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Flooring treatments that work well upstairs can be a disaster in the basement, especially if wood “sleepers” or underlayment is used. Instead of risking mold and moisture damage with “above-grade” materials, choose our ThermalDry flooring system. Made from high-strength PVC plastic (just like plumbing pipe), ThermalDry flooring tiles won’t attract mold and can’t be damaged by moisture. This customer in Schenectady, New York has chosen our wood parquet style of tile for their basement!
This basement had sump pump failure twice causing water to seep in and create a mess. The homeowners needed a better solution so they contacted Adirondack Basement System and we had our Foreman Korey install a brand new TripleSafe Sump Pump.
This basement had water coming up through the floor so the customer contacted Adirondack Basement Systems to solve the problem. We sent out Foreman Korey and his crew to install a new SuperSump pump to prevent any further water damage.
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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 Schenectady, 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 Schenectady 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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A homeowner in Schenectady, NY had a sump pump in his basement that wasn't working properly. The basement had flooded twice due to failures, so the homeowner decided it was time to find a permanent solution and invest in a quality sump pump. They contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for a free estimate after doing research online and reading about our sump systems. One of our Design Specialists met with the homeowner to inspect their basement and discuss which of our sump systems would best suit their needs.
The TripleSafe Sump System was perfect for this basement as the homeowner would be assured of no failure. This system features 2 powerful pumps and a third battery back up pump all encased within a liner that filters out sediment with a sealed cover. The cover prevents moisture from entering the basement and wreaking havoc with mildew. With this new system they no longer have to worry about a flooded basement.
Homeowners in Schenectady, NY had a very damp basement that they were looking to make dry. They met with one of our Certified Basement Specialists to receive a FREE estimate on the steps it would take to make their basement dry. He did a thorough inspection of the basement and found that there was moisture seeping through the walls and black mold growing in some places. After going through the homeowners' goals, he provided them an estimate with the different products he recommended for waterproofing their basement.
We installed CleanSpace vapor barrier on the walls to prevent moisture seeping through the walls and growing mold. CleanSpace is made from an inorganic material so it can't support any type of mold-growth which helps keep your basement clean and healthy. To prevent any further water from entering the basement, we installed a SuperSump with a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. Lastly, a SaniDry XP was installed to help control humidity levels and make the space healthy to breathe in.
Sinking concrete steps are unsightly, but also can pose a tripping hazard. This happy customer came to us with concerns about his sinking steps and we were able to give him a solution in no time with patented PolyLevel. We inject beneath concrete slabs, driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, and porches. PolyLevel is a high density polyurethane that can lift slabs, correct unevenness, and remove tripping hazards and remove eyesores.
Periodic water seepage led to this customer wanting to install new, nicer flooring in her basement. Originally, carpet was put down over an old concrete floor. Our Design Specialist visited with the customer and showed her all of her options, and she chose mocha and dark walnut plank flooring. She was ecstatic with her results!
A customer of ours contacted us to inquire about wall options to make their basement more modern and updated. The Design Specialist suggested Everlast wall panels, which are 197% Stronger than drywall with stud construction. No studs or special contraptions are needed, and they are highly dent resistant. Partition panels are finished on both sides.
We also installed SilverGlo™, an expanded polystyrene foam insulation that's been infused with graphite during its creation to improve its insular ability by 24%. Combined with its silver radiant heat barrier on the visible surface, it provides an insulation rating of R-11 on your walls.
Many people tend to overlook the importance of the crawl space when thinking about the health of their house. When it comes to air quality in particular, the crawl space is vital. Half of the air in the home originates from the basement or crawl space, so if that area of the home is in bad shape, then it could lead to problems throughout.
A common problem homeowners face when dealing with their crawl space is moisture. Unprotected crawl spaces give water easy access inside, causing high humidity, damp air, and damage. One great product to keep moisture from entering is our CleanSpace system. CleanSpace is 20mm thick, comprised of a 7-layer polyethylene, meaning it’s super durable. CleanSpace acts as a vapor barrier to not only keep moisture out, but as an added bonus it also keeps heat in. Installation of this product for this crawl space (and any other job) is simple and easy. We start by gaining access to the crawl space and survey the area, taking careful, precise measurements of the walls and floor to gauge how much CleanSpace will be needed and how it will need to be cut. As evident by the first photo, sometimes the crawl spaces can be difficult to get in and out of, but it's no trouble for us! Once the prepwork was completed, our installation team ordered the proper amount of CleanSpace lining, then went in to lay it out in the crawl space. Once the desired area was covered and secured, we added some drainage matting to help deter any water that happens to find its way in and with that final touch the job was complete; a simple, effective installation that provides great protection from invading moisture.
CarbonArmor was the name of the game for this job. The homeowner was experiencing foundation issues and it was showing up in the form of bowing walls, which is what made CarbonArmor the perfect answer to this problem.
