This customer was dealing with a number of issues with their crawlspace that, unfortunately, naturally come with having the older stone brick foundation model. With significant flooding, cracking walls, and a dipping, crumbling ceiling, there was no other choice but to take measures to repair and prevent the damage from getting worse. What ended up being mapped out as the proper course of action was a complete overhaul of the crawlspace, addressing each problem head on.
Starting with the water, once the area was cleared away and dried, our installation team went in and set up a well-rounded system to combat any future flooding. The big piece to this puzzle is the TripleSafe Sump System equipped with all the proper drainage and protection from the elements. The TripleSafe is the go-to sump pump when it comes to getting the water out and keeping it away for good. And with additions like the IceGuard, WaterWatch Alarm, and countless other specs, this product is strong, smart, and safe. To complete the waterproofing system, CleanSpace and drainage matting were installed to provide moisture protection.
As for the structural concerns, the big player on this front were the SmartJacks installed to take a good amount of the weight off the beams that were in place and give a boost to the foundation. To assist the walls and repair the cracks, CarbonArmor—a product comprised of material 10 times as strong as steel and flexible enough to mold to the wall—was used to reinforce the walls. And just to be safe, on top of all these products, an EverLast door and a Sanidry Sedona were added to keep the humidity to a minimum and the water yet another difficult obstacle to hurdle. All these products combine to transform this crawlspace into one that was on the ropes to one that is ready for anything Mother Nature decides to throw at it.
This crawlspace had humidity and moisture problems as well as fiberglass insulation falling down and creating a mess. The homeowner was looking for a solution to prevent moisture and odors from coming into the home, as well as an efficient insulation solution. Our Foreman Sean installed CleanSpace vapor barrier along with SilverGlo insulation barrier to do just that. The homeowner also chose to have a SaniDry Sedona installed to help control the humidity and particles in the air beneath their home.
This customer kept experiencing water leakage in their crawlspace that was puddling on the ground as well as issues with condensation. The source of the water was determined to be from leaks from the pipes or sewage, so our foreman, Daniel, came up with a plan that would ensure water would be the least of their worries!
This customer had purchased the property a little over a year prior to giving us a call to look at their crawlspace. The ground was more or less entirely dirt, which meant moisture had no problem getting in and disrupting the house. One of our design specialists met with the homeowner and inspected the area to determine some possible solutions. After getting a good feel for the space and what could be done to combat the moisture, we demoed the project for the homeowner, and they liked what they saw. The first big step for waterproofing this crawlspace was to install CleanSpace along the ground and walls to create a protective barrier from any invading water. Next, a SaniDry Sedona was put in to keep the humidity as low as possible. Installation of this product is easy due to the small size of the dehumidifier, but make no mistake; the SaniDry Sedona is powerful and effective against moisture in the air. With these two products working to protect the crawlspace, water problems won’t be a worry for this homeowner.
As a house gets older, it’s only natural for the foundation to settle and walls to start bowing. Luckily, there’s an easy solution that does not require an entire excavation or overhaul of your foundation. These pictures showcase our PowerBrace product in a basement. What these joists do is prevent the integrity of the wall from deteriorating any more, keep them from bowing further, and can even potentially correct the misaligned structure. PowerBraces have the ability to be tightened, which gives them the opportunity to straighten the walls over time. They’re also have a neat, clean look to them and are zinc-coated, which makes them rust resistant; giving you one less thing to worry about. If bowing walls are a concern of yours, give us a call and one of our experienced design specialists will come in and determine if PowerBraces are right for your basement!