Joyce and Terry D., Vinton, IA homeowners, called MidAmerica Basement Systems because they had water in their basement. After tearing off the wood paneling in the basement, they suspected they also had a mold and rot problem. They knew something had to be done. 


Joyce and Terry met with design specialist Mac McDaniel. Upon arrival, Mac talked with Joyce and Terry about their problem, and what they wanted to accomplish with their basement project. Mac then executed an investigation of the inside and outside of the home. Following the investigation, he proposed a unique, custom solution for Joyce and Terry's wet basement issue.

Mac suggested they install full perimeter, patented sub-floor drainage system, WaterGuard. The WaterGuard system would empty into one of the new TripleSafe Sump Pumps. TripleSafe Sump Pumps are equipped with two powerful pumps, and a battery back up pump that kicks on if the power goes out. The TripleSafe Sump Pumps are connected to a buried discharge line, which is equipped with IceGuard attachment pieces. In the event that the discharge line were to freeze, the IceGuard attachment piece allows the water to exit out over the snow and ice.

Foreman Justin Reger installed this new system, including CleanSpace Wall and BrightWall. CleanSpace Wall is a thick corded material that protects the interior from water seepage. Water that may come in from the wall is drained into the WaterGuard System. The other half of the basement was finished with BrightWall, which is a mechanically fastened, inorganic plastic wall product that will never peel, chip or flake. Neither CleanSpace or BrightWall allow for mold growth. Finally, a SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to keep the whole home moisture-free in the muggy summer months.

Now, the basement is bright, white, and dry. Joyce and Terry are very happy!

Before any work is done, the basement looks like this.
Water appears to have caused a lot of damage.
The waterGuard System and CleanSpace Wall are being installed here.
WaterGuard and CleanSpace are installed along this wall.
A short trench drain is installed near the appliance.
This TripleSafe Sump Pump is hooked up, keeping the basement dry.
The SaniDry dehumidifier takes the moisture out of the air.
BrightWall is installed in conjunction with the WaterGuard system.