Jay Hanrahan

DryZone Basement Systems

Title: *Retired* System Design Specialist

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Jay Hanrahan from DryZone Basement Systems

Jay has been involved in the basement waterproofing industry since the 1960's covering an area from Canada to as far south as Georgia. He enjoys bringing years of experience to each customer in order to help find the best solution for their specific problem. Jay enjoyed being part of the DryZone team, from the office staff to the crews. He loves how they all respect each other's strengths and know how to balance each other. He is a huge Red Sox fan and has an interest in World War II Aircraft.

*Jay retired in July 2018, he is currently living in Lakeland, Florida with his wife and dogs. He is looking forward to trying new activities and meeting new people.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Lucy S.
    Longmeadow, MA

    Customer Review

    By Lucy S.
    Longmeadow, MA

  • By Gene M.
    Westerly, RI

    "Great company, Guaranteed service, Hard working staff, Highly recommended, repeat customer."

    Customer Review

    By Gene M.
    Westerly, RI

    Great company, Guaranteed service, Hard working staff, Highly recommended, repeat customer.

  • By Carla F.
    Bradford, RI

    "It has been raining all day and we have no water in our basement! Hooray!"

    Customer Review

    By Carla F.
    Bradford, RI

    It has been raining all day and we have no water in our basement! Hooray!

  • By Chris C.
    West Kingston, RI

    "promptness. professionability. reasonable quote."

    Customer Review

    By Chris C.
    West Kingston, RI

    promptness. professionability. reasonable quote.

  • By Lou A.
    Wakefield, RI

    "The management company for our condo association (RIPAC) and the president of our board of directors recommended having your..."

    Customer Review

    By Lou A.
    Wakefield, RI

    The management company for our condo association (RIPAC) and the president of our board of directors recommended having your company inspect our wall crack and explain the procedure that you use to correct this problem. Since the job was completed we have had several rain events that would have produced water on our basement floor in the past. I am happy to report that we have not seen any. The service tech, Nick, did an excellent job explaining the procedure before he began and while he was performing the work. The area around the wall crack was sectioned off using plastic sheeting and the clean up at the end of the job was meticulous. The lifetime, transferable warranty on the work sealed the deal. Our worst time with water intrusion was in the Spring when the ground was still frozen of partially frozen and we had heavy rains and/or snow melt. Having seen the performance of the wall crack repair system to date I am feeling confident that this Spring will not be a problem.

  • By Christine C.
    Narragansett, RI

    "we are very pleased with the job thank you"

    Customer Review

    By Christine C.
    Narragansett, RI

    we are very pleased with the job thank you

  • By Dan S.
    Narragansett, RI

    "Jay was very detailed and informative."

    Customer Review

    By Dan S.
    Narragansett, RI

    Jay was very detailed and informative.

  • By Jeff C.
    Saunderstown, RI

    "I was very impressed with the workmanship and how everything was done exactly the way it was explained it would be done. No..."

    Customer Review

    By Jeff C.
    Saunderstown, RI

    I was very impressed with the workmanship and how everything was done exactly the way it was explained it would be done. No surprises!

  • By Debra B.
    Warwick, RI

    "Jay did not "sell" me anything, he took the time to show me what I could use and did not try to pad the estimate with non..."

    Customer Review

    By Debra B.
    Warwick, RI

    Jay did not "sell" me anything, he took the time to show me what I could use and did not try to pad the estimate with non essential items.

  • By Sal
    Warwick, RI

    Customer Review

    By Sal
    Warwick, RI

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The best decision we ever made. Highly recommend Dry Zone for any dampness and mold issues." Read Full Testimonial

    Brenda C. of Wakefield, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              The best decision we ever made. Highly recommend Dry Zone for any dampness and mold issues.
    Brenda C.
    Wakefield, RI
  • "Jay was a persistent and effective salesman. Rick and his team were totally satisfactory. He went to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Barbara D. of Wakefield, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Jay was a persistent and effective salesman. Rick and his team were totally satisfactory. He went to extraordinary effort to reach inaccessible spaces.
    Barbara D.
    Wakefield, RI
  • "We were very impressed with Jay's knowledge and low key, no-pressure approach. He told us how the system..." Read Full Testimonial

