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Connecticut Basement Systems Case Studies: Basement Waterproofing in Ridgefield CT

Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Danielle Lariviere


The homeowners in this Ridgefield, CT home had a serious water damage problem in their basement. Water was leaching in practically everywhere they looked; the doors, walls, and up through the flooring. The wet cement floors were a perfect hide out for mold and dust mites. Both are very hazardous to you, your family's health, and home if it is not taken care of by a professional. They knew if they didn't get this problem solved soon, their water issue might be ending up costing them more than just a wet basement. They contacted the experts here at Connecticut Basement Systems to have one of our waterproofing professionals come out and proactivley work to turn this basement into a dry, healthy space.


After our waterproofing specialist Don Godbout came to their home, and created a game plan on how to attack their water issues, our expert technician, Kryz Wilk got right to work. He installed our WaterGuard French Drain system to give that leaking water a place to flow. Our drainage system is one of our many patented products we offer. It is installed above the foundation footing, and helps to prevent any clogs from occuring. After our drainage system collects the water from the walls, flooring, and doors, it is flowed into our TripleSafe Sump Pump. This product is an award winning, industry leading sump pump with three pumps that provide incredible force and protection, together or separately. 

The first one is able to pump out 2,220 gallons of water per hour. If the amount of incoming water exceeds that force, the second pump automatically goes to work and will pump out water at 3,900 gallons per hour. Finally, if the water just won't stop pouring in, a third pump will automatically start working at pushing out the water at an incredible 11,500 gallons of water an hour- that is half the size of an Olympic swimming pool! An alarm will be set off if the third pump turns on to warn you how consistently the water levels are coming in at. It is a likely scenario that your power might go out, say during a heavy rainstorm. Our TripleSafe Sump Pump runs off its own backup battery, so even if your power goes go out, you don't have to worry about treading through that flooded basement to turn on your generator. Our product is self-sufficient so you can have the peace of mind of knowing how hard this system will work to keep your space dry. To brightened up the damaged walls and cold, ugly floors, we installed our ZenWall system and ThermalDry flooring. Both are water resistant and provide this basement with a clean and stylish finish.

These happy homeowners are more then excited knowing they now have the peace of mind that their basement under 24/7 water watch. They can now make full use our of their brightened space. This will also contribute to raising the market value of their home.

If you have a basement that needs waterproofing, don't wait until it is too late! Give the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems a call today! We have been a trusted household name for over 28 years. All of our waterproofing professionals are extensively trained and work in below-grade spaces every day. All of our estimates are always free and at no-obligation. Click here to schedule yours today!

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