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Connecticut Basement Systems Case Studies: Crawlspace Waterproofing in Westport, CT

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Luis Serrano

Challenge

A Westport homeowner was having continuing water and moisture problems in his crawlspace. The homeowner would get several inches of standing water in a couple areas of his crawlspace which resulted in mold and musty odors in the area. To top this issue off the homeowner also had he rooms above the crawl space extremely cold. 

Solution

The homeowner contacted the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems and Keith our Certified waterproofing expert came out to fix the problem for good. Keith recommended that we install our full perimeter WaterGuard French Drain System which is installed by removing the section that meets the wall and is put just above the foundation footing. The drain system is then covered with cement. The water that the drain system collects drains right into the TripleSafe sump pump.  The premier sump pump system is the ideal choice because it has three pumps! The first is the initial one to turn on, but if this first pump can't handle the amount of water coming in then the second pump will assist the first pump and run simultaneously. If the power goes out then the traditional sump pumps won't let you know but ours will. The third backed up by a battery pump will turn on and be able to pump out 11,500 gallons of water on a full charge all why an alarm is notifying you that it is running. 

To take care of the moisture in the area we installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This durable, bright white crawl space liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot. It also resists the passage of air into the crawl space and halts air movement for the ground which can turn your crawl space into a semi-conditioned space. When that occurs, your floors feel warmer in winter and your energy bills go down.

The homeowner now has a dry, clean, more comfortable crawlspace that can be used to store linens. 

 

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