Frank's Basement Systems Case Studies: I have drainage, but my basement still floods!

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 by Elizabeth Anderson

Challenge

Just because there is an exisiting drainge system in your home, doesn't mean you're safe from water entering your basement. Regina had clay pipes already in her basement, but there were still signs of water damage and flooding throughout her basement. But how? Becuase not all drainage is created equally.

Solution

The first problem was visible upon entering the basement: no sump pump. Without a sump pump, drainage doesn't help much. If water does manage to drain out of the basement, it will go directly into the soil below and around your house causing soil erosion. A sump pump moves the water up and out of your basement and away from your house. Installing a TripleSafe Sump Pump System is an excellent method to keep your basement dry. With the TripleSafe™ system, you don't have to worry about high pumping demands that can overwhelm or burn out single-pump systems. And if there's a power outage, your TripleSafe™ system will keep operating, thanks to the UltraSump™ battery-powered backup pump.

The second problem was uncoverd when the existing drainage was removed. The pipes were filled halfway with dirt and rocks. With that much blockage, the water couldn't go anywhere except to the basement floor. Our patented WaterGuard Drain System is installed above the "mud line" to minimize the amount of debris in the system.

Used together, the WaterGuard Drainage System and TripleSafe™ system will transform your basement from musty to must-see!

 

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