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Ben and Julie W. moved into their Mukilteo home in 2008 with intentions of living there for years to come. It wasn’t long before they realized that, like many crawl spaces, theirs was leaking water. This was leading to mold forming below their house and ultimately decreasing the quality of air they were breathing, which was making battling asthma even more difficult for Julie. They sought out Rainy Day Basement Systems not only to repair their crawl space, but to improve their quality of life.
In addition to encapsulating the space with CleanSpace crawl space lining, Rainy Day installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump and a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is a drainage system that leads water coming into the crawlspace to the TripleSafe Sump Pump where it will then be pumped a safe distance away from the home. Finally, a SaniDry CBS Air System was installed to keep the crawlspace dry and mold free.
Rainy Day Basement Systems is delighted that they were able to help Ben and Julie’s crawl space troubles. They are now able to enjoy their home in its entirety and breathe easy.
Kenneth S. and Michael T. had been living in their Granite Falls home for seven years before they started seeing water leaking into their basement. It was not long before their leak was yielding a constant 20-70 gallons of water every four hours. With having every intention of living in their home for many more years, Kenneth and Michael reached out to Rainy Day Basement Systems to provide a long-term solution to their basement nuisances.
To keep their basement clean and mold-free they encapsulated the space with CleanSpace crawl space lining. They also installed the WaterGuard drainage system which leads water coming into the crawl space to their SuperSump Pump which has a cast iron pump and an airtight lid and floor drain. The water will then be pumped through the LawnScape outlet; this is a buried downspout that discretely flows the water a safe distance away from the home.
Kenneth and Tom now have a clean and dry basement; and Rainy Day feels privileged to have been able to assist these two with their vision of residing in their home for years to come.
Bob and Dori had been through it before. Their basement was prone to flooding and they had already taken multiple actions in attempt to solve the problem. They reached out to Rainy Day Basement Systems because they were unsatisfied with work previously done by another company that clearly had not lived up to their expectations.
One of the first things Rainy Day observed in their basement was a severe iron ochre problem. Iron ochre is a waste byproduct of iron bacteria and it survives by oxidizing materials dissolved from water. The result of this is a rust-colored slime residue that is known to affect drain and plumbing systems by clogging up pipes and blocking drains. Fortunately, Rainy Day has a product created just for flooding waters with iron ochre present. The WaterGuard IOS System was designed with large drainage holes on the side specifically to help prevent the drain from clogging. They also installed a new downspout line with three separate LawnScape outlets because their previous one, from a different company, had become clogged and was not draining. Finally, they treated the wood inside their basement with Mold X Cleaner, an effective tool for cleaning mold contaminated building surfaces.
Rainy Day is delighted that they were able to live up to Bob and Dori’s expectations and offering them the type of service they required.
June rents out her Mukilteo home, before renting it out to another tenant she decided to get it surveyed by a home inspector. He suggested she reach out to Rainy Day Basement Systems because her crawl space was having drainage issues as well as leaks through cracks in the foundation walls.
Knowing it would be hard to rent out in such a condition, June decided to go ahead with Rainy Day’s services. To help with drainage issues, they installed the SmartPipe drainage system. This system allows water to absorb from the soil around the foundation of the home and carry it straight to her SmartSump. The SmartSump pump has a unique cover that includes an alarm pocket, when filled with water it sounds the WaterWatch alarm. This informs homeowners if there is a plumbing leak or some other leak allowing water to get into the space. A LawnScape outlet was installed to carry the unwanted water away from the home in an underground discharge line. The crawl space itself was encapsulated with CleanSpace, a highly durable vapor barrier that helps reduce moisture and humidity. To further control the humidity, a SaniDry CBS dehumidifier was added and finally an EverLast Door which is airtight, maintenance free and easy to access.
Rainy Day is glad they were able to get June’s rental home in the condition she needed for renting.
Justin B. moved into his brand new home in 2009, to find that only a year later his crawl space was leaking water and his pony walls were starting to sink ever so slightly. Knowing fixing such problems would be a rather big job, Justin called upon Rainy Day Basement Systems for a more efficient and permanent solution than he could do on his own.
