BRS Pros installed carbon fiber straps and installed a dewatering system for Tara & Kyle. Here are some of the steps we took to help them…
Fortress – Carbon Fiber Straps – Fortress carbon fiber/Kevlar unidirectional carbon fiber straps with top rim joist plate and bottom anchor footer assembly was installed vertically at four foot centers on the front foundation wall. The foundation wall was scarified and cleaned smooth where straps are located on the wall. The carbon fiber/Kevlar top bracket is secured/bolted to the rim joist. The steel dual leg bottom anchor was drilled and epoxied to the floor to prevent wall shear making it 125 times stiffer than the competition, making the bottom plate anchor the best in the industry. High strength epoxy was then applied to the wall and the straps to create a life of the structure warranty where the straps were installed. The straps may be painted in the future for aesthetic purposes.
Fast Drain – We installed our Fast Drain dewatering system along the foundation wall.
Dual Sump Pump – Installed the Pro-Series PS-C33 Combination Backup and Primary Pumps in the left front corner of the basement (as looking at the front door). • Automatically switches to battery power when AC fails • Unique monitoring controller detects irregularities, sounds an alarm, and pinpoints problems and solutions on control panel • Primary pump with energy efficient PSC motor is continuous duty rated and water cooled • Primary pump controller allows for adjustable pump run time and exercises pump weekly to extend pump life • Dual float switches provide dependable activation for both primary and backup pumps • Backup will assist primary pump if excessive amounts of water are entering the sump • Maintains and recharges battery automatically • Alarm can be silenced during a power outage • Designed for use with wet cell or AGM / maintenance free batteries • USB Data Port and Remote Terminals connect to external devices such as a PHCC Pro Series CONNECT Module, home automation systems or other devices for remote notification.
Vapor Barrier – We installed our 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced wall liner above the installed Fast Drain system. The wall liner was mechanically fastened with nails designed for foundation walls to within 6″ of the top of the foundation wall to provide a complete future termite inspection. Protects against moisture, mold, mildew, humidity and wall leaks. Moisture/water behind this anti-bacterial wall liner drains into the Fast Drain system. Mechanically fastening wall liner is a permanent solution opposed to just caulk or tape which will result in future maintenance or failure of the system.
It was a pleasure helping Tara & Kyle make their new home happy, healthy & safe again!