Wet Basement Problems Solved

The Challenge
Ms. Severin lived in her home for many years and repeatedly had water in the basement. In addition to the water, she also noticed musty, damp odors, and realized her walls were beginning to crack and bow inward. Ms. Severin was afraid to put carpet in the basement and couldn’t let family stay downstairs when they visited. The entire basement could only being used as a laundry room, and was not useful living space.

The Solution
Thrasher solved the water and dampness issues by installing a WaterGuard subfloor drainage system with a TripleSafe Sump System to ensure the basement would stay dry at all times. To eliminate the damp air and musty odors, Thrasher also installed a SaniDry Basement Air System.

In order to stabilize the walls from bowing in, Thrasher installed 11 Foundation Supportworks Wall Anchors and 6 Carbon Fiber Reinforcers. Ms. Severin was very pleased to have both options available, due to the inability to install anchors on the North wall because of a large city drainage system running through her yard.

After the installation, Ms. Severin says she is now able to enjoy her basement without losing sleep at night. The basement is dry, walls are stabilized, and there are no longer musty or damp odors. Ms. Severin was very pleased by the amount of work that could be done in such a professional and timely manner.

“I originally thought the work would be twice as expensive as it actually cost, and everyone I worked with at Thrasher’s was very professional. Thrasher had my homes’ well-being in mind the entire time. I have recommended Thrasher’s to friends and others in the community, to fix their basement issues, and be able to sleep well at night like me.” – Ms. Severin

 

New concrete after WaterGuard Interior Drainage system installation. The color will lighten as it cures.

New concrete after WaterGuard Interior Drainage system installation. The color will lighten as it cures.

Triple Safe Sump Pump System protects against flooding even during a power outage.

Triple Safe Sump Pump System protects against flooding even during a power outage.

Carbon Fiber reinforcers were installed on one wall to avoid exterior obstructions while stabilizing the foundation wall.

Carbon Fiber reinforcers were installed on one wall to avoid exterior obstructions while stabilizing the foundation wall.