Because Justin’s main concern was to keep water out of his crawl space, Rainy Day installed the SmartPipe Drainage Trench system along the exterior of the foundation. These trenches will catch any wall seepage and lead it straight to the installed SmartSump Pump, which includes the WaterWatch alarm system. Together this system will keep Justin’s crawl space dry, and in the event of any leak, he will be alerted right away and given ample time to notify someone to fix the leak before it causes further damage. All of the captured water is ultimately pumped well away from the home through the LawnScape discharge outlet.
By taking these measures, Justin can feel confident that his crawl space is clean and dry and Rainy Day is happy to be a part of his solution.
Steve and Nicole F. reached out to Rainy Day because the existing system in the crawl space of their Bothell home was clogged and creating standing water in some places. Although neither made much use of the space and rarely made trips to the dank musty area, they knew the risks of having moisture in their crawl space and needed to have the issue resolved. When dealing with allergies to mold and hay fever, precautionary measures could not be overlooked.
It was very clear to Rainy Day experts that Steve and Nicole’s system was clogged due to iron ochre and iron bacteria. Iron ochre grows in pipes and attaches itself to surfaces creating a layer of a rust colored slime. The iron bacteria are damaging to a home’s pipe system in a number of ways, once built up enough, it can begin to corrode plumping equipment. The buildup can also break away creating clogs farther down the pipes, like in Steve and Nicole’s case.
Our specially designed non-clogging half pipe drainage system was manufactured precisely for these circumstances. The half pipe is nearly three times the diameter of our traditional drainage system pipes, giving materials much more room to pass through. In addition, the pipe has an open top, made for easy access to the system in the improbable event of a clog. This type of system was installed along the footing of the foundation walls in Steven and Nicole’s crawl space, leading all captured water through their updated TripleSafe Sump Pump. The pump is three pumps in one and can give the owner peace of mind by knowing that if one pump fails or cannot handle the volume, another is there to help; and a third, battery operated pump is there to automatically run in the instance of a power outage. The pump is also equipped with the WaterWatch Alarm system, a product that will alert Steve and Nicole if it comes in contact with water, perhaps from a future plumbing concern, so they can handle the matter right away before it could cause serious damage.
Sandy D. had been living in her Mill Creek home for 13 years, all the while battling a humid and musty crawl space. She had a sump pump, but it was very outdated and she complained about how it constantly ran and the sounds it would make drove her nuts. She had done some personal research online for solutions and ended up on our website. She was very intrigued by the look and functions of our sump pumps, as they were much different than the bucket she was previously using.
Sandy decided to have her pump replaced by Rainy Day with their TripleSafe Sump Pump. This incredible pump is three pumps in one, allowing the owner to rest with ease by knowing that if one pump fails or cannot handle the volume, another is there to help; and a third, battery operated pump is there to run in case of a power outage, this is all done automatically without any obligation from the owner. The pump is also equipped with the WaterWatch Alarm system, a product that will alert Sandy if it comes in contact with water so they can handle the matter right away before it could cause serious damage.
Rainy Day is pleased to have replaced Sandy’s sump pump and contributing to the healthiness of her crawl space and ultimately her home.
Dave and Kelly S. had lived in their Oak Harbor home for 21 years. In the more recent ones, their East basement wall had started to leak water, especially during heavy rains. They had seen up to two inches of water in their basement at one time. Because of the frequent water, the carpeting had been damaged badly and was eventually removed. Dave and Kelly planned on moving at some point in their future and knew that the damages would bring down the value of their home. By making the investment in a Rainy Day Basement System, not only did they increase the value of their home, but their quality of life as long as they remain there.
To prevent water from reaching the basement walls, Rainy Day installed our WaterGuard drainage system. This piping system was specially designed to prevent clogging by separating it from the soil underneath the floor. Seepage is also prevented by installing our crawl space encapsulation lining, CleanSpace. By completely isolating the space from the earth below, the antimicrobial lining is highly effective at lowing the amount of moisture in the crawl space, and in turn, lowering the possibility of mold and mildew growth.
