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A sump pump is vital to any waterproofing system if one is to have any luck solving their moisture problems. If the sump isn’t up to snuff, then incoming water can easily overpower the system. This before and after set showcases our sump pump; a top-of-the-line product that can handle even the worst northeast storms. It can be installed right where your old pump is or, like in this photo, we can make space for it! Call today to schedule your FREE estimate and start the process to getting your basement protected!
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 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.
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At Adirondack Basement Systems 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 trusted Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer in Greene, NY and we want to help you and your home.
We understand the frustration that comes with getting water in your basement and we also understand the long-term consequences that come along with it. Adirondack Basement Systems has proven solutions that are highly-successful when it comes to dealing with basement waterproofing issues of all varieties. Our professional crews are experts when it comes to basement waterproofing due to their experience as well as the dependable & exclusive products that we use. Don't let any company perform basement waterproofing in your home, trust the experts at Adirondack Basement Systems to get your basement waterproofing done right the first time!
If your home is facing structural and foundation problems Adirondack Basement Systems has the solutions you're looking for. From wall anchors and push pier underpinning to Slab Piers and Crawl Space Jack Posts we have an arsenal of foundation repair products that will ensure the. We inspect your Greene home, identify the problem and provide warranted products and work. We offer a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
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A customer in Athens, NY was looking to purchase a new home. Upon an inspection of the basement, the engineer found that a couple of the bowing walls were in need of stabilization and repair. He recommended that the potential buyer contact Adirondack Basement Systems for an estimate on repair. We sent out one of our certified basement specialists to assess the basement and provide a detailed written estimate. After completing a thorough inspection, he knew that our powerbrace repair system would be an ideal permanent solution for the bowing walls.
A home with a small basement in Catskill, NY had water coming up through the foundation on one side of the home. The existing sump pump wasn't efficiently removing the water from the basement, so the homeowner contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for a free estimate on what could be done to resolve this issue. Our Design Specialist, Bill Seabridge went out to do a thorough inspection of the basement and provide a detailed, written estimate on what could be done to solve their water problem. During installation our Foreman, Austin and his crew installed a waterproofing system complete with a SuperSump, WaterGuard, FloodRail and PolyDrain. With this system the homeowner will now have a permanently dry basement.
A homeowner from Cairo, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems with concerns over their wet basement. Although they had a sump pump, it wasn't working effectively and mold was beginning to grow on the walls and belongings. Concerned for their families health, they wanted to permanently fix the issue. We sent one of our certified basement specialists to do a thorough inspection of their basement and provide a free estimate on a solution. They knew right away the basement needed a new sump pump system so he recommended our TripleSafe sump pump system. With no existing drainage system, he also suggested having WaterGuard installed which is one of our perimeter drainage systems. To combat humid musty air, he recommended one of our SaniDry dehumidifier units. The homeowner now has a complete waterproofing system that they can trust to keep their basement dry.
When a homeowner in Cairo, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems in the spring time, they were concerned about water that continuously would seep into their basement. Due to the ground thawing and heavy April showers, the hydrostatic pressure was causing water damage that their sump pump couldn't keep up with. We sent one of our certified basement specialists to do a thorough inspection and come up with the best possible solution to their concerns. He found that they definitely needed a new sump pump installed, and also suggested having a perimeter drainage system installed. Our TripleSafe sump pump system was the most ideal for their basement as it features two pumps and a battery back-up pump, should the power go out due to a heavy storm. Our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system will direct any wall seepage to the sump pump, ensuring their basement stays dry all of the time. Spring thaw will now no longer cause distress for these homeowners.
A homeowner in Athens, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems about their wet basement. The house was built around 60 years ago on a block foundation and they were looking to sell the home. Although they had a sump pump installed that kept up with water leakage, the basement still felt damp and this was a reoccurring issue for potential buyers. They were looking for a solution to keep the basement dry at all times. We scheduled their free estimate and sent one of our certified basement specialists to do a thorough inspection of the space. The specialist recommended a complete waterproofing system for their basement. One of our SuperSump pumps with a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system along with CleanSpace vapor barrier for the walls. The SuperSump goes hand in hand with the WaterGuard to ensure any water that seeps into the basement is collected and removed. The CleanSpace vapor barrier helps to protect the basement from mold and musty odors. The inorganic material prevents mold and mildew growth and is waterproof. With this system in place their basement is sure to stay dry all the time.
We had a customer in Freehold contact us with worries about the basement flooding after periods of rain. The first thing we did was install our WaterGuard drainage system, which catches water from the walls/floor, and our TrenchDrain, which captures water at doorways, stairways, and other potential openings that water could get through.
The next thing we installed was our TripleSafe sump pump and WaterWatch. The TripleSafe has three convenient pumps inside of it, to ensure that the system is functioning correctly at all times. If one pump ever has a misfunction, the other two are there until the first pump can be fixed. The third pump also functions if the power ever goes out, which is something that happens frequently during rainstorms. With this system, you will rest easy knowing that your basement will stay dry, even during the heaviest rainstorms. For the WaterWatch, we insert it into the pump, the meter resting on top of the pump. The WaterWatch sets off an alarm if the TripleSafe ends up clogged, or if there is another issue with the system, alerting you immediately.
