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Matt S. in Clear Lake, IA noticed water seeping through a corner of his basement after only a week of being in his newly purchased home. He contacted American Waterworks to have an expert come out to his home and give him a FREE estimate. Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, inspected his basement and found that not only was he suffering from a wet basement, but he also had two bowing walls. Eric developed a thorough plan to waterproof and stabilize Matt’s basement. Matt had dealt with a wet basement in his previous home and knew how much of a headache it can be. He decided he never wanted to deal with that frustration again, so he wanted to move forward with the project as soon as possible.
Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his crew started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement floor to create a trench for the WaterGuard drainage system. Then, they installed 9 wall anchors along the two damaged foundation walls to stabilize and straighten them. They also put our carbon fiber wall protection system on the other foundation walls to prevent them from cracking or bowing. Once the foundation was secured, they installed the RockWell Egress Window Well around the existing window. and laid the WaterGuard drainage system and the TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard is connected to the sump pump, so water can be properly drained and discharged from the home. Then, they replaced the concrete over the WaterGuard and around the sump pump. Lastly, they installed our Basement to Beautiful Wall Panels to insulate the basement, keep moisture out, and prevent mold growth. These wall panels are the superior choice to create a dry and energy-efficient basement. Basement to Beautiful panels are not meant to be a finished look, but Sheetrock or other paneling can easily be installed over them.
Matt is very happy with the result of the project and is glad he made the investment to protect his home for many years to come. If you are interested in learning more about our systems, click here to receive a FREE estimate!
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