All captured water is pumped through their newly installed SuperSump pump, equipped with a cast iron pump, airtight lid and WaterWatch Alarm System. The alarm system alerts the homeowner if water rises above the point where the pump should be on, allowing them to intervene before serious damages occur. The water is then pumped out through their LawnScape outlet, a buried discharge line that safely carries the water a safe distance away from the home.
Eric and Kristi M.’s crawl space was not in great condition when they bought their home in 2001. It was evident there was previous water damage and there were cracks throughout the drywall. Their plan (like many others) was to simply ignore the space and make the best out of the rest of their home. However, the problem was more serious than they had originally thought. Their crawl space managed to leak anywhere from one to one and a half feet of water at a time. Bouncy bedroom floors were the result of rotted support posts that had settled into the ground and the drywall cracks were quickly expanding. Eric and Kristi contacted Rainy Day Basement Systems because they were pursuing a long-term solution in preventing future damages.
To resolve the bouncy floors, moldy support posts were removed and replaced with new ones to reestablish a firm foundation. Along with the new posts, a number of measures were taken to prevent water from damaging them in the future. Eric and Kristi’s crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace, an antimicrobial crawl space lining that isolates the space completely from the ground below, greatly reducing the amount of moisture allowed into the space. The encapsulation is completed with durable plastic vent covers and an EverLast Crawl Space Door. Both are made entirely out of inorganic materials making them waterproof and unable to support mold or mildew growth.
Moisture that is stopped by the system is captured by the drainage trenches that were added. The water is then pumped through the newly installed TripleSafe Sump Pump, our most effective sump pump. It offers the homeowner three times the protection by including two water outlets, two pumps that can process up to an impressive 6,200 gallons per hour and an additional battery backup system for worst case scenarios, like a power outage. The water is then released out of the LawnScape Outlet, a buried discharge line that carries the water a safe distance away from the home.
Bill and Sherry S. moved into their new home after it was built in 2005. They make good use of their crawl space and go into it often, they noticed early on that it was leaking water. The water had not yet caused any evident mold or serious damage, but Bill and Sherry did not want to take any risks. They contacted Rainy Day Basement Systems because they wanted their crawl space clean and dry for good.
To effectively keep water out of Bill and Sherry’s crawl space, Rainy Day installed drainage trenches all along the inside of the exterior wall footing. This allows the trench to capture the water before it can seep into the space. All of the captured water will be pumped out through the newly added SmartSump. The SmartSump Pump is equipped with a high-quality Zoeller 1/3 hp cast iron pump with an automatic float switch. Its unique design allows for the pumps lid to work together with a vapor barrier to create an airtight seal preventing any objects from getting in and odors from getting out. The pump also includes our WaterWatch Alarm system that is designed to go off like a fire alarm if it detects water in the crawl space like from a burst pipe or a pump failure. The water is then ejected out through the buried discharge line and LawnScape Outlet a safe distance away from the home.
This system is sure to keep Bill and Sherry’s crawl space clean and dry like they expected and they won’t have to worry about any future water damage that could have happened.
Josef and Pat called Rainy Day complaining that their home in Edmonds was having musty and foul smelling odors. They were not aware of any water issues, but were sure there had to be a problem due to the smell. After inspecting their crawl space it was determined that they had some moisture problems which had led to mold and mildew growth causing the foul smells in the rest of the home. To address such concerns we added drainage to the interior footing of the foundation walls. We then encapsulated the space with our highly durable antimicrobial lining CleanSpace. A dehumidifier was added to further control the moisture in the space and a SmartDrain to remove the water the entire system prevents from the crawl space.
Deborah H. bought her Lake Stevens home in 1997. When the people she bought the home from moved out, they took their sump pump with them. It wasn’t long before what she described as a lake developed underneath her home. In order to solve Deborah’s crawl space troubles we installed drainage trenching along the interior footing for the foundation walls. The crawl space was then encapsulated in CleanSpace, a highly durable antimicrobial lining that greatly reduces moisture vapors from reaching the space. A TripleSafe sump pump was installed to remove all of the captured seepage.
Rick and Barbara were looking for a permanent solution to their crawl space problems. The crawl space was leaky and large amounts of water collected beneath their Marysville home. The water had caused other issues in their crawl space like cold floors. Their bathroom shower walls had also started to grow mold and rot.
