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This homeowner grew concerned about the integrity of their foundation after noticing cracks in the walls of their basement. Wanting to stop the damage from getting worse, they called in a Design Specialist to gauge the situation and find a solution to their wall support struggles. Based on the cracks scattered throughout and the slightly bowing walls, our Design Specialist recommended having a PowerBrace wall system installed to keep the walls in place and supported. A PowerBrace wall system is super sturdy and designed to take some of the stress off the walls, providing a huge boost to the health of your walls and foundation.
Here’s a example of a basement window upgrade we did. Typically, windows are replaced with ones the same time. This homeowner, however, wanted to open things up a bit and let more natural light into the basement, getting the result you see with the larger window. The window they had installed is energy-efficient and great at protecting the house from incoming water, bugs, or other animals. If your basement windows a makeover, try !
A homeowner had their house on the market, and although people were coming to see their home, they were noticing that one of the basement walls was bowing. Bowing walls are a sign of foundation settlement and issues with the surrounding soil. PowerBrace repair system is ideal for most situations because it can actually improve the wall over time, not just stabilize it. There is no outside excavation required either, which means no landscape disruption. After we came and installed PowerBrace in this homeowners basement, they went on to successfully sell their home! The new homeowners are now assured there foundation will not fail with an engineered and warrantied system.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer in Albany, NY.
If your home is facing structural and foundation problems or if your concrete needs raising, we have the solutions. From wall anchors and push pier underpinning to Slab Piers and Crawl Space Jack Posts we have exactly what is needed. We inspect your Albany home, identify the problem and provide warranted products and work. We offer a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products. We can also fix your sinking outdoor concrete problems so you can enjoy your driveway, sidewalk or patio again without worry. We use PolyLevel™ to lift concrete slabs to a level position with less weight and disruption than the legacy mudjacking or slab jacking process.
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Mr. "H" noticed the concrete slabs of his pool patio were uneven in several locations. Wanting to fix this issue, he contacted us right away to set up his free estimate with one of our design specialists. Mark visited Mr. "H"s home and discussed our patented Poly Level System after doing a thorough inspection of his patio. Mark explained how it is common to experience concrete settlement on pool patios and decks. The soil surrounding the pool walls is only lightly compacted out of fear of causing damage to the pool walls. Overtime it begins to settle causing the slabs to sink down with it.
There are many advantages of our Poly Level System that make it the perfect solution to this common problem. The holes where the high-density polymers are injected are much smaller than other repair options. Poly Level is also lightweight and has a quick cure time; you could drive on it after 15 minutes! Poly Level is waterproof as well so you never have to worry about it washing out beneath the slabs.
Our foreman Michael and his crew came and fixed Mr. "H"s uneven slabs successfully with Poly Level. Now Mr. "H" can lay rest assured knowing that his pool patio is structurally safe with no tripping hazards and looks great as well!
Homeowners in Selkirk, NY were looking to eventually refinish their basement to have a workout area and recreation area; however, there was an obstacle in the way that they had to resolve first. Their current sump pump wasn't powerful enough to keep water out of their basement. With the pump burning out and water wreaking havoc, they needed to find an effective solution so that they may be able to refinish their basement in the future.
Our patented TripleSafe sump pump system proved to be the ideal solution for these homeowners. Sporting 3 pumps and a liner to prevent silt and root blockages, the TripleSafe would prevent overworking of their sump system. One of the pumps is even a battery back-up should the power go out during a rainstorm. Homeowners can now look forward to their basement refinishing now that they have a dry basement!
As summer began to approach, a homeowner in Selkirk, NY was looking to spruce up their curb appeal. One of the items on their checklist was to repair their front porch. The concrete slab had been sinking over time in different areas causing it to be unlevel and crack. After seeing our advertisement in their local newspaper, the homeowner contacted us for a free estimate on our PolyLevel system.
