The very talented comedy troupe located in The District of Rock Island, have been proudly providing families and groups a fun filled time full of laughs since 1990. However, the condition of the basement left a lot to be desired. The building is older and so has years of repeat water intrusion and damage. Signs of water seeping through the pourous walls, different entryways, and where the walls meet the floors were evident. The basement has various twists and turns, levels and obstacles that would require some creative thinking. The old sump pump was rusted with years and years of corrosion. Also, the sump pump was not in an ideal location, so a solution was needed to ensure that any water intrusion would be directed to the new sump pump to be carried out of the space.
The team installed WaterGuard around the perimeter to drain wall leaks to the local sump pump. WaterGuard sits on top of the foundation footing, preventing clogging that afflicts other common drainage systems. The local sump pump is the SuperSump. SuperSump is equipped with a zoeller cast iron pump, CleanPump Stand, an air tight, an air tight drain and WaterWatch alarms system that will sound off when water rises in the system i.e. the space. The old sump pump is a wildly ineffective system compared to the patented SuperSump.To provide extra waterproofing to the space, the team installed CleanSpace liners. CleanSpace can be fitted snuggly against obstruction and rough surfaces such as old brick. The CleanSpace is 20 mil thick inorganic material made with 7 layers of varying plastic material and a polyester criss cross chord in the layer, making the CleanSpace strong, durable and long lasting. CleanSpace also has an antimicrobial material that fights mold growth. The team also relieved some of the hydrostatic pressure against the foundation floors by constructing laterals that help drain rising ground water to the SuperSump.