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Old 04-22-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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I'm close to signing to get the work done. Getting the water guard system, sump pump, and Sanidry dehumidifier. I wanted to have them do more work like wall accessories to get me closer to finishing the basement, but I can't afford much more than their basic stuff right now.

Do any of you have this? Satisfied? Hows the sanidry been working for you?


Has anyone finished their basement themselves after getting the water guard system installed?
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:41 AM
 
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My sister did. They had BS install the water guard system and then hired a contractor to shell out the basement after. They were very impressed with their work, even though it was a little pricey.

To this day, no water.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Id like to do as much of the remaining work, towards actually finishing the basement, myself. Any idea what material she used for the walls? I'm glad she is pleased and how I will be. The only thing that worries me is that the sump drain will drain in the yard only 15 feet from the house which is the typical distance from what the guy told me. That seems to close in the event of a reoccurance of the flooding we had when all the snow melted this year.

Do you know if she got the dehumidifier too?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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They have Thermaldry on the walls with the foil face so heat can be directed back into the room so it doesn't get absorbed into the cool concrete. If your walls are going to be sheetrocked after studded then I'd probably recommend that over Brightwall (though I'm far from an expert). Edit to add: They also got Thermaldry flooring (expensive).

They did get a dehumidifier. They might have gotten the whole house dehumidifier onto the existing HVAC system. I'll have to shoot her a text and double check. Edit to add: They did get the Sanidry system - it works fantastic and took the musty basement smell out.

15 feet sounds a little close, but I'm not sure how your yard slopes. I know with mine, it's a good 60 feet out but our yard slopes a little as our neighbors to the right sit about 4 feet lower than us.

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