PolyLevel was the ideal solution for this homeowner's porch patio as they could salvage the slab rather than pour and resurface a new one with hopes the problem wouldn't re-occur. The polymers injected into the slab are environmentally safe and waterproof meaning they can't be washed out beneath the concrete. When injected, the polymers expand and fill the space between the soil and the slab which raises it back to its original position. Now the homeowner can continue and plant flowers around their porch to have the curb appeal that they desired!
Homeowners in Cohoes, NY had an unsightly crack form in the basement foundation wall from a plumbing issue with their kitchen sink. This crack caused water to seep into the basement and further damage the insulation on the walls. They did some research online and found Adirondack Basement Systems so they scheduled their free estimate!
When meeting with our Design Specialist Larry they expressed their concerns and explained what they were hoping to have accomplished in their basement. Larry did a thorough inspection of the wall to ensure he provided the perfect solution for this homeowner's needs. Together they decided FlexiSpan would solve the issue permanently.
FlexiSpan is ideal for basement cracks because unlike hydraulic cement, it will never re-crack. The special polyurethane injection stays bonded to the wall over time even with any shifts in movement. It's a solution you never have to worry about failing! These homeowners no longer need to be concerned with water and moisture entering their dry basement through the crack.
A customer's grandmother had extensive foundation issues in her basement. The foundation is old and blocked and has significantly bowed over the years due to hydrostatic pressure in the surrounding soils. They contacted Adirondack Basement Systems on their grandmother's behalf to get a free structural repair estimate. Our design specialist, Bill Seabridge did a thorough inspection of the walls and determined that our PowerBrace system was the ideal solution. Our PowerBrace solution is ideal for stabilization of foundation walls. No outside excavation is required and the beams can be tightened to allow for straightening over time. They are also rust resistant to ensure a clean look over time. Now that the PowerBrace system is installed in their basement, they no longer have to stress about foundation failure.
A homeowner in Altamont, NY had standing water beneath their basement that was causing the space to be damp and musty smelling. While researching a permanent solution they contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for a free estimate from one of our certified basement specialists. Bill Seabridge met with the homeowner to go over their concerns and questions while doing a thorough inspection of their basement. Based on what the customer wanted and what he found, he suggested CleanSpace vapor barrier for the walls and a SaniDry Sedona dehumdifier. CleanSpace was designed for crawlspaces and basements specifically. The inorganic durable material is mold resistant and prevents critters from gaining access. The SaniDry Sedona is our newest model of SaniDry dehuidifiers and is the most compact design we offer. It is energy star rated and highly efficient, removing up to 100 pints a day. It drains automatically and has a humidity sensor to ensure the relative humidity stays below 55%. With this system in place the homeowner no longer has to worry about the water beneath their basement causing any further issue.
A homeowner in Berne, NY had a blocked foundation with structural issues. Hydrostatic pressure was causing the blocks to deteriorate and compromise the structural integrity of the home. They contacted Adirondack Basement Systems to receive a FREE estimate and figure out what solutions there were for repairing the foundation. Our Design Specialist, Bill Seabridge did a thorough inspection inside and outside of the home to decipher what damage had already happened and what might've caused it. He found a variety of cracks including stairstep cracks in the blocks and hairline cracks throughout the concrete slabs in both the garage and the basement. Some of the walls were showing signs of bowing and the overhang porch above the garage was sloping towards the center.
Bill sat down with the homeowners to discuss what he found and present the solutions he knew would be most ideal for their home. He suggested that we install push piers to help stabilize the foundation and solve settlement problems. Supportworks Push Piers are constructed with galvanized steel and can reach greater depths than any other repair option. They also help provide opportunity to lift the foundation back to its original position. The push piers were installed by being hydraulically driven through the soil until they reached bedrock or stable soil. This allows the weight of the home to be transferred onto the load-bearing soil. Once installed, they were able to lift the foundation back to its original position. Now that the foundation is stabilized, they will no longer have to worry about structural damage.
A homeowner in Albany, NY had a bowing wall in their basement that they were looking to have stabilized before it caused any further damage. PowerBrace support beams are designed to both stabilize and straighten bowing walls over time. They are rust-resistant and have a nice neat appearance in the basement. Convenient and ideal, no outside excavation is required during installation. PowerBrace is installed with a 25-year warranty against any manufacturing defects and installation. With these steel I-beams in place, the homeowner can be assured of the structural integrity of the foundation.
