Quality 1st Basements Case Studies: Waterproof Basement Walls in Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Sarah Gozick

Challenge

A homeowner in Gravesend, Brooklyn NY noticed water flooding into the basement after heavy rains. The basement bathroom walls were wet and the floor was accumulating water. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on waterproofing the area. Basement specialist Kenny Tramutola came out the property and inspected it. He found water damaged walls that were growing mold and needed to be waterproofed with mold-resistant materials.

Solution

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a WaterGuard basement drain along the perimeter of the basement walls. The WaterGuard basement drain will not clog because of its patented design. After installation, it was covered with a layer of concrete. This was the best choice for this Brooklyn basement because it is invisible after installation. The homeowner's finished basement has no unsightly drain! After rains, the WaterGuard basement drain collects water from the wall and drains it out to a sump pump. To keep the water moving out of the basement, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump sump pump is reliable. It has a battery back up and a heavy duty motor to keep water pumping away from the finished basement.

The moldy walls needed to go. Quality 1st Basement Systems removed the lower half of the walls, where the mold growth and water damage was. The installation team installed EverLast basement wall panels. EverLast is perfect for this basement because it is made out of inorganic materials that will never rot, grow mildew, and they are 100% mold-proof. EverLast is made out of waterproof materials and helps drain water to the basement drain. The beige and white color looks great in the basement, and the homeowner loves how much it brightened up his space. Now this basement is waterproof and the homeowner feels safe during rainstorms. The sump pump, basement drain, and waterproof basement walls keep this area dry and looking great.

Project Summary

Primary Foreman: Victor Leon

Sales Representative: Kenny Tramutola

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