What the heck is a sump pump? Well this is an inside photo of the original sump pump. This little pump is what pushes all of the water your new drainage system has collected away from your house, keeping your foundation dry. This will be replaced by the SuperSump Plus, a sump pump that will alert you when the basin is too full and something is not functioning properly.
Though the before and after photos for a basement waterproofing job look about the same, the difference in your daily comfort and stress levels during a heavy rain are dramatically different! The other notable difference is how clean the basement is after the massive mess we made! Sometimes you have to make a mess to fix a bigger one, but we always leave spaces the way we found them.
In order to create the space for the WaterGaurd Drainage System, the team has to jackhammer the perimeter of the room. You can see how they moved everything out of the way and sealed off the area using plastic tarps to ensure they contain their mess to the infected area.
Check out the team in action! This photo was taken right before they started installing the waterproofing products.
This photo gives you an idea of what the system in place looks like once it is complete but before the team puts your basement back to the way they found it. At this point in the job every thing is installed and sealed, but they have yet to fix the drywall and tiling! Don't worry, our team leaves spaces better than they found them!
Here one finds half of a wall and a hole between the wall and the rest of the flooring that follows the perimeter of the basement for all of the problematic areas. A jackhammer was used to release the once solid ground and create a space for the sub-flooring drainage system. This photo was taken before the Clean Space or WaterGuard was installed.
This photo shows the door to the basement with its exposed trench drain before the job is finished. The trench drain is connected to the sub-flooring drainage system referred to as WaterGuard.
This shot includes the cemented floor, the SuperSump Plus we installed, and a part of the CleanSpace Wall System before everything is covered.
This album moves through the process of a family waterproofing their basement that has tile flooring. This home in Fredericksburg is a perfect example of how there is no need to completely tear apart your basement and how Comfenergy spot treated the problematic area. This series of photos beautifully demonstrates what your basement will actually look like during and after the waterproofing process.