Elevator Pit Waterproofing





































Manchester, CT


August, 2018


When water began to leak into and pool at the bottom of an elevator pit at a Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut, the facilities manager, Bob Smith, called in Savy & Sons to dry and waterproof the pit, protecting the hydraulic equipment and guaranteeing a “dry pit” as required by the state.  

Having worked with Savy & Sons on other projects at another college, Bob was familiar with the team and scheduled the work to be completed over a school break so that the downtime would not impact the students’ use.  

After an assessment of the elevator pit, the root cause of the water seepage was determined and Savy & Sons injected a polyurethane hydroactive grout to seal the areas around the perimeter of the pit where the water was infiltrating the structure. Additionally, the concrete joint that abuts the elevator shaft was acting as a conduit for the water to enter the pit.  To rectify this, the team used polyurethane sealant to caulk the joint, creating a permanent barrier.  

Before completing the three-day project, Savy & Sons verified the waterproofing repairs, dried and cleaned the pit, and inspected the equipment for any water-related damage.  The elevator was then returned to normal service just in time for the beginning of the school year.  

“Savy & Sons are always reliable and their work is very good. They arrive earlier than most contractors and are completely prepared to begin work as scheduled, and they keep me updated on every aspect of the project, which is appreciated.” 


As a family-owned and operated business, Savy & Sons has set the quality standard for three generations, providing masonry restoration, waterproofing solutions, and infrastructure repair for commercial, educational, and municipal customers.

With our service-first approach to all work, we’ve built a stellar reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service. Our skilled team ensures that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to our own demanding standards.

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