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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: WaterGuard System in Danbury, CT

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Sara Figueroa


This Danbury basement was wet, dirty and reeked of mold. The homeowner wanted a solution to prevent water from entering his basement every time it rained. He wanted a basement to utilize without a fear of items being destroyed by water. This Danbury homeowner did his research and decided to give Connecticut Basement Systems a call for a free home evaluation.


On the day of the appointment set, our System Design Specialist evaluated the basement. He concluded that a WaterGuard System would be the best solution to prevent water from entering the basement. The homeowner appreciated the explanation of his options and agreed to install the WaterGuard System. With his approval, the production process began.

Dan Oestreich took the lead of the project. He first made sure that the basement was cleared and ready to be worked on. This allowed for the perimeter of the basement floor to be excavated in order to install the WaterGuard System. Once excavated, the system is placed inside and backfilled with gravel. The gravel allows the water to flow freely instead of being absorbed by any other material. 

Once the system and gravel is placed, the area is sealed back up with cement. The idea behind this product is to catch any water and allow it to flow through the system before entering the basement. The water flows through the WaterGuard and then is led to a sump pump. The sump pump then collects the water and pumps it away from the house through a discharge line. This innovated system allows the basement to stay dry. 

The homeowner also decided to install a Sanidry Sedona Dehumidifier. The homeowner hated the musty odor every time he entered the basement. This system reduces moisture and eliminates mold and musty odor. The SaniDry Sedona can help your home by…

  • Keeping relative humidity below 55%, eliminating mold and dust mites.
  • Filters mold spores, dust, dust mite droppings and other pollutants from your air.
  • Dries furnishing, walls, floors and other surfaces, eliminating the sticky/clammy feeling.

So not only does this Danbury homeowner know that he will not have a wet basement, but is now confident in utilizing the space. Connecticut Basement Systems solved all his basement concerns!  

Connecticut Basement Systems are the experts in all things basementy! Do you want your basement to be dry all year around? Call us today for your FREE estimate! 1-800-541-0487

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