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The installation of a new sump pump liner and drainage completed in a home in Lambton Shores, ON. Watch Video »
Problem: This century-old home had the challenge of mixed foundation types as well as varying levels. The basement leaked even during moderate rainfall which caused excess humidity and all the problems associated with an excessively humid environment.
Solution: With our interior waterproofing process, we were able to successfully and permanently fix this leaky basement. We waterproofed the leaking walls, improved the drainage in the space and also installed a sump pump more than capable of helping to keep the basement dry.
Problem: This home has an unfinished basement that is used to house the laundry and mechanical components of the home; such as the hot water tank, electrical and the heating system. There was considerable evidence that water was penetrating from some of the exterior walls as well as up through the floor of the basement; causing cracks, water to pool on the floor and damage to the systems of the home.
Solution: Our team installed a perimeter drain on the leaky walls as well as a trench drain in the problem areas of the floor. We then finished off with some concrete work. Now these homeowners enjoy a clean, dry and safe basement as well as peace of mind knowing that the basement and home’s systems won’t suffer from any further water damage.
What a transformation!
Problem: These homeowners had an old sump pump system and pit which was open, creating a humid environment in the home. They were also experiencing some drainage problems and cracks in their basement floor.
Solution: We successfully installed a new TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System and pit liner. We moved the location of their sump pump, filled in the old pit, filled the floor cracks and improved their drainage system.
Problem: The paving stones outside this basement were not properly graded and over time water was entering the basement through the window structure.
Solution: Our team installed a window well with improved drainage and means of egress. You can learn more about our basement window waterproofing by clicking here.
Problem: This home had evidence of a leaky basement. Concrete is porous and over time, water can work its way in and cause damage.
Solution: We installed a perimeter drain in the floor along the problem basement walls. We also installed the ThermalDry® Wall system. As moisture and water passes through concrete foundation walls, the ThermalDry® Wall systems serves as both a vapour barrier and as a way to redirect water leaking into the newly installed drainage system below.
Problem: This older home in the country had visible signs of water damage in their unfinished basement on the concrete block walls. The basement was damp and very cold during the winter months.
Solution: We installed a perimeter drain along the problem walls to safely move the leaking water to the home’s sump pump system. While not all homeowners have a need to finish their basement, an unfinished basement can affect a home's energy efficiency and comfort. Our crew also installed a ThermalDry® Wall system. It protects your finished basement from moisture and water that naturally passes through concrete foundation walls. This product serves as both a vapour barrier and also as a way to redirect water leaking through the basement walls into the new perimeter drainage system.
This radiant barrier ensures that the heat stays in the home, improving energy efficiency and comfort.
Problem: This home had a crawl space that was damp and musty. This undesirable crawl space air makes its way throughout the entire house in what’s known as the Stack Effect. The moist environment caused the fiberglass insulation to become ineffectual and saturated with water. These homeowners also needed some help with debris removal.
Solution: We encapsulated the damp dirt floor with our heavy duty CleanSpace crawl space vapour barrier liner (strong enough to walk on and store items upon!). Our team also added mould and mildew proof SprayFoam Insulation (inorganic; therefore, mould and mildew resistant) to help the home be more energy efficient.
Problem: These home owners were experiencing water penetrating into their unfinished basement. Their sump pump system was older, unreliable and contributing to an unhealthy level of humidity in the home.
Solution: Our team waterproofed the problematic walls, installed the ThermalDry® Wall system (which protects the basement from moisture and water as it passes through foundation walls – it serves as both a vapor barrier and as a way to redirect leaking water into the new drainage system). We completed the basement with the reliable and industry leading TripleSafe™ sump pump system.
This before and after is a great example of how all of our products work together for a dry basement. With regular maintenance, these home owners will never have basement water problems again!
Problem: Although these home owners only used this part of their basement as cold storage, they were frustrated by the continual leaky walls and the resulting musty smell and damp feel. During the hot and humid summer months, their entire home smelled bad and felt damp.
Solution: Our team:
Now, not only is their basement dry, their home is healthier as well!
Problem: This crawl space was damp – even wet in areas – and required improved drainage for a healthy, dry environment.
Solution: Our Advanced Basement crawl space specialist installed a sump pump specifically designed for the unique needs of a crawl space. Then our team encapsulated the entire crawl space with a CleanSpace liner which stops water vapour and humidity from entering the area, and keeps moisture levels acceptable and the crawl space nice and dry.
Challenge: When it comes to repairing crawl spaces, people usually reach out to us for one or a combination of the following reasons:
Musty, funky smells
Excessive dampness or humidity in the home
High heating and cooling costs
Structural problems (such as sloping floors)
These homeowners in Port Lambton did not want to face another winter walking on icy cold floors in their home. The previous owners attempted to create a more efficient and comfortable home by installing rigid wall insulation to the exterior foundation walls and stuffing fibreglass insulation into the floor joists above… but these efforts are completely ineffective in an unsealed crawl space.
Solution: Our team encapsulated the crawl space, completely sealing it off from the outside environment. We then applied spray foam insulation to the exterior walls. The Canadian product we use is Polarfoam7300, it seals air leaks, preventing intrusion and providing insulation. It adheres permanently to all materials, is waterproof and won’t degrade, compress, or lose its R-value as other insulation types can.
