Foundation Wall Repair was completed by us months earlier and with that scope of work included basement waterproofing for this Cahokia Heights IL home that frequently leaked although previously waterproofed. The shifting in wall was the problem causing the epoxy baseboard edging waterproofing system to crack and leak. Also, water was leaking down the block basement wall.
Before Basement Waterproofing Photo
Keeping the water away from basement items are important for home owners and to control mold. Once this basement is dry, then it could be finished and used as extra living space for this Cahokia Heights IL home.
Foundation Wall Repaired
To stop the inward movement of the block wall, our anchoring system was installed and the Vertical Channels stopped just above the epoxied basement baseboard curbing systems. This wall repair stops the inward movement of the wall and has a written transferable life of the structure warranty.
HVAC in the Basement
This newer HVAC unit was installed towards the side wall of the basement freeing up space in the middle of the room. Waterproofing around an item like this in the basement takes care and special product to waterproof the whole basement.
Going Around II
The trench around the HVAC will be a specialized waterproofing product and will even control leads from this unit/ condensation and basement floor.
Finished Around the HVAS
Completed waterproofing for this Cahokia Heights basement including the drainage system around the HVAC appliance, wall coverings behind the wall repair anchor channels, and basement floor waterproofing system.
One of the LEAKS
When preparing to install our basement waterproofing systems, we remove a small section of the floor closest to the block wall and at this location was one of the many basement leaks. Was the floor was broken the water seeped on top the the basement floor.
The low spot in this basement was a corner in the planned unfinished part of the basement of this Cahokia Heights, IL home.
Half Way Done
Most of the waterproofing piping is installed and half the wall covering drainage material (White) is attached to the block walls. This will bring all the seepage leaking into the basement to this location so the dual sump pumps will remove if from the home. The Wall plate channels will be re-attached next and the floor that was removed re-cemented.
Waterproofed Walls and Sump Pump
The completed waterproofing systems installed at the wall/ floor takes the leaking water to the sump pump. The covered lid is virtually airtight so water vapor cannot evaporate back out of the sump pump pit and make the basement muggy. All the wall and basement floor leaks are controlled and will keep this whole basement dry.
Waterproofing Pipe in the Floor
The waterproofing drain pipe is being installed at the floor /wall section of the basement around the whole perimeter to drain all the leaks to the sump pump.
Wall Covering to Waterproofing
The white vertical wall drain will get all the leaking water into the floor piping system that take the water to the sump pump.
Wall Covering the Window
The white vertical drainage material covers the entire block foundation wall. NOTE the top right window of this photo: this material will be trimmed around the basement window.
Going Behind Hot Water Heater
Only because the floor was able to be broken out easily while staying in tack and strong were we able to waterproof behind the hot water heater. This was a small savings to the home owner since the tank did not need to be disconnected and moved while we did the waterproofing.
Wall Drainage Around the Window
The vertical basement wall barrier will control all the wall leaks to make sure the water properly drains to the sump pump. We trim the material neatly around the basement windows.
Wall anchors are re-attached over the vertical wall drainage and the basement floor waterproofing system is concreted over for the small section that needed to be removed to control this wet basement.
Exterior Sump Pump 4" pipes
The two sump pumps inside have their own exterior drain line with IceGUARD™ and will keep all the water pumped to the outside stay outside if it is frozen or clogged.