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Serving Greater Calgary, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Didsbury
This is an example of the amount of water that was pooling within the basement
This drainage system wasn't working properly so the owners needed an upgrade to prevent future water pooling.
Old drainage system was removed and replaced with the TrenchDrain™ System. The TrenchDrain™'s discharge line is directed to the sump pump system in place. The next step would be to cement over the original area creating a floor that is flush with the TrenchDrain™.
The cement is left to cure and the installation of the TrenchDrain™ will be complete.
The SmartSump™ System to show the pipe that is going into the basin from the TrenchDrain™
An area of concrete was removed for the installation of the SmartSump™ System and its "Line-In" from the TrenchDrain™. The basin sits flush with the original basement floor. The next step would be to fill the void around the basin and cement over the void to ensure the original basement floor is flush once again.
This is what the SmartSump™ System looks like when it is fully assembled and cemented in place.
The owners of this conference centre in Southwest Calgary, Alberta encountered issues with a leaking crack located in the basement wall. Cracks in foundation walls are common in homes throughout Alberta. Usually a side effect of the natural curing process of concrete, however when they leak they can cause a lot of mess and headache. They also noticed that their current drainage system, that is located at the bottom of their stairwell, wasn't draining properly thereby causing the water to pool. In search of the best solution to address their concern, and protect their home investment, these homeowners contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist was able assess the situation and provide the owners with a FREE, no obligation quote on upgrading their drainage system to the TrenchDrain™ Grated Drainage Pipe System. The TrenchDrain™ resembles half of a basement drainage pipe, with a grated opening fitted snugly on top. The grate is flush or slightly below the floor, eliminating any tripping hazard. It is uniquely designed to span doorways, hatchway entrances, and similar entryway doors. Any water passing over the drain is collected through the openings and redirected to the sump pump system in place. The Production Team had installed the SmartSump™ System which comes equipped with a 1/3 horsepower cast-iron Zoeller® sump pump. This sump pump is capable of pumping 2,500 gallons per hour which is more than enough for the current situation.