Basement Waterproofing Photo Album: Water Leaking in from a Crack in the Foundation Leads to Installation of a Waterproofing System in SE Calgary, AB
This Church in Southeast Calgary, Alberta encountered issues with water leaking in through a crack in the foundation wall during heavy rainfall. Wanting to eliminate the water issues permanently in the basement and regain the usable space, they contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist was able assess the situation and provide the Church with a FREE, no obligation quote designed specifically to address all of their concerns. Our Production Team was then able to then come to the Church to install a CleanSpace® vapor barrier along the walls which is a 100% waterproof plastic that's perfect for unfinished basement walls. With a 25 year warranty for wear and tear, it's durable, washable, and has anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in! The wall vapor barrier ties into the patented WaterGuard® drainage system. The WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain System is designed with a built-in wall flange, which extends up your basement wall by 3/8", any excess water leaking from the walls will move downward and behind this flange where it is then directed to the TripleSafe™ sump pump system. Our most reliable sump pump system, the TripleSafe™ provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind. For normal functioning, the TripleSafe™ has a waterguapowerful, cast-iron Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over. In case of a power outage, our UltraSump® battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery! From there the system will discharge any water entering the sump pump basin to the exterior of the home passing through our patented IceGuard® system, an anti-freeze fitting that is installed outside of your home and ejects water away from the foundation in the event that the sump pump discharge lines freeze or become clogged. And finally the discharge line has been buried below-grade out of plain sight ending off with a Bubbler Pot away from the home installed flush with the grass on the lawn so you can mow right over it.
CleanSpace®, WaterGuard®, and TripleSafe™ Install (Before Cement)
Any excess water coming from cracks in the foundation will run down the CleanSpace® vapor barrier into the WaterGuard® system below. The water is then directed towards the newly installed TripleSafe™ Sump System.
CleanSpace®, WaterGuard®, and TripleSafe™ (After Cement)
A closer view of the Sump System that was installed. This photo also shows that everything is cemented to complete the install.
A view of the discharge lines that will direct the excess water outside of the home. This photo is also to show how clean and organised the install looks.
IceGuard® to Bubbler Pot System
The discharge lines are directed out here through the IceGuard® (cone shaped devices), into the ground and out of the Bubbler Pot. The Bubbler Pot is the dark green plastic device that is in the grass (bottom of photo).