A homeowner in Westerlo, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems about their damp basement issues. The home itself was built about 50 years ago over a spring. Overtime water would seep through the concrete foundation and into the basement. They purchased a small dehumidifier, but it wasn't powerful enough to keep the area dry. The homeowner set up their free estimate with one of our certified basement specialists, Tim VanKempen. Tim met with the homeowner and discussed the benefits of our SaniDry units. Right away they knew it was exactly what their basement needed. Since installation of their SaniDry XP, they have had a dry, clean basement!
A homeowner in Berne, NY had a water damaged basement due to water seeping through the walls and floor. Efflorescence was building up and they were worried about mold growth as they stored some of their belongings in the space. They decided that they wanted to rectify the issue so they contacted Adirondack Basement Systems to schedule their free estimate with one of our Certified Basement Specialists. Our Design Specialist met with the homeowner and did a thorough inspection of the basement before discussing what options they had. Together they decided it would be best to install a sump pump system with a perimeter drain. We installed a SuperSump along with Flangeless WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement and PolyDrain drainage matting along the floor. A new window well with a domed lid was installed to prevent water seepage from the windows. With this new system in place the homeowner never needs to worry about water damage again!
A homeowner in Watervliet, NY had a finished basement but the existing sump pump was failing. This caused concern for them as they invested money into making their basement a usable space. They were hoping to replace their sump pump with a higher quality one, so they contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for their free no-obligation estimate. We sent one of our certified basement specialists to do a thorough inspection and discuss the options they had for waterproofing their basement properly. The homeowners ultimately decided a new sump pump would be what they were looking to have accomplished. Our specialist recommended the TripleSafe sump pump system. This top of the line system features two powerful M53 pumps and a back-up battery powered pump. With this new sump pump in place their finished basement is sure to stay dry!
This customer called us because she had water coming into her basement, and she was referred by a close family friend who was very satisfied with the work that we'd done in their basement. We installed CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, Waterguard, and and a Sump Pump system to transform her basement into a clean, usable space!
An egress window is a window that is required in specific locations in a dwelling and must meet specific size requirements to qualify as an egress window. It is intended to provide an emergency means of exiting a dwelling. This customer contacted us to install an egress window to make sure that her basement was up to code and safe!
These concrete block walls of this basement were crumbling, so the owner came to us for a solution. We installed our Power Bracing System, which is a steel I-beam that is braced against the foundation wall and uses the concrete floor and the floor joist to stabilize the wall. Two concrete anchors are used to hold the brace in place against the bottom of the foundation wall. Essentially, the power braces permanently stabilize your home's foundation walls. We also used CleanSpace over the grout on the lower portion of the wall.
Everlast windows won't ever rust or rot because they're built with reinforced vinyl frames. These maintenance free replacement windows won't ever need to be repainted or sanded, and are extremely energy efficient. This customer wanted to replace their old, outdated windows, and was very happy with the finished product!
A customer of ours in Albany, NY reached out to us with concerns about his sinking sidewalk because it had become an unsightly tripping hazard. We used our patented polylevel and Nexus Pro system to lift his sidewalk, and what a transformation it was! Polylevel injection is performed by drilling a small hole into the slab to be lifted and the Polylevel foam is injected under the concrete. The foam fills the voids underneath the concrete and the slab is lifted into place. The foam is quick curing, waterproof, and noninvasive. Nexus Pro is a silicone-based sealant used to seal the joints of the concrete slab. The Nexus Pro can be used with Polylevel and cures in just 60 minutes!!!
A customer of ours in Latham, NY called in extremely upset that her new dog had ruined her existing flooring in her basement. Our experienced Design Specialist helped her pick out the perfect new flooring for her basement, and our production team did an amazing job installing it! Thermal Dry Basement Floor Systems are interlocking floor tiles that are made specifically for the basement environment. Created from 100% waterproof materials!