Problem: This home had a very tight crawl space with several problems. The plastic barrier was ineffectual at maintaining a proper humidity level in the crawl space. The home had sloping floors and gaps in walls and ceilings due to inadequately supported beams and joists. One of the main beams in the home was failing and needed replacement.
Solution: Our crew installed a CleanSpace Liner to keep the moisture from penetrating into the home and applied Spray Foam Insulation to the headers area for improved home comfort and more efficient heating and cooling. We replaced the beam with a 3 ply beam and updated their supports with our heavy duty SmartJack.
Problem: This multi-level home had one area which was a dirt floor crawl space. As with any lower level, this means water can penetrate up from the ground and cause water damage and excessive moisture.
Solution: Our team installed a Super Sump: a sump pump designed for crawl spaces to remove the water in the ground. Our team also installed a CleanSpace vapour barrier, encapsulating the area; to keep the moisture and humidity levels down in the crawl space.
What a transformation!
Problem: These homeowners needed a sump pump upgrade! Their old pump:
Solution: Our superior TripleSafe Sump Pump System is the perfect fit and fix for this home!
This system includes the following features and benefits:
Problem: Although this home is rather new, the homeowners were experiencing water penetration in the basement. The sump pump system installed by the builder was open, allowing potential debris in the pit and allowing unwanted moisture in the home.
Solution: We are the experts in “All Things Basementy” and had this home’s water issues remedied within days. We installed a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System and pit liner as well as an inspection port. We waterproofed the basement’s problem areas and improved the drainage.
Problem: An open sump pit, an older and singular sump pump equated to problems for this homeowner in Tecumseh.
Solution: A dependable sump pump is one of the most important components of a dry basement.Our Advanced Basement Systems team installed the superior TripleSafe Sump Pump Kit. The TripleSafe provides three levels of protection; for normal functioning, the TripleSafe™ has a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over.
In case of a power outage, our UltraSump® battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery.
All housed in a sealed pump liner – to keep humidity down in the basement.
Problem: This home had an older and inefficient sump pump. It wasn’t able to keep up with heavy rains and also had an open lid, which not only allows debris to enter and possibly clog the pump, but also adds extra moisture into the basement air.
Solution: We installed the industry leading TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The powerful pumps will have no problem keeping up, even during times of heavy rainfall. The sealed lid means no debris will interfere with the pumps and the damp air will stay where it should: in the tank.
These Windsor, Ontario homeowners had enough with their leaky basement - They were tired of the damaged walls, floors, and musty smells. They wanted a clean, healthy, comfortable and DRY environment.
Our team waterproofed the leaking walls, installed a radiant wall barrier to help reflect the heat back into the space and updated their sump pump system. Now, even during the heaviest of rains, their basement will be nice and dry - and their entire home healthier!
It was immediately evident when our inspector entered this home that there was a serious water and humidity problem. The basement leaked for decades and the excessive water in the space increased the humidity level in the entire home, making it smell terrible. Even the items stored in the basement had a funky smell.
The bad odor is not just a smell… it’s actually mould and mildew allergens that the entire family was breathing in, even though they all avoided the basement!
We installed an interior waterproofing system which consists of an in-floor drain, which moves any leaking water into the sump pump. A radiant wall barrier provides an extra layer of protection against water intrusion and helps to keep the space comfortable as it reflects heat back into the basement.
Our waterproofing system helps to regulate the excessive humidity caused by water leaks and thereby reduces funky smells and allergens in homes.
If your home feels damp and smells bad, reach out to us! We’ve helped thousands of homeowners in southwestern Ontario. It all starts with a free inspection and written estimate for repair. Reach out to us: 1-866-277-1277
Problem: These homeowners had two walls that leaked nearly every time it rained. Because their basement was unfinished, and this area used just for storage, they never really paid too much attention to the wet basement.
However, over time the family was annoyed and embarrassed by the constant musty smell which was throughout their entire home. They also had to be careful not to leave any items of importance in this area, as they would be damaged by leaking water whenever it rained.
Solution: We were happy to provide this family with a permanent solution to their wet, musty basement! We installed a perimeter drain along the leaking walls which will direct any leaking water into their new, efficient and powerful sump pump system. We finished it off with ThermalDry® Basement Radiant Wall Barrier which not only keeps the basement warmer in the winter, it is inorganic (mould and mildew resistant) and helps direct water into the newly installed perimeter drain.
This Windsor home had a cold and leaky basement for years causing an unpleasant musty smell, mould and a high level of humidity. The entire home was affected by the undesirable basement environment: high heating costs, foul smells and a constant concern about the next rainfall.
- Waterproofed the leaking basement walls
- Installed a powerful sump pump
- Finished the space with ThermalDry® Basement Radiant Wall Barrier to help reflect heat (up to 97%) back into the basement.
Now the homeowners have a dry and healthy basement… and they never have to worry about leaks, damp smells or mould growth again! If you would like a permanent solution to your wet basement woes, please contact us to arrange for a free estimate: 866-277-1277