This Old Town, Maine basement was a nightmare for the homeowner before Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions was called in. The old sump pump was located in a crate that had been set down in the floor where an area of cement was removed. This area was very troublesome and caused problems for many years. The pipes from the old pump were not sealed well and the water sprayed out almost five feet every time the pump ran, the water that did make it outside was discharged directly outside of the home where much of it was allowed to run back inside. The other problem with the old pump was that there was no check valve; this meant that the pump was running more often to pump the same water that had run back down the pipe. Because the water never really made it out of the home for long, the moisture level inside caused mold on the drywall of a small room. We at Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions were able to come up with a few ideas for this basement to remedy the homeowner’s issues. We removed the sheetrock, carpet, and framing from the small room, then we removed the fiberglass insulation from the box sills. We installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump system, which consists of a primary pump, a backup pump, and a battery backup pump (the homeowner reported losing power, so we chose the battery backup). We then installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to lower moisture levels in the basement. We also used a froth pack (spray foam) to air seal and insulate the box sills. We were able to turn this basement from a moldy unhealthy environment to a safe and clean space. The homeowner now reports that the musty smell they used to experience all spring and summer has gone away and they now have a great place for storage.