Sump Pump Installation Photo Album: Replacing an old sump pump and waterproofing the basement in Oka, Qc
Another wet basement due to water penetration, but this time in Oka, Qc. A wet basement does not only feel and smell nasty, but it also creates a great risk to your home’s value. Left unchecked, basement humidity can ruin floors and walls, encourage mold, even damage roofing. We have waterproofed this basement by installing a WaterGuard interior drain perimeter, then installed a TripleSafe sump pump system to pump all the water out.
Wet basement in Oka, Qc
Those white sparkles on the floor are called efflorescence. It is actually a result of water presence.
Filthy open sump in Oka
When the sump pump is open, it allows all the debris to come in, and the bacteria to be spread out!
Water on the floor in a basement in Oka
Here is another sign of water penetration.
Beginning of installation in Oka, QC
Our interior drainage system known as the 'WaterGuard' is designed to effectively solve basement water problems. Unlike traditional French drains that are installed outside the foundation or alongside the footing, WaterGuard piping won't clog with silt or plant roots.
WaterGuard system installed in Oka, QC
The WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system includes a wall extension with spacers for collecting wall seepage, channel holes that allow ground water to enter the drain line, and a large-diameter channel that can't crush or kink like standard plastic drain tile can.
End of work in Oka, QC
The drainage channel is hidden beneath a layer of concrete. Only the top edge of the wall flange is visible, so you'll hardly know it's there.