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Eric and Jodi F. lived in their Freeland home for 10 years. After they moved to California and put their home on the market, it turned out their crawl space flooded during heavy winter rains. Concerned their home wouldn't sell in such a condition, they contacted Rainy Day Basement Systems to waterproof their crawl space so they could get their house back on the market. We installed drainage, a SmartSump Pump and installed a new vapor barrier.
This Freeland, WA crawl space had rotting foundation posts and pools of standing water all over the place.
We installed drainage trenching along the interior perimeter of the foundation walls to capture ground water seepage before it reaches the surface. The drainage directs the captured water to the TripleSafe Sump Pump we added. The TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps, including the UltraSump, a battery back-up system that will automatically activate in the event of a power outage or other type of pump failure.
We then encapsulated the crawl space with CleanSpace, a highly durable vapor barrier that greatly reduces moisture and humidity levels. To completely seal the space, CleanSpace Vent Covers and an EverLast Crawl Space door were. Both use weather stripping for an airtight seal and are made from completely inorganic materials that will never rust or grow mold. Lastly, we a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier was installed to give the homeowner ultimate control over the moisture levels in their crawl space.
This two story home in Freeland was built into a hill. The layout presents the home with a lovely daylight basement and below grade garage. Unfortunately, the design allowed for a great deal of water seepage to penetrate through the porous concrete walls from the moist crawl space on the other side. The homeowner was bothered by the musty smells that were omitting from her basement, but she was mostly concerned about the potential damage the moisture vapors could cause.
To ease this homeowner’s mind, we installed drainage trenching in the crawl space along the interior perimeter of the foundation walls to absorb the groundwater seepage prior to penetrating her basement walls. The seepage was directed towards the lowest point of the space where we put the SmartSump Pump. Once the ground water was controlled, we needed to prevent moisture vapor from causing damage to wooden floor joists and other organic materials in the space. We encapsulated her crawl space with CleanSpace, a highly effective vapor barrier. The lining is 20 ms thick and has an antimicrobial agent built-in to provide the best protection possible from moisture-related damages. Finally, a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier was installed to offer further moisture control to the homeowner.
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Steve always had problems with his Freeland, WA, basement getting wet during heavy rain. This caused rotting wood down there for as long as he could remember, and he was ready to find a way to control the water coming in for good. Our solution? WaterGuard. This interior basement drainage system is effective in capturing groundwater in leaky basements. The channel dissipates hydrostatic pressure and gives water a way to discharge without overwhelming the rest of the drainage system. Once the water is collected in the WaterGuard, it is automatically pumped outside through the sump pump and out an exterior line. Steve can now enjoy a dry basement during even the heaviest rains.
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Margaret C. contacted Rainy Day Basement Systems because she began noticing water seeping in on the Northwest wall of the daylight basement in her home. She had lived in her Freeland home for 21 years, during which time she never had any water seepage problems before. However, the wall was leaking frequently leading to pools of water on the floor. Concerned about her home, Margaret was searching for a long term solution.
To help prevent water from pooling in Margaret’s daylight basement, we lined the leaking Northwest wall with CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a highly durable antimicrobial lining made up of high and low density polyethylene and polyester cord. The CleanSpace will effectively reduce the amount of moisture vapor allowed from the wall. We also installed WaterGuard at the footing of the wall to capture the moisture seepage. It does this by using a special wall flange that creates a small space between the floor and the wall. When the WaterGuard is installed, it is separated from the soil by a layer of gravel. This helps filter the ground water that reaches the drainage trench and prevents clogging.
The WaterGuard leads to a SuperSump pump we installed at the lowest point of the basement. The SuperSump is equipped with a high-end 1/3 hp Zoeller cast iron pump with a mechanical float switch. It is capable of removing 2,650 gallons of water every hour, and it does so efficiently and quietly. The SuperSump also includes the WaterWatch alarm system. In the instance water rises above the point where the pump should turn on, the alarm will sound off, sounding similar to a fire alarm. Margaret also opted for the UltraSump, a backup battery pumping system that will automatically turn on if the primary pump fails to operate.
We are so happy we were able to help Margaret out with her daylight basement, and the peace of mind knowing her basement will be staying dry this upcoming winter.
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