This project was a 1935 stone foundation with half the basement finished and the other half used for storage and utilities. We received a call from Christina, “water leaking in multiple places, comes up through stairwell drain and the drain around the perimeter is not working.” Previous attempts at waterproofing the basement failed. Damage to wall and floor coverings was just the start; unpleasant basement odors made the basement unusable. Although Christina and Spiro obtained multiple waterproofing estimates, they remained highly skeptical the water problem could be permanently fixed. They decided to hire BWN for the job.
The first step was to remove the damaged drywall at the bottom of the wall, the top half of the drywall was undamaged and kept in place. After removing the existing waterproofing system, we installed a new interior below floor drainage system with sump pump. A new exterior stairwell drain was installed to control water and an interior channel drain installed across the basement door for added protection for the finished basement. The sump pump discharge line was neatly buried allowing the water to safely exit away from the foundation.
Christina and Spiro were pleasantly surprised with the immediate results of the waterproofing installation. During heavy rains, the basement stayed dry and the odors were gone. No more water leaking through the basement door. The drywall was quickly replaced, and the laundry room was greatly improved. The basement returned to usable living space and a comfortable part of the home for the family once again.