Crawl Space Repair Photo Album: Basement Waterproofing in Forest Hills, Queens NY
A new homeowner in Forest Hills, Queens purchased a house with a wet basement. It smelled musty, showed signs of mold, and had a high humidity that was affecting the air quality throughout the house. The homeowner worried about the problem getting worse, especially during heavy rains. They called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on how to fix this unfinished, wet basement.
Basement specialist Nick Biris inspected the house and suggested a number of products that would all work together to keep this Forest Hills basement dry. The first was a WaterGuard drainage system, which is a patented drain pipe that will never clog with dirt. It is installed inside the basement and is covered with a thin layer of concrete so it is invisible after installation. The WaterGuard drainage system will work with the new TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three pumps that pump out water away from the basement. It has a built in battery back up which will turn on in case the power goes out. Many basements with sump pumps flood during storms when the electricity goes out. Not with the TripleSafe! The battery back up gives homeowners peace of mind that even if their power doesn't work, their sump pump is still running. An IceGuard was installed on the sump pump drainage line, which will prevent water from freezing during the winter months.
CleanSpace walling was installed, which will keep water vapor out of the basement. CleanSpace never needs to be painted and gives unfinished basements a bright new look. It is made out of thick inorganic material that will not gather mold, and will lower the humidity of the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems also installed a SaniDry dehumidifier. The SaniDry filters dust mite droppings and mold spores out of the air. These are common allergens that may make homeowners sick, but with SaniDry the air quality will be improved throughout the house. The SaniDry dehumidifier also lowers the relative humidity, which will help keep the basement dry and safe. Now this Forest Hills home is prepared, and will stay dry. The owners are very pleased with the results and recommend Quality 1st Basement Systems to friends and family.
Wet Basement in Forest Hills, Queens
A homeowner purchased a new house with a wet basement, and needed it fixed before the problem got worse. The basement walls show signs of water damage.
Mold Growth on Basement Walls
The unfinished basement walls were drab and growing mold. Mold spores are a common allergen which can affect the quality of air throughout the house.
WaterGuard Drainage System Installation
The WaterGuard drainage system will redirect water to a sump pump, keeping the basement safe and dry. Once installed, it will be covered with a layer of concrete.
The IceGuard will prevent ice blockage in the discharge line during winter. It will help keep this basement dry during heavy snowstorms and cold weather.
CleanSpace walling is durable and will not snag or tear, guaranteed. It keeps out water vapor and helps lower the relative humidity level of basements.
SaniDry Dehumidifier Installation
The SaniDry Dehumidifier is energy efficient and will keep the humidity levels low. Dry basement air helps prevent mold growth and musty smells.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump
The TripleSafe sump pump has three separate pumps to pump water out of the house. Its battery back up gives homeowners peace of mind during heavy rainstorms.
CleanSpace Looks Neat and Fresh
The CleanSpace wall encapsulation system helps transform unfinished basements. The new face lift not only looks bright and fresh, it helps keeps basements dry.