Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Semi-Finished Basement Waterproofing in Venetia, PA

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Alyssa Petrella


In Venetia, PA the rear foundation wall, which consisted of both the laundry and finished game room, had a leak that was allowing water to seep onto the floor and damage the finished paneling and paint. The presence of water occurred mostly during heavy raining periods and snow melts.


Service Advisor Tom Eckersley designed a solution that consisted of installing our patented WaterGuard drain along the rear foundation wall. The drain was able to be installed flush with the floor and was able to go through the boarding wall of each room. In the laundry room a SuperSump pump system was placed and will direct water outside to a downspout line.

Additionally in the game room since the paneling was consistently becoming disturbed, a durable vapor barrier was hung along the block foundation called ThermalDry. ThermalDry is a barrier not only to water, but is also designed to insulate by reflecting heat back into the space.

All of these products installed by Baker’s are designed specifically for finished basements. Once the project was complete the carpet/tile was able to be placed over the drain, and finished paneling will be able to go over the ThermalDry barrier without fear of further water damages.

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Alyssa Petrella is the Marketing Assistant for Baker's Waterproofing. She is responsible for writing informative and influential content for customers on our website.

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