The first step in the CarbonArmor installation process was to assess the walls and gauge just how much they’ve moved and how much support they would need. Then, we marked and measured precise locations for where the CarbonArmor would go. Once that was finished and everything is double-checked, it was time to place the CarbonArmor. This product is great because not only does it have ten times the strength of steel thanks to its fiber-reinforced polymers, but the installation process is super quick and the cure time is quite short, meaning it’ll be finished and working shortly after it’s placed along the walls. Also, despite its great strength, CarbonArmor is flexible and has the ability to mold to any wall. Finally, even though this product is already pretty noninvasive, the homeowner can totally cover it up with paint or whatever else they’d like to do to match the rest of the basement. CarbonArmor is a super helpful, unobtrusive solution to foundation problems in your home!
This homeowner called us because their garage had some cracks and the near right corner closest to the driveway had started to sink a bit. They wanted to correct the problem before it got any worse, so we recommended PolyLevel.
The installation process began with us inspecting the cracks and measuring how much the concrete had sunk. This helps us determine where it’d be most effective to drill holes into the concrete slabs and how much mixture would be needed to lift said slab back to its proper level. After the prep work was completed, we came back with our installation crew and readied our noninvasive gear to get started. The garage was cleared out to ensure nothing got in the way and that nothing interferes with the Polyleveling. The process itself involves drilling a series of tiny holes into the concrete and pumping a specially engineered mixture that combines the pre-existing “mudjacking” method with a two-part expanding foam that helps permanently stabilize and lift the concrete. After a quick dry time, all we needed to do was a bit of cleanup and this garage was back to where it needed to be!
This customer was having difficulties with both their foundation and a wet basement. Let’s look first at the waterproofing system and the steps we took to protect this basement from invading moisture.
Upon first glance, it was evident that water had its way with this basement for quite some time. The walls and floors both had signs of water damage, along with structural issues (more on that later). The first thing we did was set up a WaterGuard system paired with one of our TripleSafe sump pumps. The WaterGuards were installed at the footing of the walls, creating an indoor gutter system of sorts that wraps around the perimeter of the basement, collecting any moisture that seeps in through the walls or floor and redirects it to the TripleSafe. This house had a pre-existing pump, but it could not handle the amount of water that was coming in, which is why we chose to remove the old one and replace it with a TripleSafe. The TripleSafe is a top-of-the-line product, capable of handling high volumes of water and isn’t something that you need to be constantly worried about failing even in cold weather or a blackout due to its built-in backup battery and the IceGuard—an add-on frequently paired with the TripleSafe to give it protection from temperatures below freezing. Then, to wrap up the waterproofing portion of the job, we installed a floor-to-ceiling CleanSpace system to act as a vapor barrier, keeping moisture at bay and redirecting it into the WaterGuards below, all while brightening up the look of the basement a bit.
Now for the foundational portion of this job. The most noticeable issues were some sagging floors, bowing walls, and cracks between the individual blocks of the basement. While the waterproofing system involved a decent number of products, the foundation support only required two: PowerBraces and SmartJacks. The PowerBraces were installed to correct the slightly bowing walls, providing extra support and even the opportunity to set the walls back to their original position. A series of four PowerBraces were secured right over the CleanSpace with no added hassle or serious labor; all we had to do was get the right size and fasten them in their proper place. SmartJacks work in a similar way to PowerBraces except their job is to help with saggy, bouncy floors above. As foundations settle, the floors often get shifted out of place or start to drop inwards ever so slightly and can lead to more serious issues if not addressed in a timely manner. What the SmartJacks do is get underneath the floors and act as piers to hold the foundation steady. And like PowerBraces, they are fully adjustable which allows them to be tightened over time and lift the floors back to the correct level.
This home is greatly protected on all fronts now, thanks to both their new waterproofing system and foundational support!
This customer had a small basement window that was a bit on the older and they wanted to upgrade and make it bigger with more protection. We surveyed the house, both on the inside and out, to determine if it was doable. We then recommended some products and conversed with the homeowner to create a plan that satisfied them. was a large window paired with a and a covering.
The house had a block foundation which did not pose a problem for installing a larger window. On the outside of the home, the soil was mainly loam and would be kept primarily on site after excavation at the owner’s request to help level a portion of the backyard in the future for a patio. We dug out a general area so we had room to work on the outside of the house. We carefully measured on both the inside and the outside, mapping out the proper dimensions for the window on the foundation. Next, we took a step back and planned out the location of the and covering based on the spot of the window. We then got the custom window order in and once that arrived, we cut out a new sill in the foundation and installed the window, making sure it was a perfect fit and that no water could get in and no heat could escape. Following that, we moved outside and installed the and covering, then filled in the area we dug out and evened out the surface so grass can start growing back. And the job was completed! The homeowner now has a beautiful window system that brightens up the look of the basement and more efficiently protects it from the elements!