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Flooding only occurred 3-4 times per year, but once water finds its way through a foundation, it is certain to be a persistent problem.
Six years of basement flooding caused damage to the walls, floor, storage area, and Chair Room below the church.
Our below-floor WaterGuard and FlowGuard drainage system collects leaks at the floor-wall joint of a foundation. One feature that makes the drain unique is the wall flange that captures wall leaks.
This custom-built solution included a partial-perimeter system along the inside of the foundation.
CleanSpace vapor barrier is a durable thick liner that is also easy to wipe off if it gets dirty. This liner stops water, vapor, and humidity from passing through.
Our full sump system includes the UltraSump battery-backup pump. This pump will kick on if the primary pumps were to fail or in the event of a power outage.
Our drain, sump pump, and vapor barrier is a proven system to keep basements dry.
Heavy rains led to water in the basement storage area and Chair Room of the Ingomar Church. So, after 4 years of cleaning up leaks with floods occurring 3-4 times every year, they called looking for exterior drainage and waterproofing.
The church had an area that puddled on the sidewalk, and that water might have been entering the basement depending on the amount of rainfall.
A few years back they tried to fix some of the areas. They attached a waterproofing membrane and installed curtain drains. However, not all of it was completely addressed, and it started to leak again.
We met with the Facilities Manager and recommended that the trustees first see if diverting surface water away from the foundation would stop the basement flooding.
Two years later, they reached out to us to fix the persistent problem. The trustees wanted this problem solved externally, but after we presented our proven internal solution, they agreed that this would better serve their needs.
Our crew installed our WaterGuard and FlowGuard drain with easy-access inspection ports, two TripleSafe sump pumps with the battery-powered UltraSump pumps, CleanSpace wall vapor barrier, and a 25-foot underground extension of the sump pump lines.
In less than one week, our foreman Theron Block and his crew installed the church's customized basement waterproofing system.