Moisture and musty odors are a common problem in basements. This customer had both issues, as well as some water seeping in around the walls. Our knowledgeable Design Specialist proposed The SaniDry Sedona, the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system, without a bulky heat exchange core. With its small size, it takes up less space in a basement and easily fits in small crawlspaces. It eliminates damp and musty odors, and also removes up to 95 pints of water per day. We also installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which keeps your basement dry with triple the protection. Most sump pumps fail because of either a failed pump, a pump that can't handle high volumes of water or power failure. The TripleSafe assures protection from all three sump pump problems. A bubbler pot was installed as well. This is a gutter accessory that collects water and redistributes it away from your house and onto your lawn, where it can keep your grass green and your trees watered. The final result is a moisture and odor free, DRY basement!
This customer in Albany, NY, was having issues with their basement constantly being wet any time it rained out. Our Design Specialist, Dave LaCroix, decided that it would be best to install a drainage system within the basement. Of course, we used our patented product, the WaterGuard drainage system!
This system is a sub-floor drainage system, meaning that the system drain lays below the floor, but on top of the foundation. The WaterGuard is designed to catch any water leaks, redirecting the water through the drainage system, and out of the home through our Exterior Discharge Line. Since it is installed under the floor slab, it is practically invisible to the homeowner! The install is quicker, easier, and cheaper than other methods used in the industry.
Our foreman Austin Putnam, and his crew arrived on the scene to install the WaterGuard Port. The port is used to flush sand and anything else that may sneak its way into the system. This item makes the system flush-able and easy to keep clean and allows water to continue to drain correctly. The final step of this project was to install our IceGuard, which prevent floods from a clogged or potentially frozen discharge line. This makes sure all forms of flooding stay out, whether it's the spring rain or the winter snow.
If you are also struggling with a wet, damp basement reach out to us today to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate.
Our customer in Delmar, NY, called us with concerns of water leaking into her basement after heavy rainstorms. Our Design Specialist Tyler Dahlin went to check out the home, and see what was going on. He proposed a long-term waterproofing solution, starting with the WaterGuard drainage system. This system, which is hidden, catches any water leaks, whether it is coming from the floor, or through the wall. The water is then pumped out of the house through our Exterior Discharge Line, which is protected by our IceGuard to prevent the line from freezing.
Our next step for this basement was installing our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. This system keeps your basement dry with three levels of protection. The first pump within the system is set at the lowest level, which is made for normal use. The second pump is higher up, used in case the first pump fails, or the level of water goes above the first pump. The third pump, which is connected to our UltraSump battery, is used in case of a power outage. Our system gives you peace of mind that, even if there is a long power outage, your basement still won't flood! We also included our WaterWatch alarm system, so that the homeowner is aware that something is wrong. The alarm is inserted down into the sump liner and rest on top of the cover. It will sound off if the water rises above the pumps. This can usually happen if there is sediment, or a large object blocking the port. This measure ensures that your basement will be protected.
Our customer was so excited to be able to use her basement for storage again, and not worry about her items being wet. If you have a similar issue, feel free to contact us today for a free estimate!
The big problem this homeowner had was water getting into their basement. While the traditional basement storm doors may not be as prevalent today, that does not mean there isn’t a solution to keeping moisture out. However, keeping it out is only half the battle; the other is keeping the water far away.
Our design specialist came up with a plan that focused primarily on shifting the drainage away from the house. The two big products that make this happen are the TripleSafe Sump System and the WaterGuard; both of these pieces of tech help pump the water away from the basement and ensures that none of it gets out in the process. Then, as an extra precaution, we also installed an IceGuard and LawnScape System to help keep the elements from interfering with the drainage process. All these products work together like an all-star team to help make this customer’s basement a winning environment.
