Preventing Water from Entering the Home
Water was flowing into the basement through the wall-floor joint, which is a common area that water seeps from. To remedy this, we would install a WaterGuard drain along the perimeter of the room. The WaterGuard is designed to catch water before it even enters the basement. It's resistant to clogs, has easy-to-access service ports, and the ability to collect leaking water from the basement walls.
Old Sump Pump
Old sump pumps like this one can lead to flooding and a wet, humid basement. Without a cover, this pump lets water evaporate out of it back into the basement. It also allows dirt and debris into the sump basin, where it will clog the pump. We would recommend installing the TripleSafe sump pump in its place. The TripleSafe includes an airtight lid, two pumps in case of heavy water, and an additional battery backup pump. It will keep this basement dry
In addition to a drainage system and sump pump, another important aspect to consider when waterproofing a basement is the humidity. An excess of humidity can lead to problems with rot, mold, allergens, pests, and more. The SaniDry XP dehumidifier can dehumidify and filter your air at the same time. Its ENERGY STAR® rating makes it three times more efficient than common hardware store dehumidifiers, while its powerful blower allows it to dehumidify up to 2,500 square feet.