Case Studies: Greensboro, NC – Wet Basement Now Permanently Dry

Friday, February 19th, 2016 By Jaimie Hooker


The homeowners of this Greensboro, NC home had an unfinished basement used for recreational past times. During heavy rains, the basement would become flooded after water would enter through one of the underground walls, almost ruining many of the recreational items in the basement.  After many attempts at fixing the problem themselves, the homeowner’s turned to Tar Heel Basement Systems for help.


System Design Specialist, Andrew Howard, Foreman, Orville Schoenfield and his team worked together designing and installing a permanent solution in this homeowners basement. In order to erase the worry of a flooded basement from the homeowner’s mind, the BasementGutter drainage system was installed along the basement wall that was allowing the water to intrude. Once the concrete floor around the footer of the basement was jack hammered and weep holes were drilled along the footer, the BasementGutter drainage system was placed on top of the footer. The BasementGutter system is then discreetly covered up with a fresh layer of concrete, when dried will match the rest of the concrete floor. The BasementGutter drainage system was designed and engineered specifically for basements and will not clog overtime like many other French drain systems.

Due to the large amount of water intrusion entering the basement; the SafeDri triple sump pump was the perfect solution to pump water out of the basement and away from the home through the FreezeGuard discharge system. The BasementGutter drainage system collects the intruding water and dumps it into the SafeDri triple sump pump. Once water has been collected in the SafeDri triple sump pump, the Zoeller cast-iron pumps work together to pump water out of the basement through the discharge lines. The airtight lid prevents water vapor from escaping back into the basement.

Now that the water problem has been addressed and fixed, the homeowners wanted the previously damp wall to be covered. Due to the failing waterproof paint, the visible air pockets and bubbles along the walls had become an eyesore. 24 square feet of the CrawlSeal antimicrobial liner was installed giving the basement wall a dry and bright look. After one day the previously wet basement has been transformed into a dry, bright and healthy recreational space for many years to come!

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems

System Design Specialist: Andrew Howard

Products Installed:  BasementGutter drainage system, SafeDri triple sump pump, CrawlSeal liner, FreezeGuard

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.