    Michael M. of Middletown, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              100% professional service and work from start to finish. No more smell from the damp crawl space, the floors are warmer. Our furnace runs less frequently and shuts off quicker. Jay was great. Explained every step of the process and the materials that would be used. Our crawl space is only 18" high, but he didn't hesitate to squeeze in to take 'before pictures' and to be sure the crew could reach every corner. He came the first day to make sure the crew was on time. The installation crew was Incredible! Very careful not to damage foundation plantings, polite, thorough, called before arrival and were on time. They took pictures of the completed work with our camera as we requested. As promised, another crew member who was tall and thin came in a few days to reach a corner the other guys couldn't.
    Michael M.
    Middletown, RI
  • "Incredible! Very careful not to damage foundation plantings, polite, thorough, called before arrival and were..." Read Full Testimonial

    Michael of Middletown, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Incredible! Very careful not to damage foundation plantings, polite, thorough, called before arrival and were on time. They took pictures of the completed work with our camera as we requested. As promised, another crew member who was tall and thin came in a few days to reach a corner the other guys couldn't.
    Michael
    Middletown, RI
  • "In conversing with the crew, I was very pleased to lern about your well managed company leaded by Todd and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sam A. of Barrington, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              your brochure is the best "dry basement, 101 course", very informative and educational. Well written, simple, easy to understand. Jay is very friendly and trusworthy. He explained the product very clearly and I gave him the depositimmmediately, without consulting my wife who must be advised with any major expenditure. I appreciate the friendly email and especially personal reminder of my apointment. Very easy to become friends with Jay and share Greek coffee, pasetries and fresh eggs from my chickens. the 3 crew team (I forget their names were very cooperative with their group leader. I think his name was Ryan and he worked at the level of 3 persons. Never stopping in performing 200% and leading motivaating his crew to do their best. He is a kepper and a valuable aseet to your company. I am willing to hire him in my construction company but I an sure he is loyal to your company. Be proud for employees with his work ethic and dedication. Clean up was Excellent. I wanted to hire them to clean the rest of my house but they were on their way to another assignment. I chose DryZone because One of my friends and a previous satisfied customer of yours, Nancy G., highly recommented you for your excellent, trusworhty product performance and confidence in your company. I will recommend you to any of my friends who has wet basement problems.
    Sam A.
    Barrington, RI
  • "I was a little hesitant to move forward with the project due to the cost and work that needed to be done..." Read Full Testimonial

    Chris S. of Seekonk, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              I was a little hesitant to move forward with the project due to the cost and work that needed to be done. After working with Jay/Dan and the crew, I'm extremely pleased we moved forward. The basement looks great and we're excited to start the finishing process.
    Chris S.
    Seekonk, MA
  • "... I think it is the best sump pump system out there. Jay is a great guy; honest and he cared about my..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bob D. of Rehoboth, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              I was referred to you by a friend that also has your system. I think it is the best sump pump system out there. Jay is a great guy; honest and he cared about my thoughts. I want to thank you for everything. Great crew - Shawn & Josh, Jay, the whole process was top notch!
    Bob D.
    Rehoboth, MA
  • "DryZone Basements is very professional and they are very informative" Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff D. of New Bedford, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              Call rep was professional and I was very satisfied. Jay is the best !!! Jay is extremely professional and likeable . He treated me with respect and i think he is valuable member to DryBasement Systems company. I had 2 sump pumps installed ,the first pump in Jan. with Ryan and the 2nd with James in April..both were awesome and professional and they did a great job. Both Ryan and James clean after themselves like it was their own home ...Awesome company !!!
    Jeff D.
    New Bedford, MA
  • "Jay made the difference! Very positive experience with the company." Read Full Testimonial

    Dorey G. of Taunton, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              The installation crew was quick, neat and polite. Jay, the salesman, was excellent. He made the difference. He took the time to explain the options. He did not oversell. We are waiting for a big storm to really test out the system. Very positive experience with the company.
    Dorey G.
    Taunton, MA
  • "When I called to schedule an initial appointment you were very accommodating." Read Full Testimonial