We were able to help Rick and Barbara out by installing our most effective sump pump, the TripleSafe. The pump discharges ground water seepage captured by the drainage trench. The trench lines the interior footing along the foundation walls. Finally, to reduce moisture vapor, we encapsulated their crawl space in CleanSpace, our durable 20 mil thick antimicrobial polyethylene lining. Combined with a SaniDry CSB Dehumidifier and sealing off the humid air from outside, mold and mildew will no longer be able to grow in Rick and Barbara’s crawl space.
Allen and Ann S. often get away for the weekends at their cabin on Sauk River, in Darrington. They were concerned about moisture vapors causing problems in their crawl space. They were experiencing occurrences such as rodent activity and other pests and their insect control operator suggested they have it sealed.
To seal Allen and Ann’s crawl space, we encapsulated it in CleanSpace. The durable crawl space lining greatly reduces humidity. It also prevents mold and mildew growth by containing an antimicrobial agent built right in. To keep the encapsulation air tight, vent covers and an EverLast Crawl Space door was added. All of these products, in addition to CleanSpace are made completely out of inorganic material and cannot support the growth of mold. To further control the moisture in Allen and Ann’s crawl space, a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier was installed. It can remove just over 13 gallons of water from the air each day. By removing debris, sealing their crawl space and controlling the moisture; pests and rodents will have no reason to get back into Allen and Ann’s crawl space.
Tim and Middle gave Rainy Day a call when Tim got a look at his crawl space one day. He was shocked at what he found. Much of the under floor insulation was falling down and his vapor barrier was dilapidated. He didn’t notice any mold, but knew there were leaks. He also found evidence of rats and other pests. Tim and Middle were selling their home and wanted these problems solved; not only to get a better offer, but to feel good about the condition of the home in which they were selling.
We encapsulated Tim and Middle’s crawl space in CleanSpace, a highly durable crawl space lining. The liner will greatly reduce the humidity and moisture vapor allowed into the space. We also installed a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier to assist in moisture control. Drainage trenching was added along the interior footing of the foundation walls to catch any wall or ground water seepage. Any and all captured water will then be removed by the SmartSump Pump and discharged through the LawnScape Outlet, a discrete buried discharge line we installed.
Marla and Gary E. contacted Rainy Day Basement Systems because they were interested in encapsulating the crawl space in their Arlington home. The crawl space was not particularly wet, but they liked the idea of having a durable and secure crawl space lining rather than a traditional vapor barrier that is easily shifted and needs to be replaced every so often.
Marla and Gary’s crawl space was encapsulated in our crawl space lining called CleanSpace. This lining is made up of seven layers including high and low density polyethylene reinforced with two layers of polyester cord. The lining is secured directly to foundation walls using nylon fasteners and then sealed to the walls with a polyurethane sealant to create a nearly impermeable barrier from the earth below. By separating the crawl space from the ground, CleanSpace greatly reduces the levels of humidity and moisture allowed into the space.
To further control the moisture, we installed a SaniDry CX Dehumidifier. The SaniDry CX is a completely automatic dehumidifier that activates based on the humidity level setting. It can remove up to 109 pints of water per day, and once the water reservoir is full, it will automatically drain. The SaniDry CX is the perfect dehumidifier for crawl spaces and require little responsibility from the homeowner.
While their crawl space didn’t seem to accumulate ground water seepage, it is always a good idea to have some type of drainage system in a crawl space in the event of a plumbing leak. For Marla and Gary’s crawl space, the SmartDrain Crawl Space Drain was the perfect solution. The SmartDrain is made up of a perforated base with an airtight lid and WaterWatch Alarm. The engineered shape of the lid requires water to fill the alarm pocket before draining into the base through a ball-and-cup design. When water fills the alarm pocket, the WaterWatch Alarm will sound similarly to a fire alarm to let the homeowners know that water is above the vapor barrier where it shouldn’t be. This will allow Marla and Gary to address any problems right away before more damage can be done.
