Basement Waterproofing Photo Album: Homeowner Trusts Basement Systems to Fix Severe Foundation Cracks and More in Lethbridge, AB
This homeowner in Lethbridge County, Alberta wanted their foundation inspected before selling their home as there had been a number of houses in his area that have experienced severe cracking and shifting over the years. He also found high levels of Radon in the home which is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoke. Most soils contain uranium that, over time, decays to produce radium and polonium. Eventually, polonium is released with the radon, which creates a high toxicity level in the air and water that it infuses. Wanting to correct any issues before putting the home up for sale, he contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist went to the home to assess the situation and provide the homeowners with a FREE, no obligation quote designed specific to address all of the homeowners concerns. Our Production Team then went to the home to install 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 4" filtered PCV piping which is directed to the SuperSump® sump pump system. A full-featured system, SuperSump® includes the best components available including a top-rated 1/3HP Zoeller® pump is designed for reliability & high-volume pumping. The crew reinforced the cracks with CarbonArmor®, a series of strips across the crack significantly improving the overall stability of the wall. Our production team who have been fully trained and certified then installed our foundation piers that have been engineered with minimal disturbance to your home and a fast, effective installation in mind. Each of our foundation pier systems is available in both black steel and galvanized steel, which allows for long-term strength and corrosion resistance. All of our pier systems are installed year-round with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty, as well as coming with our own performance and installation warranty. To replace the damaged support posts our Production Team had installed The SmartJack® System. Made with galvanized steel for corrosion resistance, it can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs. The adjustable design of our jack system means that sagging floors can not only be stabilized, they can also be restored to their original position in many cases. The crew also replaced/repoured the entire concrete basement floor making it look neat and crisp! Finishing off the job to have all around safety and protection, our Radon Mitigation Specialist installed a sub-slab Radon Gas Mitigation System which draws the gas from beneath the basement floor slab and vent it outside of the home.
Once the cement dries on the new system the homeowners can now rest easy knowing they have the best solution in place before selling their home and the potential new owners will be glad they are moving into a home that is fully protected!
The Cleanspace is the White Wall System
Pipe with Filter
4" PVC Piping with a Filter
SmartJack and New Concrete
The New Concrete has Been Poured and You Can See a Portion of the SmartJacks in this photo
One Out of the 36 Push Piers That Were Installed
One of the 8' SmartJacks That Were Installed
Carbon Armor Strip
Crack Reinforced with a Couple Carbon Armour Strips
CleanSpace, WaterGurad and Sump Pump
The CleanSpace Wall System with WaterGuard and New SuperSump. All Tied in Together