This homeowner wanted an egress window installed to provide ventilation and safety all while adding an aesthetically pleasing touch to their basement. Since this job didn’t require a replacement of a pre-existing window, instead putting in an entirely new one, a great amount of work lay ahead. First and foremost, precise measurements were taken and double-checked to make sure everything was accurate—even the slightest mistake during this step could lead to disastrous results. Once the measurements and spot (in this instance it was in between the deck and original window) are settled on, it’s time to dig! In order to make room for both the window and RockWell, a sizeable chunk had to be dug up to allocate the proper space needed. For a job like this, we do the digging ourselves; streamlining the process and making installation as quick and efficient as possible. With the area now clear, we were free to start the actual installation. Finally, after we’ve secured the products in place and checked their integrity, we clean up the mess we made and leave the homeowner with a fresh, safe space.
Our work isn’t limited to just basements! We also offer Polylevel to help even out any concrete you may have on your property. In this instance, the concrete surrounding this homeowner’s pool was looking a bit jagged and cracked. The Polylevel process involves drilling holes into the concrete and pumping in a high-density polymer foam that expands underneath to raise the concrete slabs that have settled. And that’s all there is to it. Polylevel is a fast and easy job that’s environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and makes less of a mess. All it takes is a little rainfall and any sign of drilling or filling is gone! The concrete will look as smooth and sturdy as when it was first installed!
Like any structure, it’s important to have a good foundation. Your basement is vital to the health and strength of your home, so it’s important to be aware of any issues that exist or improvements that can be made. This homeowner wanted to accomplish two things: improve the integrity of their walls and make the space look nicer. The two primary products that accomplish this? CarbonArmor and BrightWall.
The first step in this job was to survey the basement and determine where the CarbonArmor would work best. In the pictures, the orange tape you can see on the walls indicate where a strip of CarbonArmor was to be installed. CarbonArmor is all about permanently stabilizing the foundation walls of your home. CarbonArmor uses fiber-reinforced polymers which are flexible enough to form perfectly against any basement wall and 10 times stronger than steel, so you know its got the proper strength to keep the walls from bowing or deteriorating. Installation of CarbonArmor is super quick and non-invasive; all it needs to do is attach to the floor joist. After the CarbonArmor was put in place, We added BrightWall over the top of the CarbonArmor to give the basement a clean, finished look while also providing an effective moisture and vapor barrier. CleanSpace is waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean, making this product the perfect pick if you’re looking to give your basement a fresh look and provide water protection at the same time.
The fight against intruding water is an ongoing battle for many homeowners. Sometimes it seems like no matter what is done, the water still comes, leading many to believe a flooded basement is inevitable. But that is far from the reality. When it comes to keeping moisture and water from building up in your home, all it takes is the right product.
This homeowner had serious concerns about the water in their basement. Even with a sump pump already in their house, water kept coming in and overstaying its welcome. After meeting with our design specialist, a new course of action was drawn up to replace the old one in place—and that included replacing the ineffective, pre-existing sump pump.
There were three primary products used to boost this basement’s waterproofing system. Since sump pumps were already being discussed, that’s where we’ll start. While many houses have sump pumps installed, over the years they become outdated or get worn down to the point where they can hardly handle a fraction of what they used to. This happens especially when the pump is not serviced regularly. We decided to replace the old pump with a brand-new SinglePack Super Sump, which is a top-of-the-line pump designed to handle high levels of water without any trouble. We also paired this product with proper additions that help it function at its greatest potential even in the event of freezing temperatures or heavy downpours.
Working in tandem with the SinglePack are a series of WaterGuards and a CleanSpace system. The WaterGuards were installed where the walls meet the floor. This process is done carefully as to avoid doing any damage to the foundation of the house. Our installation team takes their time to make room for the WaterGuards and then when placing them in the proper spot, connecting the pieces along the way, they keep a close eye on the WaterGuards, checking to see if there’s any gaps or holes where water could get through. WaterGuards are designed to collect any moisture that seeps in through either the wall or the floor and then divert it into the main discharge system; in this case that would be the SinglePack Super Sump, which sends the water out of the house to a distance far enough away where it won’t come back. Finally, to add an extra layer of moisture protection to the waterproofing system, CleanSpace was installed along the basement walls to help out the WaterGuards. CleanSpace acts as an effective vapor barrier, pairing perfectly with WaterGuards to give moisture zero chance of getting through. With all these products, pooling water won’t ever be a problem for this house!
