This project was a 1993 single family home with a concrete block foundation and mostly unfinished basement used for storage and laundry. Tom and Kathy were concerned about structural issues due to visible wall cracks and mold as a result of water penetrating through the basement walls. The basement had an original builder installed waterproofing system that was in failure evidenced by mud inside the existing drainage pipes and active water heavily staining the walls. “My wife and I have been putting off this project for many years. Situation worsening every year.”
The structural concerns were put to rest with the installation of ICC-ES rated InvisiBeam wall reinforcing straps, just as strong as steel and the only wall reinforcing straps that can be internationally identified by any building inspector or code official. Next, to replace the failed builder system, the leading priority was permanently stopping the mud before installing the new interior below floor drainage system. This was of significant importance to ensure the new waterproofing system will never be at risk of clogging. We disinfected the basement walls to kill any suspected mold as part of safeguarding the basement environment. A new window well drain and exterior well was installed to stop water overflowing the basement window. To protect against water seepage through the basement door a channel drain was installed and connected to the sump pump.
Tom and Kathy no longer have a worsening problem to worry about. The basement walls are now structurally sound eliminating any concerns about the stability of their foundation. The new interior below floor drainage system is keeping the basement dry and free of mold. “Can not stress enough how happy we were from start to finish.” The grandkids said “we love our new basement!”