There was a historic home on the waterfront, in which the basement would be prone to flooding. Apart from the dank, musty/mold smell, there would be physical water in the basement. Our crews came and after excavating down to the foundational wall discovered that the foundation wall was structurally failing. After rebuilding the foundation and applying waterproofing agent HML 5000, the crews then updated the basement systems by installing a Triple Safe Sump Pump and finished by installing the Cleanspace Vapor Barrier System and Sani-Dry Dehumidifier to monitor the humidity and control water. Now, the basement no longer smells and remains completely dry, even when there was a hurricane that hit the region!
The building had previously been waterproofed. The sealant had deteriorated and failed -- This was allowing water to infiltrate through the cinder block into the conditioned area. Our crew dug trenches along three of the four exterior walls, cleaned the debris and dirt off the walls, applied a waterproofing sealant, and lastly, filled the trenches back in.