Frank's Basement Systems Case Studies: Resolving Repeated Flooding

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 by Elizabeth Anderson

Challenge

Yvette had experienced repeated basement flooding over the years. The water typically reached ankle depth. She noticed that when the drains in the street backed up, her basement flooded. She had also noticed her basement continued to flood despite an unusually dry summer. She wanted a permanent resolution to her ongoing problem.

Solution

Rick Pilarski developed a comprehensive solution for Yvette's home that would ensure the basement would never flood again.

The first step was install interior drainage at the base of all the walls. Our patented WaterGuard drainage system was installed around the entire 104 ft. perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is designed not to clog with dirt and debris. Inspection points were also installed to ensure the system is flowing properly. 

The second step was to stop water from entering through her walls. BrightWall paneling was installed on all the basement walls to trap water before it enters the basement. The patented BrightWall panels don't allow mold or mildew growth. The panels force the water down into the WaterGuard system instead of allowing it to pool on the floor or enter the air. 

The next step was the installation of our patented TripleSafe sump pump system. The TripleSafe system includes a primary pump for most of the water, a back up pump in case the first pump fails or can't keep up, and a battery backup in the event of a power outage or the first two pumps can't keep up. The WaterGuard system feeds directly into the TripleSafe system making the entire system incredibly efficient. 

The final step was to remove the water from the air. A patented SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed and connected to the TripleSafe sump system. Dry basement air is critical to the health of everyone in the home, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier removes moisture from the air more efficiently than any other dehumidifier on the market. 

With her complete basement waterproofing system installed, Yvette never has to worry about her basement flooding for any reason ever again. 

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