Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement Waterproofing in Presto, PA

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by Mallory Finch


A Presto homeowner called Baker's Waterproofing to get rid of the dampness on their walls and floor in the basement.

The husband and wife noticed this issue a few years ago. They grew concerned about humidity, mold, and other damages this dampness could cause in their home.

Tom McKee, one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists, inspected the inside and outside of the property. Tom custom-built the estimate based on the husband's and wife's preferences.

They chose to address three of the four basement walls with our proven waterproofing system.


Theron Block was the foreman on this project. Theron and his crew addressed the issue of dampness beginning with our WaterGuard and FlowGuard drains. They dug out a small perimeter trench at the floor-wall joint of the foundation. They placed our drain in a bed of clean gravel, above the mud zone to prevent clogs and ensure water channels towards the TripleSafe sump pump system.

We addressed water vapor and humidity that passes through the foundation with our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This liner is durable and even washable to keep this basement looking and feeling more comfortable. Plus, the bottom of the liner tucks behind the drain's small wall flange.

On the exterior, the sump pump's discharge lines were led to the outside of the foundation. Directly outside of the foundation, Theron's crew installed two slotted IceGuard fittings, which serve as an emergency exit for sump water. The discharge line was led underground about 12 feet away from the foundation where sump water exits at the grated LawnScape outlet.

In the case of a power outage or primary pump failure, TripleSafe's UltraSump battery backup pump will turn on to ensure sump water continues to exit the home.

Theron and his crew successfully completed this basement waterproofing project in two days.

This Presto basement which was once filled with dampness is now a dry and usable space for storage!



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Mallory is the Marketing Manager. She is responsible for creating educational content to help homeowners identify potential water, foundation, or concrete problems.

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