    Carol M. of Raynham, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              It was recommended in a Facebook post and when I called to schedule an initial appointment you were very accommodating. You were also very accommodating with us needing an afternoon appointment for installation.
    Carol M.
    Raynham, MA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Basement Waterproofing Challenges in Exeter, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing Challenges in Exeter, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing Challenges in Exeter, RI

    Working in a basement environment is often hard because there are obstacles in the way that cannot be moved. Obstacles such as pipes, ductwork, water tanks and electrical boxes, to name a few. We do our best to work around these obstacles while also installing the correct products to keep your basement dry. 

  • Sump Pump and CleanSpace Installation in Exeter, RI
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    Sump Pump and CleanSpace Installation in Exeter, RI
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    Sump Pump and CleanSpace Installation in Exeter, RI

    This home in Exeter, RI had water leaking from the walls. The best solution is a vapor barrier installed and tucked into the flange of the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard then directs the water to the SuperSump which can pump the water out of the home!

  • Updated Sump Pump System in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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    Updated Sump Pump System in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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    Updated Sump Pump System in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    The home owner in South Kingstown, Rhode Island had water problems since the home was built. They did have a sump pump system installed but it was not working as it should. They had major ground water problems, seepage and cracks. In this before and after you can see that the foundation was poured with a hole for a sump but the hole was not in the correct area of the basement. We did install a sump pump system that will adequately take care of their ground water problem and keep the water away from the basement. 

  • CleanSpace Wall in Coventry, RI
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    CleanSpace Wall in Coventry, RI
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    CleanSpace Wall in Coventry, RI

    This stone foundation was leaking every time it would rain heavily in Coventry, RI. A partial WaterGuard system was installed so the homeowner could monitor the problem. We installed CleanSpace on the walls, tucking behind the WaterGuard. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that would direct any water seeping from the walls into the underground drainage system and into the SuperSump on the other side of the basement.

  • Uxbridge, MA Moisture Protection
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    Uxbridge, MA Moisture Protection
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    Uxbridge, MA Moisture Protection

    In Uxbridge, MA we worked in a home that a finished basement that had one spot that kept getting wet and the homeowners were finally done with it and needed a fix. After giving them a few options, they decided on the SuperSump system with Waterguard and a SaniDry Dehumidifier to help combat the moisture in the space. The sump pump went right in the space they were getting all their water and the dehumidifier was installed next to it so it could drain right into the liner, no more emptying old water buckets every day! This solution would work great in this basement to keep the moisture out!

  • Basement Transformed with New Drainage System in North Providence, RI
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    Basement Transformed with New Drainage System in North Providence, RI
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    Basement Transformed with New Drainage System in North Providence, RI

    Lori in North Providence, RI had a basement that just wasn’t being used to its full potential, water was making this space a prime location for mold and moisture. She was really looking to transform the space into a functional room for storage and possibly a laundry room but needed some work done there first. Lori set up a free estimate and our inspector went out to see the basement and hear what exactly she was hoping to get out of it. He explained all the products and how they work so that she would know what was going into her basement and what it would do to help her, next thing you knew we had a signed contract and she was scheduled for installation.

    One of the products used was Waterguard, a drainage system that collects water while under the floor’s surface and is connected to the sump pump. By having the system under the floor, it can catch water from the seam and also is almost invisible to the homeowner, a definite plus to this system.

  • Waterproofed Basement in Providence, RI
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    Waterproofed Basement in Providence, RI
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    Waterproofed Basement in Providence, RI

    The customer in Providence RI met us at the Rhode Island Home Show and was interested in getting their basement waterproofed. After the house was vacant for years they needed to care for the home and the first step was keeping the basement dry.

  • Old Sump Pump Replaced in Medway, MA
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    Old Sump Pump Replaced in Medway, MA
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    Old Sump Pump Replaced in Medway, MA

    The customer in Medway, Massachusetts had an older sump pump system which was installed by a previous owner of the property. The current home owner knew that the pump did not work properly and questioned it many times during rain storms. He was always nervous for his home to flood. He called DryZone and replaced his existing pump with a TripleSafe system. He will no longer have a concern during storms. The TripleSafe is equipped with a battery back up system in case of a power outage. 

