Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Basement Waterproofing in Elizabethtown, NC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Mary White


Martha, of Elizabethtown, NC, was growing tired of having to squeegee her basement after heavy rains.  It seemed to be getting worse, and she knew that nothing would turn around until she adequately addressed the issue with a professional contractor.  After doing some research of top local businesses, she found Southeast Foundation and Crawl Space Repair and saw our positive reviews.  She gave us a call to schedule an inspection. 

On the day of the appointment, R.J. from Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair arrived to perform the inspection.  Observing the property, he noted the areas in the basement where water was entering.  He could see right away that it would take a premium drainage system to properly address and correct the problem.  With careful consideration, he took notes and drew a plan that would offer a viable option for Martha’s problem. 


For Martha’s problem to truly be corrected, Southeast would need to create a way for water to be channeled out of the basement, as well as providing a means to keep the air space dry going forward. 

First, the team began with TrenchDrain, a grating system installed to collect water and direct it out and away from a property.  The crew prepared the concrete and installed the drains where needed.  Now, instead of puddling, water will naturally flow down and into the drain, clearing up what was fast becoming a problem for Martha. 

Next, Southeast readied the basement floor for the installation of our Waterguard system.  Waterguard is a drainage system that sits on top of the footing, instead of alongside it.  This is important because it keeps mud from getting into the drain.  The system also features visible flange spacers along the edge of the basement wall, which offers a neat and finished look, while keeping out debris from the basement floor. 

Then the team installed a system to keep moisture out of the air and maintain relative humidity in the basement at 55% all year long—the highly efficient Sani-Dry Sedona dehumidifier.  The Sani-Dry will continuously pull moisture from the air, transporting it to the TripleSafe sump pump system, which was installed next.  The TripleSafe features three separate pumps, which work efficiently together to ensure that all moisture is sent out of the basement, via the newly installed discharge line.  The discharge line leads to the lawnscape outlet outside, which was installed out and away from the home. 

After inspecting the concrete around the drains, and ensuring that all systems were sealed properly, the crew tidied up the work area, and the job was complete.  Martha was relieved that her basement would no longer be moisture-laden, and that a flooded basement would not be in her future.  She was thankful to Southeast Foundation and Crawl Space Repair for providing the perfect solution for her home and her basement.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Southeast Foundation and Crawl Space Repair

Certified Inspector: R.J. Bailey

Installing Crew Foreman: Jeremy Fisher

Products Installed: Waterguard

Products Installed: TripleSafe Sump Pump

Products Installed: SuperSump

Products Installed: Sani-Dry Sedona

Products Installed: TrenchDrain

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