This job was a well-rounded waterproofing for a large basement space. Water had been entering and pooling in the basement, causing water damage and frustrating the homeowner. Thankfully, there was a solution to their problems! Let’s break this job down into three parts, focusing on a different primary product used for each section.
First, there’s the WaterGuards. WaterGuard was the perfect product for this basement because it helps keep any water from pooling and diverts it away to the sump pump (more on that later). WaterGuards attach to the joists of the wall and floor, allowing them to collect moisture seeping in from either direction. The best way to think about WaterGuards is to imagine them like a gutter for the inside of your basement, gathering the water and diverting it away from the house; in this job’s case with the help of a TripleSafe Sump System.
The TripleSafe works off of the WaterGuards by using its power to send the water that’s been collected out of the house to a distance away where it won’t come back. The TripleSafe was perfect for this homeowner because it is able to handle high-volumes of water and with a bigger basement comes the opportunity for more water. And, as an added bonus and layer of protection, the TripleSafe has a battery backup in case of a power outage and when paired with the IceGuard, like this homeowner went with, it also stays running during freezing temperatures, meaning you won't have to worry about a flooding basement even during bad weather.
Finally, we have the CleanSpace. CleanSpace was installed along the walls of the basement to provide a vapor barrier. 20 mm thick and made of 7 layers of a polyethylene composition with a polyester cord reinforcement, CleanSpace is super durable. CleanSpace is perfect for keeping mositure from seeping through the walls and helps insulate the space during the cold months, helping you save money year-round.
With these three products and some minor ones helping out, this basement is highly protected from any water that tries to get in!
This Polylevel job was a relatively simple one. The homeowner’s garage had some sizable cracks in the concrete and was a touch uneven. In climates like New York, it’s common for concrete to freeze and expand in the winter, causing cracks like this. We looked over the damage and then brought in our install team to fix it up! The installation process didn't require any crazy gear or cumbersome equipment (and with Polylevel, it never does!), which meant all we needed was for the cars and some of the other stuff to get cleared out just so nothing gets in the way or weighs down on the concrete. First, Polylevel was drilled and pumped into the concrete, filling underneath the slabs with a specially-engineered mixture designed to permanently lift and support the concrete. The secret to this product is its two-part expanding foam that really gets in there and provides significant improvement underneath the slabs. Then, to fill in the cracks, we used NexusPro, which is a great product to get the job done. A silicone-based sealant, NexusPro is designed to provide long-lasting flexibility and resistance to harsh weather, which is vital in our area. And the drying time for both of these products is a fraction of what other products require, which means this space was back to working condition in practically no time at all! This garage’s concrete won’t be sinking for quite a long time thanks to Polylevel and those cracks have no chance of opening back up with NexusPro keeping them sealed tight.
This job took place in a large, long, low crawl space, involving a number a number of products. Upon our first visit, our design specialist instantly noted a significant amount of water and damage to the crawl space that would have to be addressed before we could even begin the installation. After years of no protection and constant exposure to water, this crawl space’s condition was not good. The process in restoring and improving the area to a strong, healthy level began by clearing the debris and getting the water out. Once that was completed and the space was dry, we went in and began taking measurements and prepping the floors and walls for installation. As evident by the photos, CleanSpace is the most visible product that was used, but there were a number of other products involved in the waterproofing plan; Drainage Matting and two sump pumps were also installed. Drainage Matting goes underneath the CleanSpace on the floor and helps direct any seeping moisture into the drain lines where it is then pumped out by the sump systems. The two sump pumps installed were different models, one was a TripleSafe which is optimized for high volumes of water thanks to its tri-pump system that increases in power when it detects more water coming in. The other sump was a SinglePack which was brought in to help out the TripleSafe manage all the water since the crawl space is rather large. And the final product, which was mentioned earlier, the CleanSpace system, is a great vapor barrier that helps keep seeping moisture at bay and assist the other waterproofing products as well. This job revamped this crawl space tremendously and water damage is no longer a problem for this home because of these fantastic products.
