We cleared out the area in order to gain access to the walls, corners where walls met basement floor and cleared basement slab for new wood floor.
100 feet of dry track was placed on the perimeter of the basement. This plastic track traps water and filters it to the sump pump.
Stephen cementing over dry track perimeter of basement securing drainage system.
Dry track can be inserted at any angle to make sure the entire perimeter is secure.
Now that everything is leveled off, the next step is to install a nice looking finished flooring over the dry track and cement layer.
After the hole is dug and the bucket is in place, we can cement around the sump hole and the dry track around the basement perimeter.
The hole is dug out at the lowest point in the basement so water can easily be collected by the sump pump and removed from the basement.
The new sump pump is placed in the prepped hole and is now functional to remove all excess water from basement.
The excess water in this NE Portland basement was of medium severity. A super pump was installed in this case which has a single pipe leading away from the home.
A continuation of the sump pump pipe leading outside.
End location of the sump pump pipes. Leads right to the driveway so it can flow down into the street and the normal sewer systems.
The project is almost complete by adding in the new walls and flooring. What a transformation from beginning to end.
Hardwood floors, new walls, drainage system and sump pump are all installed and this is what the final basement looks like. The only thing left is to get some new furniture in there.
Another great picture of the total basement finishing project. This is the main room of the finished basement, bathroom and laundry are to the right. Everything looks amazing.
The laundry and utility room received a face lift as well.
Here is a picture from the first and main room of the finished basement.
TerraFirma typically does not do windows. These were special ordered at the customer's request and we were more than happy to install them for him. Looking good. And a huge improvement from the old single pane windows.
Complete transformation of this basement from a leaky, musky molded basement to a totally functional healthy living space. Out crew spent 4 days transforming this north east Portland basement in usable space.
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