  • Replacement Sump Pump in Norton, MA
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    Replacement Sump Pump in Norton, MA
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    Replacement Sump Pump in Norton, MA

    After searching Angie's List, Eric in Norton, MA, came across DryZone Basement Systems for all things basementy! He had a sump in his basement but was interested in getting a battery backup system installed. We upgraded his sump after he mentioned he had lost power and got water in the basement.

  • Sump Pump in New Bedford, MA
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    Sump Pump in New Bedford, MA
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    Sump Pump in New Bedford, MA

    The customer in New Bedford, Massachusetts was looking for a solution to his on-going basement water problems. There was an existing pump system in the basement and it was not taking care of the problem properly. After meeting with our system design specialist Jay Hanrahan they decided a SuperSump pump system would be a good fit for the basement in New Bedford. 

  • Crack Repair in Taunton, Massachusetts
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    Crack Repair in Taunton, Massachusetts
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    Crack Repair in Taunton, Massachusetts

    The home owner in Taunton, Massachusetts had one problem area in their basement and finally wanted it taken care of by a professional. They had tried fixing the crack multiple times on their own but decided it was time to get the repair done. Our system design specialist Jay Hanrahan proposed a FlexiSpan system to prevent the water from seeping through the crack. 

  • Sump Pump Installation & Foundation Repair in Taunton, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation & Foundation Repair in Taunton, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation & Foundation Repair in Taunton, MA

    This 3-foot concrete basement was getting water that was starting to seep over onto the finished side. We installed a SuperSump to pump the water out before it did any damage on the other side of the basement

  • Sump Pump Install in Walpole, MA
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    Sump Pump Install in Walpole, MA
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    Sump Pump Install in Walpole, MA

    The home owner in Walpole, Massachusetts decided it was time to address the basement water issue. He contacted DryZone Basement Systems and got the basement inspected by a professional. There was a sump pump but it had not been working for sometime. Every time there is a rain storm a few puddles form in the basement. They eventually want to finish this space in the basement so they wanted to start with waterproofing first. In the before and after shown here we see the product about have concrete poured over it. 

  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts Sump Pump Installation
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    Fairhaven, Massachusetts Sump Pump Installation
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    Fairhaven, Massachusetts Sump Pump Installation

    The homeowner in Fairhaven, MA was looking for a sump pump as a precaution. Although they do not currently get water in their basement, they wanted to make sure they never would. The SuperSump was the perfect solution!

     

    Note: We always recommend having a dedicated outlet installed for the pumps.

  • Norwood, MA Sump Pump Upgrade
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    Norwood, MA Sump Pump Upgrade
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    Norwood, MA Sump Pump Upgrade

    This sump pump in Norwood, MA was just an open hole in the basement floor. It was constantly getting clogged with debris and rodents were always falling in to die. We came in to install a SuperSump with a closed lid so it would not be a problem anymore.

  • Rochester, MA Sump Pump Installation
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    Rochester, MA Sump Pump Installation
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    Rochester, MA Sump Pump Installation

    A sump pump is necessary for any basement waterproofing system. The homeowners at this Rochester, MA home opted for the best of the [email protected] The TripleSafe sump pump system protects against the three cases that would cause a pump the fail. If the first pump cannot handle the volume of water, the second pump will kick on and help out. If both pumps cannot keep up or in the event of power failure, the third pump, which is run on battery power will take care of the job. If for some reason all 3 pumps fail, there will be an alarm that sounds to alert the homeowner!

  • Crack Repair in Bridgewater, MA
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    Crack Repair in Bridgewater, MA
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    Crack Repair in Bridgewater, MA

    There was a leak coming from a pipe penetration in Bridgewater, MA. We installed our FlexiSpan crack repair along with Cleanspace wall for an extra level of protection.

  • Sump Pump Installation in Brockton, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Brockton, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Brockton, MA

    Do you have a similar situation in your basement? Upgrade your sump pump to the SuperSump or TripleSafe sump pump system! It's one less thing to worry about!

