You can see some traces of water that had seeped into this basement. Our clients complained they had about a few buckets of water infiltrating the basement space during spring.
The residents of this Gatineau house could not use their basement for storage due to the constant water infiltration in that space.
This picture shows the redone cement (not dried yet), after the installation of our internal drain system, the WaterGuard, under the slab. We installed it along the perimeter of the house and were able to leave our clients with a permanently dry basement.
Our clients opted to install the TripleSafe, which is the best sump pump system in Quebec. This system offered them the peace of mind as it comes with a back up battery-operated sump pump and an alarm system.
Since it is illegal to connect a sump pump discharge line to the sewer line, and that the rain water municipality system will be under pressure during heavy rains (thus putting more risk of having an infiltration in the basement), we recommend our clients whenever possible to discharge the water a few feet away from the foundation. The IceGuard system you can see in the picture will help drain the water out in case the discharge line gets frozen in winter.
Our clients in Gatineau had moved to their house in early 2014. They weren't aware about the water infiltration problem in their basement. Eventually they discovered that they had a major infiltration problem that happened frequently, especially during each heavy rain and in spring.
They called us to waterproof their basement, permanently.