All of these products work simultaneously together to direct and keep water out of the basement and ensure a dry basement for all our customers. If you are worried about flooding, feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate!
This customer was dealing with a wet and musty basement and decided enough was enough; a good call for many reasons, one major reason being air quality. 50% of the air that you breathe when you’re at home comes from your basement or crawlspace, so having a clean space down below makes life above ground healthy and comfortable.
Our design specialist David LaCroix came in and went over the space with the homeowners, working together to find a solution that works for them. The plan that was ultimately drawn up involved a complete overhaul of the space, primarily including a CleanSpace wall system paired with drainage matting to keep the basement free of water. Along with this 1-2 punch came an Everlast basement window and a new drainage system to keep water as far away from the basement as possible. With all these different pieces protecting the space, moisture doesn’t stand a chance.
Sometimes, the job doesn’t involve lots of products and lengthy installations. That doesn’t make them any less important, however! Servicing existing products is often just as important as the big jobs because they ensure everything is working as they should and mending anything that isn’t up to our strict standards. We take just as much care with service jobs as we do with installations. In this example, our technician went to check up on an existing sump system and keep it functioning at its optimal level. And, after going over things with the property owner, it was decided a SaniDry Sedona would be beneficial to keeping the space free of humidity. There's always room for improvement and we're here to help out in any way we can!
This property owner was dealing with serious foundation settlement issues. The floor above was visibly sagging and the problem reached a point that required action to be taken. In a situation like this, there’s only one answer and thankfully, it’s a great one: SmartJacks. SmartJacks are incredibly strong and more than capable of taking the pressure off the existing foundation. This product is also completely adjustable, allowing the installers to fit it exactly how it needs to depending on the size of the area. This space required two different heights for the SmartJacks, but that was no problem at all. Once all in the right place and secured, SmartJacks are ready to provide the proper support your house needs.
This homeowner was experiencing a problem that many people know all too well: a wet and flooding basement. Wanting to make their basement a drier, livable space, they turned to Adirondack Basement Systems. Our Design Specialist worked with the customer to gauge their needs and formulate a plan to fulfill them. For this job in particular, the perfect answer was a SuperSump. The SuperSump is highly reliable and can handle high-volume pumping. The lid is also airtight to keeping out bugs, and preventing odors and radon gas from leaving. To aid the SuperSump in combating moisture, a WaterGuard drainage system was installed, which is nearly invisible and captures any leaking water through walls or joints. The WaterGuard is made from a plastic that won’t corrode or decay, meaning it’ll be effective for a long time. With these two products on the side of the homeowner, their water worries will be nothing but a distant memory in no time!
No two basements are alike, which keeps things interesting, but also can pose some unique problems—nothing that we can’t handle though! Many older houses have not had any remodeling or improvements made to their foundation because it involves high costs, extensive work, and ultimately isn’t entirely necessary. So, the original stone structures are present and allow water to easily pass through the walls or floor and into the basement. Thankfully, having an older basement is not the end of the world by any means! There are a number of products and methods than can be used to properly waterproof your space without the need for a huge construction project!
With this basement, while the layout is a bit unorthodox, it in no way prevented us from helping to alleviate the moisture issues. The two primary problems we found and wanted to focus our attention on was drainage and humidity. To combat each of these, a different product was needed. First, to address the pooling water and improve the drainage, we installed a SinglePack Sump System paired with an IceGuard to protect against cold weather and an extra buried pump discharge to help the sump get the water not only out of the house, but away to a safe distance where it won’t run back into the basement; a distance determined after careful surveying of the yard and measurements. Finally, for the humidity, the small, efficient SaniDry Sedona was the perfect choice due to its size and power. It is compact enough to fit into any space but can keep humidity to a minimum with no issue. Now, this old-fashioned basement is waterproofed enough to rival a modern basement!
Dark and dreary basements not only bring down the mood, but typically also forebode some sort of issue with the basement. This homeowner was having trouble with water damage and moisture getting into their house and wanted something done about it. They called us and we sent one of our experienced design specialists over to meet with the homeowner, go over the property, and find potential solutions that would satisfy what the customer wanted. After focusing primarily on any serious problems or damage that needed fixing, a set of products were decided upon that would do exactly that and provide a fresh, welcoming look to the basement.