  • Sump Pump System Installation in Brockton, MA
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    Sump Pump System Installation in Brockton, MA
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    Sump Pump System Installation in Brockton, MA

    This open sump pit is not an effective set up to deal with water. It leaves everything open for rodents, pets or people to fall into, it can emit radon as well as nasty smells from stagnant water that sits in the basin. This customer in Brockton, MA upgraded their set up to include a SuperSump. It has a closed lid and an alarm that will alert the homeowner if the water gets too high in the liner. It will let them know that either they lost electricity or the volume of water is too much for the pump to keep up with! A very useful tool for any homeowner

  • Encapsulation in Marion, MA cottage
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    Encapsulation in Marion, MA cottage
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    Encapsulation in Marion, MA cottage

    This before and after of a Marion, MA crawl space shows the transformation from dark, dirty, moist to a bright, clean and dry area that can be safely used for storage

  • Basement Drain System Newton, MA
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    Basement Drain System Newton, MA
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    Basement Drain System Newton, MA

    An artery line is a term we use to describe when the WaterGuard runs across the floor (as opposed to or in addition to around the perimeter) When water comes up through the floor, artery lines are necessary to carry the water to the sump pump!

  • Basement Crack Repair in East Bridgewater, MA
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    Basement Crack Repair in East Bridgewater, MA
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    Basement Crack Repair in East Bridgewater, MA

    The home owner in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts was looking for a simple crack repair solution for one problem crack in his basement. He contracted DryZone Basement Systems for a free estimate and soon after the installation team installed our top of the line crack repair system called FlexiSpan. 

  • Falmouth, MA Property Has Dry Basement
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    Falmouth, MA Property Has Dry Basement
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    Falmouth, MA Property Has Dry Basement

    This basement in Falmouth, MA had a leaking floor that we came in to waterpoof. We installed a WaterGuard system and a vapor barrier on the ground.

  • Falmouth, MA Basement Sump Pump
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    Falmouth, MA Basement Sump Pump
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    Falmouth, MA Basement Sump Pump

    We came into this Falmouth, MA basement to replace their sump pump and give them peace of mind with a perimeter drainage system. This WaterGuard, TripleSafe and CleanSpace Wall combination ensures complete protection!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Milton, MA
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    Basement Waterproofing in Milton, MA
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    Basement Waterproofing in Milton, MA

    This homeowner in Milton, Massachusetts was looking for a solution for their damp basement and to complete the area a little bit more for their children. They wanted to make the basement into a comfortable play room for their kids. The home owners met with our system design specialist Jay Hanrahahn to discuss their water issues in their property. Jay suggested a sump pump system and comfortable ThermalDry carpeting tiles to install in the basement. 

  • Amazing Crawlspace Transformation in Falmouth, MA
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    Amazing Crawlspace Transformation in Falmouth, MA
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    Amazing Crawlspace Transformation in Falmouth, MA

    Take a look at the difference after this crawlspace in Falmouth, MA was treated with drainage matting and CleanSpace

  • Sump Pump Installation in Brookline, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Brookline, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Brookline, MA

    This Brookline, MA basement had an open hole with a submergible pump until DryZone came in to install the TripleSafe pumping system. It is the world's most reliable pumping system because of its three pumps!

  • Sump Pump Installation in Hanson, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Hanson, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in Hanson, MA

    Open sump pits are dangerous and ineffective. It can collect debris which would stop the pump from working in a time of need. Our SuperSump Pump liner and lid create a closed system so you cannot see the pumps and there is less of a chance that anything can enter!

  • Hanson, MA Basement Waterproofing
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    Hanson, MA Basement Waterproofing
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    Hanson, MA Basement Waterproofing

    This photo shows the floor and wall seam before and after the WaterGuard installation.

  • Sump Pump Installation in North Weymouth, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in North Weymouth, MA
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    Sump Pump Installation in North Weymouth, MA

    This before and after is a little unusual. The before picture is of the SuperSump liner placed upside down in the sump location. It gives you a good idea of the depth or our system. The after photo shows the system installed. It's amazing to see!

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