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Cracks in the foundation are a common sign of bowing walls.
The homeowners had lined the basement with towels to collect the moisture that was pouring into the space.
After using a jackhammer to remove concrete from the perimeter of the basement, the crew installed the WaterGuard waterproofing system and CleanSpace wall vapor barrier, all of which tied into the sump pump.
The crew installed CleanSpace wall vapor barrier along the interior of the home. This will work to prevent any moisture from entering the home through the walls.
After installing the PowerBraces, it was easy to see just how much the walls had bowed. The PowerBrace system works to realign the foundation over time for a solid solution that is the least intrusive to the home.
Once the crew installed the WaterGuard waterproofing system, CleanSpace wall vapor barrier, and PowerBraces, they tied it all into the SuperSump sump pump, which will remove all moisture from the home.
The last step of the project was to pour fresh concrete over the waterproofing system. The space is now ready to be used for storage, or for additional living space!
Albert Lea homeowners had a finished basement with two major headaches: bowing walls and a moisture problem. System Design Specialist Rob Larson worked with the homeowners to design a system that would solve both problems so that they can finish their basement with confidence, knowing that it's protected for the life of the home!