This basement was experiencing stair step cracks going up the walls. Damage like this is typically a symptom of bowing walls, so its important to have this problem addressed before any horrific damage occurs. Potentially caused by the bowing walls, the floor above the basement was also sagging, so that also needed to be addressed. Our design specialist went over the space, taking a close look at the displacement and damage then recommended two products: PowerBraces and SmartJacks.
The installation process started by clearing out the area to give our workers easy access to the walls and get a more accurate feel for what needs to be done. We then marked off precise locations for where the PowerBraces and SmartJacks would be installed after measuring the height of the basement to determine what sizes would be needed. The PowerBraces are custom-cut to size then attached at the floor and joist, adjusted to perfectly fit to the wall and stabilize it from buckling any more. PowerBraces also have the ability to be tightened over time and potentially straighten the walls back to their original position. The SmartJacks were then brought in to do the same exact thing that the PowerBraces do, only they assist the floor/ceiling as opposed to the wall. SmartJacks have the same ability as PowerBraces to be tightened and help lift the floor back to an even position. Both of these products are strong, highly durable and rust-resistant, meaning this foundation will have tremendous support for years to come.
This house was built in late 1920s and was experiencing some leakage in the basement. With old structures like this, it’s only a matter of time before water issues arise. There’s no escaping the rain, so it’s bound to get in eventually. The most notable damage could be found on the walls and some damp spots on the floor. The good news was there wasn’t any foundation issues to go along with it so solving the water troubles was relatively simple!
First, we measured out a path for a WaterGuard and then got to work creating space to install the system along the joists where the walls meet the floor. The WaterGuard collects moisture seeping in through the walls or floor and redirects it to the TripleSafe sump pump that we also installed. There was already a pump of sorts in the basement, but it was very old and ineffective. We were able to use the original spot for the TripleSafe, which saves time and makes the process much smoother. The TripleSafe is our most powerful model and has no trouble handling water as it comes. Attached to the TripleSafe on the outside of the house is an IceGuard which prevents the water from freezing in cold temperatures and thus causing the sump to stop working. Finally, our CleanSpace system was installed (custom cut for the basement) along the walls to act as a vapor barrier to help keep the moisture at bay and redirect it down to the WaterGuard before it has the chance to cause any damage. This old basement’s waterproofing system works like brand new thanks to these products!
This homeowner’s crawl space walls were sinking, causing foundation issues that could’ve caused serious damage if not addressed properly in a timely manner. There was access to the crawl space so our Design Specialist worked his way into the small area and took a look around, inspecting the walls and support beams to determine how displaced they had become. They then recommended the customer have SmartJacks installed to give the floors above a lift and to take much of the pressure off of the walls and keep them from sinking. The Design Specialist then passed the job off to our installation team.
To start off, our crew installed support beams running parallel to one another at the top of the crawl space. Then, they placed the custom-sized SmartJacks underneath and adjusted them to the exact level they need to be. Once in position, they fastened the support piers to the beams, providing a cohesive boost to the foundation. In total, there were nine SmartJacks put in and they immediately began doing wonders for the crawl space. The walls no longer would have to succumb to the immense weight of the house alone. SmartJacks are super strong and highly durable, able to take the brunt of the load and keep the foundation from sinking any further. Plus, they are completely adjustable so over time they can be tightened to lift the displaced floor back to its original position!
Summer is a time for fun and staying cool, but it’s hard to enjoy it when your pool concrete is uneven. Thankfully, we had a product for this homeowner that could provide a strong boost without the hassle of excavation or replacing the concrete slabs entirely—PolyLevel.
The process started with us looking over the concrete and seeing where any cracks may be running or animals burrowing, but primarily measuring how much each slab as sunk. This number helps us determine how much PolyLeveling would be required. Once all the prep work was set, it was time to install! The PolyLevel equipment is noninvasive—it’s more or less like a handheld drill attached to a container that holds the mixture. We drilled small holes in the slabs and pumped the special mixture underneath, pushing the concrete back to its proper level. The mixture is similar to mudjacking techniques used by other companies, but what makes PolyLevel different is that it contains a two-part expanding foam in addition to the typical concrete lifting mix. The expanding foam is special because it's a much stronger and reliable concoction than regular mudjacking, providing the concrete with support that won’t decline over a short period of time. Once the drilling and pumping was complete, all that was left to do was wait. The cure time is super short, allowing you, friends, and family to get back to enjoying the pool in no time!
