Projects & Capabilities
We provide tailored solutions to each project we work on so our customer is left with a job done right the first time. Often times, TCM Waterproofing is called out to fix what other companies worked on a few years prior! Our philosophy is to do it right once and never worry about it again. Below are a few projects from our satisfied customers.
For this project, we repaired the separation of the foundation walls at Camp Aldersgate in Canton, Ohio. We installed carbon-kevlar straps to correct the vertical separation and finished it off by sealing the cracks with epoxy.
This customer had flooding in their basement that required exterior waterproofing. We applied a rubberized sealant and then installed a dimple board, an extra waterproof barrier, then backfilled with gravel. This application guarantees no leaking in the foundation of your home.
This customer’s barn foundation was pushed in 6″ and had a 1 1/4″ separation in the corner of the barn. We straightened the wall using power braces, then installed carbon-kevlar straps to strengthen the wall. It’s now 3x stronger than a new wall.
Interior Water Control
This client was experiencing a very wet, moldy basement with poor air quality and bad odor. First we opened the perimeter of the basement floor and installed a drain tile to collect the water below the foundation. This tile directs the water into the drain and which is connected to a sump pump, which was added to discharge the water into the yard or downspout discharge line. We completed the job by finishing the basement so that is was dry, had great air quality, and was ready to be utilized by the client. We used DryShield on this project, a waterproof barrier that encapsulates the walls and protects them from the elements outside!
Waterproofing / Structural repair
This project was an older structure with years of damage to both the exterior and interior foundation walls caused by hydrostatic push and in turn water penetration. It has become a serious problem that affected the structural integrity of the building. To correct this issue, a new footer was poured and power braces were installed to straighten the wall. These images show that the concrete blocks had shifted in many different directions. The picture on the right shows a straightened and reinforced foundation wall.
Here you can see major bowing of a glazed block foundation wall. This wall was aligned and repaired with power braces, then carbon kevlar straps were installed to reinforce the structural integrity. It is now three times stronger than a new wall. These straps can be painted to enhance the appearance.
How to Deodorize Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps are a huge protection against flooding if your home is located in a low lying area. They prevent water from entering your basement by redirecting any incoming water to the outside.
Every sump basin will eventually have an odor if left unchecked, especially if the pump hasn’t run for a month or two. Follow these instructions to keep your sump pump and basement odor-free:
1.) Use an airtight basin cover.
2.) Clean and disinfect the basin with a solution of 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water. Pour this into the basin until the float switch activates, then scrub the side of the basin.
3.) Keep the drain hole covered with water. This forces any odors in the drain pipe to stay in the pipe.
4.) Drain stagnant basin water or use sump odor control tablets to deodorize.
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