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IceGuard allows water to escape even if the pipes are frozen or clogged.
The discharge line was extended away from the foundation of the home.
Woods installed the TripleSafe in the basement of this Chester, IL home. The TripleSafe contains three powerful cast-iron pumps, including a battery back up pump, within its airtight sealed sump liner. It collects the water from the WaterGuard and ejects it from the basement through its discharge lines. The pumps sit at different levels within the sump liner so if the primary pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water flooding in, the secondary pump will kick into action to keep the water at bay and the basement dry. If the power goes out, the battery back up protects the basement from water and can pump up to 11,000 gallons out of the basement on its charge.
WaterGuard was installed around the perimeter of the basement at the floor/wall joint.
This basement in Chester, IL had an alarming amount of water leaking in during downpours. Water came into the basement through the foundation and ledge walls. The homeowners stored belongings in the basement but they were repeatedly getting damaged by the water getting in. Water breaks down organic materials like plywood and cardboard boxes which can provide a food source for mold growth. Moist basement conditions are also perfect for fostering mold growth. Musty basement smells and mold spores can travel through the home due to the stack effect. The stack effect is the normal circulation of air through the home as warm air rises to the attic and leaves a vacuum that draws air upward from the basement. This means the air from the wet, musty basement is being breathed in by homeowners and their families on every level of the home.
This album shows some of the effects a water leaks can have on a basement, like this one in Chester, IL, and the ways that the waterproofing system installed by Woods can help alleviate those issues.