Windows take quite a beating over the years, whether it be from water or bugs or what have you. If their integrity starts to crumble, then it’ll lead to trouble for the rest of your basement and beyond. For someone looking to upgrade their windows and brighten up the look of their home, EverLast is the way to go.
The installation process for EverLast windows begins with lots of measuring, taking the utmost care around every corner and every millimeter; one wrong number and the window is useless. Each one is custom-fit for the job so there is no room for error. We double and triple check everything to ensure it's right the first time. Once we’re 100% confident with our work, we got the window ordered and assembled, then took out the old one, clearing away any debris left over. Then, we prepped the sill for the EverLast. Afterwards, we placed the new window in its proper place, double-checking our measurements once again, then sealing it in tight, making sure there’s no openings for water or bugs or animals to get. And with that, the job was done! This homeowner no longer had to worry about things getting in or heat getting out thanks to our EverLast windows!
The older a home gets, the more likely foundation problems are to arise. One issue that appears with time is bowing walls, which can lead to serious trouble if left untreated. This homeowner noticed their basement walls buckling out of place a bit, so they called us to see what could be done. In a situation like this, there’s only one product that can effectively keep the damage from getting worse: PowerBraces.
To start, we measured the basement space as a whole and the wall’s displacement from its original position. Next, we checked where the wall was weakest, determining if there are any locations that may require more support than others. Even spacing for the PowerBraces is important because if one spot is taking on more than another, then the entire system could collapse due to the uneven weight distribution. To prevent this from happening, we take extra care during the planning phase, precisely mapping out the location of each PowerBrace. Once we marked the spots and double checked our work, we brought in the right sized PowerBraces and cut them down to perfectly fit to the wall. Installation is not invasive and the braces fit snugly in without any intrusion. We attached them at the joists and created a nice, snug fit between the PowerBraces and the wall. And that’s that. PowerBraces will keep the walls from bowing any further and can be tightened to bring the wall back to its proper place.
This job story highlights two products part of a larger waterproofing system: and Drainage Matting. These two typically go hand in hand with one another and do a great job of controlling incoming moisture. This basement was experiencing a great deal of seeping water from the walls and floors, which led to pooling and damage. Our installation team, in order to keep the water coming in to a minimum and redirecting what does come in, placed Drainage Matting on the floor and on the walls. Both the Drainage Matting and the act as strong vapor barriers designed to stop pooling water. This basement also had a new sump pump installed so the and Drainage Matting help facilitate moisture that does manage to get through the walls or floors the pump where it is sent out and away from the home. If you’re provide your basement with a solid layer of protection, Drainage Matting and are the perfect choice!
This job combined both waterproofing and foundation support. Looking first at the foundation portion, the house in question was experiencing sagging floors up on the first level, which means the support beams in the crawl space underneath needed support. The perfect product to accomplish this was . Our team measured the height of the crawl space, as well as the displacement of the pre-existing beams, then brought in of the proper height. They spaced them out properly around the crawl space in order to provide even support throughout. This is key because if the weight is displaced, then it’s very likely that the portion under the most stress will fail. Once the were in place, they were secured underneath the support beams and tightened up against them. Over time, can be tightened even more to raise the floor back to its original level.
On the Waterproofing front, the photos display a simple -EDC setup. were also installed to help facilitate the water, but they are not visible in any pictures. For reference, they are placed at the base of the wall where the floor. The is an excellent sump pump with three levels of operation, automatically switching based on the amount of water coming the sump. The ejects the water through the EDC pipes you see in the middle photos (they get covered up after installation, don’t worry), and out into the storm drain.
All these products are excellent do what is needed to get your home feeling like a place you can be comfortable living in.