This basement was getting wet during storms which made the drywall and carpet moldy. Drywall and carpet are made of organic materials so they easily get destroyed by water and mold damage. The smell was noticeable and something had to be done.
Basement Systems USA, Inc. went in and first removed the carpet and the bottom of the moldy drywall and did some mold remediation. The next step was to install the WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter so that the basement would no longer leak. The WaterGuard was connected to one of our SuperSump Systems which include a battery back-up pump so that the water can be pumped out even during power failures.
Once the basement is mold-free and no longer in danger from water seepage, we could start putting things back together. But we would never use organic materials like drywall or carpet to repair the basement. A special waterproof and inorganic wallboard called Everlast Walls was used to make the basement look beautiful again. Everlast Walls is made of nonorganic material and is guaranteed for 50 years against water and mold damage. We also used a special waterproof wood-look flooring so that there would be no danger of water damage.
The result is easy to see. The basement is not only dry and looks amazing, it has been repaired with the right building materials so that there is no chance of water or mold damage in the future. Another job done right.
This old, cold, and leaking window needed to be replaced, so we installed an all-vinyl, energy efficient EverLast Basement Window. These windows are airtight but easy to open. When unlocked, both panes can be removed for cleaning or for passing objects through – like a ladder or another item you’d rather not carry through your house.
We also installed a WellDuct window well drain in the window well outside. This drain is connected into the interior WaterGuard system to prevent window well flooding. We also wanted to prevent vapor transmission through the walls, so the ThermalDry Wall vapor barrier was installed. Not only does ThermalDry Wall help to lower relative humidity, it has a radiant shield which reflects up to 97% of the heat back into the basement.
These are pictures of a typical city row home basement entry. The stairwells often flood because the drain is not big enough or not connected properly for an outlet. By installing proper drainage and a large TrenchDrain, the water can now be easily managed.
This project in Parkton, MD included a Triple Safe sump pump with battery Back-up, WaterGuard drainage system, and Thermal wall vapor barrier.
This customer wanted to have a code-approved Egress Window Well installed in their home so the basement could be finished and used as extra living space.
We installed an Egress Rockwell System because it is by far the best egress window well system available on the market. We also installed a WellDuct window well drain to guarantee that the water in the window well will never flood into the basement.