Crawl Space Drain System & Sump Pit – McHenry , IL 60051

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Crawlspace Drain System & Sump Pit – McHenry, IL

Customer Name:

Mike D. – McHenry, IL


When purchasing an investment property, an inspection, is very important. The inspections not only make sure the home is up to code, but it also reveals what is not up to code. The buyer’s inspection report found that the crawlspace was wet and needed attention. This could most certainly affect the value of the property. Most renters would not want to occupy any space that has water issues. The new homeowner wanted to address the issues immediately upon closing. A consultation with Alliance was scheduled to find a solution for the leaky crawl space.


Alliance sent a highly qualified professional out for an assessment of the leaky crawl space. The closing of this property was hanging in the balance, so this project required a professional that was a proven problem solver. Alliance had details of the issues, so their objective was very straightforward: locate the problem, and suggest a solution. After a thorough assessment, it was suggested that the owner purchase an E-Z flow drain system and new sump pit. Installing a new drain would ensure that water is draining properly to the designated area. The sump pit would further ensure that water is pumping and flowing properly. This would ultimately keep water out of the house. After discussing the options, the homeowner agreed to move forward with the project. Alliance went out and installed the contracted solution. The homeowner had a sump pump that they wanted to use. They also ran the ejector pipe out of the house into an exterior drain that is ran approximately 15-25 feet away from the house. The homeowner was ultimately pleased, because he could pursue the closing process. This brought peace of mind to everyone.

Anything interesting with the project?

Our crew found some areas of MLS in the crawlspace, so we provided an estimate and received approval to spot treat those areas.

Quotes from the homeowner:

“Thank you for doing all that. You were easy to work with and the work looks great.”

Mike D.