Renters Marty and Allison were having concerns with a musty smell coming from their finished basement. They quickly contacted their landlord to have resolve the problem. When Aj was looking around the basement, he found that one of the pipes had been leaking, causing mold to grow, damage to the walls, and created the musty smell. After fixing the pipe, he reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to have the damaged walls repaired and a waterproofing system installed to prevent future water damage.


Mike Banks, design specialist, suggested that the wall be completely removed and replaced with EverLast Wall Panels. EverLast panels are durable and waterproof, preventing warping and rotting and mold growth if a pipe or leaking foundation were to become present in the future. EverLast Wall Panels also offer an insulation rating of R-13, reducing energy costs for the home. To address future leaks and pipe failures, a waterproofing system was installed. WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the foundation floor and wall joint to collect water that seeps in under the foundation and from the walls. Once collected it will be redirected to the TripleSafe where it will be properly discharged from the home. Having a dry basement helps prevent mold growth, reducing the musty smell that once lingered in the home.

Project Summary

Basement Waterproofing: WaterGuard & TripleSafe

Basement Finishing: EverLast Wall Panels

Design Specialist: Mike Banks

Project Foreman: Mike Clementz

Pipes behind the wall had burst, causing the musty smell.
The leaking pipe had caused mold growth and damage to the walling.
After the wall is removed, WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter.
EverLast Wall Paneling is now ready to be installed.
EverLast panels have replaced the old and damaged walls.
Trim was placed along the floor and wall joist and an access door to the pipes was installed, adding the finishing touches to the basement.