The primary product for this job was the ZenWall. The ZenWall is a fantastic, versatile, well-rounded product perfect for anyone seeking an attractive renovation to their basement. The installation starts with us assessing the walls of the basement and repairing any glaring issues that need to be addressed before putting up the ZenWall. In this home’s case, there were a few concerning cracks and spots of water damage that needed attention. After that is completed, in comes the ZenWall. The ZenWall is a relatively simple installation job, able to cover concrete foundation walls and interior partition walls. They are also easy to clean and maintenance-free. Acting as a vapor barrier and insulator, ZenWall does a great job of protecting your basement (plus, it’s waterproof and stain-resistant). Compatible with WaterGuard perimeter drain tile, ZenWall captures all wall seepage and leaks, then diverts it to the drain system, keeping it from pooling on the basement floor. With its insulated core and reflective radiant barrier backing, ZenWall was the perfect product for this homeowner who wanted something that not only protected their basement from water and loss of heat, but also something that brightens up the space in the process!
This customer has a relatively large crawl space under their house and it needed a great deal of attention, both in terms of waterproofing and foundation support. The primary focus, however, was on the latter. The house was being held up by wooden posts that had worn down over the years, causing the floors above to sink and was setting up the foundation for serious damage if left unaddressed. Thankfully, we had a product that could easily solve this issue and act as a stronger, more reliable support beam than the wood was: SmartJacks.
We started off by inspecting the wood beams to gauge how much they’d deteriorated and how much they gave. Next, we measured how low the floors had sagged as a result of the run down posts—this helped us determine how many SmartJacks would be needed and what size. Five ended up being the magic number along with a series of supplemental beams to help lighten the load. We marked the positions for each of these beams and piers in a way that evenly distributed the weight of the house to prevent any one area from collapsing under the pressure. We then custom cut the SmartJacks and beams so they would perfectly fit this crawl space. Then, we installed them in their designated locations and double-checked that each piece was tightly secured. Thanks to these products, this house’s foundation is well-supported and the sagging floors will be lifted back to their proper level due to the SmartJacks’ adjustment feature.
As an added bonus, in the second to last picture you can catch a glimpse of a SaniDry Sedona in the bottom left, which does a great job of keeping the humidity under control. And while you can’t see the product itself, that new concrete next to the Sedona is covering a WaterGuard system designed to collect moisture as it comes in from the walls or floor and redirects it to the drainage system. With all these products, this homeowner will have very little to worry about when it comes to their crawl space and foundation!
Here’s a quick little job story detailing a CleanSpace job in a low-ceiling crawl space. There were two access points to the crawl space (we covered them when we finished the job), both being very small and cramped since the space itself was not very large (it was long, spanning the house, but there was hardly room to squat). After taking careful measurements we got the proper amounts of CleanSpace and Drainage Matting and got to cutting; making sure to be as precise as possible to allow the products to perfectly contour to the walls and floor. First, we wrapped the cement piers to protect them from water damage and then we laid out the Drainage Matting to help mitigate the water and keep it from entering the crawl space. On top of the matting and along the walls we installed CleanSpace to act as a vapor barrier to keep moisture from seeping through. These two products work as a great 1-2 punch to keep your Crawl Space from getting damp and musty.
This homeowner had a basement that was consistently very wet and damp, causing not only water damage, but also humid, stuffy air quality. After meeting with one of our certified design specialists, a simple waterproofing plan was drawn up that involved products that would combine to be highly effective at keeping the basement dry. The first step in getting the system set up was to remove a small portion of the walls where they meet the floor to make room for the to be installed. The collects incoming water and redirects it to the other newly installed product: a sump pump. The will then take the water and pump it out of the house to a distance away where it won’t come back. These two products handle the actual water, but in order to combat the high humidity, a Sedona was also installed to keep the air at a comfortable level. With these three products working as a team, this basement’s water problems will be but a memory.
The basement featured in this job story was experiencing a decent amount of pooling water, especially during steady rainfalls. They had a pre-existing sump pump, but it was dated and since it didn’t have any other products to assist with getting the water out, the pump couldn’t keep up. A member of our team came out and inspected the basement to see what could be done to keep it dry. What they came up with was a complete waterproofing system to provide a cohesive defense against invading water even during the worst northeastern storms.
The primary areas for improvement that were focused on were upgrading the sump pump and setting up a proper way to facilitate any water that inevitably finds its way in through the walls to keep it from pooling and causing damage. In order to accomplish this plan, the installation team removed portions of the bottom of the walls and the floor at the base of the same walls to create space for where our system would go. lies at the joist and collects any water trickling through the walls and redirects to the sump pump. is practically invisible since the missing pieces of the wall and floor are replaced, making it noninvasive. There were some portions of the wall that the team couldn’t access to install since the boiler and other existing equipment was in the way. To circumvent this issue, the team installed a around the inaccessible area and then hooked it back up to the on the other side. does the same thing as , the only difference is that it is designed to be installed on the open floor like you see in the photos. Once those products were placed and the concrete was re-poured, the team then placed along the walls to provide a vapor barrier to the basement. Finally, the old sump pump was replaced with one of our sump pumps. The is a product that can handle large amounts of water with no problem, making it a powerful, reliable product more than capable of keeping water out of the basement. All together, these products create a highly effective waterproofing system that relief to a homeowner in need!