All of these products work together to keep the homeowner’s basement safe and dry for the first time in ten years. Now she no longer has to worry about ground water seepage or flooding during heavy rainstorms.

Project Summary

Sales Rep: Collin Peare

Primary Foreman: Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez

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