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Basement Waterproofing Case Studies: Wet Basement Worries in Ramara, Ontario

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 by Dan Koehler


Having space to utilize in your home is a great thing. We can turn an extra room into an office space, a play area for kids, or even just a storage room. The options are endless. What isn’t such a great thing, is when your space is constantly leaking water, rendering the area useless.

A customer in Ramara was fed up with dealing with water in their basement. They tried to make the space work, but moisture was a constant issue. Not only could they not use their basement, but they were also concerned with the damage water was causing. They wanted to fix and protect their investment before it was too late. Ready for a change, they reached out to Clarke Basement Systems.


Understanding the customer’s frustrations, System Design Specialist Rob Malcomson inspected the basement area. He worked with the homeowner and explained the options available that would finally give them peace of mind and keep their basement dry.

Foreman Jose Martinez started by installing a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain. WaterGuard® sits directly on the foundation footing, keeping it away from any mud and catches any water. To keep the space waterproofed along the entire wall, we encapsulated the basement with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier. For convenience, WaterGuard® ports were installed. These make it easy to monitor and maintain the system in the future.

The customer already had a sump pump, but Jose upgraded it with a new liner and motor. Keeping the sump pump up-to-date helps ensure the basement will stay waterproof for years. Finally, an IceGuard® discharge line was installed. IceGuard® keeps any discharged water from freezing in the lines, preventing a potential disastrous backup.

With their home’s value protected, the customer can breathe easy. They’re protected from water for 25 years, with a transferable warranty if they choose to sell their home. The customer said we turned her horrible experience into a positive experience. A job well done by the Clarke Basement Systems team!

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