These Marysville homeowners contacted us because they were interested in the CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System. CleanSpace is a highly durable crawl space lining that is 20 mils. thick, making it much stronger and more effective at reducing moisture vapor than bare minimum barriers that are only 6 mm thick. In addition, CleanSpace is fastened directly to the foundation walls keeping it securely in place. A SmartDrain was added to help capture any ground seepage and its airtight lid design prevents any moisture vapor from evaporating into the space.
An EverLast Access Well and Door were added to finish the job. The EverLast Door was designed to fit flush against the entryway and features weather-stripping along the edges to provide an airtight seal. The EverLast Well comes in stackable modules to form wells of varying depths. Both the walls and doors are made from entirely inorganic substances which prevent them from moisture related damages like rust or mold.
Joe W. called us with some questions and concerns about his existing crawl space drainage system installed by another company in 2009. He and his wife, Antonia were having ongoing problems with their sump pump for the last 8 years.
The old pump broke down multiple times, leading to flooding and water damage. Additionally, the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) that the previous company installed tripped on a regular basis since its installation in 2016. As icing on the cake, Joe was disappointed with their customer service, saying they were unhelpful, stressful and “kept putting them off.” It was just not working out, so Joe and Antonia reached out to Rainy Day.
During our free inspection and estimate, we inspected the old drainage system and noticed that not only was their pump that was replaced for the first time in February of 2016 broken again, the drainage system was poorly designed. The setup held up a lot of water and did not flow correctly, leaving a ticking time bomb in their crawl space. One of the design faults was that there were parts of the crawl space that should have had SmartDrains installed.
Joe and Antonia informed us that since they purchased the house 14 and a half years ago, they have had problems with their crawl space leaking, sending musty and moldy smells upstairs in the winter and being infested with carpenter ants. They also said that want to live there for at least 5 more years, maybe 10, so they wanted to ensure that they were getting a reliable system. We created a plan that would make their crawl space welcoming in addition to solving the issues that they kept having for over 14 years.
First, we recommended that the homeowners get an electrician out to inspect the GFCI, telling them that it should be removed from the crawl space and have a dedicated line instead of being tapped into an existing run. After the GFCI was fixed, we started installing an adequate drainage system. The homeowners said that they wanted a better pump, so we installed a TripleSafe. With the TripleSafe, their crawl space will now be equipped with two sturdy pumps and a battery backup system, allowing for water to still be pumped even during heavy rain and power outages. Together, the pumps can pump up to 6,200 gallons of water an hour.
After cleaning up all the fallen insulation, we installed SilverGlo crawl space wall insulation panels, giving the crawl space a radiant barrier that will reflect heat back in for ultimate energy savings. On the floor, we installed three SmartDrains in the problem areas we noticed on our first inspection, giving the homeowners a plumbing leak system that will drain water away into a drywell and alert them until the problem is fixed. We then encapsulated the crawl space with CleanSpace, a 20 mil. thick inorganic liner that completely seals off the home from the earth.
To complete the room, we installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier, covered the 28 open vents around the crawl space with CleanSpace Vent Covers and placed seven WaterWatch Floor Alarms around the area. The vent covers will never rot and are securely placed over the vent with drilled-in fasteners. Outside air, moisture, and pests can no longer come in through the vents, giving the crawl space a more clean and controlled environment. For further security, the WaterWatch alarms will alert Joe and Antonia if any floor leak occurs. The Energy Star rated SaniDry CX has a powerful 300CFM fan to keep the circulating air dry. This automatic innovative system is self-draining and has a Merv-11 air filtration system that can filter items as small as two microns such as dust mite waste, mold, and other allergens. This newly sealed crawl space with a proper drainage system can now avoid mold, rot, moisture, dirt, and water.
Outside the home, we installed a LawnScape Outlet, an underground downspout extension that will send water away from the foundation in a camouflaged manner. To ensure that water will be disposed of properly if any pipes are frozen or clogged, we installed two automatic IceGuard devices that can never clog with ice, snow or other debris.
Before leaving, we let the homeowners know that we offer annual checkups and maintenance appointments if they are interested in a review of their system for whatever reason. Joe and Antonia now have a reliable system and a company in their corner who will answer any of their questions whenever they arise.