BQ Basement Systems Case Studies: Crawlspace Waterproofing in Spring House, PA

Monday, May 1st, 2017 by Margaret Mustin

Challenge

When these Spring House homeowners began experiencing various health issues, they began looking throughout their home to find the culprit. This led them to the crawlspace, where they found a significant amount of water and mold. That's when they decided to call BQ Basement Systems for their free estimate.

When BQ Basement Systems inspected the home, we found many alarming issues pertaining to the crawlspace. There was asbestos based fiberglass insulation that was saturated with water. Not only was this insulation now ineffective, but it was also a major health concern. The dirt/gravel crawl space was muddy and the only measure of waterproofing that had been taken was a sump pump from a retail home improvement store that had been installed many years ago. The sump pump sat in a 5-gallon bucket that was completely filled with mud, in the middle of the crawlspace, with only trenched out soil leading water to the sump. 

Solution

BQ proposed the installation of a full perimeter waterproofing system with our BQ technology.

The purpose of the interior waterproofing system is to direct any incoming water to a designated SmartSump sump pump that will pump the water out of the crawlspace and away from the foundation. The homeowners agreed that our products would be their best option, as they were tired of a wet, dirty, smelly crawlspace and wanted an area they could use for storage. They were also highly concerned about the energy they were losing with the crawlspace not being properly insulated.

After only two days of installation, BQ Basements Systems was able to ensure that the crawlspace would stay dry from water intrusion from that point forward. The homeowners were thrilled that they now had a clean, useable space for storage, and were safe from mold, mildew, asbestos and high levels of humidity, thanks to BQ.

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525 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim, PA 19038
1-215-987-6515