Robert’s son, Brian, would like his dad to move closer to him, therefore Robert’s home would need to be sold, but first, the basement issues would need to be resolved. These issues consisted of cracked and bowing walls, that allowed a steady flow of water to infiltrate the basement. During heavy rains, Robert would get up to 6 inches of water! Clogged drains and poor plasterwork were not helping the situation either. In the last few years, Robert and Brian watched the walls buckle more and more. They knew they needed to find a professional for the project. The Basement Doctor commercials made a lasting impression on Robert, while Brian had met the owner, Ron Greenbaum, previously at a charity event. Brian decided to call and schedule the free in-home estimate. Project Manager, Charlie Murphy, met with Brian and Robert providing a thorough inspection of the foundation, both inside and out. Charlie proposed waterproofing, force beams, a sump pump, and glass block windows. Both Robert and Brian agreed with the solution and were confident in Charlie’s diagnosis. They decided to move ahead with the proposed work.Solution
At the core of any good foundation is a waterproofing system with a premium sump pump. Installation Foreman, Donald Smith, and his crew installed an interior waterproofing system along with the Blue Angel Gemini sump pump. This pump comes with a ½ HP primary pump as well as a battery backup pump, capable of pumping as much as 76 gallons of water per minute combined. The unit also comes with continuous app monitoring that sends alerts for high water levels, power outages, and low battery charge. The Force Beam is a patented repair method for stabilizing basement walls, with a spring-loaded pressure system that is a permanent solution for bowing walls. These beams apply constant pressure to the wall and can, over time, begin to push the wall back into place. The glass block windows improve security and privacy along with improving energy costs and reduced maintenance. This all-encompassing solution addressed all of the homeowner’s concerns and is market-ready. Now, Robert can accomplish his ultimate goal of moving closer to his son.