Removal of the Homeowner's Finished Wall
After the homeowner installed finished walls over our perimeter waterproofing system which included our WaterGuard system, he made our waterproofing inaccessible for maintenance. A fungus called iron ochre formed, causing our system to clog and water to seep into the basement. The Dry Guys team was called to not only restore our system, but develop a way for the basement to have finished walls and still have access to the waterproofing.
Removing Framework Behind the Wall
The framework was removed to expose the wall completely. The Dry Guys Team will be creating a shelf system where the basement wall would look finished by combining finished wood trim and our BrightWall paneling.
An Example of a Normal Brightwall Installation
Here is what a normal BrightWall installation looks like with the WaterGuard still exposed for maintenance.
Construction of the Framework
This is the team constructing the framework for the shelf wall.
Constructing the Lid
To construct the lid, the team is laying Brightwall paneling on top of the wood.
The Finished Product
After attaching the lid, here is what the finished product looks like. A clean looking step wall with a removable lid to access and maintain the WaterGuard system within.
The Shelf without the Lid
Here is the shelf with the lid removed. The WaterGuard can be easily accessed through the top while the side of the unit is completely finished.
A Few Days Later
After returning to check on the system, the homeowner was very happy with his basement. He now uses it as a play room for his daughter.