Case Studies: High Point, NC – Damp Basement Made Dry

Friday, June 19th, 2015 By Jaimie Hooker


Challenge

The storage area in the basement of this High Point, NC was constantly damp, had water-stained walls and a strong musty odor. The homeowners were unable to use the area for storage anymore due to everything getting ruined and mildewed by the active moisture. They called Tar Heel Basement Systems for professional options on how to permanently resolve their growing water problem.

Solution

System Design Specialist, Andy Krause, completed a full assessment of the storage room and designed a specific plan with the homeowners that would address both their wants and needs for their home improvement project.

The Basement Team began by installing the BasementGutter Drainage System along the interior perimeter of the storage room; the system accepts water from the walls without a large unsightly gap at the edge of the floor. The patented BasementGutter System is engineered not to sit in the dirt, so clogging from silt and sediment under the floor is not a problem. After installation fresh concrete is poured over the system making it virtually unseen. The moisture is then carried into the SafeDri sump pump that the crew also installed. The SafeDri is a powerful sump pump that pumps the water out of the storage area and safely away from the home through a discharge line. Now that the moisture will no longer be pushing through the walls, the last step was hiding the unsightly water stained cinder blocks with CrawlSeal antimicrobial liner. The storage area is now bright, clean and dry thanks to Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems

System Design Specialist: Andy Krause

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri sump pump, CrawlSeal Liner

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.