This school building in Lowell, MA was built in the 1850's and had undergone years of renovation work to transform it into apartments. The owner of the property wished to now make use of the lower basement levels, but first needed to address the issue of high water and seeping water. The walls needed extensive waterproofing solutions, and several sump pumps were required throughout the basement in order to properly and effectively remove the water from the building. This album highlights different stages of the project, showing the vapor barriers along the walls and the sump pump systems in place.
If the basement area had not been properly waterproofed prior to renovating the space, water could have caused extensive damage and cost the property owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.
The system was designed by Michael LaMalfa, and the lead installer was Lorenzo Tirado.