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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Water Control and Wall Stabilization in Eldorado, WI

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 by Tom Wardlow

Challenge

This home in Eldorado, WI had several issues in their basement.  Hydrostatic pressure from the wet soil surrounding the foundation caused the walls to crack and bow inward.  Because of this, water, which finds the path of least resistance, was finding its way into the basement through these cracks and pooling on the basement floor causing damage.  

 

Solution

To stabilize the walls, Sure-Dry Basement Systems installed their Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor system. The Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System permanently stabilizes your basement walls, offering the best opportunity to straighten the walls without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement.

Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential to straighten the wall back to its original position.

To trap the water coming in through the walls, Sure-Dry installed their CleanSpace® Wall System.  The CleanSpace® Wall System can hold back water vapor passing through your foundation walls, directing it to your sump pump. With anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace!

To collect and drain the water being trapped by the CleanSpace Wall System, Sure-Dry installed their DryTrak® system.  This system installs over the top of the floor, eliminating the need for excessive excavation.  DryTrak® provides the same protection and drainage for water seeping through foundation walls, while also giving the clean, finished appearance of a baseboard.

If you have basement walls that are cracking and bowing inward or have water issues in your home's basement, contact Sure-Dry today for a free estimate! 

Project Summary

Products Installed: CleanSpace® Crawl Space Vapor Barrier System

Products Installed: Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor system

Products Installed: DryTrak®

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