Basement Waterproofing Photo Album: Cracked, Leaking, and Molding Foundation All Repaired in Swansea, IL
A foundation was settling in Swansea, IL, causing it to bow inward and cracks to appear. These cracks were also leaking water, causing mold to grow and damage the basement. To solve these issues, the PowerBrace System was first installed. This will permanently stabilize the foundation and eliminate any further inward movement. This will also reverse the effects of wall failure, straightening the walls to their original position and closing the cracks to prevent water leakage. Next, the CleanSpace Basement Wall System was installed. This will prevent water vapor from permeating the basement walls and drain any leaks down to the WaterGuard System. This perimeter drainage system will catch wall seepage and drain it toward the TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which will drain water from WaterGuard and below the basement and discharge it out of the house. Next, the IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge System was installed. The patented design of this system automatically allows water to escape through its perforations when pipe terminations are blocked, usually by ice or snow. Lastly, a LawnScape Outlet was installed. This connects the discharge lines to a special extension sending water away from the foundation while camouflaging the end of the pipe. Thanks to these systems, this basement will remain dry, clean, and stable for years to come!
The foundation issues have caused severe damage to this basement.
Wall and Drainage Systems
PowerBrace will permanently stabilize the foundation, while CleanSpace and WaterGuard control the water leakage.
The TripleSafe can handle a heavy flow of water, thanks to a secondary pump included inside that will help eliminate the water if the first pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water that is entering it.
IceGuard will allow water to escape if the pipes freeze or become blocked for any reason.