Case Studies: Denton, NC- Wet Basement Receives Transformation

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 By Jaimie Hooker


Challenge

After inclement weather and rainfall over just an inch, the homeowners would find their basement flooded. Water would intrude in along the cinder blocks walls and around the base of their chimney. Dealing with the issue for just a year had the homeowners ready to have their basement water problem corrected, permanently.

Solution

System Design Specialist, Kent Dunn, created a solution with the homeowners that would meet their needs and wants: a permanently dry basement and covering the unsightly moisture stained walls.

In order to cover the moisture stained walls, the basement team had to first create a solution to the moisture intrusion problem. The solution: BasementGutter. A small trench was created along the entire interior perimeter of the basement and weepholes were drilled every 12 inches to release hydrostatic pressure from the block walls. The BasementGutter Drainage System is then placed along the trench (on top of the footer), allowing for intruding water to be collected into the drainage system without clogging over time.

Working collectively with the BasementGutter Drainage System, the SafeDri triple sump pump ensures your basement will stay dry by safely removing the water away from the home. The airtight lid prevents water vapor from returning into the basement while the SafeDri™ Battery Backup System will alert the homeowners of a plumbing leak or sump failure.

With the water problem now being correctly managed, the team began covering the cinder block walls. Installing the CrawlSeal liner along the basement walls, gives the basement a new, bright look. Antimicrobial properties prevent mold, moisture or deterioration from ruining the liner.

The Denton, NC homeowners no longer fear inclement weather or heavy rainstorms. Their basement is now permanently dry and welcoming!

 

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Tar Heel Basement Systems

System Design Specialist: Kent Dunn

Products Installed: BasementGutter Drainage System, SafeDri triple sump pump, SafeDri™ Battery Backup System, CrawlSeal

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.